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Banff Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure

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Division No. 15, Canada
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At a Glance

2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English
Take your Banff trip to new heights with this 2.5- or 4-hour 'Via Ferrata' adventure, an alpine climbing activity with fixed iron ropes that’s perfect for those of all experience levels. Choose from one... More
Take your Banff trip to new heights with this 2.5- or 4-hour 'Via Ferrata' adventure, an alpine climbing activity with fixed iron ropes that’s perfect for those of all experience levels. Choose from one of two protected climbing routes you’ll ascend using a fixed steel cable (Via Ferrata means ‘iron road’ in Italian), offering a safe and scenic way to explore the gorgeous scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Your Via Ferrata excursion includes an experienced guide and all necessary equipment.

Highlights

  • The exciting Via Ferrata experience in Banff National Park
  • Ascend the Canadian Rockies safely with this proven technique
  • Admire the stunning views of Banff National Park
  • Great for climbers of all levels, even novices

What To Expect

Whether you’re new to the climbing world or an experienced pro, this Via Ferrata tour is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the wonderful scenery of Banff National Park. It’s all made possible by... More
Whether you’re new to the climbing world or an experienced pro, this Via Ferrata tour is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the wonderful scenery of Banff National Park. It’s all made possible by climbing a series of iron cables and ladders, each of which provide a safe, protected, way to challenge yourself and gain a unique viewpoint above this... More
Whether you’re new to the climbing world or an experienced pro, this Via Ferrata tour is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the wonderful scenery of Banff National Park. It’s all made possible by climbing a series of iron cables and ladders, each of which provide a safe, protected, way to challenge yourself and gain a unique viewpoint above this amazing natural area.
Travel to Mount Norquay to meet your certified guide, who will teach you the ins and outs of Via Ferrata and explain how to use your equipment, ensuring a safe and fun ascent.
Then it’s time to begin your climbing challenge above the Mount Norquay ski area. As you make your way up, guided by a series of fixed cables and ladders, stop to admire views of majestic mountains and blue skies, a sight experienced by only a handful of Banff visitors. Then finish your climb. Choose from one of two routes for your Via Ferrata excursion:
The Explorer RouteThis 2.5-hour introduction to Via Ferrata is a great way to test out this adrenaline-packed alpine activity. Get an introduction to the proper equipment, then try your hand on some of the site’s lower climbing pitches, crossing the course’s picturesque suspension bridge.
The Ridgewalker RouteThis longer 4-hour Via Ferrata tour provides a more immersive climbing experience. Challenge yourself with more time to tackle the route’s vertical drops, incredible overlooks and the iconic suspension bridge.
Please note that while no prior climbing experience is necessary, guests should be fit enough to climb a ladder.

What's Included

ACMG-certified Guide
Necessary equipment - harnesses, helmets, Via Ferrata leashes
Chairlift ride to access the Via Ferrata
Access to free rental equipment including backpacks, hiking boots, rain jackets and pants
Free shuttle bus from Banff
Gratuities
Food and drink
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Mount Norquay, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Participants need to be at least 12 years old
  • Minimum weight is 40 kg (88 lbs)
  • Maximum weight
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Participants need to be at least 12 years old
  • Minimum weight is 40 kg (88 lbs)
  • Maximum weight is 140 kg (308 lbs)
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Not recommended for participants with
... More
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Participants need to be at least 12 years old
  • Minimum weight is 40 kg (88 lbs)
  • Maximum weight is 140 kg (308 lbs)
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Participants should bring all weather outerwear suitable for outdoor activity involving moderate physical exertion including: Weatherproof shell pant or soft shell pant, warm layer(s), sunglasses, sunscreen, water, snack, small backpack, hiking boots. If you don't have these items, you can access the extensive range of free rental equipment if needed, including backpacks, hiking boots, rain jackets and pants. Available on a first come first serve basis; can’t guarantee availability or sizes.
  • Near public transportation
  • The guide to guest ratio is 1:8 for each group. Groups larger than 8 will be split between two guides.
  • All adult participants are required to sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed and signed by a legal guardian for any participant under the age of 18 years.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 2 participants.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.


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What an adventure!
GrandTour618060
, Jul 2019
I am afraid of heights, but did not want to miss out on an opportunity to experience such an epic adventure. The guide was awesome and checked in frequently to see how I was doing. I was scared, but was so glad I did this. It was an incredible experience with outstanding views. Highly recommend!
Great Experience
brianking62
, Jul 2019
Great experience for the family. Views were great. The actual climbing is very safe, doable and a fun physical challenge, but make sure everyone is comfortable being at uncomfortable heights. Our instructor Jesse was awesome. Extremely personable and very knowledgeable. He enhanced the experience. We had a large group (8) and one person was uncomfortable early on. Jesse consoled her, and then when she decided not to continue, Jesse and another instructor calmly helped her down. This was done very professionally, and that was appreciated by all of us. We would highly recommend the Climbing Adventure. It was a new experience for our group (teen agers and parents) and it was a highlight of our Banff trip
Best experience in Banff
stevehI6174NE
, Jul 2019
We went on the 2 hour Ferrata Climb with our 3 children (ages 16, 18, 23) and had a spectacular time. Our guide Kevin was pleasant and patient with everyone in the group and always made us feel comfortable and safe. Was such a special experience for the whole family, and AMAZING views of the Banff scenery from a very unique perspective! Would highly recommend this activity to anyone visiting Banff.
An amazing experience where you can...
Jessicafaithbailey
, Jul 2018
An amazing experience where you can see all of Banff from the top. Our guide was amazing. A must while in Banff
Fantastic mountain climbing...
Kartik G
, Aug 2017
Fantastic mountain climbing experience. Our family of 4 had no experience so we chose the Explorer route 2.5 hours. It was quite manageable and at the same time very exciting! We all felt like we challenged ourselves and accomplished something. Our guide, Cathy, was outstanding - provided guidance, patience, and made for a very safe experience. The views from the side of the mountain were spectacular. We were extremely happy we booked this excursion.
Highlight of our trip! Robby gave us an...
Neil S
, Aug 2017
Highlight of our trip! Robby gave us an unforgettable adventure and made us feel safe
We loved this experience and the...
Richard D H
, Oct 2016
We loved this experience and the guide was exceptional. He ensured our safety and told great stories to keep us laughing. We found it challenging and for sure this isn't for everyone. I recommend people that are in good physical health.
The best experience. Our guide was...
Angelique C
, Oct 2016
The best experience. Our guide was wonderful, knowledgeable and fun. The climb was exciting with some of the most incredible views Ive seen. Can wait to try more Via Ferrata and to go back to Banff. This is a must do.
If you are an experienced climber...
iCloud
, Oct 2016
If you are an experienced climber, this may not impress you but for someone who never did anything like this before, it was amazing! I would highly recommend for anyone visiting Banff although it is not for the faint of heart and you should be in fairly good shape.
This was an outstanding adventure...
Jeanne S
, Sep 2016
This was an outstanding adventure and our guide Kim was exceptional! While challenging at times our group ascended Mt Norquay with lots of laughs and great stories. A definite repeat trip with friends and family.

Product code: 3827FERRATA

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