Vancouver Island Mountain Centre


Welcome to the great outdoors.

The Vancouver Island Mountain Centre is a multi-functional facility located on the slopes of Mount Washington, at the edge of Strathcona Provincial Park in Courtenay, B.C.

The multi-million dollar Centre was designed through collaboration with the Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society. It is designed to meet the needs of a variety of groups, with the intent to bring together the Island’s diverse communities to celebrate all things outdoors. The 9,000 square foot, two-storey multi-use facility has dorm-style accommodation for up to 40 people and amenities that include meeting and video rooms, training facilities with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, equipment storage, maintenance rooms, cooking facilities and a large meeting/dining room.

The prominent glass work throughout the facility provides blanket views across the oldest Provincial Park in British Columbia—from Paradise Meadows to the Elk River Mountains—and already make the building one of the most recognizable on Mount Washington.

Project Cost



9,150 sq ft


October 2011

Sustainable Features

  • Hot water on demand
  • Opportunity for natural ventilation
  • Large amount of glazing allows for natural lighting


Commercial Building Award, 2012

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

“We will absolutely go back. I really think that what sells it is the group area… a great spot to get a fairly large group and it’s a very usable space and really feels comfortable.”

Paul McIntyre

Lead Coach, First Nations Snowboard Team


Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society


Courtenay, BC


Recreation & Community