The 30th Annual Mountain Guides Ball

The Mountain Guides Ball is an annual gala event of The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) that brings together the mountain community to celebrate our mountain culture and raise funds for the ACC’s Environment Fund.

Each year, a Patron is honoured for their contribution to our mountain community and new mountain guides are awarded their UIAGM pins. The Rimrock in Banff serves up a gourmet dinner with wine and the evening’s final hours are spent socializing and dancing.

2019 MGB Patron: John Baldwin

Coast Mountain ski explorer, mountaineer and author John Baldwin – Patron of the 2019 Mountain Guides Ball.

Over the past 40 years John Baldwin has completed hundreds of first ascents and pioneered many long ski traverses in the Coast Mountains, often to remote areas that have rarely been seen or photographed.

He has shared his passion for mountains and wilderness through three editions of his ski touring guidebook, Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis, two photography books and four maps for backcountry skiing.

The motivation for his writing and photography is to inspire others to discover and connect with the intense beauty of our mountain wilderness, as in his latest work Soul of Wilderness, with his wife Linda Bily.

Join us at the 30th Annual MGB as we celebrate John’s contribution to our Canadian mountain community.

2019 Silent Auction


We're on a mission. We're committed to building the ACC's Environment Fund to increase investments in mountain conservation.

100% of proceeds from the Summit Bid Auction are directed to the ACC’s Environment Fund.

We recognize that access to the mountains obligates us to understand and protect these unique environments. We are committed to stewardship of the areas in which we recreate and to leadership in their preservation and protection. Your auction bids directly fund this legacy of environmental improvement and we thank you for your support! At the 2018 Mountain Guides Ball, the Summit Bid raised over $62,000 for the Environment Fund.

Learn more about how you can support our Environment Fund.

Donate to the Environment Fund

Buy Tickets ($115)

2019 Evening Program

Saturday, October 19, 2019


4:00 pm – Slideshow Presentation

3:00 pm – The Summit Bid Auction Display

Silent auction art, gear and experiences will be displayed

4:30 pm – Cocktails

6:30 pm – Seating for Dinner

9:15 pm – The Summit Bid auction ends after the final speech

10:00 pm – Dancing to Live DJ

2019 Dinner Menu

• Fresh Tarragon Pesto

• Ripe Tomato & Marinade Bocconcini Salad - nested on greens, white balsamic reduction, chiffonade of fresh basil

• Entrecôte of Alberta New York Steak - fresh herb & bone marrow crust, brandy peppercorn sauce, crispy roast potato & seasonal vegetables

Entrée (Vegetarian)
• Vegetable Pappardelle - spinach & crusted cashew nuts, pepper coulis, wild mushroom bruschetta

• Black Currant Cheesecake - raspberry chantilly cream, mango coulis

Room Bookings

Mention the 2019 Mountain Guides Ball to get the following rate on pre-booked rooms at the Rimrock:

$198, Standard 2 Queen
• (4) adults per room
• triple and quadruple accommodation is available at an additional $25 per person, per day

The 2019 Mountain Guides Ball IS sponsored in part by:

Event Sponsor:
Event Partners:

Event Supporters:

We had a great time at the 29th annual Mountain Guides Ball

If you missed last year, check out these photos from Adrienne Marie Photography

We thank everyone who made the 2018 MGB possible!