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EP at dusk
Elizabeth Parker Hut photo by Melody Gross

The Club's backcountry huts range from remote bivi shelters at the base of distant mountains to log cabins with casual approaches in the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains of Alberta and British Columbia.

ACC Sections also have huts in southern British Columbia, Ontario and the Keene Valley of New York State. Our front-country facilities include the Canadian Alpine Centre and International Hostel in Lake Louise and the Canmore Clubhouse in Canmore, home of the national ACC office.

Bow Hut
Bow Hut photo by Nancy Hansen

All of these facilities offer rustic hospitality in Canada's most popular mountain environments. Find solace in a storm, respite after a long day's hike, or simply a quiet mountain refuge for a few days of solitude. Whatever your reason for visiting an Alpine Club of Canada hut, we're sure that you'll enjoy your stay.

Please be aware that travelling in the backcountry can be hazardous. Call the National Park wardens for current conditions:
Banff (403) 762-1550   Yoho (250) 347-9505
Jasper (780) 852-6156   Kootenay (250) 347-9505
Lake Louise (403) 522-3833        

For avalanche conditions, call 1-800-667-1105 or (403) 762-1460 or view the website http://www.avalanche.ca.

When you return from a trip, please pass condition information on to one of the information centres within the Park.

Clubhouse and Hut Reservations Canadian Alpine Centre and Hostel
   at Lake Louise

The Alpine Club of Canada
P. O. Box 8040
Canmore, Alberta
T1W 2T8

phone:  403 678 3200 ext. 0
fax:     403 678 3224

P.O. Box 115
Lake Louise, Alberta
T0L 1E0

phone:  403 522 2200
fax:     403 522 2253
website:  http://www.hihostels.ca
Clubhouse and Hut Comments,
   Praise and /or Suggestions
Custodian Inquiries

Rick Gardiner
Director, Facilities
phone:  403 678 3200 ext. 107

Carl Hannigan
V.P. Facilities

Rob Shears
Facilities Manager
phone:  403 678 3200 ext. 014

Hut custodian information

Abbot Hut on Abbot Pass, Banff / Yoho Natinoal Parks. Photo by Chris Ratynski: www.chrisratynski.com
    VISION: Preserving, practicing and promoting Canadian mountain culture and self-propelled alpine pursuits.
Préserver, pratiquer et promouvoir la culture alpine canadienne et les activités non motorisées en montagne.