Jacques Lake Cabin

The ACC operates the largest network of backcountry huts in North America. A Jasper Park patrol cabin, the Jacques Lake Cabin is the newest backcountry hut operated by the ACC. This winter-only cozy log cabin is perfect for families and small groups and is an accessible ski or snowshoe trip close to the Jasper townsite. See all of our huts here

ACC Hut Bookings

  • Bookings are exclusive for the entire hut. Rates are based on booking the hut, not per user.
  • Orders and Provincial guidelines for gatherings may change between the time of booking and scheduled arrival date. All hut users must meet current guidelines and restrictions for gatherings, even if those numbers are less than facility capacities. The ACC reserves the right to revoke any bookings that do not comply with the current order or guidelines at the time of your booking.
  • Please see the hut rates below and see our Booking Huts page for more information.
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Backcountry winter destination in Jasper

A Jasper Park patrol cabin, the Jacques Lake Cabin is the newest backcountry hut operated by the ACC. This cozy log cabin is perfect for families and small groups and is an accessible ski or snowshoe trip close to the Jasper townsite. The 12 km trail is relatively flat and the approach involves very little elevation gain. Note: the hut is only open in the winter months.

For more information, please see Parks Canada statement about the expansion of this patrol cabin's use for public enjoyment in winter, operated by the ACC.

At A Glance

General: Jasper National Park, AB
Map and Grid Reference: 82/C13(Medicine Lake) 501651
Hut Elevation: 1,500m
GPS: WGS84 11U UTM 450066 5865099  
Lat / Long: 52.933210° N 117.742918° W
Open: Winter only
Rates: See below
Quick Description: 12 km ski or snowshoe 
Elevation Gain to Hut: 250m
Approach Time: 4 to 7 hours
Approach Description: (see below)
Trail Conditions: Parks Canada

How To Book

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(Whole Hut)

All hut pricing is subject to change without notice.

Winter 2022 (Nov 1 to March 31)

  ACC Member Non-Member
Price per night $350 $385

**Winter bookings: scheduled stays of 3-night (Fri, Sat, Sun), 2-night (Mon, Tues or Wed, Thurs) or any combination (2-night, 3-night, 4-night, 5-night, 7-night).

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Mattress pads provided, bring your own sleeping bag
Propane stovetops (propane supplied), Fully-equipped kitchen suitable for groups
Propane lighting – propane is supplied
Propane heater
Snow melt

Recreational Opportunities

  • Ski Touring
  • Snowshoeing


Two km east of Jasper townsite, follow Maligne Road 28km to parking lot on the south end of Medicine Lake. Follow the summer trail to Jacques Lake. The hut is on the far (north) end of the lake. For approach distances and terrain, please see the summer trail description on Parks Canada website. Approach time is 4-7 hours depending on your party and the amount of trail breaking.

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

The downloadable image below shows the trail and possible avalanche areas. Note that avalanche paths cross both the summer and winter routes.

Note that there is significant danger in skiing across the lakes on this approach and multiple parties have reported breaking through ice. The Summit Lakes are very shallow but Beaver and Jacques Lakes are potentially more hazardous. 

The downloadable image below is from the Parks Canada trailhead information kiosk.

References and Links

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.