Alpine Club Of Canada - Thunder Bay Section
Events Calendar
ACC Members Only: Scheduled events are for MEMBERS ONLY who have completed the waiver form (must be signed by parent or guardian if under 18) and met the trip leader’s requirements. You can join online at or by filling out a membership form, and paying in full, when you sign up or show up for the event.

Sign Up Early: Call early to be listed if participating (no later than the Wed. before a weekend event, before 9 p.m. – or much earlier for popular events like our Women’s Clinics) or if you are willing help lead the trip. Member participation in section events is at the discretion of trip leaders and members must meet trip leaders’ requirements.

Difficulty Levels:
  • Beginner – means you have no or next to no experience with climbing, and have no gear or knowledge of basic safety techniques and procedures. All technical equipment (helmets, harnesses, ice tools, etc.), except shoes/boots, is provided on beginner outings, and the emphasis is on learning and having lots of fun. You just need to bring enthusiasm and a safe attitude.
  • Intermediate – means you have your own basic technical gear (helmet, harness, belay/rappel devices, shoes/boots, tools/crampons), as well as basic self-sufficiency skills (belaying a toprope or lead climber, rappelling safely with a back-up). You are willing to be a first-class second – help set up and tear down climbs and hump gear, and assist trip leaders where possible.
  • Advanced – means you are proficient with most basic/intermediate climbing skills, have all your own gear, and are okay with assuming responsibility for yourself and other event participants. You should plan to sign up for advanced events with your partner, and be prepared to do your fair share of work to make the event happen.
Note: Events may not run due to poor weather, or lack of participants or volunteer leaders. For event details, contact Frank at 577-7950.
Orient Bay Ice Recce - Intermediate

 Recent reports posted on FB suggest Orient Bay area ice is shaping up, so we'll do a recce of the corridor. You must have your own basic ice gear and be self sufficient in its use. Club ropes will be available with climbing challenges directly related to who signs up. Only members on the sign-up list will be contacted with details. If you have any trouble signing up or have questions, please contact me asap.

Frank – 

H 807 577-7950

C 807 627-2933

OPEN Ice Climbing
"Open" Ice climbing for all section members. Location and logistics will depend on who signs up and what they are looking for, so please indicate same when you sign up. Those on the list will be contacted. Please let me know if you have any problems signing up or questions. Frank
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

 Sunday, January 28 – Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The annual festival is back at the Community Auditorium with world class films celebrating the spirit of adventure and the mountain theme. Symposium and displays at 6:00 pm, films at 7:00 pm. Door prizes! Tickets (make a great Christmas gift) available now at the auditorium box office, Ticket Express (684-4444) or online from the TBCA site, while they last. 

$15 (plus ticket handling fee). 

Info Frank, 

H 807 577-7950

C 807 627-2933