Thank you for offering your time and skills. The Vancouver Island section of the Alpine Club of Canada depends on its volunteer leaders and greatly appreciates them.

The section believes in less structured leadership program, with a minimum of rules and the expectation that participants in club activities will take responsibility for their own safety and that of the group. However we also wish to recognize the important role that leaders play and to support them in any way we can. To that end we are developing a leader recognition program as well as providing subsidies for relevant course.

These resources have evolved from the following question: “How do we, as a club, working within the present and evolving legal and political climate, continue our efforts to provide safe and enjoyable climbing and mountaineering outings with more or less loose organization around volunteer leaders?”

Leader Tips and Resources

Trip Checklist

Mentor Program

Leader Recognition Program


Incident Reporting

In the event of an accident on any ACC-sponsored activity, it is essential that the ACC National Office be notified.


ACC Trip Policies

The following policies apply to all ACC trips and outings: