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.

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.

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To see where all of our huts are located across the country, check out this great map (in progress).

Front Country Hostels
Drive up accommodation in Canmore and Lake Louise

Canmore Clubhouse

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.

Pat Boswell (Toronto Section) Cabin at Canmore Clubhouse

Private family rooms in a separate self-contained cabin on the Clubhouse property in Canmore. Accommodates up to four families of three to four people. Free Wi-Fi.

Bell Cabin at Canmore Clubhouse

Self-contained cabin for small groups on the Canmore Clubhouse property. Dorm-style rooms and kitchen, living, bathroom facilities. Sleeps 15. Free Wi-Fi.

HI - Lake Louise Alpine Centre

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.

Backcountry Lodge
Service in the backcountry

Shadow Lake Lodge

Comfortable lodging in private cabins and hearty, healthy, gourmet meals in Banff's backcountry.

Backcountry Huts
Hike or ski to your bunk

Elizabeth Parker Hut

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.

Stanley Mitchell Hut

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).

Elk Lakes Cabin

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

Abbot Pass Hut (Retired)

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

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Peter and Catharine Whyte
(Peyto) Hut

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).

Bow Hut

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

Louise and Richard Guy Hut

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).

Balfour Hut

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

Scott Duncan Hut

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).

A.O. Wheeler Hut

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

Asulkan Cabin

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

Sapphire Col Hut

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

Glacier Circle Cabin

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

Neil Colgan Hut

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.

Castle Mountain Hut

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

Bill Putnam (Fairy Meadow) Hut

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.

Ben Ferris (Great Cairn) Hut

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

Conrad Kain Hut

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

Kokanee Glacier Cabin

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

Silver Spray Cabin

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

Woodbury Cabin

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

Lloyd MacKay (Mt. Alberta) Hut

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

Sydney Vallance (Fryatt) Hut

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

Wates-Gibson Hut

Classic log cabin in the Tonquin Valley in Jasper National Park. Annual caribou closure (Nov. to Feb.). Long approach in winter.

Mount Colin Centennial Hut

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

Jacques Lake Cabin

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

Cameron Lake Cabin

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

Shadow Lake Lodge

Comfortable lodging in private cabins and hearty, healthy, gourmet meals.

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

Jim Haberl Hut
Vancouver Section

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

Tantalus Hut
Vancouver Section

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

Wendy Thompson Hut
Whistler Section

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

Vancouver Island Section

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

Bon Echo Hut
Toronto Section

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

KeenE Farm
Montreal Section

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

MEC supports the ACC through generous donations that help us make our backcountry hut system more sustainable and environmentally friendly.