Community

The Alpine Club of Canada is a collection of local communities of people who are passionate about climbing and alpine environments. The passion is expressed in different ways, with one of the most long lasting being the films and writing that recall the experiences in the mountains. This is our Mountain Culture.

Canadian Alpine Journal

Published annually since 1907, The Canadian Alpine Journal is the flagship publication of the ACC. It is the permanent record of the biggest ascents, finest photography and most inspiring accomplishments. The CAJ is equal parts detailed route descriptions, introspective writing, science and humour.

The ACC Gazette

The Gazette covers current Club events, true adventure stories submitted by members from across the country and around the globe, safety tips, gear hints, history, scientific and cultural issues pertaining to the mountain environment, as well as section news and classified ads. It is published in March, July and November.

NewsNet eBulletin

The ACC NewsNet is a weekly e-bulletin that will keep you up-to-date on the latest news and events of interest to the mountain community. For information on our electronic bulletin, visit The NewsNet page.

Annual Mountain Guides Ball

Each year the ACC and mountain guide communities get together to renew bonds, share stories, celebrate accomplishments and recognize new ACMG Guides. The 2014 MGB is scheduled for October 25. Learn more about the Ball and tickets on our MGB page.

The Summit Series booklets

Launched in 1999, the Summit Series is a collection of biographies of people who have made a difference in Canadian mountaineering, most of whom have been Patron of a Mountain Guides Ball.

Banff Mountain Festivals

The ACC is a proud sponsor of the Banff Mountain Festivals. We have been involved with the Festivals since their inception and annually present the prizes for the best film on climbing and the Best Book.

Publications

The complete list of retail publications is available online in our Online Store.