Alpine Club of Canada

The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC ) is a company incorporated in Winnipeg in 1906 alpine association in Canada. In contrast to the British Alpine Club women were at the Canadian ACC from the beginning admitted as members. Today, the ACC has about 7000 members and is composed of 22 regional sections, two of which are French-speaking. He is a member of the international Alpinist Association Union Internationale des Associations d' Alpinisme, operates since 1927 in the Canadian Rocky Mountains 28 shelters and bivouacs and is a participant in the Canadian Alpine Centre in Lake Louise. The Association office is located since 1980 in Canmore, Alberta.


Efforts to establish an established British-style Alpine Club in Canada, there were already in the 19th century. The driving force was Arthur Oliver Wheeler (1860-1945), who accepted the offer of the American Alpine Club, initially to establish a branch in Canada. With the help of journalist and mountaineer John Wesley Dafoe (1866-1944) of the Manitoba Free Press succeeded in the idea of ​​a separate Canadian Alpine Club to make it popular. Received assistance Wheeler in 1905 by journalist Elizabeth Parker ( 1856-1944 ), the author of numerous articles on the subject. At the inaugural event Wheeler was elected chairman and Parker to the first secretary.


The Alpine Club of Canada brings out since 1907, published annually in July, Canadian Alpine Journal, 2011 came out of the 94th band.