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About us



Welcome to Vertical Addiction, where passion meets adventure since 2005. As a locally owned business nestled in the heart of Canmore, in the Canadian Rockies, we've been dedicated to igniting the spirit of mountain sports enthusiasts for almost two decades.


At Vertical Addiction, we take immense pride in our commitment to serving our customers with unparalleled care and attention. Every season, our team meticulously handpicks quality products tailored to meet the unique needs of everyone, from rookies venturing into the wild for the first time to seasoned professionals seeking the ultimate gear.


What sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to listening and sharing experiences. Our knowledgeable and enthusiast staff, with easy access to the mountains, put the products to the test, ensuring that when you embark on your next adventure, you do so safely, comfortably, and with the perfect fit.


We believe in personalized service that's as inclusive as it is exceptional. Whether you're carving through the front side, exploring slackcountry terrain, or embarking on multi-day hut trips deep into the backcountry, we've got you covered. From ice climbing to rock climbing, hiking to performance apparel, our curated selection has something for everyone.


Since 2014, we've expanded our reach by selling online, making our expertise and top-notch gear accessible to adventurers far and wide. So, whether you're a local seeking expert guidance or an outdoor enthusiast from afar, know that at Vertical Addiction, everyone is welcome to join us in chasing the thrill of the great outdoors.


Come explore with us and experience the difference at Vertical Addiction!