Warning: Fire Ban in Effect

As of July 19, a Fire Ban is in effect in the Town of Canmore due to high fire hazard. Under this restriction, all existing fire permits are suspended and no new fire permits will be issued until further notice. Click here for more information.

 

Rock Climbing

Tall Storey (5.11c, 8 pitches) in Echo Canyon

Canmore is at the epicentre of Canadian Rockies Rock Climbing. Being located in the historic Bow Valley offers climbers easy access to a wide range of crags that range from easy to extremely difficult and committing. Grades in the Bow Valley range from 5.5 - 5.14d sport, and trad climbs from 5.5 to 5.13. The majority of climbing is in the 5.10 - 5.11 range, which makes it ideal for the average climber looking to recreate. Advanced climbing at areas such as Bataan, Acephale, Planet-X, Yamnuska and Lake Louise make it a hot spot for world renowned climbers to visit to leave their mark on the area. The map below shows approximate locations for the most popular climbing areas in the Bow Valley. For more information, visit one of the links in the "resources" section below.