Arthur O. Wheeler hut

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The Arthur O. Wheeler hut is an alpine hut located four km southwest of Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, British Columbia.wikipedia
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Arthur Oliver Wheeler

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The hut is named for Arthur Oliver Wheeler, who together with Elizabeth Parker and Stanley Mitchell, founded the Alpine Club of Canada.
The Arthur O. Wheeler hut of the ACC is named after him.

Glacier National Park (Canada)

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The Arthur O. Wheeler hut is an alpine hut located four km southwest of Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, British Columbia.
The Wheeler Hut is the oldest and largest, and is located near the Illecillewaet camping area.

Alpine Club of Canada

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The hut is named for Arthur Oliver Wheeler, who together with Elizabeth Parker and Stanley Mitchell, founded the Alpine Club of Canada. The hut is maintained by the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC). The Alpine Club of Canada approved plans for an Alpine hut to serve as a substitute for Glacier House for alpinists in 1938, but construction did not commence until after World War II ended in 1945.
A.O. Wheeler (51.263512,-117.489953) and Asulkan (51.211601,-117.463174) huts are in Glacier National Park, British Columbia and are popular year-round destinations for hikers and skiers.

Rogers Pass (British Columbia)

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The Arthur O. Wheeler hut is an alpine hut located four km southwest of Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, British Columbia.

British Columbia

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The Arthur O. Wheeler hut is an alpine hut located four km southwest of Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, British Columbia.

Backcountry

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Although not truly a backcountry hut, this log cabin is situated conveniently close to the Trans-Canada Highway in the Selkirk Mountains (west of the Rocky Mountains) is often used as a base for mountaineering, hiking, and ski touring into the Asulkan Range and Illecillewaet Glacier areas south of the highway, and the Hermit Range north of the highway.

Log cabin

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Although not truly a backcountry hut, this log cabin is situated conveniently close to the Trans-Canada Highway in the Selkirk Mountains (west of the Rocky Mountains) is often used as a base for mountaineering, hiking, and ski touring into the Asulkan Range and Illecillewaet Glacier areas south of the highway, and the Hermit Range north of the highway.

Trans-Canada Highway

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Although not truly a backcountry hut, this log cabin is situated conveniently close to the Trans-Canada Highway in the Selkirk Mountains (west of the Rocky Mountains) is often used as a base for mountaineering, hiking, and ski touring into the Asulkan Range and Illecillewaet Glacier areas south of the highway, and the Hermit Range north of the highway.

Selkirk Mountains

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Although not truly a backcountry hut, this log cabin is situated conveniently close to the Trans-Canada Highway in the Selkirk Mountains (west of the Rocky Mountains) is often used as a base for mountaineering, hiking, and ski touring into the Asulkan Range and Illecillewaet Glacier areas south of the highway, and the Hermit Range north of the highway.

Canadian Rockies

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Although not truly a backcountry hut, this log cabin is situated conveniently close to the Trans-Canada Highway in the Selkirk Mountains (west of the Rocky Mountains) is often used as a base for mountaineering, hiking, and ski touring into the Asulkan Range and Illecillewaet Glacier areas south of the highway, and the Hermit Range north of the highway.

Mountaineering

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Although not truly a backcountry hut, this log cabin is situated conveniently close to the Trans-Canada Highway in the Selkirk Mountains (west of the Rocky Mountains) is often used as a base for mountaineering, hiking, and ski touring into the Asulkan Range and Illecillewaet Glacier areas south of the highway, and the Hermit Range north of the highway.

Hiking

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Although not truly a backcountry hut, this log cabin is situated conveniently close to the Trans-Canada Highway in the Selkirk Mountains (west of the Rocky Mountains) is often used as a base for mountaineering, hiking, and ski touring into the Asulkan Range and Illecillewaet Glacier areas south of the highway, and the Hermit Range north of the highway.

Ski touring

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Although not truly a backcountry hut, this log cabin is situated conveniently close to the Trans-Canada Highway in the Selkirk Mountains (west of the Rocky Mountains) is often used as a base for mountaineering, hiking, and ski touring into the Asulkan Range and Illecillewaet Glacier areas south of the highway, and the Hermit Range north of the highway.

Illecillewaet Glacier

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Although not truly a backcountry hut, this log cabin is situated conveniently close to the Trans-Canada Highway in the Selkirk Mountains (west of the Rocky Mountains) is often used as a base for mountaineering, hiking, and ski touring into the Asulkan Range and Illecillewaet Glacier areas south of the highway, and the Hermit Range north of the highway.

Elizabeth Parker (journalist)

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The hut is named for Arthur Oliver Wheeler, who together with Elizabeth Parker and Stanley Mitchell, founded the Alpine Club of Canada.

Stanley Mitchell

The hut is named for Arthur Oliver Wheeler, who together with Elizabeth Parker and Stanley Mitchell, founded the Alpine Club of Canada. Like Stanley Mitchell after which the Stanley Mitchell hut is named, A.O. Wheeler did not live to see completion of the hut named after him.

Canadian Pacific Railway

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Shortly after completion of its transcontinental main line in 1885, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) built the nearby Glacier House in 1887 to serve as a restaurant and hotel for guests traveling on the line.

Connaught Tunnel

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For the first quarter of the 20th century, it served as a centre of alpinism until it was closed in 1925 after the CPR Connaught Tunnel under Rogers Pass bypassed it. The foundation ruins of Glacier House can still be seen near Wheeler hut along the short rail trail that provides access to the hut in winter.

Rail trail

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For the first quarter of the 20th century, it served as a centre of alpinism until it was closed in 1925 after the CPR Connaught Tunnel under Rogers Pass bypassed it. The foundation ruins of Glacier House can still be seen near Wheeler hut along the short rail trail that provides access to the hut in winter.

Mountain hut

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The Arthur O. Wheeler hut is an alpine hut located four km southwest of Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, British Columbia. The Alpine Club of Canada approved plans for an Alpine hut to serve as a substitute for Glacier House for alpinists in 1938, but construction did not commence until after World War II ended in 1945.

World War II

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The Alpine Club of Canada approved plans for an Alpine hut to serve as a substitute for Glacier House for alpinists in 1938, but construction did not commence until after World War II ended in 1945.

Stanley Mitchell hut

Like Stanley Mitchell after which the Stanley Mitchell hut is named, A.O. Wheeler did not live to see completion of the hut named after him.