Vancouver Queer Climbers

Van Queer Climbers envisions a future in which 2SLGBTQIA+ people are included, represented, and overtly welcomed into all climbing spaces. We are dedicated to fostering representation and programs in climbing that reflect the diverse communities we live in.

VQC is run on the stolen and ancestral territories of four Coast Salish First Nations: The xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and the kʷikʷəƛw̓əm (Kwikwetlem).
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VQC x MEC Meetups

VQC has partnered with MEC to run FREE social and climbing meetups!

VQC and MEC have partnered to create a monthly meetup that is open to anyone, whether you climb or not. This meetup is a combination social and climbing meetup, so even if you're not going to climb you're welcome to join.

2SLGBTQIA+ Climbing Mentorship Program

The mentorship is open to all bodies of all abilities and sizes. Every body is valid and welcome. Anyone at any level of climbing is encouraged to apply, as we have mentors with a wide range of skill and experience levels.
two climbers checking a figure-8 knot to make sure it's tied properly.

Monthly Meetups & Events

VQC hosts monthly meetups at a variety of gyms across the lower mainland.

Currently there are meetups each month at Hive Vancouver, Project Climbing Cloverdale, Hive Heights, and Base5 North Vancouver.

Resources

Download VQC's 2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion Assessment to determine how queer-friendly your climbing gym is.

View Native Land Digital's interactive map to determine which Indigenous land you're on while climbing and exploring the outdoors.

Partners

These are companies, organizations, or facilities that we actively work with and who are forwarding goals of equity and inclusivity for LGBTQIA2S+ climbers.

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The Hive logo
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Climb Base5 logo
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