National Climbing Centre
Squamish, BC: Already a world-class rock climbing destination, Squamish could become the home of a new National Climbing Centre as part of a proposal by The Kingswood Group to develop its Scott Crescent site on Highway 99.
If the National Climbing Centre goes ahead, it will be unique in Canada. It will form the heart of a mixed-use development at the gateway to Squamish, next to the iconic Stawamus Chief, the granite monolith that towers 700 metres above the waters of Howe Sound, attracting climbers from around the world.
Kingswood proposes to build the National Climbing Centre and work with the community to establish the community-based not-for-profit society that will be responsible for its administration.
In conversations and meetings with local climbers as well as tourism officials, educators and retailers, the NCC is described as featuring an indoor climbing wall, offices for local, provincial or national climbing organizations, climbing related research and educational programs, and a base camp for outdoor climbers and guides.