About the Club

The Okanagan Section was created in 1996 to provide a meeting ground for Okanagan residents interested in outdoor recreation in a mountain setting. With access to the Skaha Bluffs, the Cascades, the Coast Range, the Cariboos, the Monashees, the Valhallas, and the Selkirks, the Okanagan provides opportunities for a wide variety of activities. Our members are active in rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, hiking, mountaineering, glacier travel, mountain biking, nordic skiing, alpine touring, telemark skiing, ski mountaineering, and snowshoeing. Anyone seeking an encounter with nature, challenge, friendship, learning, and fun through such activities is invited to join us.

The Okanagan Section is part of the Alpine Club of Canada. A significant player on the Canadian mountaineering stage since 1906, the Alpine Club of Canada provides an enormous range of benefits and services to its members. We’ve been passionate about climbing, hiking and skiing in alpine environments for over 100 years. Everyone is welcome. The Alpine Club of Canada consists of the National Headquarters located in Canmore Alberta along with 25 local sections across the country from Newfoundland and Labrador to Vancouver Island and the Yukon. When you join the ACC you can choose a local section to be affiliated with, such as the Okanagan Section. There are many advantages to membership in the ACC and the Okanagan Section.

Membership in the Alpine Club of Canada is open to everyone, regardless of their level of mountain experience. You do not need to have any previous experience in the outdoors in order to join the club. Many people join the club to learn how to climb or travel in the backcountry, or even just to spend more time in the mountains. New members who already have strong outdoor skills will also find themselves in excellent company.

To learn more about membership in the ACC and the Okanagan Section, Click Here.