Explore the remote and stunning scenery of the Canadian backcountry. Heading out into the mountainous wilderness of the world’s second largest country opens up near endless ice climbing possibilities. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Ice Climbing trips in Canada. The mountains are calling!
What should I know about Ice Climbing Canada?
Boasting beautiful and varied landscapes, Canada is a veritable paradise for ice climbers. Outside of the aforementioned areas, Canada is home to numerous ice climbing hot spots.
Way up in the north of the country, in the Yukon Territory, the ice climbing season even extends for another couple of months.
Kluane National Park and Reserve, which is home to some of the tallest peaks in the country, boasts numerous excellent ice climbing opportunities. Mount Logan, which is Canada’s tallest mountain, boasts probably the best alpine wall climb in North America on its eastern ridge. Certainly a worthy challenge for competent climbers.
Why should I choose Canada for my Ice Climbing adventure?
Canada is a beautiful part of the world, especially its mountainous areas, which are home to the country’s top ice climbing spots. As you make the hiking approach to your climbing destination enjoy the sights, scents and sounds of the evergreen forests, turquoise blue lakes and majestic snow-capped mountains. Breathe the fresh air and enjoy nature in all of its glory.
Avoid the crowds
Canada is huge and remote. It’s the second largest country in the world and many of the best ice climbing spots are well away from more populated areas. This means you can get out and be at one with nature. No crowded overlooks with tourists jockeying for the perfect selfie position. It’ll just be you, your friends and a local guide enjoying all of nature and its awe-inspiring beauty.
Something for everyone
Whether you are a first-time ice climber looking to try out the sport or a seasoned pro seeking out a challenge, Canada has something for you. Just outside of the idyllic mountain town of Canmore, there are plenty of ice falls, perfect for learning the sport. The polar opposite of these great learning grounds is the formidable east face of Mount Logan, renowned as one of the toughest climbs in North America.
What can I expect from the weather in Canada?
During the winter, you can expect freezing temperatures and snow from November until March, with temperatures frequently falling well below freezing. Snow is not uncommon throughout the winter season.
How can I get to Canada?
For ice climbing in Canada, you will likely fly into the international airports in Calgary (YYC) or Vancouver (YVR). From here it is easiest to rent a car to get to your final destinations, although transport by both bus and rail are also possible.
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What currency is accepted in Canada?
Canadian dollar (CAD)
What’s the high season for Ice Climbing in Canada?
November to April
Absolutely exceeded expectations! Everyone had a great time with more than enough variety to satisfy everyone’s skill level. Would definitely recommend to anyone with an interest in getting started or progressing their ice climbing.
Ben guided us to Marble Canyon and it was a really awesome and rewarding experience! Ben was really cool and relaxed about everything, the whole process was made extremely simple, and he went so far as to teach us a little more than we had originally expected to learn. We got extremely lucky with the weather and hiked back with blue skies and the sun shining! Thank you very much!!
Patrick was a great guide! We thoroughly enjoyed the half day ice climbing - I would fully recommend to anyone!
Patrick was extremely helpful and patient as I was a beginner. My safety was his priority which was great. Would definitely recommend him.
Our guide (Ian) was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. It was our first time ever ice climbing, but it went smoothly and never once did we worry about our safety or abilities. Thanks Ian!
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