Once at the trailhead, all of the logistics are taken care of to allow you to focus on the climbing. Porters carry your group’s food into Elizabeth Parker hut. For the Lake Louise portion food will be provided to cook breakfast at the hostel and pack and lunch and then dinner will be at the Bill Peyto Cafe at the Lake Louise Hostel. Check out our sample menu for full details of catering on ACC Adventures camps and courses.
The first three days of the camp are based out of the Elizabeth Parker hut. The Wiwaxy cabin (the smaller of the two buildings on The Alpine Club’s lease) was the first hut built at Lake O’Hara, in 1912. The bigger hut was built in 1919. The historic log buildings are named after Elizabeth Parker, one of the six founding members of The Alpine Club of Canada.
The Lake Louise Alpine Centre is part-owned by the ACC and offers the perfect base camp for adventures in and around Lake Louise and up the Icefield Parkway. "Dorm rooms" are comfortable with just four people to a room and typically an en-suit bathroom. The hostel also offers free parking, communal areas with pool tables etc. and a sauna!
Our guiding ratio will be a maximum of 2:1 to give you plenty of one-to-one learning time with our excellent guides. The small groups also mean that you can split up based on objectives and pacing, and get the individualized attention needed to tackle more challenging alpine rock routes.
This camp is guided by Association of Canadian Mountain Guides-certified Alpine and Apprentice Alpine guides.