Fiddlehead Landing Hut was built in 2012 by PAWS and the Powell River Rotary Club. It is perched on the shore of the expansive and mysterious Powell Lake, which is part of the famous 80-km-long Powell Forest Canoe Route. Chanterelle mushrooms can be found here in season. Trekking up the Fiddlehead Trail to Confederation Lake, and down Confederation Lake Trail to Inland Lake makes for a wonderful day hike.

This is a steep but beautiful section of the Sunshine Coast Trail featuring lovely stretches of forest and mossy gullies. It is a nice hike in summer or winter, each season bringing its own magic to the area. One of the highlights of this trail section is Vomit Vista – no less gorgeous because of its unfortunate name!

Fiddlehead Landing Hut At-A-Glance

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  • Open shelter with enclosed sleeping loft
  • Outhouse, picnic tables, fire pit, swimming dock

Why you should go

Fiddlehead Landing, located on the edge of what was once Fiddlehead Farm is one of the little-known gems of the SCT. This part of the trail is spectacular; though it takes a little more effort, it’s an adventure you won’t want to miss out on!

How to get here

Fiddlehead Landing Hut (N 50°00.377′, W 124°26.217′) is located on the south shore of Powell Lake across from Goat Island, about 600 m east of Dago Point. In 2012 PAWS partnered with the Rotary Club of Powell River and built this hut. It is snuggled into a fairly steep hillside and looks out over the lake.

The fastest way to get to this hut is via boat. Justin Behan offers a taxi service from Powell Lake Marina and will transport you and your party directly to Fiddlehead Landing. He can also pick you up from there (604-483-6527). It’s a wonderful way to experience the vast lake on your way to the lakeside destination. From there you can access the Fiddlehead and Tin Hat Mountain trail sections (as well as the huts at Confederation Lake and Tin Hat Mountain) of the Sunshine Coast Trail.

See the Sunshine Coast Trail Guidebook for more detailed information.

This abandoned orchard near the hut is one of the leftovers of Fiddlehead Farm.
This abandoned orchard near the hut is one of the leftovers of Fiddlehead Farm.