Originally formed as the Whistler Alpine Club by a number of local Whistler enthusiasts, the WAC became a section of the Alpine Club of Canada in an effort to combine with a national organization dedicated to human–powered outdoor pursuits in general and mountain-based activities.
The club’s goal is to unite outdoor enthusiasts who share a common interest in non-mechanized mountain activities in the Whistler Area. Since Whistler is a community with significant population dynamics, the club helps to connect people, regardless of how long they have been in Whistler.
We organize outdoor activities and programs to improve technical, safety and leadership skills. Members can meet at our monthly meetings (posted on our website’s calendar) or at one of the social events that we organize. We also commit to help promote environmental friendly behaviors through the national club by investing in eco-funds, funding other eco-organizations and organizing eco-awareness activities. We are also active with other associations involving trail and climbing area maintenance and are constantly involved on the negotiation front to keep access to existing climbing and touring areas and to open new areas.
Our trip leaders are generally volunteers, and all participants on trips will be required to sign a waiver provided by the national club. Depending on the year and the number of qualified leaders available, we have had over 90 trips head out in a winter season, bearing in mind that a winter season can be nine months long!
See you out there,
ACC Whistler crew