Ice climbers heading up ice falls in Banff National Park
Ice climbers getting instruction from the guide
Ice climbers at Johnston Canyon

Unforgettable adventure!

Ice Climbing

From $215

Adventure Details

Activity Level
Oct - Apr
7am, 7:45am & 12pm
Min age 10 years
30mins drive

Ice Climbing is an unbelievably exhilarating sport and we invite you to experience it with your own expert guide. The best ice climbing in the world is found in the Canadian Rockies surrounding Banff, Canmore, and Lake Louise. This fun, safe, thrilling experience lets you explore places that are inaccessible to most visitors.

We invite you to join us whether you have experience on steep pitches or a complete beginner. We offer full and half-day ice waterfall climbing lessons for beginners and private groups for all levels. We provide all of the equipment so you just show up, get fitted with gear and we go climb some ice. Our ice waterfall climbing tours will appeal to anyone looking for an active winter adventure. Our guides and instructors are certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and are among the best in their field.

There are several great ice climbing locations that can be readily accessed for daily lessons or trips from Banff and Canmore. 

Grassi Lakes: “The Junkyards” 10 minutes drive from Canmore followed by a 20-minute walk. A great spot for first-time ice climbers and those wishing to brush up on skills.

King Creek: 40-minute drive from Canmore in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. Good beginner location for a full day of climbing with some challenging short climbs to finish on.

Johnston Canyon: 20 minutes drive west of Banff. Good for steep ice climbing practice.

Haffner Creek: 40 minutes drive west of Banff. Excellent variety of steeper climbs and mixed climbs.


Book your Adventure

Introduction to Ice Climbing - Beginner

Adult (14+): $215

Private Full Day Tour

From $695 per group

Private Half Day Tour

From $575 per group
Ice climbers getting instructions from the guide
Ice climbing in Banff National Park
Ice Climber using ice picks to head up the ice fall
  • Tour includes ACMG/IFMGA certified Guides
  • All technical equipment is provided (boots, crampons, ice tools, harness & helmet)
  • Transportation is not included but may be available on certain days for a fee. Otherwise guests must have their own vehicle with an extra seat for the guide to drive to the climbing location with them.
  • The maximum guide to client ratio is 1:6.
  • All minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian. The minimum shoe size must be men’s size 5  (Euro size 35).

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