Many of our Adventure Camps are supported by our generous sponsors.
We thank them for their ongoing assistance and encourage our members to consider them the next time you purchase goods or services of the type they offer.

We’ve been organizing Mountain Adventures since 1906

That means that we’ve had 111 years to get it right. When you sign up for an Alpine Club of Canada adventure, you can expect friendly and professional guiding staff, small groups of like-minded participants, and a chance to explore some of the most spectacular mountain locations Canada has on offer. We offer a full lineup of mountaineering and skiing trips to suit all abilities and ambitions. Come find out why our members come back year after year!

Follow the links for details on our camps or scroll down for our Adventure Programs.

Summer 2018 Climbing & Mountaineering Camps
Summer 2018 GMC
Summer 2018 Women’s Camps
  • Women’s Climbing Camp (Icefields Edition)
  • Women’s Introduction to Mountaineering
  • Women’s Introduction to Climbing
  • Women’s Alpine Rock & Multipitch
  • Women’s Backpacking Long Weekend
Summer 2018 Backpacking Adventures
Summer 2018 Skills
  • Summer Leadership Course
  • Learn to Lead: Sport
  • Learn to Lead: Trad
  • Crevasse Rescue
  • Snow & Ice Mountaineering

ACC General Mountaineering Camp - Presented by Mountain Hardwear

From our first camp on the shores of Lake O’Hara in 1906 to modern helicopter-accessed basecamps, the General Mountaineering Camp has been the ACC’s signature adventure for over a century. Each summer, we select a different remote alpine destination for our annual camp. For five weeks, we teach skills; cross glaciers; summit peaks large and small; and love our mountains. When we’re finished, we fly everything out, leave the area the way we found it, and start dreaming about next year. All ability levels are welcomed. Join us!

General Mountaineering Camp 2017

  • Hallam Glacier GMC (June 30 – August 18, 2018 – 6 week-long camps). For six weeks this summer, we’ll explore the Hallam Glacier in the Northern Monashees. There will be striking peaks and adventure in all directions. All experience levels welcome. 7 days, $1,995.
  • Hallam Glacier Artists’ Week (August 18-23, 2018). Our annual Artists Week gives access to the same terrain as the GMC. It’s fully guided, and a range of excursions are available each day. An artist-in-residence will be available for advice and workshops. Participants can choose their daily outings – from climbing peaks to short hikes to waterfalls and meadows – and focus on capturing the natural beauty of the mountains in their art. 6 days, $1,495.
  • Historic GMC locations - brush up on over a century of General Mountaineering Camps in the mountains of western Canada.

ACC Mountaineering Program - Presented by Arc'teryx

The high peaks are calling.

Mountaineering Program Adventures

  • First Summits Camp (Multiple dates available): Whether they’re the first summits of your summer or of your mountaineering career, this hut-based camp on the Wapta icefields is a great introduction or refresher to snow and ice mountaineering. Take yourself to new heights with our popular introductory mountaineering course. 5 days, $1,595.
  • High Adventures at Lake O’Hara Camp (Multiple dates available). Take your mountaineering to the next level in one of the most beautiful places in the Rockies. Includes the classic climbs of Mts. Victoria and Lefroy from Abbot Pass. 6 days, $2,295
  • 55+ Hiking and Mountaineering Camp (Aug 19-26, 2018). A moderate mountaineering and hiking adventure based out of the Fairy Meadows hut in the Adamants mountain range. This helicopter-accessed camp features all the comfort of an in-house cook, a luxurious hut, and a wood-burning sauna to relax after your day’s excursion, $2,795.

ACC Powder Program - Presented by Smartwool

Winter in Canada’s mountains means powder skiing and the ACC knows the terrain. Whether you’re looking to get skills and get up to speed, or looking for the trip of a lifetime, you’ll find it here. Join us!

Powder Program Adventures

  • Rogers Pass Powder Camp - An awesome ski camp deep in Rogers Pass, based in the Wheeler and Asulkan Huts. For experienced skiers. 5 days, $1,395.
  • Fairy Meadow Powder Week - A fly-in, fully-guided week in Selkirk powder paradise. Our most advanced powder camp. 8 days, $2,695.

Powder Program Skills Courses

ACC Women's Program - Presented by Marmot

Designed for and offered exclusively to women, our Women’s Program camps allow participants to feel totally comfortable, be themselves and pursue skills and adventure in a supportive, nurturing environment. These camps are staffed and guided exclusively by women as well.

Women’s Program Adventures

  • Women’s Ski Camp - A unique opportunity for participants to build on their winter skills in an all-woman setting. For those with some backcountry skiing experience. 6 days, $1,595.
  • Six-Pass Ski Traverse - A more ambitious women’s-only, this camp will take participants on a high-level traverse in Jasper National Park. 7 days, $1,295.
  • Women’s Climbing Camp - A week-long summer climbing camp that moves each year between the Columbia Icefields and the Bugaboos. 5 days, $1,350.

ACC Icefields Program

Vast glaciers of ice covered with metres of powder snow create an alpine environment that is the definition of solitude and silence. Crossing these enormous expanses, and summiting a few peaks along the way, is the ultimate winter backcountry experience.

Icefields Program Adventures

  • Wapta Traverse (2 camps: March 17-24, and March 24-31, 2018). A Fully-guided, hut-based trip of a lifetime across one of the great glacial expanses of the Rockies. For experienced skiers. 8 days, $1,850.
  • Bow-Yoho Traverse (2 camps: April 6-13 and April 14-21, 2018). Experience the Wapta from a different angle and visit the new Louise and Richard Guy Hut. 8 days, $1,850.

Icefields Program Skills Course

  • Crevasse Rescue Course (February 24-25 2018) - Hone your glacier travel and self-rescue skills before your big trip. 2 days, $325.

ACC Technical Climbing Program

Technical Climbing Program Adventures

  • Early Season Ice (Dec 2 - Dec 6, 2017). Start your ice climbing season off on the right crampon with this Canmore-based tune up and training camp. Dry-tooling, mixed routes, leading practice and lots of coaching from ice-expert guides. 5 days, $895.
  • Best of the Bugaboos (July 23 - 27, 2018). The alpine rock climbing paradise of the Bugaboos is a must-visit destination for climbers from around the world. Join us for a hut-based camp with small groups on classic climbs. 5 days, $1,995.

Technical Climbing Program Skills Courses

  • Learn to Lead Sport (TBD, 2018). Fast track your lead climbing outdoors and get the skills and confidence to sport climb on your own. 2 days, $335.
  • Learn to Lead Trad (TBD 2018). Build on your climbing skills with gear placement and anchor building and open up the world of possibilities of traditional climbing. 2 days, $335.
  • Learn to Lead Ice (TBD, 2018). For the ice climber looking to take their skills to the sharp end. It can be intimidating – this will help. 3 days, $650.

ACC Leadership Program - Presented by The North Face