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Rock Climbing in Banff National Park

Discover the stunning scenery and incredible climbing that makes Banff National Park rock!

Whether you are a trad, sport or alpine climbing enthusiast, Canada’s oldest national park has you covered. Take advantage of hundreds of routes, each of which boast incredible scenery and impeccable climbing conditions. 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 Rock Climbing trips in Banff National Park. The mountains are calling!

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There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in Banff National Park

Boasting glacier-capped mountains, thick evergreen forest and plenty of lakes and rivers to boot, Banff National Park is blessed with incredible natural beauty. Heading out to climb some of the high-quality cliffs and spires in the park is a great way to experience as much of the natural beauty as possible. From the approach to the summit, incredible views out over the Rockies and the alpine landscapes of the park are waiting everywhere.


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Best time to visit:

June to September


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How to get there:

Flying into Calgary International Airport (YYC) is how most rock climbing trips to Banff National Park begin. From here, it is easiest to rent a car and make the 2 hour drive into the heart of the park

What’s the weather like?

During the summer average daily temperatures in Banff National Park range from 13 ºC to 18 ºC. Summer is also the wettest time of year and you can expect to see anywhere from 75 to 120 millimeters of rainfall per month

More info about Rock Climbing in Banff National Park:

Situated in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, in the westernmost reaches of Alberta, Banff National Park is the ideal rock climbing destination. Boasting plenty of incredible spots for rock climbers of every level and persuasion, there is something for everyone here. Aside from the aforementioned rock climbing hotspots, the Brewer Buttress of Castle Mountain is another incredibly popular option. For those looking for something a bit longer, then heading up the northwest ridge of Sir Donald makes for a great three-day challenge. Heading a bit outside of Banff National Park, Canmore and Ghost Valley both have plenty of climbing options to keep even the fastest most avid rock climbers occupied for a week

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