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Banff Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure

From US$135.85
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
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Banff Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure
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Explorer, 3:30pm
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Explorer route. Tour departs at 3:30pm. Please arrive at 3:00pm to sign waivers and get outfitted.
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Ridgewalker, 8:30am
Ridgewalker route. Tour departs at 8:30am. Please arrive at 8am to sign waivers and get outfitted.
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Ridgewalker, 2:30pm
Ridgewalker route. Tour departs at 2:30pm. Please arrive at 2pm to sign waivers and get outfitted.
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Overview
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.
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 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.
Reviews (47)
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile
Great views from the summit

I would definitely recommend this tour for those who have reasonable arm and leg strength (stamina). Via ferratas are a fantastic way to see parts of nature that would be difficult any other way. The views we had on a clear day looking across the...More

Thank Emma H
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Emma, Thank you for sharing your experience and photos from the Via Ferrata tour at Mt Norquay with Darren. The views are absolutely incredible and it looks like you had the perfect bluebird day! We're already excited for these tours to start again next...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018
"Getting to crazy places safely"

Four of us scheduled the Ridgewalker (4 hour) Via Ferrata hike/climb. It was a great climb and our guide Kevin was outstanding. He made sure everyone was very comfortable and worked well with everyone from the very confident to the very nervous. The views are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SunscreenSFP50
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Hi there, Thanks for sharing your feedback on the Mt Norquay Via Ferrata Ridgewalker Route with Kevin. We love these tours as well - enough of a climb to be challenging, but you can also enjoy the views as you're safely secured. We're so glad...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Do not miss this AMAZING experience

If you are not scared of heights then I would highly recommend this activity. The staff for Via Ferrata was amazing and so was our guide Kevin. I did the summiteer, and it is one of the best adventures I have had so far. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Hi Rashi, Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed the Mt Norquay Via Ferrata Summiteer Route with Kevin - and a big congratulations on completing it! Walking over the bridges (even just the suspension bridge near the beginning!) can be a little nerve racking...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Absolutely LOVED this experience

My son and I had an amazing experience with Ferrata Climbing Adventure. Amazing guide - exhilarating climb - fantastic views from the top - Loved it! Totally worth the money and would do it again in a heartbeat.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeff B
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hi Jeff, Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed the Via Ferrata at Mt Norquay. We couldn't agree with you more - the guides are truly dedicated, the climb is exhilarating (while not being too scary as you're secure) and the views are unbeatable!...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018
A Grand Adventure

A big thanks to the Via Ferrata staff and especially our guide Amanda. I did the Ridgeway adventure and it was so much fun. You could choose to use the hand and foot holds or try climbing just the rock. Felt completely safe at all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank hikingchic
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hello, Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed your Mt Norquay Via Ferrata Ridgewalker Route with Amanda. We love these climbing tours as well - it's just the right combination of exhilarating and challenging! We hope to see you back again soon, perhaps on...More

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Raul H
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Yes. It would need to attach or go around your climbing helmet. But don't see why it would be a problem
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