Adventures & Courses

– Rock Climbing & Hiking –

We’ll show you exactly why people come from around the world to climb and hike in Northwestern Ontario!

Since the mid 1980’s, the Thunder Bay region has become known as one of Canada’s premier rock climbing venues and is visited every year by climbers from all over the world! Our focus is to help you accomplish the goals of your outing safely while learning any skills required to confidently experience the magic of rock climbing. Is climbing not your thing? No problem, we also offer private and public hiking adventures to epic destinations as well throughout the season!

Thunder Bay – Shuniah – Pass Lake – Dorion – Red Rock – Nipigon – Orient Bay – Kama Bay – and more


Adventures & Courses

Spring/Summer/Fall Programs 

(May – October)


Our rock climbing adventures and courses are designed to suit all ability levels and interests. We work closely with you to determine the dates that best meets your needs and experience level! Our focus is to help you accomplish the goals of your outing safely while learning and experiencing the magic of Northwestern Ontario rock climbing. You may want to just try rock climbing for the first time, or perhaps you have some experience but want to get out and learn more? Feel like going out for a day and really pushing your limits? Or maybe you’d like to make it an event with friends, co-workers, or loved ones? Whatever it may be, we’ll help make that a reality!



Owner and Lead Guide Aric Fishman has been instructing and guiding professionally in Canada for well over 20 years and is a very experienced, highly skilled Climbing guide and Wilderness Survival instructor. He founded Outdoor Skills and Thrills in Thunder Bay, Ontario as a way to provide adventure seekers with professional courses that teach safe climbing practices while provide exciting adventures in a thrilling and breathtaking environment. Not only an accomplished climber and guide, Aric is also the author of ‘Thunder Bay Climbing: A Guide to Northwest Ontario’s Best Kept Secret‘, the latest comprehensive rock climbing guidebook for the region.

“Get on the Rock and Rock On!”


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