The benefits of membership in the Edmonton Section of the Alpine Club of Canada include:
Monthly meetings featuring slides or guest speakers are scheduled for the third Tuesday
of each month (excluding June to August and December). They are currently held in
the Strathcona Centre for the Performing Arts at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend
the meetings which are a great place to find out more about the club, meet some people
and find out what is going on.
The section conducts two socials each year. The first is our section BBQ held in
June and the second is our Photo Contest / Wine & Cheese held in November. The section
BBQ is our final club event before the summer break and always proves to be a great
place for planning some summer adventure. The Photo Contest / Wine & Cheese is a
cherished opportunity to share our adventures through photos and maybe win a prize
in the process.
The BREEZE is our monthly newsletter which keeps our members up to date on section
activities, meetings, news, as well a providing a forum for members to report on
recent trips and mountain adventures.
Trips are the heart and soul of the club. The section publishes a summary of all
section trips, courses, and camps in our Summer and Winter schedules, which are published
in The BREEZE and on our web site. The offerings any given year depend on the needs
of our members, and the availability of volunteer leaders. Section trips are volunteer
led, so participants must be self-sufficient. The trip leader will be happy to let
you know the equipment and skills required for a trip. If there is something you
would like to see offered, let us know.
Within the section, members can acquire new skills through courses and trips. Beginners
can learn the basics of mountaineering, mountain travel, and safely, through our
Summer and Winter in the Mountain courses which include weekday evening lectures
and weekend practical training. Regular courses are held on more advanced topics,
such as rescue, avalanche, first-aid, rock, ice, alpine & ski leadership and more.
The skills developed in these programs and through your participation in section
trips will enable you to organize, lead, and enjoy personal or section trips and
The Edmonton Section is a steward of the Whitehorse Wildland Park (Cardinal Divide
Natural Area). This is a 65 sq km area bordering Jasper National Park in the northern
front ranges of the Rockies. The section maintains an environmental committee to
help protect the mountain environment we all enjoy and always welcomes new members.
Several sporting goods stores (Track’n’Trail, Campers Village, and others) in Edmonton
will offer ACC members a discount on merchandise. Make sure to have your membership
with you in order to enjoy these discounts.
The Edmonton Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is made of everyday folk that share
a common love for the outdoors and most especially the mountains. Whether it’s hiking,
backpacking, scrambling, mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, cross-country
skiing or ski touring, we have an adventure to fit your level of expertise from absolute
beginners to hard core experts. Singles, couples and families too, we welcome and
encourage all to share in our passion.