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About the GMMC

The Grant MacEwan Mountain Club was founded in 1978 by a small group of people interested in outdoor activity, particularly in the mountains. The club is named after the Honourable J.W. Grant MacEwan, a former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, in recognition of his deep regard for the wilderness of Alberta.

The club averages around 200 members. There are no special prerequisites to join, and there are activities available for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced.

The GMMC offers a wide range of trips throughout the year, as well as courses, workshops and social events. Trip leaders are volunteers from within the club. 

There is a strong emphasis on safety, and some trips require the completion of specific courses, such as AST1, in order to participate. Participants are required to sign a waiver and assumption of risk agreement for each trip.

Members are responsible for assessing their own ability level and choosing trips accordingly.

We have a focus on respect and concern for the natural environment.

  • The Grant MacEwan Mountain Club is a member of the Alberta Hiking Association and the Alpine Club of Canada.
  • The Club is not a commercial enterprise and does not offer guided trips.
  • The club is managed by dedicated volunteers, and is not affiliated with MacEwan University.


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