Vancouver Island Backcountry Festival

Feb 6/7 2016, Mount Cain

Festival Information

We are proud to be hosting the sixth annual Vancouver Island Backcountry Festival.

We will once again be hosting the event at Mount Cain on the B.C. Family day long weekend, Feb. 6/7!

What's going on?

Saturday Morning: Meet & Greet and forecaster Q&A

To help people better understand what's going on out there and what goes into creating a forecast we are going to have a VIACS forecaster on site to give a talk as well as answer questions people might have.

This will also be a Meet & Greet, providing a venue for people to mingle and get to know other backcountry enthusiasts.

There will also be representatives from the VIACS during the weekend to answer any questions you might have.

Saturday & Sunday: Guided Backcountry Laps

Take a backcountry lap with an ACMG certified guide. 

Tours will last for a few hours and are appropriate for all experience levels, each tour customized based on the experience levels in the group. 

Minimum donation of $30 per person, which goes 100% to fund your source, the Vancouver Island Avalanche Bulletin. Guided laps are first come first serve, and we will have signup forms available friday night and during the weekend.

Saturday Evening: Fundraiser Raffle 

We will be holding a raffle on Saturday night around 5:00, and raffling off  gear that has been graciously donated by our sponsors.

All proceeds go directly to the Vancouver Island Avalanche Center Society to fund the forecasting for the 2014/2015 season.

Remember, there is no ATM at Cain, so bring cash with you!

Saturday Night: Party!

We've always had an awesome time throwing a party out in the snow, and we're going to do it again! 

This will start sometime after dinner and continue until everyone is too tired to continue dancing. Onsies or other costumes highly recommended - this is Cain!

Our gear raffle will include products and services from all of these fantastic companies: