TREE CLIMBING CANADA'S BASIC TREE CLIMBING COURSE (BTCC) Tree Climbing Canada is now offering a two-day Basic Tree Climbing Course (BTCC). The BTCC is for people who are brand new to tree climbing. We offer this program in two levels, Level 1 (day one) and Level 2 (day 2) these courses are available together or can also be taken at different times. TCC classes have a maximum of three students, so each participant will receive lots of personal attention and encouragement.
$ 300 (CDN)
You will learn all the skills you need to climb large trees safely using the double rope technique (DRT) also recognized as MRS ( moving rope system). In this course, we present you with detailed information about selecting a good climbing tree and assessing its condition. You will learn climbing techniques and how to set up the DdRT climbing system, you will be tying each knot many times in order to put it into " motor muscle memory". You'll also learn the rules for personal safety. Expect to be climbing on your own at the end of Level 1.
$ 360 (CDN)
Level 2 focuses on the basics with emphasis on climbing higher by transferring your climbing system and moving from tree to tree. When you finish this course, you will take a climbing test. Passing it shows that you are ready to go out and climb on your own. Upon graduation, students will receive a Tree Climbing Canada BTCC completion certificate.
These courses are perfect, not only for the recreational climber , but also for people who want to learn entry-level climbing skills.
TREE CLIMBING CANADA is now offering a "beyond the basics" course which is an advanced level course, you must have completed and graduated from our level 1 and 2 or can demonstrate or have documented otherwise ( please keep your log books).
$ 340 (CDN)
In this program, you will build on the basics and reinforce the key concepts learned in earlier programs. You will be introduced to other climbing systems, "opened" verses " closed" system climbing, split tail use and be introduced to Single Rope Technique (SRT) or Stationary Rope Systems ( SRS) including RADS and rope wrenching, how to increase safety, strategic movement within the canopy and setting up camp within the tree canopy.
The continuation of the day 1, in day 2 you have the opportunity to practice and refine your newly gained skills and put them to use. We will travel to a very large tree, to practice the new entry skills and new climbing techniques learned previously. There is an opportunity for an overnight stay in a tree top camp out with this program.
Tree Climbing Canada is offering a Facilitator program. Are you interested in the outdoor adventure tourism industry? Participants will have completed level 1 and 2 or prove otherwise. In this program, you will continue to build on level 1 and level 2 . You will be recognized as a Tree Climbing Canada Facilitator, qualified to facilitate at a 3:1 ratio, and lead TCC climbs. Learn how to rig for small and large groups, perform various rescue techniques in a variety of situations.
Learn how to rig for small and large groups, perform various rescue techniques in a variety of situations.
Current first-aid and CPR certification, an application/ resume, a current police records vulnerable section check and your climbing log books are required.
Expect to test out of level 1 and 2 to be considered.
Being recognized as Facilitator for Tree Climbing Canada is a process that could take up to a minimum of 6 months to complete.
Potential candidates must submit a minimum of 50 documented climbs and are expected to assist in the role of Facilitator at Tree Climbing Canada sanctioned events.
April 22nd, 2019 Earth Day Climb
More opportunities coming!
July 8th-12th, 2019
July 20th, 2019
August 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2019 Lynn River Music and Arts Festival
September 7th 2019 Halton Forest Festival
Love to climb trees?! Love to camp?! Camping in trees in what this program is all about. We have a few options for you try from portaledges, new tribe treeboats, tentsile tent tents and just plain old hammocks. Let us show you what works and what does not, then you decide how you wish to spend the night. Must have taken the BTCC level 1 and 2. This program can be added on to the level 2 program or any "beyond the basics" courses.
How to set up your campsite. presetting of a rope in a tree, emergency procedures, rental of gear and other equipment. Prices are subject to change without notice.
If the weather is right we will be spending the night.
When you arrive for an Introduction, all the climbing equipment is already for you, we will provide the coaching and show you how to move the series of climbing knots, and provide some tips and tricks. You will have an opportunity to relax and explore. This Intro gives you an opportunity to see if tree climibing with a rope and harness is for you.
BOOKING NOW FOR 2019!
May 10th , Introductions and level 1 only
May 11th and 12th 2019 ( FULL)
May 17th and 18th 2019 ( 2 spots)
May 22nd to 29th, 2019 (Vancouver Island) (Victoria)
May 24th ( introductions all day)(12 spots) (Salt Spring Island)
May 25th (Salt Spring Island) (BTCC level 1 only)( 1 spot)
May 26th and 27th, ( 3 spots) ( Salt Spring Island) ( BTCC Level 1 and 2)
May 28th, 2019 ( Salt Spring Island) ( Introductions)
June 1st and 2nd, 2019 (2 spots)
June 14th and 15th, 2019 ( 2 spots)
June 19th and 20th, 2019 ( FULL)
June 29th and 30th, 2019 ( 2 spots)
July 13th and 14th, 2019 ( 1 spot)
July 27th and 28th, 2019
August 9th, 10th, 11th, 2019 ( 2 spots)
August 24th and 25th, 2019
September 16th to 20th, 2019
September 21st and 22nd, 2019 ( 2 spots)
October 4th, 5th and 6th, 2019
October 6th to the 12th, 2019 (potential Vancouver island dates)
October 13th to 16th, 2019 (California Redwoods, GOTC Rendezvous)
October 19th and 20th, 2019 ( 2 spots)
November 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2019
November 16th and 17th, 2019
November 29th, 30th, 2019
December 1st, 2019
December 9th and 10th, 2019
December 14th and 15, 2019
Dates are subject to change without notice.
BOOK early to avoid disappointment!
Only 3 spots available in each course.
We do customized courses, offering mid-week programming also.
Let us know what works for you.
Learn to climb trees on on your own, using a rope and saddle.
Exciting things coming in 2019!
Overnight packages, tree house stays, canopy camping and so much more!
Ready to purchase a course and experience a new adventure? See below.
This 2 day course will teach you the basics to safely access and climb trees with a rope a saddle.
Classes are limited to 3 persons to ensure lots of quality instruction and attention.
This course teaches the skills needed to climb large trees on your own
using Doubled Rope Technique (DdRT). Now being recognized as MRS ( Moving Rope System)
You will be taught how to select a good climbing tree and how to detect potential hazards.
You will learn to tie climbing knots through repetition
until they are in your muscle memory.
There will be plenty of time for you to get in a tree and practice
all your new skills and to enjoy the view.
This course is taught to novice climbers all over the world and is an
excellent foundation to use immediately and also to build on.
You will be introduced to basic tree climbing techniques, equipment, knot tying, rope placement, and basic tree inspection. You will be climbing on your own at the end of level 1, climbing from the anchor, you have set! Go climb a tree!