Jun-Oct
Season
Throughout the day
Departure Time
Open Ticket
Duration
2+
Age
Leisurely
Activity

A new view of Banff! Take a 15min chairlift ride at Banff Mt Norquay and experience Banff like never before.

Spectacular views looking down into the Town of Banff and across Spray and Bow Valleys with the stunning jagged edges of Mt Rundle as a feature for all your photos. Relax over a snack or meal, craft brews or a glass of wine at the Cliffhouse Bistro while dining at 7,000 feet.

Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Mt Norquay (North America Lodge)
  • Free Banff Mt Norquay Shuttle Bus
Guide Quote

Gina's Pick

"Perfect way to get unobstructed views during the open air ride." - Gina , Hiking Guide, Discover Banff Tours

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

Ride to the summit of Mount Norquay

Take a scenic eight-minute ride into the sky in an open-air chairlift as you pass over natural grizzly and black bear habitat while experiencing breathtaking views of the iconic Mt Rundle.
2

Mountain top dining and facilities

Enjoy incredible views of the iconic Mt. Rundle and Bow Valley while dining at 7,000ft overlooking the town of Banff at the Cliffhouse Bistro, or from the viewing boardwalk and sightseeing platform. Guests can also take advantage of the hiking trails or cabled mountain climbing at the Via Ferrata.
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Mt Norquay (North America Lodge)
  • Free Banff Mt Norquay Shuttle Bus
Guide Quote

Gina's Pick

"Perfect way to get unobstructed views during the open air ride." - Gina , Hiking Guide, Discover Banff Tours

The North American Lodge at Mount Norquay is located on Mt Norquay Road in Banff, only a five minute drive from downtown. Detailed driving instructions will be provided in your booking confirmation and there is ample car parking available.

Guests can also take advantage of the free shuttle bus that runs hourly from Banff.

The chairlift ride is approximately eight minutes each way. Plenty of time to spot some wildlife!
Unlike an enclosed Gondola, an open-air chairlift allows you to ride up the mountain with your legs dangling freely below you. Each chair is outfitted with a safety bar so you aren’t in any danger of falling out.
Jaw dropping vistas, high-alpine dining in an avalanche proof restaurant hand carved into the side of the mountain, breathtaking views of Banff and the Bow Valley, mountain climbing, an interpretive walkway, and big horn sheep.
The last chair up is at 6pm, and the last chair down is at 6:30pm.
This is a non-refundable ticket once purchased, and is valid for the current operating season it is purchased in.
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Mt Norquay (North America Lodge)
  • Free Banff Mt Norquay Shuttle Bus
Guide Quote

Gina's Pick

"Perfect way to get unobstructed views during the open air ride." - Gina , Hiking Guide, Discover Banff Tours

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult on the chairlift.
  • No infants 2 and under can ride the chairlift for safety reasons.
  • The maximum weight is 250 lbs.
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Mt Norquay (North America Lodge)
  • Free Banff Mt Norquay Shuttle Bus
Guide Quote

Gina's Pick

"Perfect way to get unobstructed views during the open air ride." - Gina , Hiking Guide, Discover Banff Tours

Banff Chairlift
Banff Sightseeing Chairlift
Mount Norquay SIghtseeing Chairlift
Mount Norquay SIghtseeing Chairlift
Mount Norquay SIghtseeing Chairlift Cliffhouse Bistro