The District of West Vancouver is inviting submissions from experienced non-profits to operate the Deacon Cabin, located on Hollyburn Ridge in the District of West Vancouver.
In a RFP statement, West Vancouver says it is seeking a non-profit that is aligned with the core values of the district’s Parks Master Plan.
The Deacon Cabin was originally part of a group of cabins located around Westlake, east of the main Hollyburn Ridge cabin area.
This privately owned cabin was once occupied by Norm Deacon, a pioneer ski lift business entrepreneur who built and operated the first ski tows on Cypress Mountain.
The District purchased the land from Norm Deacon’s son, Barry Deacon, in 2007 and the cabin has since remained unoccupied. In 2008 and 2009, the district undertook work on the cabin, which included insulating the wall and replacing deteriorating structural elements.
There is no direct road access to individual cabins, and there is no access to power, water, sewer or other utilities.
No person is allowed to reside in the cabin area for more than 32 consecutive days, and there are strict conditions on cabin size and there is a requirement to pack in and pack out all food, water and garbage.