Bring Your Pitons and Rope!
Alberta has mountains,
Big Mountains, Challenging Mountains: and this is what rock climbers look for. At present,
there may not be permits required to climb mountains however you must register with the Banff or Jasper Warden's Offices. It is recommended that you hire a guide. Contact the Association
of Canadian Mountain Guides.
Mountain Climbing Jasper
Mount Robson is the premiere climb in the Canadian
Rockies as it is the tallest mountain in the Rockies. It is located
just inside the British Columbia border. Mount Athabasca, parent
of one the Columbia Icefield's glaciers is also popular. We recommend
a guided trip, so call the Alpine Club of Canada at
located in Canmore.
Hiking/climbing the Columbia Icefields is very
and should not be attempted by novices.
Favorite spots for rock climbing in the Banff area include "Back
of the Lake" at LAKE LOUISE,
where you see incomparable views of Lake Louise. Also consider
the "Tower of Babel" near MORAINE LAKE.
For help in planning a climb in the
Banff area try calling the
Alpine Club of Canada.
Canmore area Mountain
The Canmore area is well set-up for rock climbing. Popular climbs
include Heart Creek Grotto Canyon and Grassi Lake. The Yamnuska
Mountain School has everything you need including professional
Better in Alberta!