The Home of Public Avalanche Safety in Canada

View larger imagePhotos clockwise from left: Jordy Shepherd, Mary Clayton, John Kelly, Andrew Maher, Kirstie Simpson, Graham Helfrick

Avalanche Canada is a non-government, not for profit organization dedicated to public avalanche safety. Avalanche Canada came into existence under the name Canadian Avalanche Centre in 2004 with the support and collaboration of federal, provincial and private sector agencies involved in avalanche safety. In September 2014 we officially changed our name from the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) to Avalanche Canada.

What do we do? We coordinate public avalanche safety programs, deliver public avalanche awareness and education programs, provide curriculum and support to instructors of recreational avalanche courses, act as a central point-of-contact for avalanche information, and encourage avalanche research.

That's not all. We develop and deliver public avalanche bulletins and special avalanche warnings for many of the mountainous regions of western Canada. We also deliver avalanche bulletins and advisories on behalf of partner agencies and organizations. These services are available to the public free of charge.

How do we do it? Avalanche Canada is directed by an elected  board comprised of volunteers. We also maintain the following volunteer working committes: youth, training, snowmobile, membership, governance and finance.

related links

  • CAC 2013-14 Annual Report The CAC Annual Report is available online. Read through what we accomplished this past year.

    CAC 2013-14 Annual Report

related attachments

  • Canadian Avalanche Centre By-laws The By-laws of the CAC set the rules for how the organization is governed and how decisions are made.