The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) was founded in 1906 as Canada’s national mountaineering club. It consists of 18+ sections across the country, in addition to the National Office and Clubhouse in Canmore, Alberta.
The Vancouver Section currently has over 1000 members who share a great enthusiasm for the outdoors. Every year hundreds of people share in experiences together on club trips. The activities our members put on range from family hikes and easy day trips to more strenuous mountaineering, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing, rock climbing etc.. The club organizes a few ski and climbing camps throughout the year, as well as a comprehensive variety of workshops and courses. In addition to local events, we offer reasonably priced trips, courses and camps across Canada and often internationally too.
Volunteering is an integral part of our community, and while we know you’ll learn lots by surrounding yourself with those more experienced, we hope that the friends you’ll make here will inspire you to volunteer yourself also, and we’ll help you get started.
You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” ~Winston Churchill