Within a 15-minute drive from anywhere in the city, climbers will find dozens of rock routes to explore. Thunder Bay and the surrounding area features some of the oldest, hardest granite in North America, surrounded by beautiful, clean lakes. Both novice and experienced climbers will find a challenge and climbs are rewarded with views of the spectacular landscape - abundant with gorgeous scenery and breathtaking views. 

Thunder Bay is also home to a large, indoor climbing facility.

Alpine Club of Canada

The local chapter of the Alpine Club of Canada provides detailed information on the areas rock and ice climbing areas on their website. Membership in The Alpine Club of Canada is open to everyone, regardless of their level of mountain experience or their country of residence.

Boulder Bear Climbing Centre

Boulder Bear Climbing Centre is Thunder Bay's premier climbing facility, offering 7000 sqft of climbing terrain and walls up to 28 feet high.

Outdoor Skills and Thrills

Outdoor Skills and Thrills offers guided rock and ice climbing adventures and courses for all skill levels or ability levels – with all equipment included.

In winter, experience some of the best ice climbing east of the Rockies. Northwestern Ontario is known as one of Canada’s premier ice climbing venues and is visited year after year by climbers from all over the world. Some of the routes are over 300 ft, with ice so thick it sticks around until the summer!

 Experience the challenge of ice climbing at Cascade Falls, Orient Bay (pictured) and the many amazing climbing locations in the area.

Person Ice Climbing at Cascade Falls, Orient Bay

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