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An Update on ACC-YYZ Outdoor Activities

With the recent changes to restrictions in various municipalities, many of our members are wondering if the ACCYYZ will resume running outdoor winter activities in regions where those activities are now permitted. After once again consulting with local public health units in those regions, and out of respect for their requests (as well as those of the Province of Ontario) […]

Bon Echo Call for Committee Members

While summer is a few months away it’s a good time to start planning for (hopefully) getting back to Bon Echo. There’s always a lot to do at the hut and on the property and we know many of you have some great ideas and generously help out with its maintenance and up-keep. In addition to that, this year we […]

Pub Nite Series: ‘Arctic Wandering’ with John Wright – Feb 23rd @ 7:30 pm

Time: Tuesday February 23rd, 7:30 pm.Speaker: John WrightBio: A long time climber, skier, kayaker and general outdoor type, John grew up near Birmingham, England. After gaining a BSc in Geography and being bored out of his mind working in the water industry, his passion for mountaineering led him to join the British Antarctic Survey as a field guide. John overwintered […]

SOIceFest6 – Feb 6 @ 12 pm

The annual South Ontario Ice Fest is this weekend! All events are hosted online – one even featuring our very own section chair, Bryan Thompson! To register for clinics and presentations, please buy a pass in the FestShop. The afternoon section of the festival contains presentations on technique, movement, safety, and leading on ice. The festival contains two evening presentations: […]

Pub Nite Virtual Social Gathering

Immediately following the presentation from our guest speaker, we would like to invite you to join us to a new virtual space hosted by Kumospace. Kumospace is a virtual environment that allows you to move around, and interact with others. Please join us if you are interested in participating in a more interactive virtual social experience. To join, please go […]

Virtual Pub Nite: Susanna Oreskovic – Jan 26, 7:30 pm

Our guest speaker will be Susanna Oreskovic, a member of the ACC Montreal Section and the Canadian EH Society. Susanna will be presenting a slideshow about Phyllis Munday, one of the greatest female mountaineers in Canada’s history. Susanna had the privilege of researching Phyllis Munday in preparation for reenacting her 1926 expedition to the Waddington Range. She is the author […]

An Important Message About ACC-YYZ Outdoor Activities

My fellow outdoor enthusiasts, Since the Coronavirus pandemic began, the ACC-YYZ has worked tirelessly to provide you with the outdoor activities we all love, in a safe and responsible manner that helps limit the spread of COVID-19. It hasn’t been an easy year, and we applaud our members who have found creative ways to get outside and climb, hike, ski, […]

2021 Pub Nite Series

Happy New Year everyone! We are resuming virtual Pub Nites on Zoom. We are also looking for speakers for March, April and May. Please contact Bryan Thompson at: if you have an adventure you would like to share with the rest of us in lockdown! Please join us for the upcoming talks: Time: Tuesday January 26, 7:30 pm. Speaker: Susanna OreskovicBio: Susanna Oreskovic, a […]

We’re (e)-renovating!

Hello all! Kevin here, your new communications, marketing, and membership chair. I’d like to apologize for the delay in communications recently and we’re doing our best to get back up to speed. I’d like to say a few things that are in the works, and also put out an invitation for suggestions. Website Renovation: First and foremost, our website will […]

Ice Climbing Clinics @ Tiffany Falls

Starting January 3rd 2021 to March 7th 2021, ACC hosts ice climbing clinics every Saturday – weather permitted of course. This is an ice climbing and mixed climbing clinic for people of all levels of ability. We review equipment, technique, gear placement, anchors, and safety protocols. See the events page for details on the Ice Climbing Clinics. Please be aware, […]