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Canmore, Alberta
T1W 3H9

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"We had a great time in the Rockies and we really enjoyed the two days of ice climbing... thank you!! We hope to come climbing with you again next year!"
Patricia & Jeff - Montreal, Quebec.

Ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies with ACMG guides

The Canadian Rockies have the best ice climbing on the planet...

Make the most of your trip to this ice mecca by enlisting the services of our professional ice climbing guides. All guides are highly skilled, and are certified through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG).

Guided Ice Climbs in the Canadian Rockies; Canmore, Banff, Icefields Parkway, Jasper

Custom Ice Climbing Trips

From November until April, our specialty is leading unforgettable ice climbing trips for all ability levels. Ice climbing trips can be any length you like, from one day to a week or more, the choice is yours. Trips can be based out of Canmore, Banff, Nordegg, Lake Louise, Jasper, or a combination of these amazing mountain towns. It is best to plan a flexible itinerary and then choose climbs from day to day with your guide. This allows you to take maximum advantage of the current ice and snow conditions during your trip.

No climbing experience of any sort is required to plan a guided ice climbing trip. Anyone with basic hiking fitness can succesfully enjoy ice climbing!

Some popular outings include:

ACMG Guide J. Mills leading an ice climbing trip near Banff, Alberta

Ice Climbing Courses

Introductory Ice Climbing Weekends - Never swung an ice axe? This is the place to start! No experience is neccessary, just enthusiasm and a sense of adventure. Ice climbing is a sport that you may just fall in love with, and the Canadian Rockies have the best ice in the world! 2 days. $335. Maximum 6 participants

Intermediate Ice Climbing Weekends - The next step for those who have ice climbed a few times and want to improve their skills! 2 days. $375. Maximum 4 participants.

Mixed Climbing Weekends - Mixed climbing has exploded in popularity in the last few years! This course will give you the skills to enjoy the mixed climbing & drytooling crags! 2 days. $375. Maximum 4 participants.

Ice Skills Week - The ultimate 5 day ice climbing course for anyone with a bit of experience who wants to become a safe & skilled ice climber. Includes multipitch & lead climbing skills! 5 days. $1195. Maximum 4 participants.

Learn to ice climb with beginner ice climbing courses in the Canmore, Alberta area.

Canadian Rockies - The Best Ice Climbs!

Hundreds of ice climbs in the Canadian Rockies are available for guided ascents, the following are some of our guides favourites in various areas throughout the range...

First Multipitch Routes


Big Lines

More Routes

Check out the Canadian Rockies Ice Climbing Encyclopedia at for info on nearly 100 more ice climbs! This online guidebook is produced by CRAG's head guide J. Mills.

Mixed Climbing

Discover the excitement and challenge of mixed climbing at the great venues throughout the Rockies. Learn the skills at places like Grotto Canyon and Haffner Creek then have a shot at a multipitch mixed route like Coire Dubh Integral, the challenging Red Man Soars, the mega-classic Mixed Master, or a testpiece like French Reality at the legendary Stanley Headwall!

Check out our video of the mixed climb Amadeus on YouTube!

Another classic ice and mixed climb with Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides

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