The Ottawa Section has approximately 425 members and growing. The nearby Gatineau Hills are the Section’s main playground, offering some great rock and ice climbing, hiking and skiing.

Membership Rates

A $5 discount on the above rates will apply if a Section Membership is purchased at the same time as a National Membership. 

Huts And Other Activities

The Section’s volunteer climbing and hiking leaders organize local trips to the Eardley Escarpment in the Gatineaus, as well as weekend trips to the Adirondacks, the Laurentians and to the Toronto Section cabin at Bon Echo. Less frequent trips are made to the Shawanagunks in New York State and to the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

Each summer the Section also organizes summer camps in the Rocky and Selkirk mountains, based in the ACC’s mountain huts. These include general camps suited to both hikers and climbers, as well as mountaineering camps.

Training courses are offered throughout the year.

Meetings and Socials

Throughout the year a wide range of hiking- and climbing-related courses are offered, including introductory courses for those wanting to try rock and ice climbing. An Events Calendar is posted on the Section’s website.

Trip Schedule

An Events Calendar is posted on the Section’s website.