The Alpine Club of Canada

corporate Partners

The ACC recognizes our outstanding corporate partners who support our club in so many ways. Without the support of these companies, the ACC could not run the programs we do or have the success we’ve had. We thank them sincerely for their support.

For information on supporting the ACC, please contact ACC marketing.

Distinguished Patron


Mountain Equipment Company

MEC is the ACC’s longest-standing partner and proudly supports many of the club’s programs including our diversity, underprivileged youth, and young women science expedition initiatives.

MEC is devoted to inspiring and enabling Canadians to pursue mountain adventure and shares the ACC’s commitment to protecting and enhancing recreation access and promoting safe and responsible use of the outdoors.



Alberta Sport Connection

Alberta Sport Connection supports the Alberta Sections of the Alpine Club of Canada through annual financial grants. Alberta Sport Connection funding is used to encourage an active healthy lifestyle for Albertans and to promote recreational use of Alberta’s natural playground. We are very grateful for this support.

Rab CA

Rab Canada is the exclusive sponsor of the ACC’s backcountry hut system. Huts play an important role in reducing our environmental impact, they facilitate newcomers to backcountry travel, and are the scene of some of the most impactful moments in people’s lives in all seasons.

The ACC hut network is moving forward with additional renewable energy systems, modern online reservations, and an increasing role in the future of the ACC.

We thank Rab for their support.

The North Face CA

The North Face Canada is the sponsor of the ACC’s Leadership Development Program. These training courses help develop the club’s amateur leaders across the country who have demonstrated commitment to leading trips and outings for their local sections. Through this program, The North Face has played an enormous role in making climbing and skiing trips happen at our 25 sections across the country.

Mountain Hardwear

Mountain Hardwear sponsors the ACC’s flagship mountain adventure: the annual General Mountaineering Camp (GMC). Every summer at the GMC participants climb, explore, learn, and share experiences in a new mountain wilderness setting. And stay dry in Mountain Hardwear tents.


Arc’teryx has sponsored the ACC’s Mountaineering Program since 2007. Our First Summits courses have served as an introduction to mountaineering for hundreds of ACC members and have launched many into a lifetime of mountain adventures. Our Classic Peaks and 55+ Mountaineering Camps continue to challenge new and experienced mountaineers. We are very proud to partner with Arc’teryx.


We are proud to name Petzl as the ACC’s Official Rope Partner. Petzl supplies the climbing ropes for the national club’s guided camps and for the club’s 25 local sections and their climbing programs. The ACC uses exclusively Petzl ropes on our climbing and glacier adventures.

Smartwool Canada

Smartwool has supported ACC programming over the years, most recently our Powder Program series of guided, backcountry hut-based ski trips. The Smartwool community is a collection of people who believe that time outside is valuable, restorative, and essential for everyone. We’re proud to partner with a brand with a shared vision.



Media Partners


The Alpine Club of Canada is proud to be associated with the following organizations that share our goals and objectives.

Access & Environment

For resources and partners concerning Access and Environment, please see the Environment page.