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Discover the high-quality rock and stunning scenery in the heart of the Canadian Rockies!

Take advantage of Canmore’s convenient location to some of Canada’s best rock climbing and head out on a mountain adventure. From simple single pitches to more involved alpine climbing, gain some altitude and enjoy astounding views of this beautiful area. 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 Canmore. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Canmore

What should I know about Rock Climbing Canmore?

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.

Why should I choose Canmore for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Sitting in the front range of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Canmore is blessed with incredible scenery. Rock climbing is a great way to get out into the heart of these incredible landscapes and get some great views. Enjoy stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks, thick green forests and pristine mountain lakes. Not to mention lots of cool rock formations.

Banff National Park

Canmore sits right outside of the entrance of Banff National Park. This incredible place offers some great sport, trad, single and multi-pitch rock climbing. There is no shortage of great climbing options for every skill level. Among the most popular climbing options are the Kain route up the Mount Louis spire as well as the Brewer Buttress of Castle Mountain. Aside from these two options, there are plenty of others as well!

Something for everyone

Canmore is the perfect rock climbing destination for every type of possible climber. Trad, sport, single and multi-pitch routes abound. There are single day climbs perfect for beginners as well as multi-day adventures that will put the skills of even the most advanced rock climbers to the test. At the beginning and end of each season, there are also some great mixed climbing opportunities. These are perfect for beginners or more advanced climbers as well.

What can I expect from the weather during my Rock Climbing trip in Canmore?

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.

How can I get to Canmore?

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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What currency is accepted around Canmore?

Canadian dollar (CAD)

When is the best time to travel to Canmore for Rock Climbing?

June to September

What people are saying about Rock Climbing | Canmore



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.



Had a great time and learned lots!



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.



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



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!

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