Via Ferrata, Rock Climbing, and Ice Climbing in Whistler

  • Experience the thrill of climbing year-round with indoor and outdoor climbing locations
  • In winter, learn to climb on spectacular ice formations with expert guides
  • In summer try outdoor rock climbing or climb Whistler Mountain on the Via Ferrata guided tour
  • A great activity for solo adventurers, groups and families with a sense of adventure!

Summer Rock Climbing Tours

Tour Description Price
Rock Climbing Taster This tour is a fun day designed to introduce beginners into the sport of rock climbing. The professional guides will safely set up everything for you and all you have to do is climb and have fun on amazing climbing routes. All equipment included, no experience necessary. From $119 per person
Whistler Via Ferrata Tour The Via Ferrata (or "Iron Way") is a unique and exciting way to climb Whistler Mountain, using an engineered vertical pathway with metal rung ladders and fixed cables for safety. Get ready for stunning mountain views, big skies and a huge sense of achievement when you reach the top. Plus a chance to see snow in summer! The Whistler Via Ferrata tour does not require special skills or previous mountaineering experience however a moderate level of fitness is recommended. (Tour duration: 4 hours) From $209 per person

Winter Ice Climbing Tours

Tour Description Price
Ice Climbing Experience (minimum 2 people) Try ice climbing with a professional guide right on Blackcomb Mountain! It’s a surprisingly easy activity that any fit person can enjoy. No climbing experience is needed. All climbing equipment is included. Participants MUST be able to confidently ski or snowboard intermediate (blue) runs to get to the climbing location. This is a full day activity. From $329 per person
Ice Climbing Private (up to 4 people) Private Ice Climbing tours are available for up to 4 people. Tours start a 8:30 AM and end approximately 3:30 PM. From $999 per group

Whistler Via Ferrata Tour

Feel the exhilaration of climbing to the top of Whistler Peak with the safety of a professional guide and specialized climbing equipment. Enjoy this unique half day adventure ascending a gorgeous route high above Whistler.

The Via Ferrata (or "Iron Way") is a unique and exciting way to climb Whistler Mountain, using an engineered vertical pathway with metal rung ladders and fixed cables for safety. Get ready for stunning mountain views, big skies and a huge sense of achievement when you reach the top.

Using a special lanyard system you will clip yourself onto the cable and climb the rock headwall using a series of ladder rungs that lead you to the summit of Whistler Peak.

The Whistler Via Ferrata tour does not require special skills or previous mountaineering experience however a moderate level of fitness is recommended. This tour takes up to 4 hours, the route covers roughly 4 km (2.5 miles) of mountain terrain and 260 meters (850 feet) of elevation gain.

From $209 per person

Activity Information

Via Ferrata Tours

The Via Ferrata (or "Iron Way") is a unique and exciting way to climb Whistler Mountain, using an engineered vertical pathway with metal rung ladders and fixed cables for safety. Get ready for stunning mountain views, big skies and a huge sense of acheivement when you reach the top. Plus a chance to see snow in summer!

Ice Climbing Tours

Climbing is still available in Whistler when snow turns the mountains into a winter wonderland. Learn the skills needed for climbing ice formations and progress to longer, more technical climbs with expert local ice climbing guides. Ice climbing locations are found from Whistler to Lillooet.

In this tour, first time climbers will be introduced to the basic climbing techniques and safety practices before giving it a go. More experienced climbers will be guided up the finest ice climbs matching their ability. There are a variety of pure ice and mixed climbing spots in the Whistler area for you to enjoy. No climbing experience necessary. All equipment is included. Transportation is not included but can be arranged.

Outdoor Rock Climbing Tours in Whistler and Squamish

The Sea to Sky Corridor from Squamish to Whistler is famous for rock climbing and bouldering. Those new to the sport can learn to climb and rappel with expert instructors while more experienced climbers can book a guide to take them to more technical terrain. Contact Whistler Core Fitness for more information on outdoor rock guiding.

Indoor Climbing in Whistler

Located at Whistler Core Fitness is Whistler's own indoor climbing gym. Available year-round, it is perfect for climbers wanting to learn the basics or sharpen their skills and build strength. At the same time, courses and kid-friendly evening programs provide a social and indoor entertainment.

Features of the Indoor Climbing Gym at the Core

  • 5500 square foot indoor rock climbing wall
  • Kid friendly routes, bouldering zone and technical features - slabs, overhangs and cracks
  • Equipment rental and retail
  • Guided sessions, climbing and safety courses
  • A range of kids activities and camps - entertain the kids while you explore Whistler on your own

For more information on the indoor climbing gym, contact Whistler Core Fitness.

Via Ferrata in Whistler

Climbing Out of My
Comfort Zone

Looking to expand your comfort zone? Whistler Insider, Tina Wickman, conquered the unknown on the Whistler Via Ferrata tour.

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Summer Lodging Deals

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Photos of Climbing in Whistler