Welcome to the Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Island Section.
Founded in 1912, our Section offers a wide range of mountain-related activities, from local hikes to challenging climbs in the Vancouver Island mountains, Coast ranges, Rockies and beyond. These trips are all listed in our schedule, which is provided for up to six months and updated regularly. We also put on summer hiking/climbing camps and winter ski/snowshoe camps, and offer a number of subsidized mountain education courses and workshops, including ice axe handling, crevasse rescue, avalanche safety, and introductory mountaineering. We have a monthly newsletter, the Island Bushwhacker, and we put on monthly social events with slideshow presentations on mountain-related topics.
You don't have to be an experienced climber to join the club - all that's really required is a love of the mountains. If the mountains are an important part of your life, or you would like them to be, there's a place in the club for you!
June 13. Members' Slideshow. Open to any member who wishes to show some photos of a recent trip (in the past year). There is room for 3 different members to show pictures for 15-20 minutes. Please limit the number of photos to less than 50. Please contact Peggy (
) if you wish to participate. If you have not presented before this is a wonderful opportunity to do a shorter, more casual presentation! Swan Lake Nature Centre, doors open 7:00, show at 7:30.
For more information, see our Schedule and Evening Events pages.
For Your Interest
VISTA is searching for new directors. if you are interested please see this document. They are looking for a trail boss to work on the west section of the Tuck Lake trail and adjacent connection to the Alberni Canal trails. More information can be found in this document.
Island Bushwhacker Index is now online; search for articles on ski trips or climbing areas or articles by your favourite ACCVI author.
All the pictures from our 2012 photo contest are now on our Photo Gallery web page and displayed randomly on this page.
ACCVI is now on Facebook! Check out the ACCVI Facebook Group.
Courses and workshops
2013 Mountaineering courses, Avalanche Skills training, Wilderness first aid and many others are now available. Please check our Educational pages.