The Alpine Club of Canada — celebrating over 107 years of mountain exploration.

The ACC is thrilled to announce that we are one step closer to expanding the largest network of backcountry huts in North America due to a generous donation by long-time and loyal member, friend and volunteer, Richard Guy. Situated at the midway point between the Bow and Stanley Mitchell huts, the Richard & Louise Guy Hut will provide the missing link along the world-class Bow-Yoho ski traverse, and will offer visitors an exciting and challenging new hut-to-hut ski experience.

The shelter of our backcountry huts are the physical representation of how far we've come—as an organization and a community. The environment is the very thing we venture into and our huts represent that passion as well as the respect we have for it. To that end, our huts (and future huts) provide visitors with the ability to leave a smaller footprint, less impact on flora and fauna, as well as opportunity for exploration and personal reflection.The proposed project will be an extraordinary facility for guests into the future and will also be a demonstration site for green technologies and a commitment to long term sustainability as encouraged by BEES (Backcountry Energy Environmental Solutions).


October 25, 2014 - View this brochure to find out more about the newest member of the ACC's hut network.

February 18, 2014 - Press Release - "Alpine Club of Canada to build a backcountry hut at des Poilus"

July 24, 2013 - Press Release regarding the proposed hut at Mont des Poilus.

Help us build the Richard & Louise Guy Hut at Mont des Poilus. Give Now

*All donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt (US and Canada). For more information please contact
Nancy Hansen, Interim Executive Director of the ACC at (403) 678-3200 ext 111 or