Updated September 16, 2021

ACC Coronavirus information

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation through Health Canada and we are following their suggested precautions. As the situation continues to evolve, we are always considering the best option for the safety of our members, our staff and our community.

ACC National Office

The ACC National Office at the Canmore Clubhouse is closed to outside traffic at this time. We are answering phone calls between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm everyday.

ACC Facilities

Update September 16, 2021: The Alpine Club of Canada will be implementing the Alberta Government’s Restriction Exemption Program at the Canmore Clubhouse Hostel.

As per the Alberta Government’s restrictions:

Effective September 16 to September 20:
  • All Clubhouse guests are limited to parties comprised of two households with a maximum of 10 people total.
  • All unvaccinated guests are limited to one household per party.
Effective September 20:
  • All Clubhouse guests must show proof of vaccination, proof of negative rapid COVID test result, or documentation of a medical exemption (applies to guests 12 yrs old and up).

We will be updating this information as more details are are announced by the provincial government.

For more information, please refer to Alberta COVID Public Health Actions website .

Update June 2, 2021: Please see our COVID safety plans for ACC backcountry huts: Update November 25, 2020: All guests with bookings at ACC huts are encouraged to read the latest provincial health regulations:

Update November 17, 2020: ACC huts are open for booking winter 2020/21. Please note:
  • No hut reservations have been cancelled at this time.
  • Should the ACC close facilities (for example due to a future COVID-19 outbreak), booked parties will be offered a full refund.
  • Parties that cancel their hut bookings with more than 24 hours notice will be offered a 100% credit for future hut bookings.

Update June 12, 2020: ACC huts are open for booking with a new model for summer 2020. See our Hut Bookings page for a list of huts, open dates and rates.

ACC Adventures

Guided courses and adventures are going ahead under current Covid protocols. Please visit individual program webpages for more information at https://adventures.alpineclubofcanada.ca/web/

Other Services

The following services have been suspended
  • In-person visits and appointments at the National Office.
The following services will remain operational
  • Membership services including new memberships and renewals
  • 2022 ski weeks lotteries
  • All ACC publications and messaging including:
    • 2020 Canadian Alpine Journal
    • 2019 Annual Report
    • 2020 State of the Mountains Report
    • Gazette magazine
    • Dispatch newsletter
    • ACC social media channels
Our staff will continue working remotely and you can reach us here


The Annual General Meeting originally scheduled for May 24 in Canmore has been postponed to autumn, 2020.
The annual Mountain Guides Ball originally scheduled for October 30 in Banff has been cancelled.

We wish you and your families good health in these difficult times and we look forward to seeing you in the mountains in the near future.