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Women’s Winter Climbing Program

The VIMFF – in partnership with The Hive and with the participation of Government of Canada – presents the 2021 Women’s Winter Climbing Program.

This program will take place from November 6 to December 11, 2021 (every Saturday for 6 weeks). Its purpose is to introduce new women to indoor rock climbing, provide a safe and supportive space to learn foundational climbing skills and to build community and partnerships.

This program was funded in part by Sport Canada, a department of Canadian Heritage and the Government of Canada, to address constraints in participation within the sport for women, gender minorities and racialized communities. We encourage and welcome people with added intersecting identity factors (Indigenous, LGBTQ2+, official language minorities, newcomers, persons with disabilities) to apply.

This program is designed for individuals with limited or no experience climbing, or for climbers who have some experience and are looking to improve their skills within an inclusive and positive environment.

There is no cost to apply and selected participants will receive access to the program free of charge.

The 15-20 selected participants will each receive:

  • 6 introductory indoor climbing classes at The Hive North Shore – each Saturday from November 6 – December 11 (12pm-2pm).
  • 2 month all access membership to use at any Hive bouldering facility for the duration of the program.
  • Free equipment rentals at all the Hive bouldering locations for the duration of the program.
  • Free online Festival pass for the VIMFF Fall Series November 12 – 21, 2021.

Note: We are looking for participants to commit to the entire program. Please make sure you can attend each session before applying.

Apply to be part of the VIMFF Women’s Winter Climbing Program

Applications close on October 15, 2021 and we will be in touch with all accepted applicants individually by October 22, 2021.

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You selected the option to keep this pass for yourself. The billing information below will be used to assign your access to the VIMFF Online Portal where you will be able to login and watch the films when the Festival starts on February 25, 2022. If you haven’t created a login before, you will receive your invitation soon after purchase.


You selected the option to give this pass as a gift. Please add your gift recipient’s name and email below. This will ensure that they receive an invitation to join our VIMFF Online Portal where they will be able to watch the films when the Festival starts on February 25, 2022. We will send their invitation in late January, 2022, when we launch our Festival Program.

Please note: Once you complete checkout, you will receive a confirmation email which contains a gift certificate and instructions to send to your gift recipient if you’d like to do so.



Feb 1 – Feb 24

Adult: $25
Youth (16 and under): $23
Senior (65+): $23




Feb 25 – Mar 6

Adult: $27
Youth (16 and under): $25
Senior (65+): $25





Dec 9 – Jan 31

Online Film Pass: $75


Feb 1 – Mar 15

Online Feature Film: $10
Online Workshop: $10
Online Show: $18
Online Film Pass: $90

  • The Online Film Pass gives you access to watch all 57 films that will be screened as part of the 15 shows during the VIMFF 2022.
  • Tickets sales close on March 15 at 11:59pm (PDT) and you will have until March 27 at 11:59pm (PDT) to view the shows.
  • For those experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a discount code to reduce the price of the film pass by $10, a single show ticket by $4 and a feature film ticket / workshop by $2. Apply the coupon code, COVID at checkout to receive this discount.
  • Please read our Online Screening FAQs or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.