Onion Main Cabin
The Onion is part of Babine Mountains Provincial Park, and sledders can make use of two special permit areas: Four Lakes and Cronin. There are conditions and a defined number of trips for these rides. Contact the SSA BoD for more information on special permit rides. The ride up to the Onion shelter just outside the park boundary is about 9.5 kilometres, and another 4 kilometres will take you to Burdettes shelter, which is within the park. Families with some experience will enjoy a relaxing, easy ride to the first shelter, and kids can try out powder meadows and rolling hills while adults can take on some trickier challenges. Just past Burdettes, get ready for some steeper terrain, treed areas, creeks, glaciers and gullies, where experience in boondocking and navigating intermediate terrain are musts.
Tent Sites Available
From Smithers, BC, head southeast for 6 km, then east on Babine Lake Road for 16.6 km - arrive at Old Babine Lake Road, head northwest for 3.2 km. Then head northward for 5.5 km on an old logging road. Alternatively, you can travel the Old Babine Lake Road as well and arrive at the logging road. Please check local maps.