Where to go rock-climbing in Canada

Always wanted to try rock-climbing? Check out one of these spots across Canada for a new fitness challenge

Where to go rock-climbing in Canada

Source: Best Health magazine, Summer 2013; Image: Thinkstock

Indoor gyms with climbing walls offer year-round practice grounds, but in summer, it’s nice to get outdoors if you can. Here are some spots where you can give climbing a try. All prices include gear rental, and were current at the time of publishing.

Outdoors

Whistler Alpine Guides

Whistler and Squamish, B.C.
whistlerguides.com
$185 for a half-day of climbing ($359 for a family of four)

Skaha Rock Adventures

Penticton, B.C.
skaharockclimbing.com
$135 for a one-day beginner’s course ($395 for a family of four)

Yamnuska Mountain Adventures

Canmore, Alta.
yamnuska.com
$299 for a two-day beginner’s course; half-days starting at $115

On the Rocks

Beaver Valley, Ont.
ontherocksclimbing.com
$160 for a half-day beginner’s course

Maikan Adventure

Trois-Rivières, Que.
maikan.ca
$190 for a two-day beginner’s course

Adrenaline Adventures

Moncton, N.B.
adrenalinetours.ca
From $275 for a rock-climbing weekend in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia

Cape Enrage

Waterside, N.B. (on the Bay of Fundy’the walls are inaccessible for a few hours during high tide)
capeenrage.ca
$80 for a two-hour guided climbing session

Indoors

Cliffhanger

Vancouver, Coquitlam and Richmond, B.C.
cliffhangerclimbing.com
$69 for a two-hour intro to climbing course

Vertically Inclined

Edmonton
verticallyinclined.com
$59 for a three-hour intro to climbing course

Grip It

Saskatoon
gripitclimbing.com
$180 for an eight-week intro course

Vertical Adventures

Winnipeg
verticaladventures.ca
$60 for a three-hour intro course

Climber’s Rock

Burlington, Ont.
climbersrock.com
$39 for a 90-minute learn-to-belay course

This article was originally titled "Where to climb and what it costs" in the Summer 2013 issue of Best Health. Subscribe today to get the full Best Health experience’and never miss an issue!

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