The Alpine Club of Canada is a collection of local communities around the country who are passionate about climbing and alpine environments.

WE AS A COMMUNITY:

  • Affirm the intrinsic value of mountain regions and mountain sports to the human spirit.
  • Willingly share our knowledge of the mountain environment and recreational best practices with others.

  • Endeavour to conduct ourselves safely in the mountain environment at all times.

  • Have a responsibility to continue to increase our knowledge of the alpine environment, and to minimize our impact upon it.

  • Recognize that personal fulfillment in the outdoors has diverse expressions, but a common foundation in personal responsibility.

  • Are mindful and respectful of our history and legacy.

 

OUR COMMUNITY PUBLICATIONS

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.

DISPATCH E-NEWSLETTER

The ACC Dispatch is a bi-weekly e-bulletin that keeps our members up-to-date on the latest news and events of interest to the mountain community. Learn more and sign up for the Dispatch.

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.

Other PUBLICATIONS

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


EVENTS

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. Learn more about the Ball and tickets on our MGB page .

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.