An area closure has been in place for Abbot Pass since August 2021. All visitors are reminded to stay away from the area and allow Parks Canada crews to complete work safely
Built by Swiss-born mountain guides using stone from the surrounding mountains in 1922, the Abbot Pass Refuge Cabin National Historic Site is administered by Parks Canada and was operated by the Alpine Club of Canada.
The Hut was closed to visitors in 2018 due to the erosion of the slope beneath the hut. Despite extensive slope stabilization work, erosion continued and in 2021 began impacting the foundation of the building.
Parks Canada is planning to substantially remove the hut in spring 2022 for safety. Decisions on how to commemorate the site after its substantial removal will be made in consultation with Canadians in future. For more information, please visit the About page.
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