Scott Duncan Hut

At a Glance


On the NW shoulder of Mt. Daly, in Banff National Park

82N/9 Hector Lake, Grid Ref: 417084

2,773 metres (9,100 feet)

NAD83 11U 541506 5708750

51°31’ 42” / -116°24’ 06”


Open all year

$30 members, $40 others


From the North via the RJ Ritchie (Balfour) Hut or from the South (West Louise Lodge on the #1 Highway).

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The Southern End of the Wapta

This was the final hut to be established on the Wapta Icefield, a very nice addition to the chain of huts which now makes the Wapta Traverse one of the classiest and most comfortable ski traverses in all of North America! Yes, it is that good.

Most people make the Scott Duncan their final stopover when tackling the traverse, climbing over the Balfour High Col from the Balfour Hut then descending the Schiesser/Lomas route to Sherbrooke Lake after a night at the Duncan. Some folks will approach the hut from Sherbrooke and make it a base for the many objectives in the area, the most common being an attempt on Mt. Balfour via the normal route from the south.

The hut sleeps 12 both summer and winter and is well-equipped with with propane stoves and lanterns, cooking supplies and foamies on the beds.

Other Huts in the Area

The Wapta Icefield is home to four ACC huts. See Whyte (Peyto), Bow and RJ Ritchie (Balfour) huts.


Per NightAdultMember$30
Per NightAdultNon-Member$40
Per NightChildMember$15
Per NightChildNon-Member$20
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Propane stove – propane is supplied
Propane lighting – propane is supplied

Recreational Opportunities