Welcome to the Alpine Club of Canada!

Membership in The Alpine Club of Canada is open to everyone, regardless of their level of mountain experience or their country of residence. Memberships are modular, reflecting the different needs of our membership. Choose a membership type and then, if you desire, add the upgrade that suits your needs. Membership fees are annual and are valid for one year from the month of purchase.

1. ACC National Membership

Membership Includes

  • Discounted rate at all ACC huts
  • One-year (to the calendar date) booking privileges at all ACC huts
  • Discounted overnight rates at the ACC Clubhouse in Canmore
  • Access to ACC Mountain Adventures
  • Insurance on ACC activities and trips
  • ACC publications
  • 15% discount on all products on the ACC online store
  • Personal development opportunities
  • Support of Canadian wilderness conservation and environmental stewardship
  • Support for Canadian mountain culture

Membership Costs

  • $38 for individuals (age 19 and older)
  • $58 for families (2 adults and children 18 and younger living at the same address)
  • $26 for youth (age 18 and younger)
  • Non Canadian residence $45 for individuals, $65 for families (2 adults and children 18 and younger living at the same address)

2. Local Section Affiliation

Local Section Affiliation

Regional sections of The Alpine Club of Canada are its strength. The vast majority of club members belong to a regional club section. Membership in a section enables members to participate in numerous summer and winter mountaineering, rock climbing, and skiing activities, coordinated by experienced amateur leaders in your local area. The majority of activities offered by Sections are either free or are offered on a break-even basis to their members. Through section trips you'll learn all the basics you need to travel safely in the mountains, while meeting new friends to enjoy your experiences with.

There are also many social functions and opportunities to volunteer in a wide variety of areas ranging from environmental advocacy to section management. Many sections have scheduled a regular evening at a regional climbing wall for getting in shape or fine tuning your climbing techniques.

Opportunities to learn the crafts of mountaineering and climbing abound. Most sections provide basic training courses provided by professional guides and mountaineers. Many sections also provide mountain leadership training for their section members with the aim of ever improving mountain leadership and safety within the club. Learn more about a local section near you.

3. Membership Upgrades

Canadian Alpine Journal Upgrade

The CAJ -- published annually since 1907 -- features articles and full colour photographs describing climbing achievements and issues of interest to Canadian and international alpinists everywhere. The CAJ option gives you this great publication at 25% off the retail price. The CAJ is mailed to CAJ subscribers in July each year automatically.

Sneak a peek before you sign up! See the Table of Contents and opening spreads of the feature articles here: 2016 CAJ

Purchase the CAJ online .

Membership Upgrade Subscription: $22.00

Subscribe now to reserve your copy! Note: New or renewal memberships valid on or before June 30 will receive the current year's edition and those starting July 1 or after will receive the following year's CAJ.


FQME Upgrade

FQME Upgrade: $30 per person Under an agreement signed in 2010, members of The Alpine Club of Canada and Quebec's FQME (La Fédération Québécoise de la Montagne et de l’Escalade) are able to purchase services from each other's organizations. The FQME Acces Montagne pass provides ACC members with access to the FQME network of more than 25 climbing areas in Quebec. This membership upgrade can be purchased when ACC members join or renew their membership online. For more information on the FQME, please visit their website at www.fqme.qc.ca.


ACC Membership

We've been passionate about climbing, hiking and skiing in alpine environments for over 100 years. Everyone is welcome.

Join the ACC

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Call (403) 678-3200 ext 0