About Us

Who We Are

The ACC is a not-for-profit volunteer group, dedicated to self-propelled mountain activities. We strive to build and support a thriving mountain community and all associated activities. This includes facilitating mountain trips, related courses, and lobbying to preserve our mountains and maintain access to them in a responsible way. The word “Alpine” has been interpreted in a broad sense and is meant to include the entire mountain environment, from valley bottom to the top of the highest peak. Our members ski, rock climb, ice climb, hike, scramble, mountaineer, train, tell stories, take pictures and BBQ. If it involves the mountains, we are interested. 

All section meetings are open to ACC members and guests, as well as non-members. Also, please have a look at our online Event Schedule (linked to from our main page: https://www.acccalgary.ca/) for a listing of our year-round trips lead by our group of experienced volunteers.

If you would like more information or help with our club, please send us a message and we will try and help you out as soon as we can.


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Reasons To Join


Participate in club activities year round, ranging from rock-climbing days at local crags to mountaineering expeditions and summer and section camps.  In the winter, section trips explore the many ice-climbing and back-country ski areas within a day’s drive of Calgary.


Meet other mountaineers, scramblers, climbers and skiers at regular monthly meetings, evenings at a local climbing wall or crag, and many other social gatherings on the section’s annual calendar.


Learn and hone your mountaineering craft through participation in professionally instructed courses (at discounted rates) sponsored by the section and on section trips led by volunteer trip co-ordinators.

Benefits Of A Membership

As a member of the Calgary section, you’ll automatically become a member of the national club, The Alpine Club of Canada. Here are some of the benefits of your National membership:

  • Participation in National Club’s ski and climbing camps in Western Canada
  • The National Club’s quaterly newsletter, The Gazette
  • The annual Canadian Alpine Journal, one of the world’s best alpine journals at preferential rates
  • Members’ rates at the club’s hostel, The Canadian Alpine Centre in Lake Louise, Alberta
  • UIAA affiliation
  • Liability insurance for club events
  • Advance booking privileges and members’ rates at the National Club’s extensive alpine hut system in the Canadian Rockies, including the Canmore Clubhouse.