Historically, bouldering was a means of training for longer climbing routes and mountaineering. Over the past 30 years, bouldering has evolved into a popular sport with appeal as a health-conscious physical form of human-powered recreation. The Niagara Glen has become a popular bouldering spot among enthusiasts.

Bouldering permits are available at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre at 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Completed waiver forms must be signed and returned to either Niagara Glen Nature Centre or Butterfly Conservatory. Please be sure to bring photo ID with your signed form.

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Bouldering Features

Guided Tours of the Niagara Glen

Guided Tours of the Niagara Glen

Before you embark on your hike, be sure to plan ahead. Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you'll visit; prepare for extreme weather, hazards and emergencies; schedule your trip to avoid times of high use; keep groups to a small size, breaking larger parties into groups of four to six; and repackage food to minimize waste. When it's time to go home, please remember to respect the environment and take home whatever you brought with you.

Bouldering Permits

Bouldering Permits

Bouldering permits are available for purchase at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre and the Butterfly Conservatory. Completed waiver forms must be signed and returned to either the Nature Centre or the Butterfly Conservatory for verification. Please bring photo ID with your signed form.

Ancient History

Ancient History

Boulder and hike amongst tens of thousands of years of geological history in the popular Niagara Glen and gorge.

Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve

The Niagara Glen is a nature reserve containing wild floral and fauna. When hiking and bouldering in this unique landscape, be sure to stay on marked trails and follow etiquette.