Elizabeth Parker Hut

At a Glance

How to Book

Near Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park

Open all year

$25 members, $36 others

Summer, Winter

Map 82N/8. Grid Ref 457983

NAD83 11U 545726 5689508

116 20' 36" / 51 21' 18"

2,040m (6,700 feet)

Summer: Parks Canada bus from the Lake O'Hara parking lot and 10 min hike. Winter: 3-4 hour ski.

Check availability of Elizabeth Parker Hut

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)

You can see our lottery page here and a page of lottery FAQs here.

Historic log cabin in the meadows of Lake O’Hara

The Lake O’Hara area, with its sublime alpine lakes and scenery, amazing network of hiking trails and alpine routes is rightfully famous around the world as a hiker’s paradise.

The Elizabeth Parker Hut and the separate Wiwaxy Cabin are located in a beautiful alpine meadow 500 metres from the shores of Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park. This is one of the most accessible ACC huts and is very popular.

The Lake O’Hara area is a sensitive alpine area and Parks Canada has implemented a quota system to limit use and protect the area. Access to the Lake in the summer months is via a Parks Canada bus, which you can book through the ACC if you’re staying at the hut.

Note: Due to high demand, the EP Hut is booked by lottery during the summer months. Details on the lottery are found here. High season rates apply in the summer months while the bus is running.

A Parks Canada Wilderness Pass is required for all backcountry overnights in National Parks. This Pass can be purchased at the time of booking this hut.

Cozy base for ski touring

In the winter, the ski touring is as stunning as the summer hiking trails. The scenery is stunning and as the approach trail follows the summer road, access is straightforward.

Wood stoves in both the main cabin and the Wiwaxy Cabin keep things cozy for large or small groups. Note: High season rates apply to Elizabeth Parker Hut from December 20 to April 30.


The EP Hut is in high demand in both winter and summer. Summer reservations are made through an online lottery system that accepts entries in October for the following summer.

Other huts in the area

The Abbot Pass Hut is also accessed from Lake O’Hara

EP Hut fact: Elizabeth Parker was one of the founders of the Alpine Club of Canada in 1906. The huts were built in 1912 (Wiwaxy Cabin) and 1919 (main hut).


Per Night Adult Member $25
Per Night Adult Non-Member $36
Per Night Child Member $12.50
Per Night Child Non-Member $18
High Season Adult Member $30 (bus season and winter)
High Season Adult Non-Member $41 (bus season and winter)
About Rates


24 in summer, 20 in winter
Propane stoves and propane are supplied
Wood stove, firewood provided

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