When it comes to exploring mountains in Canada you are definitely spoil for choice, so for anyone looking for a rock climbing adventure, it might be time to head to the Great White North.
Coping with mountainous terrain requires the right climbing gear, and maybe a vehicle like the Jeep Compass would be a good companion to get you there with all of your gear.
No shortage of challenges
It is easy to understand why rock climbing is enjoying a surge in popularity and your thirst for adventure should definitely be quenched when you look at the options available to scale the heights in Canada.
The Great White North offers a plethora of pristine parks and varied challenges that are very inviting for rock climbers, who are encouraged to put their skills to the test.
There are even some amazing indoor facilities if you want to sharpen up your climbing talents or perhaps want a day’s climbing even when wintry conditions are biting hard.
Banff National Park
Perhaps the jewel in the crown for Western Canada is the Banff National Park, which is arguably one of the most picturesque venues you can find and home to the iconic Rockies.
The National Park certainly has its place in the history books as well as the hearts of many Canadians and climbers who come to explore. Banff was the very first national park and only the third such park to be created on the planet, which explains why it is a place that should be on the bucket list of most rock climbers.
The Lake Louise region is where most of the climbing action is centered around, where you might want to tackle the Icefield Parkway or the Valley of the Ten Peaks.
If you head to Central Canada, Ontario arguably holds some of the most respected climbing routes in the region, but if climbing is in your DNA, head to the Niagara Escarpment, rather than the Falls.
The Escarpment is a limestone formation that fills the vista and offers somewhere in the region of four hundred miles of climbing routes and unique challenges. If you are looking for a climbing adventure in Central Canada, remember to visit the Niagara Escarpment, as you won’t regret it or forget it afterwards.
Eastern Canada offers you “The Rock”
The people of Newfoundland in Eastern Canada call the place simply “The Rock”.
One of the features of this area is that it offers steep and rugged cliffs to test you, but if you are still learning the ropes as it were, newer and more inexperienced climbers can also find some less daunting challenges in which to enjoy the scenery and enjoy a level of difficulty that they feel comfortable with.
The Avalon Peninsula has a good number of different rock climbing trails that cater for all levels of ability, so “The Rock” should definitely be on your agenda.
Canada offers so many amazing landscapes to explore and if you are keen rock climber, you are spoil for choice.
Stephanie Hunter is an outdoor kinda girl. She loves off roading, rock climbing, jumping out of planes…. and exploring the world. When she’s cooped up inside she turns to writing to keep her sane, as she plans for the next adventure!