At a Glance
3 .5 km west of Rogers Pass Info Center
82N/6 (Blaeberry), Grid Reference 657791
1250 m (4100 ft)
51°15’ 48”-117°29’ 24” NAD83 11U 465700E 5679300N
Open all year
$30 members, $40 others
The hut is a short ski (45 minutes) from the highway in winter. In summer the hut is accessible by vehicles.How to Book Check Availability
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The Birthplace of North American Alpinism
Carrying on the tradition of the Glacier House which was closed in 1925 and now exists only as a few concrete foundation pieces, the Wheeler Hut serves as a base for the legendary powder skiing of the Rogers Pass area. In summer there are numerous opportunities for climbing and hiking.
This is the birthplace of alpinism in North America. Many of the routes are steeped in tradition and history, an interesting fact to remember as you reach for that next impeccable quartzite handhold or take that next footstep along one of the many trails which wind through the lush cedar forests that dominate the region.
This is the one and only ACC hut which can be reached by vehicle in summer. Winter access is a mere 2 km along a well-broken and level trail.
It is difficult to convey to the first time visitor the number and quality of the summer and winter day trips possible from the hut. The potential is outstanding from this single hut including summer hikes to Asulkan Pass or up the Great Glacier Trail to the Illicilewaet Glacier, summer climbs to Sapphire Col, Mt. Sir Donald, and Avalanche Peak; winter ski tours to Young’s Peak, the Seven Steps of Paradise, the Dome Glacier – the list goes on and on. Go and explore for yourself, you will not be disappointed!
The Wheeler Hut is quite luxurious! A propane system provides the cooking and lighting, with two wood stoves for heating. The hut sleeps 30 in summer and 24 in winter.
Note: High season rates apply at the Wheeler Hut from December 21 to April 30 annually.
IMPORTANT – During the winter months, you must display a parking pass when accessing the Wheeler Hut from the Illecillewaet parking lot. You can obtain a copy of the Glacier Parking Permit – Winter (it will also be attached to your confirmation email when making a booking at this facility)
Other Huts in the Area
The Glacier Circle Cabin is reached from the Wheeler Hut via a long glacier trip.
- Reservations are required at all ACC huts.
- ACC membership is not required to book huts. ACC members can book 12 months in advance. Non-members can book 30 days in advance.
- Call 403-678-3200 ext 0 to make a booking. We are open 8:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.
- Please read our cancellation policies and consider cancellation insurance for your trip.
|30 in the summer and 24 in the winter|
|Mattress pads provided, bring your own sleeping bag|
|Propane stove and oven – propane is supplied|
|Propane lighting – propane is supplied|
|Wood stove – firewood is provided|
|Snow melt, Creek|