Via Ferrata

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Please read about the changes and steps we have taken to ensure an amazing experience while keeping everyone at Norquay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • $175
  • 2 – 2.5 hour round trip
  • 1km distance
  • 2235m above sea level
  • 145m elevation gain
  • Minimum 12 years of age and minimum 40 kg (88 lbs)

Step out of your comfort zone and try our Explorer route. Spend some time with your guide, get introduced to the equipment, head up a few pitches and cross the suspension bridge. This is a great choice for those who are slightly limited on time, or looking for an introduction to Via Ferrata.


  • $225
  • 3.5 – 4 hour round trip
  • 1.4km distance
  • 2300m above sea level
  • 260m elevation gain
  • Minimum 12 years of age and minimum 40 kg (88 lbs)

To get a greater feel for heights, exposure and the full Via Ferrata experience, become a Ridgewalker! This half-day excursion takes you high up on the Norquay cliffs, climbing the Memorial, Sunrise and Vista buttresses – and of course, traversing the suspension bridge.


  • $290
  • 4.5 – 5 hour round trip
  • 2.5km distance
  • 2380m above sea level
  • 290m elevation gain
  • Minimum 14 years of age and minimum 40 kg (88 lbs)

Launched in 2017, Skyline includes an exciting high traverse on a sheer rock wall and crosses an “airy” 55m suspension bridge. Your effort is amply rewarded at the top, with outstanding panoramic views where the Rocky Mountains stretch out in every direction. With Banff as a backdrop over 1000 metres below, enjoy the uber-scenic ridgecrest descent as it leads you back to the Cliffhouse Bistro to celebrate your mountaineering accomplishments.


  • $365
  • 5 – 6 hour round trip
  • 3.2km distance
  • 2450m above sea level
  • 360m elevation gain
  • Minimum 14 years of age and minimum 40 kg (88 lbs)

The Summiteer is the apex experience for Norquay’s Via Ferrata, and the longest of all 4 routes. A continuation of the Skyline route, this 6-hour adventure traverses the alpine ridge and crosses an additional three-wire suspension bridge over an impressive couloir. Be awed by the breathtaking 360-degree views of the Canadian Rockies as you enjoy a well-earned (and included) lunch on the East Summit of Mt Norquay. After your tour, unwind and share in the stoke at the the Cliffhouse Bistro with a beverage and appetisers – also included in your tour.

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  • “I have to be honest, when I got there I did not think I was going to be able to do it and I’m so glad I did. It was one of the best experiences of my life!”

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