The action first started in 1955 when the Wild Horse fire lookout was erected and manned for service. In 1977, the building was replaced with a replica of original. Nowadays the fire lookout is abandoned and a visit is a signature Cranbrook-area adventure.


In the summer it is a relatively short (1-2 hour hike) up to the lookout but in the winter, a longer approach walking or skiing along the fire service access road is required.

Adventure to Lakit Mountain

The full experience must include an overnight in the shelter. There is a small woodstove available (bring your own wood!) as well as a single bed.

Lakit interior

There are several summits in the area to visit (Lakit Mt propper, Bill Nye) as well as an abandoned mine (Kootenay King).