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Banff Via Ferrata Mountain Climbing Adventure

Step out of your comfort zone and take your Banff trip to new heights with a Via Ferrata Mountain Climbing Adventure. You'll be climbing ladders and clinging to iron wires with awe-inspiring views of the Canadian Rockies. Choose from a 2.5-hour introductory climb or the longer 4 hour route.
Where: Banff, Alberta
Price for: 1 Participant
Picture of Banff Via Ferrata - Explorer Route(2.5 hours)
Banff Via Ferrata - Explorer Route(2.5 hours)
You’ll be introduced to the equipment, ascend a few pitches, and cross the suspension bridge. This 2.5 hour loop is great for those who are slightly limited on time, or are looking for an introduction to Via Ferrata.
Picture of Banff Via Ferrata - Ridgewalker Route (4 hours)
Banff Via Ferrata - Ridgewalker Route (4 hours)
This route is a half-day excursion crosses the suspension bridge and heads up the Banff Mt Norquay cliffs, climbing Memorial, Sol and Vista buttresses. It’s a great trip for families.

Test your nerves and satisfy your need for adventure with this incredible climbing experience.

Overlooking the town of Banff, Mount Norquay’s Via Ferrata (Italian for iron road) lets you scale a mountain, with zero mountaineering experience needed. In fact, the only thing you need is a sense of adventure and a head for heights.

‘Via Ferrata ‘is an engineered vertical pathway with permanently fixed cables for protection and metal ladder rungs for easier movement over the rock. Using a special lanyard system, climbers are secured to the rock with a harness and use fixed anchors, ladders and cables while you climb Mount Norquay.

The Via Ferrata is designed for beginners seeking a taste of alpine adventure to frequent mountaineers. With a certified guide leading the way, and all your safety gear included, you can tackle the route along three separate trails.

Season: June - September

What’s included:

  • Professional certified guide
  • Banff Mt Norquay Sightseeing Chairlift
  • Orientation session
  • All climbing equipment

Need to know:

  • No mountaineering experience needed.
  • Experienced alpine guides lead the way.
  • Minimum age: 12 years for Explorer and Ridgewalker tours.
  • Minimum weight: 40 kg. (88 lbs.)
  • Maximum weight: 140kg. (308 lbs.)
  • Not recommended for pregnant women or participants with back problems, heart issues or other serious medical conditions.

This Via Feratta climbing experience is the perfect gift for anyone with a love of adventure. A great experience for groups, or to take alone, this is sure to be unforgettable day out in the Canadian Rockies!

This Via Ferrata Mountain Climbing Adventure takes place at Banff, Alberta. VIEW MAP

How To Book Your Experience

The Mt Norquay Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure experience has been officially designated as part of the Signature Experiences Collection® by the Canadian Tourism Commission.  The CTC believes that this esteemed group of selectees exemplify “once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences...and show the world what Canada’s tourism brand is all about”.