The Alpine Club of Canada

Who are we?

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. We are made up of 1000+ members who 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, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing, and rock climbing trips.

As a club, we are committed to engaging our members with 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 each month. The location and day may change month to month, so please check our 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. After spending a weekend exploring mountains with us, weʼre confident youʼll want to join.