Boulder Bear Climbing Centre

(807) 286-6633


Boulder Bear Youth Lessons begin the week of January 13, 2020

Register today!

Call us today at 286-6633 to register! Or come in to Boulder Bear Climbing Centre at 425 Northern Ave. and register in person!

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Day Use & Rentals:

Day Pass: $16.50

Punch Card (10 passes): $148.50

Harness Rental: $3

Shoe Rental: $5

Chalk Rental: $3

Full Rental Package: $9

Lead Test: $10

Belay Test: FREE


Belay Guide $45 (per person)

A belay guide is a Boulder Bear staff member who will accompany you for one hour, allowing you to have full access to all of the roped climbs in the facility. This type of booking includes full rentals. 

Intro to Climbing Course $55

This course is designed for participants age 13 and up. The participants will be shown how to tie knots, use equipment and operate the ropes for one another using our top ropes. This package comes with a one-week membership as well as rental equipment for the day the course is taken. This course takes between an hour to an hour and a half.

Refresher $15

The refresher is designed for those who have previous belaying experience but would like a 20 minute course to brush up on their skills prior to the belay test.

Advanced Lesson $50

The advanced lesson is designed for those looking to further their climbing abilities. The advanced lesson can cover the topic of technique or lead climbing. One of our advanced instructors can teach technique in order to improve the efficiency of your climbing or they can also teach participant’s how to lead climb and lead belay. If the participant is looking to learn to lead belay, they need to bring their own appropriately rated climbing rope. This course can take between an hour or two hours depending on the group. 


One Month Membership     $80

Three Month Membership     $220

Annual Membership    $660

Family Annual Membership   

                1st Member                                   $660

                2nd Member                                 $660

                Any additional family members    $200 each

* Student discount of 15% can be given to those with proof of enrolment to an educational institution*




Digital Waiver

Completing our waiver has never been easier! Simply follow the link below to complete an online version. After you've finished the waiver, accept the confirmation email and we'll have a copy in our system by the time you arrive for your climb. Waivers for participants under the age of 18 will need to be completed by a parent or legal guardian.

Boulder Bear Climbing Centre Online Waiver


Printable Waiver

The printable waiver is recommended for use by large groups or birthday parties. Clicking on the link below will provide organisers with a printable version of our waiver that they can distribute to participants. This way, you can make the most of your time at our facility by having all of the waivers completed before your arrival.

Boulder Bear Climbing Centre Printable Waiver



Birthday Parties/

Group Bookings

Boulder Bear Climbing Centre offers a unique, challenging, and fun environment to host birthday parties, school groups, corporate events, or any other group looking for an active and fun activity. Our experienced staff will take care of all of the safety so you and your children can relax and have fun. Our parties are fun for ALL ages!


  • Harnesses for all party guests

  • Day Pass

  • 2.5 hours with a belay guide

  • Exclusive use of our private party room throughout the 2.5 hours of the party

  • Minimum 6 people

  • A deposit of $144 + HST (equal to 6 party guests) will be required at the time of booking

  • Each additional climber after the first 6 will be $24 + HST and will be accounted for and charged for on the day of the party


  • ONLY 2 hours of climbing

  • Harness rental for all guests

  • 2 hours with a belay guide

  • Minimum 10 people

  • A deposit of $150 + HST (covers first 10 climbers) is required upon booking

Please note:

  • Parents are welcome to watch or participate in the climbing

  • Participants are not permitted to use the fitness equipment

  • Cancellations may be made, but only a 50% refund will be given

  • If cancellations are made within a week of the booked date, the deposit is forfeited


  • Nerf gun and mask

  • 1 hour in Nerf stadium with a Boulder Bear staff in order to ensure the game runs smoothly

  • 1 hour in birthday party room

  • Minimum 8 people

  • A deposit of $200 + HST (covers first 8 party guests) will be required at time of booking

  • Each additional participant after the first 8 will be $25 + HST and will be accounted for and charged for on the day of the party

Nerf Group Battle includes:

  • Nerf gun and mask

  • 1 hour in Nerf stadium with a Boulder Bear staff in order to ensure the game runs smoothly

  • Minimum 8 people

  • A deposit of $160 + HST (covers first 8 players) will be required at time of booking

  • Each additional participant after the first 8 will be $20 + HST and will be accounted for and charged for on the day of the event

Please note:

  • Any member of the party is able to watch or participate.

  • Cancellations may be made, but only 50% refund will be given.

  • If cancellations are made within a week of the party date, the deposit is forfeited.



There are currently no upcoming events.

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To register call 286-6633 or come down to see the facility

Kids That Rock: Monday’s OR Wednesday’s 5:30pm - 6:30pm

FUNdamentals 1 : Tuesday’s OR Thursday’s 5:30pm - 7:00pm

FUNdamentals 2: Tuesday’s OR Thursday’s 7:00pm - 8:30pm (twice a week available)

Climb For Life / Performance Development: Monday’s and Wednesday’s 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Competitive Team: Monday 6:00pm - 7:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Adults (16+): Monday’s 6:30pm - 8:00pm (Begins October 07, 2019)


All classes will be taught by certified climbing instructors. Climbers will receive progress reports at the end of each session that outlines the students progress.  

Youth lessons will run for 15 weeks beginning the week of January 13, 2020

All prices include day pass, Instruction and harness.

Climbers should have clean indoor footwear. Option to include climbing shoe rental is an additional $35 for the entire program.



Kids That Rock: This program is geared to children 7 years of age and under. The emphasis is on fun and making the new climbers comfortable in a gym environment and moving over rock efficiently. COST: $220+HST per climber. 

FUNdamentals 1: Designed for the climbers first experience with climbing. Learn the climbing basics. Learn: To Belay, develop safety skills, understand basic movement and techniques and learn Climbology (Climbing Terminology). COST: $350+HST per climber. AGES: 8 & Up.

FUNdamentls 2: Continue to grow your climbing knowledge, skill and passion. This program builds on skills learned in Fundamentals 1. Program content is most often mastered over the course of 2 or 3 sessions. Master intermediate movement and techniques. Learn: Basic training planning, Warming up, Conditioning and team dynamics. *Must have completed Fundamentals 1 or equivalent knowledge*. COST: $350+HST per climber. AGES: 8 & Up.

Climb for Life/Performance Development: This is for athletes looking to learn about and/or prepare for competition climbing or performance climbing. Learn: Competition formats and tactics, how to train to avoid injury, discover lead climbing and lead belaying, develop transferable indoor to outdoor climbing knowledge. COST: $710+HST per climber. AGES: 8 & Up.

Competitive: The competitive program is designed for athletes that want to push their climbing to the next level. The focus of this program is having each climber excel at their level and to steadily improve of the course of a competitive season. This program is a personal result based program and a completion placing based program. The completion aspect is for the enjoyment of the sport and the opportunity to meet climbers from other areas and countries. Athletes will be instructed in climbing techniques, fitness, lead climbing, belaying both on top rope and lead, indoor and outdoor climbing, bouldering and proper nutrition for healthy lifestyle. athletes will have the opportunity to compete in a variety of competitions throughout the year in a variety of locations. Training will be Monday from 6:00 to 7:30 and Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00. (SEPT to mid June) and an annual membership, local competition fee and Team shirt.

Adult Climbing: This program is designed for climbers who wish to learn about climbing and/or improve their climbing technique. This program introduces new climbers to the sport of rock climbing and helps seasoned climbers build upon their climbing knowledge. Learn the climbing basics, advanced movements, warm-ups, conditioning and much more! COST: $150 /once a week. AGE: 16 and up.




Week 1:

Full Day - $210 +HST

Half Day - $130 +HST

Week 2 - 8:

Full Day - $260 +HST

Half Day - $160 +HST


Full Day: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Half Day: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

*Extended hours can be arranged if needed

Daily Activities:

 Indoor Climbing, Outdoor Climbing, Mixed Martial Arts, Tumbling, Crafts, Yoga, Nerf, Slack Line, Hiking and other various outdoor activities (weather permitting)

What you need to bring: (ALWAYS DRESS FOR THE OUTDOORS)

-          Indoor Shoes

-          2 snacks and a lunch

-          Appropriate footwear and clothing for days spent outdoors

- Swim suit and towel

-          Water bottle

-          A photocopy of the participant’s health card

-          Have previously filled out a Boulder Bear waiver form


Week 1: July 02 - July 05

Week 2: July 08 - July 12

Week 3: July 15 - July 19

Week 4: July 22 - July 26

Week 5: July 29 - Aug 02

No Camp From Aug 05 to Aug 09

Week 6: Aug 12 - Aug 16

Week 7: Aug 19 - Aug 23

Week 8: Aug 25 - Aug 30

Outdoor Experiences

Boulder Bear is proud to employ thunder bays only association of canadian mountain guides (ACMG) certified instructors. 


Intro to Rock:  

  • Boulder Bear brings all the gear. Does all the set up and heavy lifting. You just come and climb till you can’t climb anymore

  • Duration: 3 hours

  • Locations: Either the Bluffs, Silver Harbour or Pass Lake

  • COST: $30 per person

Transition Gym to Rock:  

  • Indoor to Outdoor. Start off at Boulder Bear Climbing Centre and learn all of the knots and top rope systems in the on the ground in the gym setting. After mastering the material in a controlled environment we will spend the afternoon out at the cliff putting into practice what we learned in the morning session

  • Duration: 6 hours

  • Locations: Bluffs, Silver Harbour and Pass Lake

  • COST: $60 per person

Beginner Rock: 

  • A great introduction to climbing. Let Boulder Bear supply all the gear. Learn the necessary knots, how to belay, cliff safety and basic climbing technique

  • Duration: 4 hours

  • Locations: Bluffs, Silver Harbour and Pass Lake

  • COST: $40 per person

Group/Family: 4 Hours.

  • Let Boulder Bear plan your next group outing or family activity. We will bring all the gear you need, set everything up and provide you with a fantastic experience

  • Duration: 4 hours

  • Location: YOU pick the destination!

  • COST: $35 per person

Private Sessions: 

  • You pick the place

  • You pick the topic or adventure

  • We supply the gear and the know how!

  • Duration: 4 hour and 6 hour sessions

  • Call for pricing


Contact us

Summer Hours: As of SEPT. 04/2019

Monday-Friday: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Address:       425 Northern Ave, Thunder Bay

                      Auditorium Building on the CLE Grounds

Phone:          807-286-6633