Huts

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.

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.

Hut Booking Window ​

  • Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance by ACC members and up to 90 days in advance by non-members. 
  • All persons included in hut bookings made more than 90 days in advance must be active members of the ACC at the time of the booking. 
  • If you make a reservation 180 days in advance, you may call our guest services team to extend the reservation up to a total of 5 nights.  
  • ACC membership is open to everyone and memberships may be purchased for any persons at the time of a hut reservation.
  • ACC memberships are not required to book our huts operated in BC Provincial Parks (Kokanee Glacier Cabin, Conrad Kain Hut, Elk Lakes Cabin, Silver Spray Cabin, Woodbury Cabin). Members and non members have the same booking privileges of 180 days in advance for these locations.

Hut Lotteries

Due to high demand, some backcountry huts are booked via a lottery.

Ski Traverses

To secure accommodations at the huts for a ski traverse, it is necessary to make a reservation that spans multiple huts over multiple days. 

Wapta Traverse

The Wapta Traverse is a multi-day expedition that involves staying at up to four different huts along the route. The journey commences at the Peter and Catharine Whyte (Peyto) Hut, where guests embark on their adventure across the Wapta Glacier towards Bow Hut. The traverse continues to the Rob Ritchie (Balfour) Hut, concluding at the Scott Duncan Hut.

Bow-Yoho Traverse

The Bow Yoho Traverse typically takes three days to complete but allows flexibility in terms of the number of days and huts visited. The journey commences at Bow Hut, followed by a traverse across the Wapta Glacier, a visit to the Louise and Richard Guy Hut, and concludes at the Stanley Mitchell Hut.

Membership

  • Reservations must accurately reflect the party composition and membership status of each individual in the reservation at the time of booking.
  • You will be asked to complete guest details during the reservation process. You will need guest name, membership ID and contact information for every ACC member in your party.
  • All reservations will be reviewed by ACC staff to confirm membership status and group composition. If the reservation details do not reflect accurate member status, the reservation may be cancelled.

Our Huts

From $50

Family Friendly
Summer Lottery

Elizabeth Parker Hut

Used as a base for spectacular day hiking and ski touring at Lake O’Hara.

From $50

Family Friendly
Summer Lottery

Elizabeth Parker Hut

Used as a base for spectacular day hiking and ski touring at Lake O’Hara.

From $50

Family Friendly

Stanley Mitchell Hut

A family-friendly hut in the summer, and a spectacular backcountry ski destination in the winter.

From $50

Family Friendly

Stanley Mitchell Hut

A family-friendly hut in the summer, and a spectacular backcountry ski destination in the winter.

From $50

Glacier Travel

Neil Colgan Hut

A climbers’ hut and requires mountaineering equipment and experience to access.

From $50

Glacier Travel

Neil Colgan Hut

A climbers’ hut and requires mountaineering equipment and experience to access.

From $40

Castle Mountain Hut

This small shelter serves primarily as an overnight bivy for rock climbers in the area.

From $40

Castle Mountain Hut

This small shelter serves primarily as an overnight bivy for rock climbers in the area.

From $50

Family Friendly

Cameron Lake Cabin

A retired Parks Canada warden patrol cabin, the Cameron Lake Cabin is a cozy stay for small groups.

From $50

Family Friendly

Cameron Lake Cabin

A retired Parks Canada warden patrol cabin, the Cameron Lake Cabin is a cozy stay for small groups.

From $50

Glacier Travel

Peter and Catharine Whyte (Peyto) Hut

Access to moderate mountaineering objectives and the classic Wapta Traverse.

From $50

Glacier Travel

Peter and Catharine Whyte (Peyto) Hut

Access to moderate mountaineering objectives and the classic Wapta Traverse.

From $50

Bow Hut

The heart of the Wapta, giving access to icefields, summits and beautiful glacial scenery.

From $50

Bow Hut

The heart of the Wapta, giving access to icefields, summits and beautiful glacial scenery.

From $50

Glacier Travel

Rob Ritchie (Balfour) Hut

This is the half-way mark for the Wapta Traverse.

From $50

Glacier Travel

Rob Ritchie (Balfour) Hut

This is the half-way mark for the Wapta Traverse.

From $60

Glacier Travel

Scott Duncan Hut

The Scott Duncan Hut is the final stopover for most groups traversing the Wapta.

From $60

Glacier Travel

Scott Duncan Hut

The Scott Duncan Hut is the final stopover for most groups traversing the Wapta.

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The ACC operates the largest network of backcountry huts in North America, which includes a wide variety of family-friendly huts in alpine meadows, backcountry powder paradises, remote climbers’ refuges and everything in between.

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