Annual Events are the backbone of our section.  Not only do they provide a way for members to meet, they also provide a great way for the public to determine who we are and what we do. 

Annual Ice Climbing Opener

2019 Date/Location: TBD

Getting up your first ice climb can be very intimidating, made even more challenging by the chore of finding a willing partner.  For over a decade, local climbers have congregated early winter, braving unpredictable chinooks, to drop top ropes and enjoy BBQ burgers.  This year we will be having the ice opener at Jensen's Reservoir due to the Waterton Fires this summer.  Jensen's has long been known as a great location for beginners or those wanting to warm up for the ice season.  

-open to Alpine club members. 

-Great event to try ice climbing for the first time or just come watch and visit with other members. 

-What to bring: 

  • hard sole hiking boots, ski boots or climbing boots.
  • Helmet (if you have one)
  • Harness (if you have one)
  • Warm clothing
  • Ice tools/axes (if you have them)
  • Extra Ice tools, harnesses, and helmets will be available if needed.   

Annual Tick Festival

2018 Dates to be announced

Spring climbing and scrambling festival held down in Waterton National Park. 


Tick Fest gives you a chance to brush up your technical skills in a relaxed social atmosphere. There are lots of different trip options: top-rope cragging, multi-pitch rock climbing, scrambling, and hiking.  

The Tick Fest is a great event, especially if you're new to the area, interesting in meeting partners or keen on exploring the relatively unknown routes in the Park.  The evening BBQ and morning breakfast are always a hit.

-Open to Alpine Club members

-Dinner/Breakfast open to non-members as well.

-No experience needed.  There will be activities for all. 

-Registration required.


Please follow us on facebook for updates on this event and future club events.  Hope to see you there! 

Annual General Meeting

This is a chance for members to provide input to the section's strategic plans. The AGM is held just before the Fall film fest. 

-open to the general public

-voting requires active membership

-no registration necessary

-dates to be announced.