Ice Climbing Locations

Driving directions to Outdoor Skills And Thrills ice climbing locations

 

Orient Bay – GPS: 49.333862, -88.124270

The ground zero of ice climbing in the region and located only an hour and a half from Thunder Bay, just north of Nipigon, Ontario! This gorge is carved by the melt waters of the last glaciers, and holds more than a hundred routes at every difficulty level from very easy to near impossible.

Driving Directions from Thunder Bay:

Drive east on ‘HWY 11/17’ for approx 110kms. Just past the town of Nipigon after you cross over the suspension bridge, you will exit left on to ‘HWY 11’. As soon as you make this left start your vehicle odometer, it is exactly 40kms from this turn-off where you will be meeting your guide. Drive up ‘HWY 11’ for exactly 40kms to arrive at the meeting spot on the right (east) side of the highway. You have arrived!

To find using Google Maps, type in ‘Your Location’ to ‘the GPS coordinates above’ and follow the directions.

Parking:

When you are getting close to the 40 km mark, keep your eyes open for your guide’s vehicle parked on the right (east) side of the highway. There is a blue sign and a turn-around pullout for parking at the meeting location. The pullout may or may not be plowed. Please be aware that if it is not plowed we will be parking on the side of a busy highway, please make sure you are parked well off the road and that there are no trucks/cars passing by when you exit/enter your vehicle. If you have a snow shovel it would be wise to bring it with you in the vehicle.

 

Ice Climbing Adventures & Courses at Orient Bay

Ice climbing at Orient Bay -Outdoor Skills And Thrills -Photo by Aric Fishman
Ice climbing at Orient Bay -Outdoor Skills And Thrills -Photo by Aric Fishman
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Kama Bay – GPS: 49.012609, -88.016106

Considered one of the best hidden gems for ice and mixed climbing, it is located just east of Nipigon, Ontario and only an hour and a half from Thunder Bay!

 Driving Directions from Thunder Bay:

Drive east on ‘HWY 11/17’ for approx 110kms. Just past the town of Nipigon after you cross over the suspension bridge, start your vehicle odometer and continue on HWY 17 for another 20 km’s – Turn left on to Domtar 81 Road and continue for another 100 meters to meet your guide. You have arrived!

To find using Google Maps, type in ‘Your Location’ to ‘Mazukama Falls Hiking Trail’ or the GPS coordinates above and follow the directions.

Parking:

You will be parking on the right hand side of the road in line behind your guide’s vehicle.

Ice Climbing Adventures & Courses at Kama Bay

Ice climbing at Kama Bay -Outdoor Skills And Thrills -Photo by Paul Desaulniers
Ice climbing at Kama Bay -Outdoor Skills And Thrills -Photo by Paul Desaulniers
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