About Canyoning

Canyoning is an exhilarating outdoor activity that combines the thrill of exploration with the beauty of nature, as adventurers navigate through narrow canyons, rappel down waterfalls, and swim through crystal-clear pools. Requiring a mix of technical skills and physical stamina, canyoning offers a unique and unforgettable experience for adrenaline junkies and nature enthusiasts alike, who seek to immerse themselves in the hidden wonders of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes.

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Assorted Challenges

Canyoning combines various elements such as climbing, rappelling, swimming, and hiking, which can help improve physical fitness and endurance. Additionally, navigating through challenging canyon terrain tests problem-solving skills, resilience, and mental fortitude, promoting personal growth and confidence.

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Connect with Nature

Canyoning allows participants to explore remote, often untouched landscapes, fostering a deeper appreciation for the natural world and its incredible beauty. This immersive experience can heighten environmental awareness and encourage responsible outdoor recreation.

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Teamwork and Bonding

Canyoning often involves working together with a group, building trust and camaraderie as participants share unique experiences, overcome obstacles, and support one another through challenging situations. The shared sense of accomplishment can foster long-lasting friendships and unforgettable memories.

Tours with Canyoning

Your challenging adventure awaits! Tighten your harness and repel down watery chutes then crawl into undeveloped caves in the Canadian Rockies. This 3 day, 2 night package runs from May to October.

Build Your Own Canyoning Tour

Let’s make a trip that’s uniquely yours! You decide how long, level of difficulty, number of inclusions, everything. Start planning now and make your dream trip a reality.

Staff Picks

Canmore, AB

Experience the excitement of Canmore's canyoning, where the stunning Canadian Rockies provide a breathtaking backdrop for navigating rugged canyons.

Okanagon, BC

Embrace the thrill of Okanagan's canyoning adventures, set amid the diverse landscapes of British Columbia's beautiful wine country.

Quebec City, QC

Uncover the excitement of Quebec City's canyoning adventures, where the region's rich history and stunning landscapes converge to create a truly unique experience.



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Skill Development

Canyoning allows participants to learn and hone a variety of technical skills, such as rope handling, rappelling, and route-finding. These skills can be applied to other outdoor activities and contribute to a well-rounded, versatile skill set for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Stress Relief

Engaging in canyoning and immersing oneself in nature can offer a much-needed escape from the stresses of daily life. The physical exertion and focus required during canyoning can help clear the mind, reduce stress, and promote overall mental well-being.

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Sense of Adventure

Canyoning offers a unique opportunity to venture off the beaten path and explore lesser-known natural wonders. The excitement of discovery and the feeling of accomplishment after successfully navigating through canyons can inspire a lifelong passion for adventure and exploration.

Essential Gear and Equipment

Be sure to dress comfortably in quick-drying, athletic clothing (preferably synthetic or moisture-wicking materials) and wear sturdy, closed-toe footwear with good traction, suitable for wet environments. Don’t forget a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses for sun protection. It’s also a good idea to bring a change of clothes, a towel, and a waterproof bag for your belongings. Pack your wilderness survival essentials (first aid kit, navigation, food, water, knife, fire starter, communication, and a backpack) to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Your canyoning tour or guide should provide you with the specialized gear needed for the adventure (helmet, harness, descender, locking carabiners, wetsuit, gloves, and life jacket, if needed). They will also supply necessary equipment like ropes, anchors, and slings for a safe and exciting canyoning experience.


Anytime you decide to go explore nature, you should…

  • Check the weather.
  • Research the route and take a map with you. 
  • Carry the proper gear for the experience.
  • Bring extra food.
  • Tell someone where you are going.
  • Check with the Parks or tourism office for closures and wildlife updates. 
  • Follow the Leave No Trace principles.
  • Do not feed, touch or approach wildlife.
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Don’t try this alone! We highly recommend booking a guided canyoning adventure so that a pro can show you the ropes (literally).

Choose Appropriate Footwear! – Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes with good traction and ankle support, designed for wet environments. Proper footwear helps maintain grip on slippery surfaces, ensuring safety and stability during your canyoning adventure.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings – Stay vigilant and be mindful of potential hazards, such as slippery rocks, strong currents, and sudden changes in weather. By being aware of your environment and adapting accordingly, you can help minimize risks and make your canyoning adventure more enjoyable.

Go slow as you rappel back down to avoid knocking your knees against a wall of rock!

Did You Know?

Canyoning has its roots in the sport of caving, which dates back to the late 19th century. As cavers began exploring underground river systems, they developed techniques for descending and traversing through water-filled canyons, ultimately paving the way for modern-day canyoning. Today, the sport has evolved into a thrilling adventure that combines elements of climbing, rappelling, and swimming, allowing participants to explore some of the world’s most breathtaking and remote landscapes.

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Have Questions?

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