The Alpine Club of Canada

HI – Lake Louise Alpine Centre

HI – Lake Louise Alpine Centre

At A Glance

Map and Grid Reference: –
Hut Elevation: 1,600M (5,200 FT)
GPS: –
Open: Open all year

The Hut Experience

Staying in a backcountry hut is a shared, rustic experience. Sleeping, kitchen and living areas are communal, and foam mattresses, cooking and eating utensils are provided. 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.


The HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre is situated in Lake Louise, Alberta, a two hour drive from Calgary and a five hour drive from Edmonton. Access to Lake Louise is via the Trans-Canada Highway.

Once in the village you will find the HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre located on Village Road, to the north of the Information Centre and the Post Hotel.

This hostel is affiliated with The Alpine Club of Canada and ACC members receive a discount on accommodation.


Pricing is subject to change without notice.

Rates vary at this location, please call directly for more information.


Pricing is subject to change without notice.

Rates vary at this location, please call directly for more information.


Sleeping Capacity: Many different room configurations from dorm to semi private to private

Bedding: Beds with linens

Cooking: Fully-equipped kitchen suitable for groups

Bathroom: Bathrooms and showers down the hall

Lighting: Electric lights

Heat: Electric heater

Water Source: Filtered Tap

Other: wi-fi



  • Trail Hiking
  • Scrambling
  • Mountaineering
  • Alpine Rock Climbing
  • Sport Climbing
  • Mountain Biking


  • Track Skiing
  • Ski Touring
  • Ski Mountaineering
  • Ice Climbing
  • Resort Skiing

Quick Description: 180 KM WEST OF CALGARY. 60 KM WEST OF BANFF.

Note: Bookings for the HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre are made directly with the hostel. ACC members receive a discounted rate.

Online bookings: HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre
Phone bookings: 1.866.762.4122 (Toll Free)

Consider cancellation and/or appropriate emergency medical insurance for your trip (link below).

We encourage all of our hut guests to purchase or renew their ACC membership prior to reserving their hut stay, this will save both of us some time!

We continue to monitor, and ask all of our hut users to abide by, all provincial health regulations. We do this in support of our government agencies, our health care system, local businesses and the collective health of our community.

We thank you for doing your part.

References And Links