The Alpine Club of Canada

The Alpine Club of Canada – Vancouver Section


Want the opportunity to climb, hike, snowshoe and ski any weekend year round?
No experience required; we offer lots of opportunities to learn.

The ACC is an outdoor club with focus on mountain sports. We organize day-trips, camps and weekend outings, as well as a wide range of outdoor courses and workshops. Whether you are a hiker, backcountry skier, snowshoer, ice climber, rock climber or mountaineer, the ACC has an activity for you!

Not convinced? Come out to one of our monthly meetings; you’ll get to meet a ton of cool people, and hear about some of the things we’ve been up-to.

Ready to join? Check out our membership information page for more details.


Latest News

Coquitlam’s Mountains & Maps (8/3/2015) - Did you know there is a new trail map for the Tri-Cities area? The 1:20,000 scale map includes over 500km of hiking and mountain biking trails, and covers an area from Belcarra to Pitt Lake and north up to Widgeon Lake.…
May 16 – “Coastal Scrambles” Slideshow by Matt Gunn (5/15/2015) - What: A new slideshow by climber and guidebook writer, Matt Gunn When: Sat May 16th, 6-8pm, show starts at 7pm Location: The Arc’teryx Store, #104-4338 Main Street, Whistler (604-962-9272) Description: With the summer alpine season just around the corner, Arc’teryx in…


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Ever wanted to meet the founding editor of Gripped Magazine? Monday 12th is your chance! ...

David Chaundy-Smart took it as a compliment when his high school vice-principal told him he was wasting his youth by climbing. Here, he tells the story of how he and his brother, Reg, spent the last years of the 1970s fighting suburban boredom to become, in the words of renowned climbing historian Chic Scott, “one of the leading figures in Ontario rock climbing throughout the 1980s.” With its vivid accounts of short and nasty climbs, dubious mentors, hapless climbing partners, teenage crushes, bad cars, underage drinking and questionable climbing techniques, this is a memoir of coming of age in a simpler era of climbing, told with compassion, humour and insight.

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Hey Folks,

Just wanted to let you know that I have passed on my duties for organizing the socials to Daphne Huang, who is going to give it a try. She's away at the moment so Raz has been helping out until she gets back. Please give Daphne a warm welcome! :-)

Jill Kennedy

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