Town of Canmore

Climbing Gym

Elevation Place Climbing Gym


Our climbing gym is like no other. Designed by the world renowned climbing company Walltopia, our interior will make you forget you’re indoors due to the natural light and open spaces. Our training area has been designed so you can make the most of your climbing experience. Whether you are a beginner or training for international competition, you will love our wall!

If you have never climbed before, our staff will show you where and how to start your vertical adventures – It’s great family fun for ages 4 years and older! Climbers under 13 years old require adult supervision (one adult to a maximum of 3 climbers under 13) at all times in the climbing wall. 

First time at the wall?  pdf Click here! (5.11 MB)

Waivers and Acknowledgement of Risk form

Please sign a waiver (climbers over age 18) or Acknowledgement of Risk form (climbers under age 18) before arriving at the climbing gym. Adults must provide photo ID for their first visit.

Click here for waivers and acknowledgements of risk

For the online calendar showing what’s happening in recreation click here!



Our Amenities

  • 1,000 square meters (11,000 sqr ft) of climbing surface as high as 15 m (45′) at its peak
  • Varied terrain with over 100 colour-coded climbs for climbers of all abilities
  • Over 40 climbing lines for top roping or lead climbing
  • Seven automatic belay systems that require minimal training or experience
  • Extensive bouldering terrain
  • Equipment rentals for indoor climbing
  • Liquid chalk dispensers




Registration for programming is available online here



Equipment Rentals and Testing Fees:


Price (until June 25)

New prices, effective on June 26, 2023 are listed below in a new table

Climbing Shoes $6 incl. GST
Harness $5 incl. GST
Belay Device $2 incl. GST
Climbing Package (Shoes, Harness, and Belay Device) $10 incl. GST
Member/Youth Climbing Package  $8 incl. GST

 Equipment and Testing Fees effective June 26, 2023

Equipment and Testing 

Non-Member Price

Member Price

Climbing Package (shoes, harness, and belay device) $10 + GST $6 + GST
Climbing Shoes $6 + GST $3 + GST
Harness $6 + GST $3 + GST
Belay Device $3 + GST $1.50 + GST
Top Rope Test* $7 + GST Included in Membership
Lead Climbing Test** $12 + GST Included in Membership 

*Top Rope Test: A Top Rope Belay Test is required for a belayer. Note: The Top Rope Belay Test is not a training course. Current skills and recent experience are required.

**Lead Climbing: A Lead Belay Test is required for both the climber and the belayer. Note: The Lead Belay Test is not a training course. Current skills and recent experience are required. 


Group Bookings

Youth groups (school groups, sports teams, youth organizations, clubs, and birthday parties) require a booking with an instructor to use the wall to provide group risk management, ensure adequate staffing and to reserve wall space in our instructional/experiential climbing area.

To ensure access to the wall for our members and other drop-ins, we minimize the number of groups in a period of time.

Our programs provide the best group climbing experience!

Request a Group Booking

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The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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