If natural beauty is what you’re after, there’s perhaps no country on earth more stunning than Canada. Because of its sheer size and diverse terrain, Canada offers an abundant amount of climbing opportunities for climbers of any skill level and age range. For those planning their next climbing trip to Canada, below are just a few of the mountains you’ll want to make sure you visit.
Moraine Lake in Alberta
Surrounded by the awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway, Moraine Lake is a gorgeous glacier-fed lake that is world-famous for its beautiful blue water. The lake and mountains offer one of the most picturesque climbing opportunities in Canada, and this region is a destination you don’t want to miss if you are mountaineering in the country.
Mount Robson in British Columbia
Although The Rockies are famous for being a Colorado-based phenomenon, what few people realize is that the highest peak in The Rockies range is actually located in British Columbia. This is why all hiking addicts must plan a trip to Mount Robson in British Columbia. A popular hiking trail for folks on a pilgrimage to hang out at Mount Robson is to take the Berg Lake Trail on foot to Mount Robson. If mixing canoeing with hiking is more your thing, you can take a canoe around Whitney Lake, which is just one of the many bodies of water located in Mount Robson National Park.
Newfoundland’s Gros Morne Mountain
If you find yourself out in Newfoundland on your next Canadian hiking excursion, you’ll definitely want to spend a few days hiking up Gros Morne Mountain. What makes Gros Morne one of the best mountains to climb in Canada is that the mountain’s cold, foggy climate enables arctic-suited plants and animals to flourish. Spending a few days climbing Gros Morne gives hikers a rare opportunity to observe arctic wildlife up close!
Mount Logan at Kluane National Park
What is Canada’s tallest mountain peak? Although Mount Logan does not earn the attention of other popular high-altitude mountain peaks, Logan has the highest elevation in Canada. With an altitude of almost 5,960 meters, Mount Logan is actually taller than Mount Kilimanjaro! While Mount Logan is not for novice climbers, casual hikers and climbers can still enjoy some of the hiking trails and climbing opportunities within Kluane National Park where Mount Logan is located.