Jobs We Do
Our members are in demand for their high professional standards and knowledge. Along with guiding and instructing climbing, skiing and hiking activities they can also be found working in mountain rescue, avalanche safety, leadership training and numerous other aspects of the adventure industry.
Explore some of the many possiblitites open to ACMG members.
Canada has the largest mechanized ski industry (Heli and Cat) in the world and ACMG guides are the backbone, acting as guides, managers and in some cases owners
ACMG Guides lead expeditions in many of the major mountain ranges of the world
Winter no longer limits hiking guides, who lead snowshoe trips in non-avalanche terrain
Climbing Gym Instructors not only coach and instruct but also manage climbing gyms
The ACMG has trained and sponsored other alpine nations such as the United States and Russia to help them meet the requirement to become part of the IFMGA/UIAGM
Guides can be found assisting the Canadian and British Military with their adventure training programs
Our members work with national and provincial mountain rescue teams
ACMG guides and instructors work with many post-secondary educational institutes that provide outdoor adventure training
Ski and Mountain Guides train both professionals and recreationalists in avalanche and rescue skills
The Via Ferrata (the iron road) is becoming increasing popular in Canada and our members can be found guiding the guests
Guides work on avalanche control crews to protect highways and ski areas
There is a large network of backcountry mountain huts and chalets in Canada, many owned and operated by guides
Members work not only as hiking guides but as natural history interpreters
Much of the information available to the public in avalanche bulletins and other sources is collected by guides working in the field
Guides have been employed as stunt doubles and riggers for movies and television series
Thank you to our partners for their excellent support and commitment to professional guiding in Canada.