The Keith Flavelle Hut is located 5 km from the parking lot on the Duffey Lake Road. The hut sleeps 14-20 and has a wood stove and outhouse. User charge is by donation via the website at keithshut.ca and is $10/night or $20/night (per person) for large groups (6+). There are two pots for melting snow, but no other kitchen amenities.
FtrAccess: The Joffre rockslide of May 2019 has massively destroyed a large section of the route and the traditional summer route is now closed, wit no official detour. FtrHistory: The hut was built in 1986 in memory of Keith Flavelle, who died on the East Ridge of Mount Logan.
2020.10.14 Andrew Wong - Closed due to COVID-19
Since it is not possible to follow the provincial health recommendations for Covid-19 at the popular and often over crowded Keith’s Hut, the Keith Flavelle Memorial Hut Society has decided to close and lock it until further notice.
2016.03.18 Serguei Okountsev - In good shape, but out of firewood.
The hut is in fantastic shape. Busy, was filled entirely with skiers, upstairs and downstairs. No firewood left.
2015.04.08 Serguei Okountsev - In good condtion Photos
The hut is in good condition. Solar power lights, wooden stove and plenty of room. Nice views too.
2003.08.01 Paul Kubik - Environmental concerns (outhouse)
CASBC qoutes Brian Gould, "The Keith Flavelle Hut, in the headwaters of Cerise Creek, is quite popular. Instructional groups in particular have taken to camping instead in a flat area at about 2,000 m on the ENE ridge of Joffre, aka "Motel 66", at GR 405767 (92 J/8). The makeshift latrine there is becoming full. Users of this area are asked to be very aware of environmental impacts, particularly regarding human waste disposal and water quality. Practice "Leave No Trace" ethics at all times. It may be that a proper toilet should be built there, but it will take commitment, time and money to do this. A nanny and kid goat have been frequenting Motel 66, apparently attracted by salt. They are becoming used to humans, which will make them easy prey for hunters. Please don't encourage goats to frequent this area, and if you see any, scare them away with noise - perhaps after a quick picture!"
18 2013.09.19 2013 Cerise Creek hike Cliff Jennings
55 2007.08.27 Mount Matier via Northwest Face - A Nice Steep Snow Climb Bram van Straaten
33 2006.03.11 Ski Descent of Central Couloir on Joffre Peak Kyle Christenson
36 2006.02.17 A Winter Jaunt: Mount Matier from Cerise Creek Cabin Tyson March
39 2004.06.03 Vantage Peak in Spring Greg Jones
64 2002.03.29 Spring Ascent of Mt. Matier from Joffre Lake Gareth Evans
16 2000.06.10 June Powder Skiing - BCMC Trip to Matier Tom Kuczmierowski
27 2000.05.13 Matier - A Spring Day Trip Todd Ponzini
31 2000.02.19 Matier, Joffre and Hartzell - In search of big slopes Pierre Signore
33 1998.05.01 Joffre - NE couloir (central) - May 1998 Drew Brayshaw
29 1998.04.19 Snowspider Hut via Cerise Ck and Vantage Col Robin Tivy
42 1996.10.14 Gearwalking Joffre Peak: An Ascent of the East Face Mitch Sulkers
8 Joffre Peak from Keith's Hut Dan Carey
5 Vantage Peak from Keith's Hut Kevin Teague