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Rock Climbing, Caving, Spelunking & Bouldering

Discover great climbing, caving and bouldering opportunities, from beginner level to challenges for avid climbers.

Rock Climbing and Bouldering

Experience the exhilaration of completing a climb or pause on a rocky perch above the tree line and feel like you're the only person on earth. The Niagara Escarpment, a 700 kilometre long stretch of limestone, offers great rock climbing and bouldering sites. Popular climbs include Rattlesnake Point and Mount Nemo in Milton, Lion’s HeadNorth of Superior, around Nipigon, Batchawana Bay, Montreal River and Agawa also offer some challenging climbing faces. Climb rock walls straight up from the water in Bon Echo Provincial Park, or boulder at one of the many sites along the Georgian Bay. Reach for the sky from the top of the Dorion Tower, near Ouimet Canyon in Northwestern Ontario.

Caving

Explore Ontario natural underground attractions on a cave tour at Bonnechere Caves in Eganville or Ontario’s oldest cavern at Tyendinaga Caves. Formed thousands of years ago by glacier activity, the Warsaw Caves are actually a series of seven caves located in the conservation area. Discover Greig’s Caves, limestone caves in the Bruce Peninsula or Scenic Caves in Blue Mountain.

Two people standing in a cliff in Lake Superior Provincial Park.

SLEEPING GIANT PROVINCIAL PARK

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park near Thunder Bay is a haven for climbing enthusiasts who are eager to test their skills against the jagged, rock faces, outcroppings and crevices. Enjoy rock climbing in summer and spectacular ice climbing in winter along the legendary "giant's" profile.
Man rock-climbing at Rattlesnake Point.

THE NIAGARA ESCARPMENT

Stretching 725 kilometres from Niagara to Tobermory, on the Georgian Bay, the Niagara Escarpment's cliffs, out-croppings and rock faces are a climber's paradise.
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