The State of the Mountains Report, published by the Alpine Club of Canada, is one of the most extensive and important studies on mountain protection produced by a UIAA member federation.
The Report, first produced in 2011, has been an annual release since 2018. Its stated ambition is to provide ‘information about the forces that affect Canadian mountain places, ecosystems and communities’.
The 2023 edition, available in English and in French, includes essays on Indigenous guiding, balancing visitation and traffic on Moraine Lake Road in Banff National Park, sustainability and the Sea to Sky Gondola, Castleguard Cave, Living Lakes Canada, the Mount Meager Volcano Project, hydrology in the Yukon and more.
The Report is edited by Lael Parrott, Zac Robinson and David Hik.
Previous editions of the State of the Mountains report have been nominated by the ACC for the UIAA Mountain Protection Award.
For a full archive of State of the Mountains Reports please click here.