Banff Via Ferrata & Caving Tours

From scenic scrambles around Lake Louise to challenging multi-pitch ascents up Mt. Louis, the Canadian Rockies are an alpine playground for rock climbers. But it’s not just seasoned mountaineers who get to have all the fun.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.

With a certified guide leading the way, and all your safety gear included, you can tackle the route along three separate trails.

Up for a tougher challenge? A guided climb following the “Summiteer” route crosses a 3-wire suspension bridges across a gaping chasm, continuing to 2,450 meters at the East Summit. Harder on the legs? Yeah, it is. But dazzling 360-degree views at the top more than make up for the extra effort.

Highlights

  • No mountaineering experience needed
  • Climbers are secured to the rock with a harness and use fixed anchors, cables and ladders
  • Experienced alpine guides lead the way
  • All tours includes your safety equipment and helmet
  • Stop for lunch at the historic Cliff House Bistro (once visited by Marilyn Monroe)
  • Caves remain at an even 5C year year, making it a year round activity.

Via Ferrata Explorer – 2.5 Hours

Step out of your comfort zone and join your guide on the mountain on the Explorer Route climbing up to 2,235 metres at the Mt Norquay Via Ferrata. On this guided high-alpine climbing experience you'll be introduced to the equipment,
per person
Jun-Oct
9:00am, 10:00am, 3:30pm
2.5 Hours
Guided alpine climbing on Mount Norquay's Via Ferrata Ridgewalker Route
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Via Ferrata Ridgewalker – 4 Hours

To get a greater feel of heights, exposure and the full Via Ferrata experience, become a Ridgewalker on this half-day guided alpine climbing excursion! A continuation of the Explorer Route, the four-hour Ridgewalker Route crosses the suspension bridge and heads
per person
Jun-Oct
8:30am, 10:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm
4 Hours
Climb Mount Norquay on the Skyline Via Ferrata Route in Banff in the Canadian Rockies

Via Ferrata Skyline – 5 Hours

The Skyline Route includes an exciting high traverse on a sheer rock wall, a scenic ridgecrest trail walk and an “airy” 55m suspension bridge. The effort is amply rewarded at the top with outstanding panoramic views of Canada's iconic Rocky Mountain
per person
Jun-Oct
9:30am, 10:30am
5 Hours
Cross a wire bridge on Mount Norquay's Via Ferrata Skyline Route in Banff in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Via Ferrata Summiteer – 6 Hours

The “Summiteer” is the pinnacle Via Ferrata adventure and traverses an alpine ridge crossing a 3-wire suspension bridge over a gaping couloir. A continuation of the Skyline Route, this 6-hour route traverses the alpine ridge, crossing an impressive couloir on
per person
Jun-Oct
9:00am, 10:00am
6 Hours
Cross a suspension bridge on the Mount Norquay Via Ferrata Explorer Route

Raft + Via Ferrata

Combo Package; raft along the family-friendly Kananaskis River, then take a guided climb up Mt Norquay's cliffs. Included: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Take an afternoon whitewater rafting adventure and get splashed on the class 2 - 3 rapids along with
per person
Jun-Sep
12+
See Grotto Pool on a Canmore Cave Tour in the Canadian Rockies

Canmore Caves Explorer Tour

An introduction to the amazing world of caves, spending two hours climbing, crawling and squeezing through the infamous Rat's Nest Cave. After meeting your guide at the office in Canmore, you will then follow the guide in convoy for a
per person
Year Round
9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm
4.5 Hours
Canmore Caving

Canmore Caves Adventure Tour

Spend four hours underground as you climb, crawl, wiggle and slide through the water-worn passages of the infamous Rat's Nest Cave. After meeting your guide at the office in Canmore, you will then follow the guide in convoy for a
per person
Year Round
8:45am, 10:15am, 11:45am
6 Hours