About ACC Montreal

What is the Alpin Club of Canada, Montreal Section?

The club in a few words:

  • Approximately 500 members who share a common passion for the outdoors!
  • Social events in pubs, annual BBQ at our Keene Hut, slide show presentations and much more.
  • Mountain sport activities including hiking, climbing, skiing and mountaineering.
  • Courses and Workshops to learn new sports and improve your skills.
  • Huts and campground in the Adirondack mountains (New York, USA) and the Canadian Rockies.
  • Volunteering to preserve the environments and access to outdoor ski and hiking trails, climbing sites.
  • Newsletters with news, stories, photos and other useful information.
  • Mountain Adventures - trips and camps from the Montreal section and the National club.

The club's goal is to unite outdoor enthusiasts in Quebec who share a common interest for mountain activities. Becoming a member of the ACC’s Montreal Section is to be part of a family of other likeminded outdoor enthusiasts. You will find people of all experience levels with whom you can share your pursuit of climbing, hiking, skiing, etc., with the more experienced members always willing to share their knowledge with others.

We organize outdoor activities and courses to improve technical, safety and leadership skills. Members can meet at one of the many social events or while enjoying the Club's facilities in the Adirondacks. We also commit to help promote environmentally friendly behaviors by investing in eco-funds, funding other eco-organizations and organizing eco-awareness activities. We also actively assist other associations with the maintenance of trails and climbing areas and also on the negotiation front ensuring access to them and opening new ones.

Financially, prices for membership are very competitive as compared to other groups. There is only an annual fee for membership, so the more you participate the less the cost of your membership per use. Members of the ACC also organize car pooling which can also reduce the cost of your transportation.

The above link will redirect you to the membership section of the National web site of the Alpine Club of Canada. If you encounter issues, please register by phone by calling 1 (888) 269-3299.

Vision

Preserving, practicing and promoting Canadian mountain culture and self-propelled alpine pursuits.

Mission

The Alpine Club of Canada fosters alpine/outdoor experiences, knowledge and culture; promotes responsible access; and supports excellence in alpine leadership and skills.

This is accomplished:

  • By providing access to local huts and lodges which serve as bases for year-round outdoor activities.
  • By bringing members of similar interests together through outings, socials and courses. These activities allow our members to recreate safely, responsibly and enjoyably, to develop their technical and leadership skills, and to learn from others.
  • By exchanging information and maintaining good working relationships with other sections, clubs, organizations and authorities who affect or share our interests.
  • By providing opportunities to volunteer in a wide variety of areas ranging from Montreal Section Management & Activities, to Environmental Advocacy and Trail Maintenance.

ACC Member Advantages

Membership in the Montreal Section also includes all the member advantages and benefits of the Alpine Club Of Canada’s national organization, and numerous local benefits from retailers and service suppliers right from around the Montreal area.

ACC National Level Benefits is fully described on the website at CAC:

  • Preferred access to ACC Mountain Adventures
  • Travel insurance
  • ACC publications
  • Reduced rates at the Canmore Cubhouse

ACC Montreal Section Benefits:

Outings Course, Accomodation and Leaders:

  • Subsidies for attendance at Section Camps
  • Initiations to outdoor climbing, orienteering, mountaineering, including limited availability for novices
  • Special rate at Keene Farm in Adirondacks
  • Courses subsidized in return for organizing outings (Wilderness First Aid, mountaineering, climbing, climbing instructor, avalanches)

Our partners:

  • 10% discount on purchases at Happy Yak
  • 1% refund on yearly ses plus options on repurchase
  • Consulting service for multiday trip food preparation
  • At Montreal (Sherbrooke West Street in Westmount) and South Shore (at Quartier Dix30 at Brossard)
  • The North Face Au Sommet Montreal Store Facebook page
  • 10% discount for members
  • Invitations to VIP events TNF Althlete Speaker Series
  • 4519, rue Papineau à Montréal
  • 10% discount at Zero Gravity climbing gym (escalade and yoga session)
  • Does not apply to courses, special events and workshop yoga
  • 15% Discount, in store, on equipment at regular price
  • Exclude bicycle, boats, GPS and GPS watch, climbing equipment, gift cards and shop and rental service
  • The discount effect on presentation of your ACC membership card and a photo ID
  • More details on agreement
  • 10% Discount on mountaineering equipment at regular price
  • No fee access for climbing and hiking
  • Wilderness First Aid training at reduced rates