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The following companies contribute financial support to the ACMG and its membership at the highest level. We would like to thank these outstanding companies for their excellent support, and their commitment to professional guiding in Canada.


ARC’TERYX was founded in Vancouver, BC in 1991, where it maintains its Worldwide Head Office, design studios, and main manufacturing facilities.

Driven by innovation, ARC'TERYX was founded to build better gear. We didn’t just focus on incremental advancements, but on radically improving the status quo. We began with climbing harnesses and then proceeded to tackle packs and apparel with the same single-minded obsession for creating the lightest, best performing, and highest quality products available. To realize our vision we’ve created groundbreaking new construction technology, developed paradigm-shifting designs and harnessed major fabric technology developments. www.arcteryx.com

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Committed to helping skiers and riders have more fun and safety in the backcountry, G3 Genuine Guide Gear manufactures innovative & reliable avalanche probesavalanche shovelstelemark and touring bindingsclimbing skins, and skis for backcountry professionals and enthusiasts alike. www.genuineguidegear.com

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An outdoor retail co-operative, MEC exists to encourage and inspire Canadians to live active outdoor lifestyles. From backcountry trails to city streets, MEC supports a range of outdoor activities, including climbing, hiking, camping, snowsports, watersports, cycling, running and yoga. Well known for selling high-quality well-designed products that offer great value, MEC employs outdoor enthusiasts who possess a strong service ethic to provide its members with an authentic and accessible customer experience. MEC has more than 3.5 million members across Canada, whom it serves through 17 stores in 6 provinces as well as mec.ca and the Shop MEC iPhone® app. Anyone can join MEC by purchasing a $5 individual lifetime membership in the Co-op.

More information about MEC is available at mec.ca

The North Face

The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1968. Headquartered in Alameda, California, USA, the company offers the most technically advanced products on the market to accomplished climbers, mountaineers, snowsport athletes, endurance athletes, and explorers. The company's products are sold in specialty mountaineering, backpacking, running, and snowsport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers and major outdoor specialty retail chains. www.thenorthface.com


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Since 1975 Petzl has created innovative tools and techniques for the vertical world. Petzl products, from the first modern headlamp to the GRIGRI belay device, have helped revolutionize climbing, caving, alpinism, canyoneering and more. Petzl remains a family-owned business, committed not only to quality and innovation, but also to giving back to the communities fostering our success. www.petzl.com petzl logo
Backcountry Access

Backcountry Access Inc. (BCA) is a leading manufacturer of snow safety equipment including Tracker avalanche transceivers, shovels, probes, packs, snow study kits, and Float avalanche airbags. Educational Resources

Black Diamond

Here at Black Diamond it's all about climbing and skiing. We share the same experiences that you do on rock, ice and snow and these experiences push us to make the best gear possible for our worldwide family of climbers and skiers.  We're a company of users. It's who we are.

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DMM has proudly manufactured safety hardware in North Wales since 1981. During that time we have established a reputation for innovation and the production of premium quality equipment. Our high standards of quality control are reflected in the fact that every day, thousands of people around the globe rely on DMM products to safeguard their lives. dmm logo

DPS is about the mystery encountered during a slide across deep snow. It is the inspiration for everything we create. It fuels a reverence for mountains, storms, and the people who sculpt powder culture. It leads us on a search for distant ranges and on a quest for the most progressively shaped and built skis on the planet.

As the athletic mountain brand, Dynafit knows no compromise and is dedicated to delivering the best equipment and apparel for mountain athletes wanting to move fast and light in the mountains. Since the advent of the revolutionary ‘Low Tech' ski mountaineering binding over thirty years ago, Dynafit has been committed to developing the lightest and most reliable gear for human-powered alpine pursuits in all seasons, enabling users of its products to define and reach their Mountopia dynafit logo
Founded in 1994, Icebreaker pioneered the concept of using merino wool to create a layering system for outdoor pursuits. Merino wool is considered nature’s super fibre, and its super-fine properties adapt to the user’s body either heating and cooling the skin when needed. As the first outdoor apparel company to source directly from growers, the brand now retains industry-leading 10 year contracts and is considered one of the most ethical and sustainable in the industry. Their product line includes jackets, mid layers, underwear, socks and accessories.www.icebreaker.com icebreaker icon
ICE ROCK is a young and dynamic company based in Kirov (central Russia). Kirov is a city with both longstanding ice climbing traditions and a highly developed aerospace industry. ICE ROCK designs and manufactures unique cutting-edge climbing equipment. ICE ROCK’s innovative design solutions are a fusion between the latest technological advances in the outdoor industry coupled with the best modern-day materials and latest tooling technology. Currently our ice axe “IDOL” is the lightest among B-rated ice axes in the world! www.icerockequipment.com icerock_logo
Intuition offers the most extensive line of Custom Boot Liners. Cutting edge R&D since 1993 has allowed INTUITION to achieve the optimal balance of performance and power. Over 20 years later, with feedback from many World Champions, Gold Medallists, professional skiers and snowboarders, Intuition Liners remain the benchmark. High-Altitude. Polar. www.intuitionliners.com intuitionLogo

Since 1888 Julbo has set the standard in performance sunglasses:  a wide selection of highly technical performance lenses, sport-specific frames, and hi-tech materials and accessories that drive the company and outdoor enthusiasts alike to live the Julbo spirit: SEE FARTHER, GO HIGHER. www.julbo-canada.ca


K2 has been at the forefront of backcountry skiing for more than two decades. In the late 80s Doug Coombs was involved with breaking down resort boundaries, pioneering the Chugach, and later La Grave in the 90s. Doug’s influence on the sport of adventure skiing has been undeniable, and K2 has been there every step of the way. Innovating and developing product with top athletes for professionals and consumers alike.

Obōz is a footwear company headquartered in Bozeman, MT, USA that designs and sells ‘True To The Trail’ footwear for hiking, backpacking and outdoor pursuits. Obōz stands for the spirit of wilderness and the footwear to take you there. We are an authentic company that inspires, enhances and promotes an active outdoor lifestyle. Footwear just happens to be the medium in which we work. obozfootwear.com oboz icon

Born in 1974 and established in Colorado, Osprey Packs is still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer. Our mission is to create innovative high performance gear that reflects our love of adventure and our devotion to the outdoors. We succeed when we meet the demanding expectation of our most discerning customers and they are proud to use our packs.

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Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research is an independently owned company based in Seattle, WA, USA. OR has consistently designed and manufactured functional solutions for the most demanding environments faced by alpinists, climbers, and skiers. OR is proud to support the men and women of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. www.outdoorresearch.com OR logo

Drawing inspiration from the nearby Scottish mountains, the UK-based Rab brand builds innovative technical climbing apparel and sleeping bags designed for and tested in the most extreme conditions in the world.

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Patagonia makes apparel and gear for climbing, skiing, surfing and other outdoor sports. Headquartered in Ventura, CA, its products embody a bias toward quality, simplicity, utility and environmental consciousness. Patagonia gives 1% of sales to environmental causes. In 2007, Fortune magazine named it “The Coolest Company on the Planet.” www.patagonia.com/us/home patagonia
Real Estate Team

Our team approach to providing quality real estate service in the Bow Valley allows us to Guide You, through buying and/or selling your home.

We provide accident & sickness insurance services for high risk activities and individuals. www.lifestylefinancial.ca lifestyle logo
Mountain Hub

Building a safer mountain community, together - Mountain Hub offers a global year round platform for sharing real-time mountain safety information and connected hardware systems that improve our ability to document and share information on the go.

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The Norseman is an independent specialty store supplying XC ski, hiking and climbing gear. norsemanoutdoorspecialist.com Norseman logo
Associate Members

Organizations that share the values and objectives of the ACMG, but do not wish to be financial sponsors, may join as Associate Members. In return, Associate Members receive:

  • Benefits of being known to be associated with the ACMG
  • Invitation to ACMG Annual General Meetings, where opinions may be voiced
  • Copies of the ACMG News and ACMG Bulletin
  • Associate member certificate
Alpine Club of Canada
P. O. Box 8040
Canmore, Alberta T1W 2T8

Ascent Public Affairs
203-1110 Government Street
Victoria, BC
V8W 1Y2

The Boulders
Climbing Gym
1627 Stelly's Crossroad Road
Saanich, BC, V8M 1S8
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Avalanche Association

PO Box 2759
Revelstoke, BC
V0E 2S0

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Emergency Response Training

1717 Beach Grove Road
Delta, BC, V4L 1P4


The following companies have made significant donations or contributions to the ACMG. We thank them for their generous support.

Mountain Equipment Co-op
MEC partners with the ACMG in a custodial group subsidy program.
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Thompson Rivers University
The ACMG's partner in the Mountain Guide Diploma Program.
Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge
A generous supporter of the ACMG, giving free use of the meeting space and discounts for ACMG members staying there.
Ascent Public Affairs
Ascent Public Affairs provides complete media services and advises on government relations and public communications ascent
Corporate Partnership Program

The ACMG offers a corporate partnership program facilitating companies who share our vision the opportunity to work with us in promoting public awareness of mountain guiding and climbing instruction in Canada.  The program is designed to allow contributors to support our mission and our educational initiatives, and to help sustain the standards of professional guiding and climbing instruction in Canada and, via our participation in the IFMGA, worldwide.

The ACMG and its membership are committed to ensuring our supporters receive excellent value through their investment with the ACMG.  We believe the key value of a partnership with us lies in your affiliation with an internationally-recognized association of mountain professionals: the ACMG was the first non-European member country of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA/UIAGM) and the only recognized mountain guiding certification in Canada. Additionally, we also offer our partners the valuable opportunity of further association with our professional Guides, Climbing Instructors and their clients.

  1. Exposure:  Professional Mountain Guides and Climbing Instructors are the primary point of contact for thousands of climbers, skiers and hikers.  These significant consumers see your gear and clothing in action on a professional.
  2. Direct connection with targeted consumers: Achieved through a variety of mediums; including our frequently visited website, public education programs and other direct to consumer channels.
  3. Pro-purchase for guides and climbing instructors:  ACMG guides and climbing instructors are your in-the-field experts providing excellent feedback and promotion of your product and increasing its exposure to their clients.
  4. Long-term relationships:  We believe in building long- term relationships and exploring innovative partnership options.
  5. Recognition:  Partners will receive appropriate recognition commensurate with the value of the contribution. 

Partnership Categories

We work together with all of our Partners to customise packages that best suit their needs and goals.  Each level of commitment increases access to valuable vehicles for exposure and affiliation with the ACMG.  Every level includes at least free advertising space in the ACMG News, logo posting and click-through on all pages of the ACMG public and members’ websites, the option for a booth at our Annual General Meeting, the opportunity to offer your company's deal to members via the ACMG Pro-Purchase program, listing with a company description on the ACMG Partners page and much more. 

  • Mt. Athabasca - minimum $500 annual contribution 
  • Mt. Assiniboine - minimum $1500 annual contribution 
  • Mt. Columbia - minimum $2500 annual contribution
  • Mt. Robson - minimum $5000 annual contribution
  • Mt. Waddington - minimum $7500 annual contribution
  • Mt. Logan - minimum $10,000 annual contribution

Please contact me to discuss how your organisation can benefit from a valuable partnership with the ACMG.

Ken Bélanger
ACMG Partnership Coordinator