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Ice Climbing Trails

On an Ontario ice wall, the loudest sound is the beating of your own heart

Northern Ontario boasts some of the best ice climbing locations in the world. From Thunder Bay and Red Rock to Marathon and Orient Bay on Lake Nipigon, this is the ultimate ice-climbing country. Dozens of ice-clad routes reach heights of over 130 m (400 ft.) and the waterfalls freeze so thick that the ice can stay until late spring.

With colourfully descriptive names such as Threshold of Acquaintance, Comfortably Numb and The Wall of Deception, ice climbing is a sport for those who enjoy the adrenalin rush of living close to the edge. 

Because many of these ice faces are in very remote areas, it sometimes requires a long ride in on a snow machine for access. But, halfway up the ice face, with the world far below you, it's obvious that it's worth the ride.


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Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park

NAME SUB-REGION CLOSEST TOWN LENGTH ACTIVITIES
JR Booth Trail Seguin Edgington 35km Hiking & Walking, Running, Cycling - Roads & Paths, Cycling - Off-Road, Equestrian, Motorcycling, Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing & Backcountry, Ice Climbing, ATVing

Northwest Ontario

NAME SUB-REGION CLOSEST TOWN LENGTH ACTIVITIES
Nipigon Bay Snowmobile Club Nipigon Nipigon 200 km Hiking & Walking, Running, Cycling - Roads & Paths, Cycling - Off-Road, Camping & Backpacking, Equestrian, Rock Climbing, Canoeing & Kayaking, Ice Climbing, ATVing

Sault Ste. Marie - Algoma Country

NAME SUB-REGION CLOSEST TOWN LENGTH ACTIVITIES
Lake Superior Trapper's Trail Algoma-Manitoulin Wawa 1.5 km Snowshoeing & Backcountry, Ice Climbing, Dog Sledding
Peat Mountain Trail Algoma-Manitoulin Wawa 11 km Hiking & Walking, Camping & Backpacking, Canoeing & Kayaking, Snowshoeing & Backcountry, Ice Climbing