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Peruvian sunrise.
Photo: Dale Cole

There are many ways in which individual members or members of the public may support the Alpine Club of Canada. Financial donations can be made on an individual basis to the Club. As well, large donations in the past have become part of the offering of Grants and Funds available from the Club.

An individual's time is valuable, and as a result, an individual can make a large contribution to the Club by donating even a small part of their time to their local section, or to a specific national project, or by serving on any number of Club committees charged with the ongoing development of the Club.

Individuals may also be able to double the value of their contribution to the Club if their employer has a Matching Gift Program and many larger companies do! Many companies will make a financial donation that matches the value of their employees' volunteer labour. Be sure to check out your company's Philanthropy Policy.

Registered Amateur Athletic Association

As a registered Amateur Athletic Association under the Canadian Income Tax act, The Alpine Club of Canada issues tax receipts for financial contributions.

NB: As an Amateur Athletic Association, the ACC does not appear on the Charity Listing page of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website, however, the Club's charitable status can be confirmed by calling the CRA's Charity Directorate at 1-800-267-2384.

Canadian Charitable Registration No.: 10670 4182 RR0001

Make a Donation

The Alpine Club of Canada supports a variety of mountaineering-related projects and initiatives. Your generous financial donation will allow the Club to undertake projects that it could not fund from internal sources. The Alpine Club of Canada is a Registered Charitable organization and will send you a gift receipt for tax purposes. If you are resident of the United States and would like a US tax receipt, please direct your donation to the ACC Foundation.

To make a donation, print the form and mail, or contact:

Canadian donations United States donations
Canadian donation form United States donation form

Lawrence White, ACC Executive Director
The Alpine Club of Canada
P. O. Box 8040
Canmore, Alberta
T1W 2T8

or phone: 403 678 3200 ext. 111
or e-mail:

Jim Loy
ACC Foundation
6174 E Borley Rd
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Canadian Charitable Registration No.
10670 4182 RR0001
The ACC Foundation is a US 501(c)(3) corporation

ACC New Heights Fundraising Campaign (2013 - 2015)

Over the next 3 years the ACC is bringing together the past, present and future by raising funds for three specific projects. If you are looking to donate to the Heritage Gallery at the Canmore Clubhouse, the proposed des Poilus Hut on the Wapta Icefield or the ACC Endowment Fund, please see our ACC New Heights microsite. Thank you for your support.

Volunteers Wanted!

The Alpine Club of Canada is a registered non-profit organization which depends upon a large cadre of volunteers to fulfill its mandate each year. Volunteer hours are contributed towards hut maintenance, section activities, national camps and leadership training, publications, fundraising, mountain safety, access and environment issues - virtually every aspect of the Club's operation depends upon volunteers.

Given the dependency of the Club on its energetic volunteers, the National Office is continually seeking members who are interested in providing their time towards volunteer activities within the Club. Interested individuals can contact Sheila Churchill, Office Manager, in Canmore for more information at any time by email at or by phone at 403 678 3200.

Mountain Guides Ball

Each year the Alpine Club of Canada and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides co-host the Mountain Guides' Ball, a fundraising dinner and dance at the Chateau Lake Louise. Open to all members of both organizations, the ball has become a focal point of the social calendar amongst climbers in the Bow Valley and the Columbia Mountains, a time at which everyone can come together and socialize amongst friends. Held every year in late October, the Ball serves to kick-off the week of festivals in Banff, the Mountain Book and Film Festival. The funds raised from ticket sales and an excellent silent auction are put towards the development of mountain leadership programs, training scholarships, and other club programs.

For more information on the Mountain Guides' Ball, and for information on how to purchase tickets, please visit the Mountain Guides Ball page.

Planned Giving

Through donations to one or more of the ACC's special funds, our Planned Giving Program provides Club members with the opportunity to celebrate and express thanks for what the mountains have given us.  Such donations ensure that the Club can continue to play a leading role in maintaining our wonderful alpine heritage so our children and future generations can enjoy the mountains as we have. 

The ACC Planned Giving Program is a meaningful way you can leave a legacy of lasting benefit to the Club and the alpine community in Canada.  You will know that your donation will be gratefully appreciated and tastefully acknowledged.  It will strengthen the Club, and give personal expression to your love of the mountains.

For more detailed information, please visit the Planned Giving page.

Corporate Support

Corporate supporters have the opportunity to help with the work of the Club and have that support widely acknowledged to Club members, the mountaineering community and the general public.

For more information on the benefits of being a corporate supporter, please visit the Corporate Support page.

Canadian Alpine Journal Patron

Become a Patron of the Canadian Alpine Journal and support this high quality and truly unique publication with your annual donation – there is nothing else like it in Canada.

"The Canadian Alpine Journal is a cross between a special edition of National Geographic and an engaging coffee table magazine" - Rocky Mountain Outlook

For more information, please visit the Canadian Alpine Journal's Patron page.

Advertise with the Club

Consider supporting the Club by placing an ad or series of ads in our full colour national news magazine, The Gazette. Your ad will be seen by 10,000 alpine enthusiasts! The Gazette is enjoyable as well as informative and therefore read from cover to cover. Reader involvement is the signature of the magazine - our pages are loaded with people pictures and stories written by members. Advertising space is offered in a number of affordable sizes.

For more information visit the Gazette Advertising page.

Contribution of Mountain Images

Do you have great pictures of your alpine adventures that you would be proud to share and willing to allow us to use in ACC slide shows, brochures, books, website and other promotional material.

The National Office is building an archive of images of ACC huts, people, activities, Canadian mountain scenery, and historic mountain pictures, and needs photo contributions!

Please be sure to include the photographer's name, content information such as the location, names of people, and approximate date of each photograph, and your return address so that we can return them!

Please send your pictures to:
Suzan Chamney, Publications Manager
ACC Image Library

The Alpine Club of Canada
P. O. Box 8040
Canmore, Alberta
T1W 2T8

    VISION: Preserving, practicing and promoting Canadian mountain culture and self-propelled alpine pursuits.
Préserver, pratiquer et promouvoir la culture alpine canadienne et les activités non motorisées en montagne.