Rock Climbing in Canada

Discover an amazing climbing destination with options for all levels and tastes

Impressive mountains, amazing rock and stunning views make Canada a true paradise for climbers. From single-pitch to sport climbing and amazing multi-pitch routes or bouldering, Canada has something for everyone! Almost every type of climbing is possible in Canada: you could also climb high altitude peaks, or try alpine or crack climbing. Discover Squamish, in British Columbia, a world-class climbing destination, or go climbing in the Bow Valley in Alberta, the beautiful Banff National Park or the spectacular Bugaboos.
 
 
 
 
 

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There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in Canada

Located in the British Columbia province, Squamish is a world-renown climbing mecca and Canada’s climbing capital. Perfect granite rock and amazing routes for all levels await you around this famous small town. The Stawamus Chief, a huge cliff-faced granite massif, is one of the most popular climbing locations.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+1

Currency

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Language

English - French (it is an official language only in Quebec)

Best time to visit

The rock climbing season usually starts in April and finishes in September/October, depending on the location. You would usually find the best weather conditions in July-August

Weather

Canada is a vast country, therefore, conditions vary a lot, depending on location and season. While parts of coastal British Columbia have mild winters and warm summers, the interior is cold and snowy in winter

Getting there

Airlines from all over the world fly to Canada’s main cities (Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec, etc). Squamish is just an hour away from Vancouver and Whistler. Whistler is located just 2 hours away by road from Vancouver International Airport, along the scenic Highway 99, also known as the Sea to Sky Highway. The easiest way to reach Banff is by flying to Calgary, the nearest airport. If you are planning to climb in the Bugaboos, you should head to Golden, the nearest town, located less than 3 hours drive from the Calgary Airport in Alberta

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Located in North America, Canada is the second largest country in the world and an ideal destination for outdoor lovers. The majestic Rockies, the Coast Mountains, the Bugaboos, deep blue lakes, beautiful forests and glaciers, and 44 national parks make Canada a true natural paradise. Whether you are looking for a mountaineering challenge, a unique hike, a thrilling ski touring or heliskiing adventure or a canyoning trip, Canada has it all!

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