British Columbia is home to some of the most incredible alpine facilities in the world. From Whistler Blackcomb to Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain to Revelstoke Mountain, there are myriad options to choose from.
With that being said, there’s nothing like this mixed-sport climbing area on the Albertan border. Situated in the Rocky Mountains, the Haffner Creek climbing area provides visitors with an incredible experience.
Not only is the area breathtaking, but it is completely unique. With cascading, frozen waterfalls hanging off the side of the mountain-face, it looks like it belongs in an enchanted fairytale.
What’s more, this mystical place provides the ideal landscape for an adrenaline-fuelled workout. Although there are challenging parts to climb, there are a number of different routes to choose from.
Frozen Waterfalls in Haffner Creek
“Although Haffner Creek is actually in B.C., most people access it from the Banff National Park, so I’ll list it as such. Drive 20 miles north from Banff on Hwy 1 to Castle Junction. Take a left on Hwy 93 for about 10 miles, to the Marble Canyon parking lot, which is on the north side of the road. Cross the road and hike the well-traveled trail for 15 to 20 minutes to the crags,” according to the Mountain Project.
Once there, visitors may enjoy a short hike as well as practically non-existent avalanche conditions (often rare in these terrains).
Looking for some fun alpine activities to enjoy in BC this year? Check out our guide here!
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