12+
Age
Jun-Sep
Season

Combo Package; take to the skies above Banff for a birds eye view, then take a guided climb up Mt Norquay’s cliffs.

Included: 25 minute Royal Canadian Heli Sightseeing Tour (various times available)

A once in a lifetime experience to fly over mountain peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes in Banff National Park. Located 30 minutes from the town of Banff in nearby Canmore, this sightseeing flight takes you past the Three Sisters Peaks and through the magnificent Goat Range to the Sundance Range, past the radiant aqua blue/green colors of the Spray Lakes.

Included: 2.5 Hour Via Ferrata Explorer Route (various times available)

On this guided introductory high-alpine climbing experience you’ll be introduced to the equipment, ascend a few pitches, and cross the suspension bridge at Mt Norquay. This 2.5 hour loop takes you up 235 metres to 2,235 metres above sea level and is great for anyone who is limited on time, or who looking for an introduction to Via Ferrata.

Tours in this package can be taken on the same day or on different days.

The best parts of the 25 minute Royal Canadian Heli Sightseeing Tour for most people include the following:

1

Spectacular Sightseeing

Marvel at the unparalleled views over mountain peaks, alpine meadows, glaciers and pristine lakes.
2

Window views

With limited numbers of passengers per flight, everyone can sit by a window during the flight.

The best parts of the Via Ferrata Explorer Route for most people include the following:

1

2.5 hour round trip

You’ll spend some time with your guide, get introduced to the equipment, head up a few pitches and cross the suspension bridge.
2

Everything is provided

This guided high-alpine climbing experience includes your chairlift, safety equipment, helmet and an equipment orientation. There’s even free rental equipment including backpacks, hiking boots, rain jackets and pants.
The sightseeing flight is 25 minutes in length. Please select your preferred time  during the booking process.
Your journey will take you past the Three Sisters Peaks, through the Goat Range Pass and along the Sundance Range of Banff National Park where you will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes.
The Heli Pad is located at the Canmore Municipal Heliport in Canmore, 22 kilometers east of Banff. Please allow 30 minutes to drive from Banff to the Heli Pad.

The Roam Transit bus also runs from Banff to Canmore (stop 109), a 15 minute walk from the Heliport.

You are required to arrive at the Heliplex 20 minutes prior to your scheduled flight time.
This depends on the type of helicopter available, it is up to 5 people plus the pilot so that everyone can sit by a window during your flight.
Please wear warm clothing with no loose articles. Zips, ties and belts on clothing must be secured.
Tours depend on weather conditions and must be confirmed the morning of the flight. In this situation we can reschedule or refund your booking.
This is a 2.5 hour round trip tour on the Via Ferrata that starts at 9:00am and 3:30pm daily. Please ensure that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour.
This high-alpine climbing experience includes an ACMG-certified guide, equipment orientation, harnesses, helmets, Via Ferrata leashes and rental equipment such as backpacks, hiking boots and rain jackets (if necessary). The Norquay Via Ferrata is located on the cliffs above the Mt Norquay Ski Resort at the top of North American Chair, and so the tour also includes the 8 minute open-air chairlift to access the Via Ferrata.
The meeting point is at Mount Norquay at the end of Mt Norquay Road in Banff, located approximately five minutes from downtown Banff. Full driving instructions will be provided in your booking confirmation.

Guests can also catch the free shuttle bus that runs from Banff with several pick-up locations.

Free Shuttle Bus Schedule (Valid from June 12 to September 13 2020)

Location Times
Juniper Hotel (to Banff) 08:42 09:42 10:42 11:42 12:42 13:42 14:42 15:42 16:42 17:42 18:27 19:27
Train Station Info Centre 07:55 08:50 09:50 10:50 11:50 12:50 13:50 14:50 15:50 16:50 17:50 18:35 19:35
Banff Avenue – South Bound – At Elk St 07:57 08:52 09:52 10:52 11:52 12:52 13:52 14:52 15:52 16:52 17:52*
Banff Park Lodge (Opposite) 08:00 08:55 09:55 10:55 11:55 12:55 13:55 14:55 15:55 16:55 17:55*
ARRIVES AT NORQUAY 08:10 09:10 10:10 11:10 12:10 13:10 14:10 15:10 16:10 17:10 18:10*
RETURN TO BANFF 09:35 10:35 11:35 12:35 13:35 14:35 15:35 16:35 17:20 18:20* 19:20 20:20
* Stops at the Juniper Hotel only
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour.
Via Ferrata is a trail or route‐making method used in the mountains to make passage easier and more secure. It’s done by a installing steel steps, handles, ladder rungs, and a steel cable in places where the trail steepens. Travellers are secured to the rock by wearing a harness that is always attached to the steel cable.
No experience is required, the Via Ferrata is designed to accommodate beginners seeking a taste of the alpine and those who live for the mountains alike. You can do it, no experience needed. It’s just like climbing a series of ladders, all of which are located on the side of a mountain. Guests should be aware that the routes are exposed.
Dress for the outdoors with an all-weather/waterproof outerwear (e.g. rain jacket and soft-shell pants suitable for outdoor activity involving moderate physical exertion), warm layers, sunglasses, and sturdy hiking footwear. You’ll be on a mountain, so be sure to pack some sunscreen, water and a snack in your small backpack. If you don’t have these items, you can access the extensive range of free rental equipment before your tour if needed, including backpacks, hiking boots, rain jackets and pants. Available on a first come first serve basis; can’t guarantee availability or sizes.
Yes, you can fall. Your fall will be arrested by your leashes, which are attached to the steel cable. The whole point of the Via Ferrata is to reduce the probability of falling, and minimize the consequences should a fall occur.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.
  • This package requires a minimum of two people per booking.
  • The minimum age is 12 years and the minimum weight per person is 40kgs (88lbs). The maximum weight per person is 140kg (308lbs).
  • No loose articles are permitted on the heli sightseeing tour. Zips, ties and belts on clothing must be secured.
  • Heli sightseeing tours depend on weather conditions and must be confirmed the morning of the flight.
Alpine Heli Tour approaching 3 Sisters in Canmore
Take a scenic helicopter flight near Banff
Alpine Heli Tour flying over 3 Sisters in Canmore
Alpine Helicopter Three Sisters Spray
Helicopter Tour near Banff, Canadian Rockies
Get fitted with equipment for the Mount Norquay Via Ferrata in Banff in the Canadian Rockies
Admire the view after your ascent up the Mount Norquay Via Ferrata Explorer Route in Banff