Booking Huts

Elizabeth Parker Hut Summer Lottery

The Elizabeth Parker Hut Summer, 2015 lottery will open on October 20, 2014 (12:00:00 PM) and run until November 20, 2014 (11:59:59 PM)

Click here to go to the lottery page.

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How to Book ACC Huts and Clubhouse Properties

Booking Huts and the Canmore Clubhouse

The ACC Clubhouse (including the Bell and Boswell Cabins) and backcountry huts are available to Club members as well as the general public. Reservations are required. Make a booking by:

  • Calling 403-678-3200 ext. 0 (open from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm daily).
  • Emailing info@alpineclubofcanada.ca anytime.
  • Stopping by the Clubhouse in Canmore (8:00 am to 9:00 pm daily).

 

About Clubhouse Reservations

  • No deposit is required, however a credit card number is taken to hold the reservation.
  • Full payment is required at time of check-in.
  • For group bookings, please call 403-678-3200 ext. 0 or email Rob Shears

 

About Backcountry Hut Reservations

To book a stay at one of our huts, contact us to see what dates are available. We can accommodate most inquiries, particularly if the party has some flexibility with dates or the destination.

We will need to know:
  • The name of the hut(s) you are reserving.
  • The dates you want to book.
  • The number of members (and their names), non-members and children (16 and under) in your party.
  • A Visa or MasterCard number to pay for the booking.
  • Who in your party need National Park wilderness passes.

 

About Rates - ACC Membership and Hut Bookings

ACC Membership is not required for booking ACC huts

The Facilities Upgrade is an optional add-on to ACC membership which gives the member discounted rates and advanced booking privileges.

Discounted Rates:
  • ACC Facilites Upgrade Members receive a discounted rate ($11/per night savings) at most of our huts (see BC Parks huts, section huts, below).
  • ACC Members who have not selected the Facilities Upgrade to their membership do not receive the discounted rate.
  • All ACC members (with or without the Facilities Upgrade) receive member rates at the Canmore Clubhouse properties (Clubhouse, Bell Cabin and Boswell Cabin) and the Canadian Alpine Centre in Lake Louise.
  • Rates at most ACC huts are $25/night for members with the Facilities Upgrade, $36/night for others (peak rates may apply at some huts).

 

Advance bookings:
  • ACC Members with a Facilities Upgrade on their membership can reserve huts up to one year in advance.
  • ACC members without the Facilities Upgrade can reserve huts up to 60 days in advance and the Canmore Clubhouse properties up to one year in advance.
  • Non-members may reserve huts and the Canmore Clubhouse up to 30 days in advance.
  • You can qualify for advance booking privileges and discounts by purchasing a membership at the time of booking.

 

Booking BC Parks Huts:

The ACC operates 5 huts in the BC Parks jurisdiction: Elk Lakes Cabin, Woodbury Cabin, Silver Spray Cabin, Kokanee Glacier Cabin and the Conrad Kain Hut. Booking privileges and rates at BC Parks Huts are as follows:

  • ACC Membership is not required to book BC Parks Huts which can be booked up to one year in advance.
  • Rates for ACC Members and non-members are $25/night.
  • Family rate is $50/night and includes 2 adults and up to 3 children 16 years and under residing at the same address.
  • There is no discounted rate for children.

 

Booking ACC Section Huts:

The ACC hut network includes six huts which are operated by local sections: Jim Haberl Hut, Tantalus Hut, Wendy Thompson Hut, Bon Echo Hut, Keene Farm and Montagne d’Argent Hut.

Bookings for these section huts are made directly with the section. Rates and booking policies are set by the section and discounted rates are often available for members of that section.

 

Hut Fees and the Environment

The ACC operates the largest network of backcountry huts in North America. The costs involved in servicing, maintaining and upgrading the hut system are substantial. Here’s a little bit about our fees:

  • The hut fees that we collect pay for the operation and long-term viability of the hut system.
  • A portion of all hut fees goes to our Energy, Water and Waste Management Fund which is used to minimize our huts’ impact on the environment.
  • Our goal is to come as close as possible to zero impact on the areas in which we operate facilities. We can only do this with the help of informed and conscientious hut users.
  • Please be responsible about paying your hut fees.

 

Parks Canada Backcountry Wilderness Passes

Parks Canada requires all overnight backcountry users (including users of ACC huts in the National Parks) to purchase a Wilderness Pass.

  • This pass can be purchased at the time of hut booking.
  • A portion of the Wilderness Pass fees collected by the ACC go toward conservation and environmental work at the Club’s huts located within National Parks.
  • Wilderness Pass pricing:
    • Overnight Wilderness Pass: $9.80
    • Annual Wilderness Pass: $68.70
  • Annual Wilderness Passes may be purchased from the ACC at any time.
  • Overnight wilderness passes may only be purchased with a hut booking.

 

Hut Booking Lotteries

Some of our most popular huts are reserved in advance through a lottery system.

Ski Week Lotteries

Bookings for the Fairy Meadow Hut and the Kokanee Glacier Cabin in the winter months are awarded according to lotteries.

Elizabeth Parker Hut Summer Lottery

Summer bookings at the Elizabeth Parker Hut are awarded according to a lottery system.

 

Payment Information

Payments for Clubhouse properties bookings:

  • Reservations must be secured with a credit card.
  • Full payment is required at time of check-in.

 

For large groups (8 or more) at the Clubhouse properties:
  • A 20% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.
  • The balance is required 60 days prior to the booking.

 

Hut booking payments:
  • Hut bookings require a 20% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking.
  • All hut bookings that total less than $300 must be paid in full at the time of booking with a Visa or MasterCard.
  • Balances are due 60 days in advance of the booking and will be processed automatically on the reservation credit card.

 

Cancellation Information

Cancelling Clubhouse properties bookings (includes Clubhouse, Bell Cabin, Boswell Cabin):
  • No-shows and cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be charged 100% of the first night’s accommodation.

 

Cancelling large groups (8 or more) at the Clubhouse properties:
  • Cancellations with 30 days notice will be refunded (less the 20% deposit).
  • Cancellations with less than 30 days notice will be refunded 50%.
  • No-shows and cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will not be refunded.

 

Cancelling hut bookings:

Note: Fairy Meadow Hut and Kokanee Glacier Cabin winter ski weeks are not covered by this policy.

  • All bookings are subject to a 20% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking.
  • Refunds of the remaining fees will be given as follows:
    • For groups of less than 8 – if the cancellation is made more than 72 hours prior to the booking.
    • For groups of 8 or more – if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the booking
    • Cancellations made less than 72 hours (or 30 days) prior to the booking will be refunded 50% of the total booking.
    • Cancellations made after a booking has begun will not be refunded.
  • For cancellation purposes, a booking begins at the start of the day of the first overnight.
  • Changes to a reservation (such as reducing numbers or reducing days at a hut) are subject to this cancellation policy.