TABVAR - The Association of Bow Valley Rock Climbers

November 29 - 2016 Claim forms available
The 2016 New Route and Retrofit claim forms are now available. See the Routebuilders section.

October 14 & 15, 2016 - TABVAR Fund Raiser at Reel Rock in Canmore
Arts Place in Canmore is screening Reel Rock 11 on at 1900 Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 and is donating the proceeds (including the profit from drink sales!) to TABVAR! Come out for some radical footage and a chance to support your sport.

September 2, 2016 - New mailing address:
Box 8768 Stn Main, Canmore, AB T1W 0C1

January 28, 2015 - The 2014 Annual Report is now available online

Sept 15, 2013 - Want to help with route repairs and refurbishments?
We've got a drill to loan out. Contact Greg for details by selecting "route work" on our contact form.

June 2, 2013 Have you seen our Facebook page?

March 31, 2013 - TABVAR is now accepting donations online via PayPal
Any amount helps in funding route repairs, refurbishing old hardward and new route development.

Feb 12, 2013 - Jane Vuong Memorial Page
Our sincere condolences to her loved ones and deep thanks for the generous donations in Jane's memory.

Jan 7, 2013 - Updated Retrofit Progress Report

Nov 23, 2012 - Bradley Joyce Memorial Page
Our sincere condolences to his loved ones and deep thanks for the generous donations in his memory.

October 31, 2012 - Route Builders Claim Packages

June 27th, 2012 - 2012 TABVAR FUNDING GUIDELINES


The Association of Bow Valley Rock Climbers (TABVAR) is a-not-for profit organization, funded by donations, whose purpose is to promote the responsible development of safe rock climbing areas serving the Calgary, Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise climbing communities.

TABVAR provides funds for:

  • Environmental projects such as erosion protection measures at the base of cliffs and trails.
  • Repair and refurbishment of existing routes.
  • Fixed anchors on routes.

Since its inception in 1993, TABVAR has raised and disbursed more than $85,000 plus over $15,000 in contributed materials.

Thank you to all our supporters and a special thanks to our corporate sponsors:


Mountain Equipment Co-op