Banff Via Ferrata, Mt Norquay

from $190.00

Minimum age 12 years
Tour departs daily
Available June-October

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Step out of your comfort zone and take your Banff trip to new heights. Choose from one of three protected climbing routes: 2.5-hour Explorer Route, 4 hours Ridgewalker or 4.5 hours Alpinist Via Ferrata at Norquay Mountain. You will see the outstanding scenery of the Rocky Mountains and explore the beautiful surroundings of Banff National Park.

Explorer Route:
For those who want to get an introduction to climbing you would like to start with Via Ferrata Explorer Route. On this climbing tour you will spend some time with your guide who will do the introduction to the equipment and teach you the safety techniques. Then you will be ready to try some of the site’s lower climbing pitches and cross the course’s suspension bridge.

Ridgewalker Route:
To get a greater feel of heights and exposure, try the full Via Ferrata experience and become a Ridgewalker. This route is a half-day excursion that crosses the suspension bridge and heads up the Banff Mt Norquay cliffs.

Alpinist Route:
Take it to the next level and become an “Alpinist”. This 4 to 4.5-hr via Ferrata tour takes in all that the popular Ridgewalker tour offers but continues out, and along the ridge to the epic Norquay “Panoramadome”, then follows the scenic narrow crest of the mountain for 600m.  Expect continuous moderate to strenuous exertion on this itinerary, with brief breaks.

Via Ferrata Climbing tours are perfect for all experience levels and a great trip for families. Please note that while no prior climbing experience is necessary, guests should be fit enough to climb a ladder.


Minimum age: 12 years – Explorer & Ridgewalker, 14 years – Alpinist.
Season: June-September.
Duration: Explorer Route – 2.5 hours; Ridgewalker Route – 3.5-4 hours and Alpinist Route- 4.5 hours.
Minimum weight: 88 pounds (40 kg).
Distance: Explorer – 1 km, Ridgewalker – 1.4 km and Alpinist – 1.9 km.
Schedule: departs daily – Explorer Route – 9:00 am, 3:00 am and 3:30 pm*;
Ridgewalker Route – 8:30 am, 10:00 am and 10:30 am*.
Alpinist Route – 8:30 am and 1:00 pm*. *Time may be subject to change and availability at the time of booking.
Please arrive 30 minutes before the tour departure.

Your tour includes:
– Professional certified guide,
– Orientation session,
– All necessary climbing equipment,
– Banff Mt Norquay Sightseeng Chairlift.

15 min open air chairlift ride
Viewing walkway and sightseeing platform
Cliffhouse Bistro. Snacks and meals. Craft brews and wines served
Climb on fixed anchors, cables and ladders.

Remember to bring:
– All weather outer-wear suitable for outdoor activity,
– Hiking boots
– Water and snack in backpack,
– Sunscreen and camera.

Information on how to book this experience will be provided in your experience voucher.

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