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The Peter and Catharine Whyte Hut, also known as the Peyto Hut, is an alpine hut located on the northern tip of the Wapta Icefield in Banff National Park. It is nicknamed the Peyto hut due to its proximity on the Peyto Glacier. The hut is maintained by the Alpine Club of Canada.

Peter and Catharine Whyte Hut
General information
Typealpine hut
Architectural styleMetal Shelter cabin
LocationBow Valley
Country Canada
Coordinates51°39′48″N 116°32′42″W / 51.66333°N 116.54500°W / 51.66333; -116.54500
OwnerAlpine Club of Canada
Technical details
Design and construction
ArchitectAlpine Club of Canada

The hut sleeps 18 in the summer and 16 in the winter. It is equipped with propane powered lamps and stovetop.[1] There is a single outdoor drum toilet at this facility.

Hut access requires approximately 6 to 8 hours of travel [2] including at least an hour of glacier travel to get to from Peyto Lake, or 6 to 8 hours of glacier travel from the Bow Hut.



  1. ^ Alpine Club of Canada - Peyto Hut
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-08-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Petyo Hut Information