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On the Land

Alpine Club of Canada
The Alpine Club of Canada is Canada's national mountaineering organization.  Based in Canmore, Alberta,  the A.C.C. has been a focal point for Canadian mountaineers since 1906.  With local sections across Canada, membership in the Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (U.I.A.A.), and an extensive system of alpine and backcountry huts throughout the Canadian Rockies, the A.C.C. has grown from its early inception into a full-fledged mountaineering organization with a strong foundation of volunteer, professional and corporate support.

Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Island Section
The Vancouver Island branch of the Alpine Club of Canada based in Victoria.

BC Alpine Ski Association

British Columbia Mountaineering Club
The BCMC was established in 1912 and has about 500 members.The Club organizes 2 or 3 mountaineering trips every weekend, as well as at least one climbing and one ski camp a year. The Club also conducts an introductory mountaineering course in the winter and in the summer, is active in environmental concerns, produces a monthly publication is mailed to members, and every two years the club publishes "The BC Mountaineer". The club meets at the ANZA club, (#3 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver BC), on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm (except July, August and September). The meeting in September is in the Floral Hall at Van Dusen Gardens, (W 37th and Oak.) also at 7:30pm. Meetings are open to everybody.

Strathcona Nordics
The Strathcona Nordics are Vancouver Island’s Cross Country Ski Club. Our activities are based at Mt Washington near Courtenay, B.C. We are a not for profit society dedicated to skier development and the promotion of the sport of cross country skiing for fun, fitness, recreation and health. We are also working to improve the infrastructure and facilities and for cross country skiers on Vancouver Island. Our long-term goal is to send skiers and officials from Vancouver Island to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

Victoria Alpine Ski Club
The club has been running for over 20 years and has provided a resource in the greater Victoria Area for Alpine Skiing. Evolution of the club has now moved to promote all skiing, and snowboarding. In the off season we are very active with hiking, biking that covers day trips up to multi-week trips. Many members are involved in other sporting activities, outside the club to keep fit and active. Our club has a very social component to keep that year round connection among the membership. for more information contact Sarah Innes at

On the water

Komox Valley Paddlers Club
We are a group of between 50-75 members who paddle kayaks and canoes all over Vancouver Island, spending most of our time on the ocean. We have monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month at the Comox Recreation Centre, 1855 Noel Ave., Comox, BC at 7:00 pm. After daylight savings we have our meetings at a paddling site that members are notified of each month. We plan trips and events that have included: hosting the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association Spring Meet; Regattas; Learn to Paddle Days and Women's Trips, ocean trips to the West Coast of VI Island and the mainland. We are very familiar with the places to paddle, freshwater and salt, in the Comox Valley region. Newsletters are available at: Mountain Meadows Sporting Goods, Valhalla, Comox Valley Kayaks, Tree Island Kayaks, in Courtenay, and Crow's Nest in Comox. For further information: Box 10045, 2064 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 3S5 Contact: Barbara Dobree, (250) 337-8690 tel. (250) 337-8692 fax E-mail:

Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club


SFU Outdoor Club
Simon Fraser University Outdoor Recreation Club members are involved in outdoor sports such as hiking, climbing, kayaking, mountaineering and skiing. Our main purpose is to provide a medium through which people involved in these sports may meet others with similar interests.The club operates an electronic mailing list, the primary means for members to organize trips, swap gear and publicize social events.