Rock Climbing

If you’re new to the area or are just starting climbing, we hope these brief notes will give you a feel for some of the possibilities for rock-climbing in and around Southern Ontario.

Ice Climbing

Ice climbing is a great outdoor adventure. There are great ice climbing spots in Bancroft, Hamilton, Ottawa, and Halton all ready to be climbed.


If you enjoy barreling down a snowy covered hill side or quietly gliding across a freshly groomed trail you can have a great time downhill or cross country skiing. Learn about the best places and how to access them in your backyard!


The ACC Toronto Section annual week-long summer Mountaineering Camp is the key activity in the Mountaineering calendar. The Mountaineering Camp is usually held in Western Canada with either hike-in or helicopter access to an ACC hut or a tent-based accommodation for between 12 to 20 participants, depending upon location in the mountains.

Film Festivals

Each year, the Toronto Section hosts two film festivals during “shoulder season” between the rock climbing and snow/ice activities. In March we host the world tour of The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival. In October we host the Vancouver International Film Festival. Both festivals are a great highlight of outdoor adventure taking you to all corners of the globe.

Adventure Stories

Accepts applications from prospective parents throughout the year and those interested are encouraged to contact the school by way of telephone or e-mail by using the contact form to get information. In order to gain more insight into our program, parents should attend.
a school tour before applying.