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Full-day introduction to rock climbing near Canmore, Canada

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Experience the Canadian Rockies with ACMG-certified guide Patrick during a full-day introduction to rock climbing near Canmore.



1 Day

May - Sep




* Learn the fundamentals of rock climbing in the incredible Canadian Rockies.

* Based around the town of Canmore, lying just outside the Banff National Park.

* Benefit from a fully-certified guide to help develop your climbing skills.


Surrounding the beautiful Alberta town of Canmore, which lies just outside of the Banff National Park, are the incredible Canadian Rockies. The stunning scenery and quality terrain make it an ideal place for rock climbing.

Populated with climbers and bikers, the laid-back atmosphere infuses the town. And the fantastic views of mountain peaks combine with a range of quality climbing areas.

Climbing around Canmore is great adventure for beginners on the rock, as the Canadian Rockies offer some of the best outdoor areas for rock climbing. Also, the area around Canmore provides great accessible venues for introductory climbs.

The action-packed day of climbing is great for families, friends, as well as corporate team building.

The exact location of our trip depends on the composition of the group. But all of the multiple locations are within an hour’s drive of Canmore.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the magnificent Canadian mountains for a full-day introduction to rock climbing around the beautiful town of Canmore.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


How much experience do I need to climb this mountain?

The Canadian Rockies offer some of the best outdoor areas for rock climbing for beginners, with accessible venues for introductory climbs.

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

Before training for a trek in the Canadian Rockies, assess your current fitness level. If you are already in good shape, you may need less time to prepare than someone who is less active.

Create a training schedule that allows you to gradually increase your endurance and strength. Aim to start training at least 3 to 6 months before your trek.

Cardiovascular endurance is essential for high-altitude treks. Include aerobic exercises such as hiking, running, cycling, or swimming in your training routine to gradually increase your stamina.

Strengthening your leg muscles, core, and upper body will help you navigate the challenging terrain of the Canadian Rockies. Incorporate squats, lunges, deadlifts, planks, and upper body exercises into your routine.

What's included in the price?

Included in the package are: Guiding fee, helmet, harness, rock shoes, and a belay device.

What's the price per person?

The cost of the activity is $600 plus GST for one person. If you are participating with other people, the cost for each additional person is $100.

What will be the location of our climb?

The exact location of our trip will be determined based on the group's composition, but all the possible locations are within an hour's drive of Canmore.

What should I wear?

Rock climbing can be a strenuous activity, so it is important to wear clothing that is comfortable and allows you to move freely. Avoid wearing baggy clothing, as this can get caught in the rope or on the rocks. Instead, opt for fitted clothing made from breathable materials such as cotton or synthetic fabrics.

What is the best time of the year to go on this trip?

The best months for embarking on this journey are May through September.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I'm a Full Alpine Guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and an Active Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association.
I has climbed across the lower 48 United States, Western Canada, multiple expeditions to Alaska, and Greece. Calling Canmore home, I feel my best attribute is my passion for teaching and sharing what I have learned over the years of being in the mountains. Combining my mountain experience with my thousands of hours as an industrial rope access tech/supervisor, as well as, being a SAR Rope Rescue Leader, my guests can be assured that they are in good hands.

I holds an Adventure Guide Diploma through Thompson Rivers University, which is one of the world’s premiere adventure tourism programs where students spend two years refining their mountain craft and business skills associated with the adventure tourism industry.

I'm proud to be at a point in my career where I can guide full time and I'm able to share my love of the mountains with my guests. I'm always looking forward to the next adventure and building long lasting relationships with my guests. I'm one of those people who’s passion and love for life is contagious.





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What people are saying about Patrick



Patrick was a great guide! We thoroughly enjoyed the half day ice climbing - I would fully recommend to anyone!



Patrick was extremely helpful and patient as I was a beginner. My safety was his priority which was great. Would definitely recommend him.



Patrick was a great guide! We thoroughly enjoyed the half day ice climbing - I would fully recommend to anyone!



What a thrilling experience! My husband has been wanting to Ice Climb for some time, so I arranged this during our ski trip to Banff. Needless to say the process was easy, all gear, lunch and transportation was arranged for us. Being on vacation you dont always have everything you need for a trip like this, our guide Patrick thought of everything, he even brought extra clothing for us in case we needed more warmth!! The whole adventure was more than we hoped for, thank you so much to Patrick and the team for making this memorable!!

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