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Rock climbing lessons

Our rock climbing lessons are inclusive, safe, fun and engaging. Climbing lessons are designed to build skills, abilities, and confidence for climbers of all levels.

Benefits of taking our rock climbing lessons

Climbing is a low-impact sport that provides a full-body workout to improve strength, coordination, and cardiovascular health.  In our lessons you will:

  • Build confidence.
  • Improve problem solving skills.
  • Develop mass and fine motor skills.
  • Increase spatial awareness and reaction time.
  • Learn teamwork and communication skills.
  • Make new friends.


2024 spring & summer registration dates

Registration for spring & summer programs, classes and day camps is open.

Upcoming facility closures

Programs, classes and swimming lessons will not be offered at the following facilities while they undergo repairs:

  • Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre: closed this spring and summer.
  • Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre: closed this summer.
  • Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre: closed this summer.

Types of rock climbing lessons

About our rock climbing instructors

Our trained, competent and knowledgeable instructors build a relationship with your child and foster a safe emotional and physical environment. 

All staff are Certified with SFA/CPR/AED Level C.

What are rock climbing lessons like?

Our curriculum teaches the fundamentals of rock climbing through games, activities and lessons. Participants practice safety, belaying and climbing skills while exploring the bouldering and top rope rock walls. Classes typically run 45 - 60 minutes.

You will be challenged without peer or instructor pressure, just encouragement.


Come prepared

Proper climbing attire must be worn. Please bring:

  • Clean, indoor athletic shoes that have not been worn outdoors.
  • Athletic wear to allow for maximum movement.
  • Closed top water bottle.

Where can I take lessons?

Learn how to set up an account, register for programs and find information on cancellations in the help section of Live and Play.