The Alpine Club of Canada


The ACC maintains a wide variety of family-friendly huts in alpine meadows, backcountry powder paradises, remote climbers’ refuges and everything in between. You can browse all of our Huts below.

Backcountry Huts

Hike or ski to your bunk

The ACC’s most popular hut. Used as a base for spectacular day hiking and ski touring at Lake O’Hara. Summer bookings through lottery only.

Beautiful, family-friendly hiking hut and remote ski touring hut in the Little Yoho Valley. 3-4 hour approach from Takkakaw Falls in summer; very long approach in winter (some avalanche terrain).

Family-friendly hut in summer and winter. 3-4 hour approach from Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. Also accessible by mountain bike.

A strenuous technical scramble will bring you to this historic stone hut on the Continental Divide between Mts. Lefroy and Victoria, near Lake Louise.

Accessed by glacier travel. The most northerly hut on the Wapta Icefield. Used on traverses of the Wapta in both summer and winter. (Avalanche terrain, glacier travel required).

Outstanding base for summer mountaineering and winter ski touring on the Wapta Icefield. (Avalanche terrain, glacier travel required).

The Guy Hut opens up exciting new terrain for ski tourers on the Wapta, including the Bow-Yoho Traverse. Open in winter only. (Avalanche terrain, glacier travel required).

Used for traverses of the Wapta Icefields in summer and winter. (Avalanche terrain, glacier travel required).

The most southerly of the huts on the Wapta Icefield. Used for traverses of the Wapta in summer and winter. (Avalanche terrain, glacier travel required).

Historic log cabin hut in Rogers Pass with easy access. Used as a base for summer hiking and mountaineering and winter ski touring.

A base for exceptional backcountry skiing and mountaineering. 10-person hut at the head of Asulkan Valley in Rogers Pass. (Avalanche terrain in winter).

Remote climbers’ hut in the Asulkan Range, Rogers Pass, BC. Access involves mountaineering and glacier travel.

Remote and difficult to access hut in the Dawson Range near Rogers Pass. Used for mountaineering and ski touring.

Climbing hut in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, Banff. The highest permanent structure in Canada. All approaches require mountaineering and glacier travel. Closed in winter.

Technical climbing approach to a 6-person hut on Goat Plateau, half-way up Castle Mountain in Banff National Park. Closed in winter.

Winter: world-class ski touring with heli access. Reservations by lottery. Summer: spectacular granite mountaineering with very long approach hike. In the Adamant range of the Selkirk Mountains.

Mountaineering and alpine rock climbing hut in the Adamant range of the Selkirk Mountains. Helicopter access only.

Climbing hut in the world-famous Bugaboos. Superb granite mountaineering and alpine rock climbing in south-eastern BC. Closed in winter.

Luxurious fly-in self-catered backcountry ski lodge in winter and hiking destination in summer. Winter bookings through lottery only.

Hiking and mountaineering hut in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park near Nelson, BC. Closed in winter.

Located in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park near Nelson, BC. Used by hikers and mountaineers. Closed in winter.

6-person climbers’ hut in the Mt. Alberta area. Used as a base for climbing in summer, not used in winter. Very difficult access

Cozy base for mountaineering, hiking and ski touring in the Fryatt Valley in Jasper National Park. (Avalanche terrain in winter).

Classic log cabin in the Tonquin Valley in Jasper National Park. Closed in winter for the annual caribou closure (November to Mid-May).  

Small wooden hut near Mt. Colin in Jasper National Park. Used as a base for rock climbing on Mt. Colin. Closed in winter.

Winter-only cabin close to Jasper townsite. 12 km, mostly flat ski or snowshoe approach.

Winter-only cabin for ski tourers and ice climbers in Waterton Lakes National Park. Closed in summer.

Front Country Hostels

31-person hostel with dorm-style accommodation a short drive from Canmore. Great access to all town recreation and amenities. Free Wi-Fi. No smoking on the premises.
Booked through HI-Hostels. Modern timber-frame hostel with cafe and kitchen, dorm-style and private rooms. A joint venture of the ACC and Hosteling International-Canada.

ACC Section Huts

Section huts are booked through the Section – please contact your local sections for section hut bookings.

Modern 12-person mountaineering hut in the Tantalus Range near Squamish, BC. Accessed by 12-hour hike or helicopter from Squamish.

Mountaineering Hut on Lake Lovely Water in the Tantalus Range near Squamish, BC. Also used to access the Jim Haberl Hut.

16-person ski touring hut in the Marriott Basin north of Whistler, BC. Access is a 2-3 hour ski.

Pronounced “Hi-SHIM-ya-wit”, this hut provides access to extensive summer alpine hiking and challenging winter skiing in the heart of Vancouver Island.

Day hut and cook shelter for the nearby climbers’ campground on Mazinaw Lake, 300 km NE of Toronto. Boat access. Used by rock climbers.

Located in the Adirondack Forest Preserve State Park in New York State. Used as a base for hiking, skiing and rock climbing.

Backcountry Lodge

In the company of towering peaks and montane meadows, Shadow Lake Lodge is a comfortable hike, ski, or snowshoe into the backcountry of Banff National Park.

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Booking Huts

Please see our Hut Booking Policies page for more information. Phone lines are open between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm MST 7 days a week.

The Hut Insider

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To see where all of our huts are located across the country, see below map (in progress).