Located just 100 kilometers west of Calgary, Canmore sits in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The mountain town is a hub for outdoor activities, including rock climbing.
Banff National Park, just to the north, is the main attraction and full of numerous excellent rock climbing expeditions. The Rundle Rock section is among the most famous in the park and includes many of the area’s classic climbs.
Heading south of Canmore, toward the Spray Lakes Reservoir provides plenty of slightly different options as well. The Three Sisters, Goat Mountain and Goatview Peak all provide excellent challenges for more advanced climbers.
Beginners will find themselves at home all round Canmore. The mountains just to the west of Canmore provide plenty of great spots to learn the sport as well as hone newly acquired techniques.
During the summer average daily temperatures in Canmore 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.
Flying into Calgary International Airport (YYC) is how most rock climbing trips to Canmore will begin. From here, it is easiest to rent a car and make the 1.5 hour drive to Canmore.
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