Membership Details

Membership Annual Rates

Basic annual membership dues for the Okanagan section are:

Single: $47
Family: $78
Youth: $37 (19 and under)

Membership Benefits

As an ACC member of the Okanagan section, the benefits include:

  • Opportunities to build life-long friendships with like minded individuals
  • Member of the Okanagan Section email distribution list advertising additional trips and events
  • Invitation to join the fun at social events
  • Monthly meetings with excellent and entertaining slide shows
  • Join mountaineering, climbing, ice climbing, hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, back country skiing trips
  • First dibs on local day and overnight trips, at all skill and energy levels
  • Local 1 or 2 week-long summer/winter camps, generally low-cost and self-supported
  • National trips and camps, in the Rockies, Selkirks, and Purcells and around the World, of moderate cost with cook, guides and equipment provided
  • Day and overnight trips organized by the 25 local sections across the country from Newfoundland and Labrador to Vancouver Island and the Yukon
  • Increased knowledge through training in leadership and technical skills through skill-building workshops and courses at both the Section and National level
  • Liability insurance coverage on all advertised ACC activities

Publications include:

  • “The Gazette”, 3 issues of the National newsletter per year with articles on mountaineering current events, history, ethics, safety, conservation and more
  • “The Canadian Alpine Journal”, the annual record of major mountaineering achievements in Canada and by Canadians (optionally available at a low member price)

Low-cost accommodation:

  • The Alpine Club of Canada also operates the largest system of backcountry huts in North America. There are over two dozen huts owned and/or managed by the ACC that are located throughout the mountains of Alberta and British Columbia as well as one in Ontario. Our backcountry huts were built to serve the hiking and mountaineering community to provide overnight accommodation ranging from easy access to remote mountain locations. These facilities are a wonderful spot for a relaxing weekend or a great staging point for many mountaineering adventures. In addition, our Clubhouse in Canmore has accommodation for 30 people, plus a group cabin with space for 15 more people. The Canadian Alpine Centre in Lake Louise, with couples and family rooms, is very popular.
  • To view the ACC Huts on line Visit

As an ACC member you have access to:

  • ACC main club huts
  • huts throughout Europe, as a member of the Union International Des Associations D’Alpinisme (UIAA)
  • the Alpine Club of Canada’s own clubhouse in Canmore, Alberta
  • the fabulous Canadian Alpine Centre at Lake Louise, Alberta

A voice in access and environment issues:

  • The Okanagan section and the Alpine Club of Canada are committed to preserving alpine environments and to protecting access to those environments and other important climbing areas

Sponsorship of cultural events:

  • Banff Mountain Film and Book Festivals
  • Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

For more details on membership benefits visit ACC National

The National website is at

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