ARQ Mountain Centre

Looking for climbing gyms in Cranbrook? Check out Arq Mountain Centre

The staff at Arq Mountain Centre have one simple goal: “To make the kids have so much fun that they won’t want to go home!”

For kids parties, play dates, school vacations and dreary-weather weekends, head to Arq Mountain Centre for fun times with your family.

The dedicated kids area is extremely popular and was created for movement-oriented fun. The space is filled with climbing walls, a massive playground, a jungle gym and a soft play area.

Children get all their energy out in a bright, safe environment. Meanwhile, parents have a comfy spot to sit back and relax.

Fun with benefits is the name of the game in Cranbrook. Not only do your kids get exercise, but the activities at Arq inspire growth and confidence. There are climbing walls for all levels and abilities in the Arq facility.

Call to find out more about our climbing gym in Cranbrook

We host programs and events throughout the year, so there is always something going on. If you’d like to know what’s happening at Cranbrook’s top family attraction, give us a call at 250-489-0620.

5 stars

Five-star customer reviews for Arq Mountain Centre in Cranbrook:

“Kids always have so much fun! The Italian soda is also a hit! Nice to get out of the rain and have something fun to do.” ~ Tara, Google reviewer

“Amazing gym, clean facility and friendly staff. They run a sweet place. THERE IS AC IN THE SUMMER!! Great place if you're a crusher and want to train, new to climbing, want to spice up your dates or want to go for an outing with the fam.” ~ Maria, Google reviewer

“Amazing rock climbing and bouldering! Friendly staff and great atmosphere.” ~ Christian, Google reviewer

This is just a sampling of our happy customers. Check out the rest of our stellar Google reviews.


Bring the family to this epic climbing gym in Cranbrook

From preschoolers and kindergarteners to older youth, Arq has fun for all kids—and their parents!

We love all things climbing and hope to share our passion for climbing with you. All of our climbing areas are designed to accommodate varying levels of experience, ability and age.

Our staff know all the ins and outs of Arq; the climbing, safety, and how to ensure all of our guests have fun. In fact, as you spend more time here, you will even find us climbing alongside you.

Whether you're a one-year-old learning to “move,” a 45-year-old wanting to move more/differently, or anywhere in between, you have many fun options. With our warm social setting, Arq is the place for community and to inspire movement that goes beyond our walls.

We offer:

  • Climbing walls
  • Kid zone
  • Playground
  • Birthday parties
  • Preschool programs
  • After school programs
  • Day camps
  • Summer camps
  • Teams
  • Fitness classes and yoga
  • Retail products—clothing, climbing apparel and merchandise
  • Food and beverages
  • Day rates or membership rates
  • Gift cards


I want to try indoor rock climbing in Cranbrook. What does it cost to visit Arq Mountain Centre?

We offer competitive rates, and memberships are available to save you money if you are a regular customer. Families and individuals can buy day passes, punch cards or monthly passes to make it easy when you visit Arq. The more you come to play, the less you pay!

Online gift cards are also available from Arq, a surprise present welcomed by kids of all ages.

Every Monday, families receive reduced pricing on climbing passes. It’s a fun and challenging activity that everyone can enjoy. This offer excludes holidays and Pro-D Days.

Every Tuesday is Student Day. Elementary, middle, high school and post-secondary students can climb for only $12!


Do you have climbing programs for kids at Arq Mountain Centre?

Looking for preschool or after-school programs, school vacation activities or summer camps? Arq is here to help you fill in your children’s schedules with fun programs that make your life easier.

Dynostars is for preschoolers. This movement class is an alternative to traditional preschools, where Arq staff can still cover the basics of what is important to learn at those ages but inspired by movement to inspire movement. Each class has climbing and play time, as well as studio time where movement is done through storytelling, the alphabet, animals, music, dancing, sing-a-longs, stretching and breathing.

Arq’s day camps are half or full days, offering a fun and safe environment for children to climb, boulder and play a variety of indoor and outdoor games.

If your child falls in love with climbing, Arq offers teams, where experienced coaches teach participants the skills required in competitive climbing.

Arq’s programs are designed for kids of all ages and abilities. Call Arq today for availability and advice on which programs are best for your children.


I am planning a party and looking for things to do in Cranbrook. Can I host my event at Arq Mountain Centre?

At Arq Mountain Centre in Cranbrook, we are known as a highly coveted party venue. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, graduation or other special occasion, we’re here to make it memorable in all the best ways.

Parties at Arq come complete with games, climbing and a party room for celebration. It’ll be a two-hour experience that will have kids leaving with a grin from ear to ear.

Give Arq Mountain Centre a call today to book your child’s special party. To avoid disappointment, you should book three to four weeks ahead.

What are the opening hours for Arq Mountain Centre in Cranbrook?

  • Monday to Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Who are the owners of Arq Mountain Centre in Cranbrook?

Gordon McArthur and Fraser Bowden are the owners. Read about McArthur’s Ice Climbing feats at the World Championships.

Contact info

Address: 1924 Industrial Road 2, Cranbrook, BC V1C 6R2

Phone: 250-489-0620


1924 Industrial Rd No 2 Cranbrook

A young girl smiling while climbing up a wall at Arq Mountain Centre in Cranbrook