Cameron Lake Cabin

The Cameron Lake Cabin will be open for winter bookings from Dec. 1, 2018 to April 1, 2019.
Note important changes to access information below.

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)y
Rates: $30 members, $40 others

Quick Description: 2 km ski from parking area.
Elevation Gain to Hut: Nil
Approach Time: < 1 Hour
How To Book Check Availability

Hut Bookings

  • Reservations arerequired at all ACC huts.
  • ACC membership is not required to book huts. ACC members can book 12 months in advance. Non-members can book 30 days in advance
  • Call 403-678-3200 ext 0 to make a booking. We are open 8:30 am to 9:30 pm daily.
  • Please read our cancellation policies and consider cancellation insurance for your trip.


Per Night Adult Member $30
Per Night Adult Non-Member $40
Per Night Child  Member $15
Per Night    Child Non-Member $20

About rates


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 approach 2018: Cross the highway and ski approximately 15 kilometers 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.

Avalanche Terrain:

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 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.