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 600 members who share a great enthusiasm for the outdoors. Every year hundreds of people enjoy ACC-Vancouver Section adventures. We have a comprehensive schedule of activities ranging from family hikes and easy day trips to more strenuous mountaineering, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing, and rock climbing trips. We also offer numerous weeklong ski and climbing camps, and a variety of skills workshops. The National Club offers reasonably priced trips, courses and camps across Canada and internationally.
The public is invited to attend our monthly meetings and slideshows, starting at 7:30pm in the Floral Hall of Van Dusen Gardens (37th Avenue just west of Oak Street in Vancouver) on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except July, August and December). Weekend trips are also open to non-members, space allowing, with the hope people will ‘try us out’ once or twice before joining.
Come explore the mountains with the ACC-Vancouver Section!
Tickets are still available for the Vogue Theatre on Saturday, November 30. Saturday’s Program B is the more radical of Vancouver’s two programs. Saturday’s program at the Vogue Theatre includes the Best Film Award for Climbing – The Last Great Climb highlighting UK climber Leo Houlding and the Best Film Award for Mountain Sport – Heaven’s Gate follows Jeb Corliss as he drops out of a helicopter in a wingsuit, both of these guys have entertained our Vancouver audiences before. Spice Girl introduces Hazel Findlay from the UK one of the world’s top female rock climbers. Produced by Reel Rock Films Spice Girl was among the top films in the People’s Choice voting at the Film Festival in Banff. The opening film Cascada was also a top contender in the People’s Choice voting and has a, hold onto your seat, high adrenaline factor. The Questions We Ask has its opening scenes on Jericho Beach. The Burn and the special edit of Valhalla give the audience their powder skiing fix this year. I am Red is a 4 min. environmental message from the Colorado River. Kayaking Free Kayaking got a laugh from this year’s tour hosts. Not Bad has some radical riding and will be introduced by filmmaker Colin Jones. Ten films totalling 137 minutes, $18 online or $20 at the door. Click above for quick link to PayPal page.