Canadian Alpine Journal

A Year of Climbing in Canada

Published annually since 1907, The Canadian Alpine Journal (CAJ) is the flagship publication of the ACC. Each year, it is the permanent record of the biggest ascents, finest photography and most inspiring accomplishments. The CAJ is equal parts detailed route descriptions, introspective writing, science and humour.

This is our country’s representation of the year’s climbing in all its forms from coast to coast to coast and by Canadians abroad.

The CAJ is published in July and is mailed to ACC members who have selected the CAJ upgrade with their membership. 


It is expected that the CAJ represent Canadian climbing coast-to-coast, and that the information in the Journal is current and reflective of the broadest standards of style and ranges of difficulty.

The CAJ, and its legacy to the climbing community, could not happen without each year’s contributors. Our goal is to create the definitive record of Canadian climbing and to make that resource available for generations to come. We gladly accept articles that have been previously published in other periodicals. The CAJ does not pay for words or images.


CAJ Editor
201 Indian Flats Road
PO Box 8040 Station Main
Canmore, AB T1W 2T8
E: [email protected]
T: 403-609-7590


CAJ Archive – coming soon
Back issues of the CAJ (1907 to present) will be made available digitally for research purposes.