Climbing enthusiasts are getting a new facility to scale some boulders this week, as BoulderHouse opens its newest facility in Langford.
After operating one climbing facility in Victoria since 2016, the company is now expanding their operations to the West Shore at 1109 Langford Parkway, directly behind Starlight Stadium.
BoulderHouse Langford will open to the public on Thursday, June 17th.
It will offer space for bouldering enthusiasts and newbies alike. Bouldering is a form of free climbing on short walls with no ropes.
The new two-story facility will include a 15-foot high main wall that spans 150 feet across, a training area, and a designated kid’s section spanning 6000 square feet.
“Climbing has given my kids confidence, literacy in movement, and body awareness,” says co-owner Jean-Marc de la Plante.
“We’ve opened many facilities across Canada, but this one is unique with it’s dedicated kid’s wall. I wanted to give them the same experience as the adults, but scaled to their size.”
In addition to the facilities he co-owns here, de la Plante is also co-owner of five other climbing gyms across Canada, including Allez-Up in Montreal, Joe Rockhead’s in Toronto, Up the Bloc in Mississauga and two different Seven Bays Bouldering locations in Halifax.
The newest BoulderHouse is being opened in partnership with the City of Langford.
“We are so proud to have this incredible facility open in Langford,” says Mayor Stew Young.
“I am excited to hear that BoulderHouse will be engaging with local schools to encourage use of the facility for non-traditional physical education programming.”
- 2829 Quesnel Street, Victoria
- 1109 Langford Parkway, Langford