The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) was founded in 1906 as Canadaʼs national mountaineering club. It consists of 20+ sections across the country, in addition to the National Office and Clubhouse in Canmore, Alberta.
We are the ACC – Vancouver Section, a mountain community that covers the geographic area from Squamish to Hope on Canada’s wonderful west coast. Our 1500+ members share a collective enthusiasm for the outdoors.
We are individuals who enjoy a variety of activities, from family hikes and easy day trips to more strenuous mountaineering, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and ice climbing.
As a club, we are committed to engaging our members in the outdoors by offering ski and climbing camps, and numerous courses, workshops and opportunity to practice.
Want to know more?
Come and join us at one of our monthly meetings and slideshows, starting at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month, throughout the year. The location and venue may change month to month, so please check our trip calendar for details.
Want a more hands-on approach?
If meetings and slideshows arenʼt your thing, donʼt worry, weekend trips are also open to non-members at the trip leaders discretion. After spending a weekend exploring mountains with us, weʼre confident you will want to join.
The ACC – Vancouver Section executive has been working on defining and formalizing a governance structure. The committee developed a governance model which was unanimously approved by the section executive at their March 13, 2019 meeting. We are now showing the model to the members and obtaining comments. All members, please review the governance model and give us your comments if any.