Stand on the narrow pass and catch your breath - only to lose it to the spectacular view. Rugged Canadian Rocky Mountains, brilliant white glaciers and a lone rocky hut. It’s a daunting route past pristine lakes and up treacherous scree slopes or a technical mountaineering route with glacier travel, but a visit to the Abbot Pass Alpine Hut is a must for mountaineers and a triumph for hikers. Built by Swiss-born mountain guides using stone from the surrounding mountains in 1922, the rustic hut is your home for the night. Abbot Pass Refuge Cabin National Historic Site is administered by Parks Canada and operated by the Alpine Club of Canada.
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Hours of operation
June to September
Dates may vary
Note: Abbot Pass Hut is currently closed. Advanced hikers can still visit the pass.
Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply. Detailed fees list
*Reservations are required for overnight guests.
Yoho National Park
In the shadow of the Great Divide, Yoho’s towering rockwalls, spectacular waterfalls and soaring peaks reveal the secrets of ancient life, the power of ice and water and the stories of plants and animals that continue to evolve today.
Banff National Park
Founded in 1885, Banff is Canada’s first national park and part of the first national park system in the world. With its soaring peaks, azure lakes and abundant wildlife, this Rocky Mountain park attracts millions of visitors every year.