4 places to learn to climb
Canada West Mountain School
Besides guiding international trips—including the Seven Summits—the Vancouver company teaches courses and leads trips in the nearby Coast Range.
University of Calgary Outdoor Centre
The full progression of mountaineering skills is taught at the centre’s indoor climbing wall and on courses and mountain trips across Western Canada.
Yamnuska Mountain School
Focused on easy-access routes in the Rocky Mountains, the Canmore-based mountain-skills training school is one of the best—and the busiest—in the country.
Alpine Club of Canada
The 100-year-old club has chapters across the country. With club membership, the inclusive trips and courses are always a bargain (and sometimes free).