The Aviary at the University of British Columbia


The Aviary is a climbing wall located in the AMS Nest on the UBC Vancouver campus. We are open to everybody, and have top rope, lead climbing, and an array of training tools to suit both new and experienced climbers.

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You can reach us using at some of the email addresses listed below, or by messaging us on Facebook.

Membership and Pricing



If you’ve never top rope belayed before, or you feel like you might need a refresher, we can help! We offer free belay lessons!

Come into the gym to book a lesson time. We simply ask that you leave a (refundable) $10 cash deposit to hold your spot. Since this deposit is mandatory, ALL LESSONS MUST BE BOOKED IN PERSON, AT THE GYM.

Note that after you complete a belay lesson you will have to wait 7 days until you're allowed to take a belay test.


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Please note the following:

You can also print and sign a paper waiver at home to save time: PDF Waiver


Our hours are subject to change at relatively short notice, so be sure to check the calendar before dropping in!


The Aviary is available for private bookings. We can accommodate a maximum group size of 12 participants, and no climbing experience is necessary. Bookings must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact us for further details and pricing.


The Aviary is run entirely by volunteers, and we’re always looking for keen new people to join the team! To get involved, you must:

If you meet these criteria, get in touch to discuss how you can help out!