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About the section

With the Canadian Rockies at their back door, members of the Rocky Mountain Section participate in a wide range of activities all year round. Whether it's hiking, scrambling, rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, cross-country ski or ski touring, the Alpine Club of Canada's Rocky Mountain Section has it all !

Mission statement

Our mission is to provide Rocky Mountain Section members and potential members the opportunity to learn about and participate in alpine and mountaineering related activities in as safe a manner as possible while supporting the goals of the National Alpine Club of Canada, which are as follows:

  • VISION: Preserving, practicing and promoting Canadian mountain culture and self-propelled alpine pursuits.
  • MISSION: The Alpine Club of Canada fosters alpine experiences, knowledge and culture; promotes responsible access; and supports excellence in alpine leadership and skills.
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Alberta Sport, Recreation Parks and Wildlife Foundation (ASRPWF) contributes a substantial amount to support the publication of the Blizzard, in-house volunteer training courses, and the annual Volunteer Appreciation Supper.

The Blizzard, our newsletter

The Blizzard is our section newsletter and is published twice per year.
It will bring to you summer and winter activity schedules, exciting trip reports, interviews with mountain people and other happenings of interest to members.
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The Section offers a wide range of day trips and week-long camps as well as introductory courses in backcountry travel and avalanche awareness.

Become a trip leader and enjoy discounts available on commercial and special courses offered to trip leaders only.

Monthly meetings

The Board of Directors of the RMS usually meet monthly in Canmore, AB.
All interested Members and guests are invited to attend, meet the Board, and offer their input on Section issues.
However, only members of the Board of Directors can vote on motions at these meetings.
If you would like to attend, please contact the RMS Chair Monte Johnston - (250) 421-4508 - to obtain the next time and location of the meeting.
Social meetings are held regularly and advertised on the Events page.
Meet other members and hear some interesting talks!

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section is held in October or November of each year.
The time, date and location are advertised in the monthly newsletter and on the website.
Annual reports are presented by the Chair, Treasurer, and other members of the Board.
The matters specified in the meeting notice are voted.
The new Executive is elected by the Membership.
All Members of the Rocky Mountain Section are invited to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting.
A quorum of 20 Members is required at General Meetings.

Alpine Club of Canada - Rocky Mountain Section

Alpine Club of Canada - Rocky Mountain Section

Alpine Club of Canada - Rocky Mountain Section

Alpine Club of Canada - Rocky Mountain Section