Cameron Lake Cabin

Please note important changes to access information below.

Hut Bookings during COVID

  • Note that during Covid, all ACC huts are booked on a per-hut rather than per-bed basis.
  • Please see the hut rates below and see our Booking Huts page  for more information.

South Western Alberta Charm

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.

At A Glance

General: Waterton Lakes National Park, AB
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Open: Winter only (Dec. 1 to Apr. 1)
Rates: See below
Quick Description: 15 km ski from highway 5 (new since Kenow fire).
Elevation Gain to Hut: 390m
Approach Time: 3 to 4 hours
Approach Description: (see below)
Trail Conditions: Parks Canada

How To Book

Check Availability - Winter 2020/21

(Whole Hut)

Winter 2020/21

Length of stay ACC Member Non-Member
2-night stay $600 $660
3-night stay $800 $880
6-night stay $1,400 $1,540

Check Hut Availability - Winter 2020/21

Request a Hut Booking - WINTER 2020/21


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
  • Ice Climbing


Drive 45 minutes south of Pincher Creek on Hwy 6 South. Enter Waterton National Park and drive to the Akamina Parkway. Park at the Emerald Bay day use area on the east side of the highway. 

Note change to winter approach: Cross the highway and ski approximately 15 kilometres along the Akamina Parkway to the cabin. The cabin is in the trees on the left just before the lake. If you reach Cameron Lake, you’ve passed the cabin.

Winter Access:
While the area around the cabin is snowy throughout the winter, conditions change rapidly on the lower part of the Akamina Parkway. Expect icy road surfaces or bare pavement, and be prepared to walk or (fat) bike a portion of the approach. For access conditions, you can check with 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.

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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 are 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.