Events & Trips

Reel Rock 17

The Event The Reel Rock film festival is coming to Regina on Saturday 21 October at 6:30 pm (doors at 6 pm) at the University of Regina's College Avenue Campus (room CB 139). There is no charge to park in the lot behind the building! Tickets to this awesome climbing-focused film festival will be $10 […]


Annual General Meeting

Bushwakker's Pub 2206 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK, Canada

The Annual General Meeting for the Great Plains Section of the Alpine Club of Canada will occur on 4 November 2023 at 7 pm (social and dinner at 6 pm) in the Arizona Room of Bushwakker Brewpub (2206 Dewdney Ave). The agenda will include the election of the Section Executive, a review of the past […]


Winter Members Night

Regina Climbing Centre , Canada

Calling all Great Plains Section ACC members Come build skills and friendships in the "Great Indoors"! We'll have lots going on. Try a different belay device. Practice building and cleaning anchors. Pull on some ice tools. Hang out with your ACC peeps and make merry! Join us from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Regina […]

“Almost an AST” Avalanche Awareness instruction

Join Doug Latimer, an ACMG Ski Guide, avalanche professional, and the ACC's Lead Winter Guide, for a pair of three-hour evening Zoom sessions on 15 and 18 January. The Great Plains Section of the ACC recognizes that it is hard for some folks to get out to an actual Avalanche-Canada-approved Avalanche Skills Training (AST) course, […]


Night ski & social

Late start to your riding season have you feeling blue? Need to get in shape for that upcoming alpine ski tour? Want to catch up with your ACC-GPS buds? Join us for a night ski or board at Mission Ridge on Friday 26 January. Night riding starts at 5 pm, and an adult lift ticket […]

March ice climbing trip to Waterton

Waterton Lakes National Park Alberta, Canada

Ice Climbing is rad: it's fundamentally simple but devilishly tricky. This will be the second trip to Waterton for the ACC-GPS, but the first one with people actually going (last year's was mostly cancelled due to bad weather). Participants: 8 climbers Climber Prerequisite: Familiarity with avalanche procedures (will go over a refresher outdoors prior to […]


Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Showtimes, film programs, and advisories: Friday 19 April at 7:00pm: Paintbrush Saturday 20 April at 1:30pm: Fireweed Saturday 20 April at 7:00pm: Arnica Get off the beaten path and explore the edge of believable with captivating stories from the 48th Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival. Stand on the highest peaks, ski the steepest slopes, […]


Intro to map & compass skills

The Saskatchewan Orienteering Association and the Great Plains Section have collaborated to present a day of map and compass skill building. Join us on 8 June from 10 am to 2 pm. Introductory Map & Compass Navigation Clinic Location: White Butte Trails near Regina, featuring both classroom instruction at the ski shelter and hands-on practical […]


June Bow Valley climbing trip (trip full)

Kick off your 2024 climbing season with us! We're heading to the Bow Valley from 14 to 17 June (climbing on 15 and 16 June). Beginners with some gym climbing experience (but not necessarily outdoor experience) are welcome. A signed waiver will be required for each participant. Please note that the trip is weather-dependent and […]


July David Thompson family climbing trip (trip full)

Join the first-ever Great Plains Section family climbing trip! We'll spend 12 to 15 July in the David Thompson corridor (climbing on 13 and 14 July). This trip is for families with children of any age. We'll have climbing options in every grade range. The trip organizer will discuss the approaches and climbing areas with […]

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Trip Info & Guidelines

Guidelines For Trip Participants

All trips listed in the Great Plains Section’s trip schedule are coordinated by amateur volunteer hikers, skiers and climbers. When on a trip, participants must act in a manner that is safe and responsible and participants are expected to bring the equipment requested by the trip organizer. Participants should find out the requirements and demands of the trip well in advance by asking the organizer and researching the trip in guidebooks and other literature. You must be a member of the Great Plains Section of the Alpine Club of Canada to join a trip.

Further guidelines for participants
  • Be prepared to complete a Release of Liability (Waiver). Waiver Form
  • You must be a member of the Great Plains Section of the Alpine Club of Canada to join a trip.
  • Sign up for trips that will challenge you, but are not beyond your abilities. If unsure, ask the trip organizer and tell them your experience and fitness level. People inexperienced in the mountains should start with easier trips.
  • Learn about the trip before you attend (which route, number of kilometers, amount of vertical gain/loss, type of terrain, length of day, etc.).
  • Give as much notice as possible to the trip organizer if you are unable to go on the trip. There are often waiting lists of other members who would like to go. If you do not provide enough notice of cancellation for your spot to be filled, your trip deposit will not be refunded.
  • Ensure that you have the right equipment and that it is in good repair.
  • For winter trips, ensure that you are using a digital avalanche transceiver and that it is in good working order. Single antenna/analog transceivers are not acceptable.
  • Bring your helmet on all moderate and difficult scrambles and all climbing trips. Leaders may ask you to bring your helmet on certain ski trips as well.
  • Be prepared to contribute to the trip and carry part of the group gear (ropes, etc.).
Personal Insurance
In addition to the liability coverage that the ACC provides for its members when they are participating in ACC activities, the ACC sells, through TuGoTM Travel Insurance, personal insurance for trips.

As a broker for TuGo, the ACC offers Emergency Medical Insurance, Trip Cancellation Insurance, Baggage Insurance and more. These policies are available to all Canadians travelling outside their home province within Canada as well as internationally.

If you require medical attention while you’re traveling outside of your home province, or outside of Canada, your provincial health care plan may not cover you. The ACC’s trip insurance covers air ambulance, emergency medical and many other medical expenses. Climbing, skiing and other backcountry accidents are not exempted (as they are with many insurers).

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