Yamnuska Mountain Adventures

Located in Canmore, Alberta at the Banff National Park gates, we are a premier provider of mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, avalanche training, and trekking experiences in the Canadian Rockies.

For over 45 years, we have hosted clients from Canada and all over the world. As one of the world’s best mountaineering schools and mountain guiding companies, we run trips, programs, and courses from beginner to expert level. We have some of the top mountain guides in Canada and consider the mountains of British Columbia and Alberta to be our home, classroom, and playground.

Come join us in the Canadian Rockies.


With over 45 years experience and a proven track record of successful trips, enjoy an unforgettable adventure with our highly certified and professional ACMG and IFMGA guides.

Safety First

Yamnuska has a solid safety culture from program development through to delivery. With state-of-the-art equipment and rigorous training, your safety is our top priority.

Guest Service

We’re here for you! Our high quality services include a fully-staffed office, 24-hour duty manager, technical equipment, transportation, comprehensive logistical support, and backcountry food services.

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Our Programs

At Yamnuska Mountain Adventures, we provide a diverse selection of outdoor activities for both novice and experienced adventurers. From rock, ice, and alpine climbing to avalanche safety, backcountry skiing, and more, our experienced and certified guides offer comprehensive instruction and guided experiences to help you explore and recreate in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies.




We excel in providing backcountry food services and first aid training, ensuring that adventurers have nourishing meal options while exploring the backcountry and are prepared for those unexpected backcountry emergencies.

Backcountry Food Services

With over 45 years of backcountry experience, Yamnuska's Backcountry Kitchen has developed and refined a variety of dehydrated dinner entrees and food programs. Like anyone who has spent a day in the wilderness, or a month, we know that food can make, or break, a trip.

From multi-day expeditions to day trips from base camp, we’ve created meals, menus, and field packaging that’s suitable for all types of backcountry activities. Our meals and menu plans are field tested and refined to provide the performance required in the backcountry. Combined with high-quality ingredients and our passionate chef’s skills, we are able to offer you a flavourful menu that satisfies a wide range of tastes and dietary requirements. And they taste great!

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First Aid

Yamnuska Mountain Adventures offers expert wilderness first aid courses and certification out of our classrooms in Canmore, Alberta. Immediately behind our office is the perfect wilderness setting so we never have to drive to complete the outdoor training. The primary focus of our Wilderness First Aid programs is to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively respond to medical emergencies in a remote setting. The emphasis is on preparation, situational awareness, and self-assurance in the face of an emergency.

If our scheduled course dates do not work for you, we can offer private courses for groups or teams. Please contact our office for more information.

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With years of experience in film safety and site management, as well as large group, corporate and youth activities, you will benefit from Yamnuska Mountain Adventures’ extensive risk management expertise, leadership and skill development for your next event or team building adventure



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A Trusted Industry Leader

Our team of certified guides and experts have been providing backcountry experiences in the Canadian Rockies for over 45 years. Our dedication to safety, combined with our extensive knowledge of the region, has enabled us to become the premier choice for those seeking an unforgettable backcountry adventure.

“Great experience. Took the 2 day basic ice climbing course with Jacob as our guide, along with Braeden and Peter. The experience was phenomenal and the instruction was even better. It was clear that the guides were knowledgeable and experienced, and Jacob took feedback from the group to curate the course specifically to our skill level. Would definitely recommend yam to a friend and will be taking more courses here in the future.”

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News & Announcements

The Rock Road Trip to El Potrero Chico

The Rock Road Trip to El Potrero Chico

In the heart of northern Mexico, nestled within the rugged landscapes of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains, lies a rock climber’s paradise – El Potrero Chico. This hidden gem has gained international acclaim for its towering limestone cliffs, breathtaking vistas,…

Yamnuska Partners with Petzl

Yamnuska Partners with Petzl

We are thrilled to announce our official collaboration with Petzl! Yamnuska has a long-standing relationship with Petzl, having used and supported their products for many years. The quality and standards of the equipment they develop, and manufacture are outstanding, and…

Dave Stark and Tim Ricci recipients of ACMG awards

Dave Stark and Tim Ricci recipients of ACMG awards

We are proud to announce that Dave Stark and Tim Ricci have both been recognized by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides for their contributions to the Association and to the guiding and climbing community.   Dave, Yamnuska’s Director of…


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