Why Choose Vancouver Mountain Guides?

  • Easily navigate through courses: Level 1 > Level 2 > Level 3 > Level 4 > Advanced (rock rescue and aid climbing).

  • Our guides use a 5-part teaching model to convey knowledge of technical skills:

  1. Introduce skill

  2. Demonstrate skill

  3. Student practice

  4. Coaching

  5. Evaluate & Summarize

  • Personal and professional guides will teach new skills to challenge you while respecting your limits and maintaining your safety.

  • 30 years of climbing experience ranging from ice, mixed, alpine, rock, and big wall climbing to learn from.

  • Exceptionally-qualified guides follow industry best practices and keep updated through continued education.

  • Guides are First Aid certified, CPR level C, Wilderness First Responders (80hr course).

  • Guiding in Vancouver, Squamish, Penticton, and Alpine regions throughout BC.

  • In proud partnership with Climb On Squamish. Participants shop with 10% off and receive discounted climbing equipment rentals.

  • In proud partnership with Cliffhanger Indoor Climbing Gym. Our official indoor climbing gym and training facility.

  • Private guiding is available for all custom trips, instruction, and specialized routes you have been planning or dreaming about.


 Proud Partnership

VMG proudly runs the outdoor climbing courses for cliffhanger indoor gym

VMG proudly runs the outdoor climbing courses for cliffhanger indoor gym

climb on is the official equipment supplier for vmg

climb on is the official equipment supplier for vmg

Vancouver is where we live but the mountains are our home.
— Owner, Guide


Professional Climbing Instruction


Transition from gym to outdoors. Top roping and anchors. 


Learn to lead climb outdoors. Sport climbing and lead belaying.


Learn to trad climb. Focus on lead climbing gear placements.   


Rock rescue, self rescue, and advanced rope work. 


Multi-pitch skills, belay transitions, and station management.


Learn to aid climb and introduction to big walling.



Squamish | Vancouver | Penticton | Alpine



VMG offers custom private instruction. Customize a course to learn at your pace and skill level. Hire a guide for the weekend or the week to take you rock climbing. VMG guides take the planning away so you can enjoy the climbing. Do you have a list of routes you have always dreamed of ticking? Get started.

One reason to choose VMG is because we offer guided rock climbing, anywhere from Squamish and Vancouver to the biggest alpine rock routes. Whether you have been dreaming of climbing the Grand Wall in Squamish or a remote alpine route like the North East Buttress of Mt. Slesse in the North Cascades, VMG will safely and skillfully get you to the top and back down.  


Sample Specialty Guiding:


"The reason it was so scary was that there was only one climber capable of rescuing us, and that was Layton Kor, and he was in Colorado." Yvon Chouinard, on the first ascent of North American Wall.