Why you should go
Inland Lake is a favourite day hiking/picnicking/swimming/biking/canoeing spot in Powell River. Anthony Island is a lovely 40-minute walk, one way, from the parking lot, and boasts a nice beach, picnic tables, and of course the hut, which is a nice place to camp out. This is a great “first hut” visit for those just getting their feet wet on the Sunshine Coast Trail.
How to get there
Inland Lake Park is located north of Powell River. Turn uphill on Duncan Street to Manson Avenue and then turn left at the stop sign. Follow Manson a little over 2 km to Cassiar, and turn right, driving around the northeast side of Cranberry Lake to Haslam. Turn right up Haslam, and at the top of the short hill turn left onto the gravel road for about 5 km. Turn right at the Haywire Bay/Inland Lake intersection for another 2 km, then turn left into the campsite parking lot.
Hike northward on the gravel trail that loops around the lake. Two of the three small huts that were originally built for persons with disabilities are now available for use by the general public. These huts, which can accommodate two people each, are situated away from the main campsite at the parking lot. (The one at the parking lot is always reserved for people with mobility challenges). The Anthony Island Hut is located near the KM 4 marker along the Inland Lake trail section of the SCT.
See the Sunshine Coast Trail Guidebook for more detailed information.
About the Sponsor:
The Shinglemill Restaurant is the passport sponsor of the Inland Lake Anthony Island Hut. This restaurant is located along the SCT, between the Scout Mountain and Mowat Bay trail sections. A great place to stop for a hot meal during or after your hike! Be sure to stop in there to get the unique Inland Lake Anthony Island hut passport stamp once you have your photo in hand! To find out more about The Shinglemill Restaurant, click here.