The Alpine Club of Canada

Cameron Lake Cabin

Cameron Lake Cabin

The ACC operates the largest network of backcountry huts in North America. Cameron Lake Cabin was built in 1929 and is the oldest surviving warden cabin in Waterton National Park. The cabin is available for winter bookings only. See all of our huts here.

At A Glance

Trail distance: 3 km  
Elevation Gain: 50 m
Trailhead: Little Prarie Day Use, Waterton National Park  
Family Friendly: Yes
Activities: Ski Touring, Ice Climbing
Technical Considerations:

Cameron Lake Cabin was build in 1929 and is the oldest surviving warden cabin in Waterton National Park. The ski in is short, with very little elevation gain, making it perfect for families or first time winter hut stays. The hut, which sits 400 m from Cameron Lake, is a great base to explore the area on skis.

Capacity: 6
Hut Location: 49.0230, -114.0442
Heat: Propane
Light: Propane
Stove: Propane
Oven: No
Mattress: Yes
Open: Winter only

The Hut Experience

Staying in a backcountry hut is a shared, rustic experience. Sleeping, kitchen and living areas are communal. Guests area expected to bring their own sleeping bags, food and personal items.

All of our huts are user-maintained, meaning that the custodial work of keeping the hut clean, chopping firewood and shovelling snow is done by the guests. The ACC provides major service and renovations to all of our huts each year to ensure they are in good repair.

There are no transition days between bookings. Guests are responsible to sanitize before and after use of the huts.

Download our hut cleaning and sanitation guidelines here.

Please note important changes to access information below.

Hut Bookings
  • Reservations are required at all ACC huts.
  • ACC membership is not required to book huts. ACC members can book 6 months in advance. Non-members can book 3 months in advance.
  • Call 403-678-3200 ext 0 to make a booking. We are open 8:30 am to 8:30 pm daily.
  • Please read our cancellation policies and consider cancellation and/or appropriate emergency medical insurance for your trip (link below).

Cameron Lake Cabin was built in 1929, it is the oldest surviving warden cabin in Waterton National Park. The Alpine Club is proud to be a part of the long standing history of the National Parks Warden service. This cozy little log cabin is perfect for families, as well as those seeking more vigorous pursuits.


Pricing is subject to change without notice.


Pricing is subject to change without notice.



Sleeping Capacity: 6

Bedding: Mattress pads provided, bring your own sleeping bag

Cooking: Propane stovetops (propane supplied), Fully-equipped kitchen suitable for groups. Pots and pans, dishware and cutlery are provided.

Bathroom: Outhouse

Lighting: Propane lighting – propane is supplied

Heat: Propane heater

Water Source: Snow melt



  • Ski Touring
  • Ice Climbing

New for winter 2021 – the Akamina Parkway is open for driving to the Little Prairie day use area.

Drive 45 minutes south of Pincher Creek on Hwy 6 South. Enter Waterton National Park and drive to the Akamina Parkway. Drive along the parkway to the Little Prairie day use area parking on the left. Ski along the road for about 3km to the hut, which is in the trees on the left about 400m before Cameron Lake.

Winter Access:
You can check on conditions by contacting the Waterton Parks Info Centre at (403) 859-5133.

You will be passing by avalanche terrain on the way in to Cameron Lakes – please have up-to-date knowledge and plans in case of an emergency.

Quick Description: 3 km ski from Little Prairie day use area.
Elevation Gain to Hut: 50m
Approach Time: 1/2 to 1 hour
Trail Conditions: Parks Canada

ACC Members may make reservations up to 6 months in advance. To access this benefit, please LOG IN to your membership account and follow the prompts.

If you are not an active member, you may SIGN-UP to join a community of alpine enthusiasts.

Non-Members are welcome to make reservations up to 3 months in advance.

Please call our reservation team at 403-678-3200 ext. 0 if you are looking to make a booking within 1-week of check-in. 

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