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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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What people are saying about these trips

Josée Chartier

5.00

October, 2022

Rock Climbing Introduction for Beginners in Alberta

it was a great day! Ethan is very friendly and he made our day one to remember! thank you

Dennis Ly

5.00

September, 2022

Rock climbing in Banff and Canmore area

Amazing guide, provided equipment, Jeff and his team created a plan and work around for weather and it was overall a great experience

Doron Chayen

5.00

September, 2022

Star Chek Multi-Pitch Climb in Squamish, BC

I have a full day of intro to sports climbing and mukty pitch with *Dane* . The day exceeded my expectations! Dane in a terrific guide, very professional and has a lot of patience to explain things over and over. In addition Dane planned a custom made day to meet my knowledge and skills which allowd me to me my goals. I gained a lot of knowledge and had a great experience on my first multi pitch! Thanks a lot Dane!!

Pierre Ly

4.00

August, 2022

Montagne d’Argent Rock Climbing in Quebec

Everything was awesome and the guide justin is super nice.. My only but important complaint are the shoes. They are really beat up and old and the size selection is very minimal… the shoes are so old and stiff that I even got a blister… time to update them guys

Amanda Steiner

5.00

August, 2022

1-day intro to rock climbing in Squamish, Canada

What an excellent day! Crosby was a phenomenal guide and really made it fun, the right amount of challenging. We would highly recommend booking here!

Kathleen Lo

5.00

July, 2022

Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Program in Canmore

My partner and I had an incredibly memorable day climbing with Brent! His expertise is unparalleled and he tailored our trip based on our abilities. Most importantly, he made sure we were safe and enjoying our climb throughout the day. I look forward to climbing with Brent again and would highly recommend him as a guide for anyone exploring the area!

Joanne Ho

5.00

July, 2022

Bow Valley Rock Climbing Day in Banff National Park

Brent is amazing! It was my first time doing a multipitch and I felt safe under Brent's guidance. Great conversation too. Thank you very much!

Ryan Chayen

5.00

October, 2021

1-day Intro to Rock Climbing in Squamish, BC, Canada

Phil was great! he built me a custom made climbing day and we gone through many new techniques in one half a day. thanks a lot I learned so muce. looking forward to climbing the Chief with you next year!

Amanda Gardner

5.00

August, 2021

1+ day Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Course, Metcalfe Rock, Ontario

Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!

Vincent M.

5.00

May, 2021

Montagne d’Argent Rock Climbing in Quebec

An exceptional day that I recommend to everyone. The guides and facilities exceed my expectations and I am delighted with everything I have learned. I have been doing indoor bouldering for a while and was looking for an initiation to the route, this met all of my needs. Can't wait for the second class!

Samir Gouin

5.00

May, 2021

Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Program in Canmore

Had a great time and learned lots!

Laurel Hoover

5.00

August, 2020

Rock Climbing Introduction for Beginners in Alberta

Organized amazing tours for me while I was in Banff.I learned to rock climb and the next day I did a multi-pitch climb. I also did the Sulphur Mountain trek. The guides were excellent and I had so much fun! Would love to do more tours with them!

Yi Lu

5.00

July, 2020

Bow Valley Rock Climbing Day in Banff National Park

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Peter O

5.00

August, 2019

Rock Climbing Introduction for Beginners in Alberta

Another great couple trips with Jeff (both multi-day mountaineering and a rock climbing outing). As always he's a great guide that's fun to spend time with and climb with safely and efficiently. Have been out with him many times and plan on many more.

Candice Ehresman

5.00

August, 2019

Rock Climbing Introduction for Beginners in Alberta

Our guide Phil was amazing! We went rock climbing with my 5 & 7 year old and he was very knowledgeable & encouraging while keeping their safety in mind. The kids learned a lot while having a great time. I would use their services again. It was awesome!!

Laurentz De Witte

5.00

July, 2019

Rock Climbing Introduction for Beginners in Alberta

We went rock climbing in Sunshine Village with Phil. Great instructor! After getting us through all the basics of rock climbing we started the day with a quite easy climb. Through the day the difficulty increased which made it very challenging. We never felt unsafe and were very satisfied at the end! Perfect day! Would recommend it to everybody!!

Kymberley Hill

5.00

July, 2019

Rock Climbing Introduction for Beginners in Alberta

Highly, highly, highly recommended. If at all deliberating about getting out with Alpine Air Adventures: don’t. You will definitely not regret spending time with these guys, as this is far from your average “tour” experience; it’s pure bucket-list. Myself and a buddy recently spent the day with Jeff, and he was incredible - such a fantastic day. 2:1 guided rock climbing in Banff, and we loved every second. Jeff was patient (even with a complete novice like myself), and tailored our experience to exactly what we wanted, and the conditions of the day. Just ten minutes from meeting Jeff, I felt 100% comfortable, and knew I was in the most expert of hands. Jeff is incredibly patient and extremely knowledgeable, with a relaxed, super-friendly approach – not to mention an awesome sense of humour that makes it feel like you’re out on an adventure with a good friend. I could not recommend Jeff and AAA more. Amazing – can’t wait to go out with them again.

Jonathan DeMent

5.00

July, 2019

Rock Climbing Introduction for Beginners in Alberta

My guide was Christian from the same company (vs Jeff). I was thrilled with the service, friendliness, knowledge, and professionalism. We went to Sunshine Slab near Banff to sport climb for a half day. We managed to get a lot of memorable climbs in a short amount of time. I would gladly use these guys again.

Dov Gil-Har

5.00

August, 2018

Rock Climbing Introduction for Beginners in Alberta

Jeff was so kind to the kids, he encouraged and motivated our 12 y/o eldest, and was tolerant and patient with our 9 y/o young one. Extremely recommended for families. We had much fun on the Banff cliffs.

Aidas Aliosaitis

5.00

August, 2018

2-day climbing trip to Ghost River, Canada

Guides was the best ones!!! Super stars:)

Samantha Reid

5.00

July, 2018

Rock Climbing Introduction for Beginners in Alberta

I had an incredible day with Alpine Airs intro to climbing! Our guide was fantastic and I felt comfortable the whole time! Pretty sure I’m addicted to rock climbing now!

Genevieve H.

5.00

June, 2017

Montagne d’Argent Rock Climbing in Quebec

Thank you very much Léo and Anne-Marie for all the advice and encouragement! It made me want to equip myself with climbing and do it again. I still have several walls to try at the Montagne d'Argent

Manon and Eric

5.00

May, 2017

Montagne d’Argent Rock Climbing in Quebec

Wow! What a great day of personal accomplishment… Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again.


 

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

More info about Rock Climbing in Canada:

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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