Alpine Club of Canada Offering Family Camp Summer 2014

Text from the Alpine Club of Canada. 

Are you looking for a special family experience this summer? Why not join other outdoorsy families for a 5 day guided hiking camp based out of the A.O. Wheeler hut in Rogers Pass! We welcome kids of all ages accompanied by parents, grandmas, grandpas, aunties, uncles, and cousins! Please understand all participants under 17 years of age are required to have an adult join them, and no pets are allowed.

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It will allow time for family bonding, daily guided hikes with ACMG certified guides, storytelling sessions, making new friends, hut games, learning about nature, learning proper backcountry and hut etiquette. It will surely be a highlight to remember this summer! And we’re confident it will get you excited for planning more family hut trips in the near future!

Nestled amongst the a lush cedar forest and a quiet distance from the Trans Canada Highway, the Wheeler hut is a place where you can combine the comforts of a hut and the beautiful wilderness trails of Rogers Pass right out the doorstep. Even with it situated in this backcountry setting, the hut is stocked with dishes, propane stoves, lights and mattresses to sleep on in the upper sleeping loft. Yet, also comes with the experience of fetching water from the nearby creek, chopping wood for the fireplace, lighting mantels for light and maintaining the cleanliness of the hut.

Possible day hikes include: Great Glacier, Marion Lake, Balu Pass, Helmlock Grove, Skunk Cabbage, Asulkan Valley trail, Asulkan hut overnight.

Dates & Price

Dates: August 10 – 14, 2014
Cost: Adults (17 years and older) $600
Youth (9-16 years old) $500
Children (2-8 years old) $400
Children under 2 years of age are free. But food is not provided.

Go here for more information and to book your spot! 


Author: Meghan J. Ward

Meghan J. Ward is an outdoor, travel and adventure writer based in Banff, Canada, and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Meghan has written several books, as well as produced content for films, anthologies, blogs and some of North America’s top outdoor, fitness and adventure publications. She has a forthcoming travel memoir (Fall 2022), to published by Rocky Mountain Books.

2 thoughts

  1. I wish I’d heard about his sooner! We’ll be moving to Alberta in the next month and this would have been a great getaway after settling in. I wonder if you need one adult per child for the camp? I have two under two who I’d love to take with me and don’t have much for outdoorsy adventurers in the family to come with.

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