what's new at Canada West Mountain School
Squamish climbing season is here!
May 4, 2013
The rock is warm and dry in Squamish now, join our ACMG Guides for some great early-season climbing. Check out our Squamish Rock Programs for info on Courses and our Custom packages for Guided climbs.
Gift Certificates available now!
Get the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones this winter by giving them an Avalanche Safety Course. Our Gift Certificates are "made to order", so we can accomodate any request. All Canada West Mountain School Gift Certificates have no expiry date and can be delivered to you online instantly.
Contact us directly to order a Gift Certificate now!
Last courses of the season!
August 24, 2012
Squamish Mountain Festival, a five-day celebration of all things rock, including the Squamish Mountain Film Festival featuring four nights of films and speakers on a range of mountain adventure subjects.
- Complete Mountaineering Intro
September *11, 16-22, 2012
- Alpine Skills Week
September 2-8, 2012
- Outdoor Rock Intro (1 day)
September 2, 2012
- Mountain Skills Essentials
September *4, 7-10, 2012
- Wilderness Survival
September *4, 8-9, 2012
2012 Avalanche Courses Announced
Calling all skiers, snowshoers, and snowboarders. Start planning now for safe winter travel in the mountains. Learn how to recognize, evaluate and avoid avalanche hazards. Click here for the latest information. more
Squamish Mountain Festival: A Celebration of Climbing Culture
July 11 to July 15, 2012
One of this year's highlights is the screening of “The Man Who Can Fly,” a new film about the legendary climber and BASE jumper Dean Potter and his quest to jump off the 9,000 foot granite wall of Mount Bute, located at the head of Bute Inlet north of Squamish.
Opening night's title event is Squamish Rocks! presenting six speakers on why Squamish is the best place in the world to play, live and climb.
Canada West Mountain School is a proud sponsor of the Squamish Mountain Festival.
Tickets available from Valhalla Pure in Squamish and the retail store in the Squamish Adventure Centre. Visit The Squamish Mountain Festival website to view the full schedule and book online: http://www.squamishmountainfestival.com/
New dates added for Wilderness Survival
June 25, 2012
We’ve added a new date in September for our Wilderness Survival course. Click here for more information and to register.
Got kids? Try our new Kids Rock course this summer. Next dates are July 8 and July 22. Check out our complete Squamish Rock program here.
Canada West Mountain School celebrates 30 years!
Our first programs were offered in 1982. At that point, Canada West Mountain School was run by the "Safety and Education Committee" of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia.
After 30 years of leading the way in Mountain Safety instruction in BC, we are still committed to the founding principles that reflect back to our roots.
Quite simply, our goal is to provide the highest quality guiding and instruction services with an emphasis on self-sufficiency and safety. We started our programs in 1982 with that goal, and it is still an equally strong mandate for Canada West Mountain School as we head into 2012.