Celebrating our 40th anniversary

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You can sign up or renew your membership by following the links on the Membership page. If you join now, your membership will be valid to the end of 2019.

Bighorn Country Proposal

The Government of Alberta is consulting Albertans on Bighorn Country, a proposal for a mix of parks and public lands that would conserve important and unique natural landscapes while encouraging economic, recreation and tourism opportunities. The proposal includes Bighorn and David Thompson Provincial Parks and Shunda Provincial Recreation Area among others.

If members would like to review and provide input to the Provincial Government on the proposed Bighorn Wild Land parks and Recreational Areas, please see the official website link below. The club will also send feedback at some point based on the club's objectives and input from members.

Have your say in the online survey.

CBC news story

Newsletters and Bulletins

Current edition - December 2018

Previous editions

Monthly Meeting

Next meeting: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

  • December's theme is Hiking in Maui, with David Wasserman. David will be presenting an overview of the many hikes available on the Hawaiian Island of Maui, identifying the main hiking areas and showing photos of some of the highlights of the island’s trails.

Strathcona Community League 10139 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2P3

  • Come and socialize with club members. All are welcome!
  • Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month (unless a statutory holiday).
  • Enter by the ramp on the north side of the building; there is plenty of parking available.
  • Doors open at 7:00 p.m. if you would like to help set up chairs and visit before the meeting.

About us

We are a group of outdoor enthusiasts, based in Edmonton, Alberta, who organize trips for our members so that we can enjoy activities such as hiking, backpacking, climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, and snow shoeing together.

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

The Grant MacEwan Mountain Club (we are not affiliated with MacEwan University) 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 Avalanche Skills Training 1, 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 our own house band, the Vibram Souls!

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

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

1. Promote awareness about the mountains.

2. Provide a medium of access for people to experience the mountain environment.

3. Provide training through courses and workshops related to mountaineering skills.

4. Provide a communication channel for the exchange of trip experiences and ideas.

5. Voice publicly a united stand on public issues of environmental concern.

6. Hold regular executive and general membership meetings.

GMMC Gear

We have GMMC branded gear available - two different t-shirts, a hat and stickers.

Go to the Gnomon online portal to select and order your gear.