Mount Norquay in Banff is a great ski area in winter, but come summer it’s now also home to a Via Ferrata route. A Via Ferrata (literally iron road in Italian) is a system of cables, ladders and suspension bridges in a mountainous region that those with a head for heights can tackle without any previous mountaineering experience, and the Mount Norquay system is designed for beginners to more serious climbers depending on your ability.

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Will and Alexandra are here to help give you the inside track.

Key Stats

Best Time To Visit

May - Sep

Flight from London London

9:00 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -6 hrs

Your certified guide will explain the various bits of equipment and how to safely tackle the route before you set off to traverse this dramatic mountain landscape.

Photos courtesy of Mt Norquay.

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Original Highlight

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Banff is famous for its spectacular views, and they look even better when you earn them by finishing the Via Ferrata.

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Where to stay

Rocky Mountaineer, Canadian Rockies

Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer operates five rail routes through the majestic scenery of the Rockies and West Canada, taking in the sights of glacial lakes, snow-capped mountains, river canyons and forests.

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a comfortable, high-ceilinged lodge ideally located away from downtown Banff in the beautiful pine forests of Tunnel Mountain in Banff National Park, but only a couple of minutes’ drive from the restaurants, bars and shops of the town itself.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Occupying one of the finest positions in Canada – if not North America – the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise sits surrounded by mountains and glaciers and overlooking the ice blue Lake Louise in the UNESCO designated Banff National Park in Alberta.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is the finest hotel in UNESCO World Heritage Site Jasper National Park in Alberta, and it just got finer thanks for a multi-million dollar renovation.

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Will and Alexandra are our The Canadian Rockies experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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