Why you should go

One of the spectacular views on the Saltery Bay Trail up to Rainy Day Lake Hut.
One of the spectacular views on the Saltery Bay Trail up to Rainy Day Lake Hut.

The Rainy Day Lake Hut is located on the edge of the beautiful lake it is named for, and it is very accessible — just a few minutes walk in — from the Saltery Bay Main. In summer don’t forget your swimming trunks — this is a wonderfully refreshing place to swim and cool off!

How to get there

A great place to stop for a picnic, and don't forget to write in the log book!
A great place to stop for a picnic, and don’t forget to write in the log book!

The easiest way to Rainy Day Lake Hut is to follow the trail access description for Fairview Bay Trail (pp. 109-10). Pass by the Saltery Bay SCT trailhead parking lot and drive up Saltery Bay Main for approximately 4 km until you reach the narrow and rutted Rainy Day Lake spur on your right (better hiked than driven). When you stop, please park on the main and don’t block access to the lake.

It’s a 10-minute walk to the first picnic table and swimming dock. From there it’s another 10 minutes along the south shore of the lake until you get to the campsite and outhouse. Up to your left is the Rainy Day Lake Hut up on Hailstone Bluff. All the huts on the SCT are maintained by volunteers. Please pack out your own garbage, and leave the huts in a tidy condition.

See the Sunshine Coast Trail Guidebook for more detailed information.

About the Sponsor:

PR Recreation ComplexThe Powell River Recreation Complex is the passport sponsor of the Rainy Day Lake Hut. The complex, a full-service recreation facility, is located at 5001 Joyce Avenue in Powell River. Be sure to stop in there to get the unique Rainy Day Lake Hut passport stamp once you have your photo in hand!