Banff Via Ferrata 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 four separate trails..

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)

Via Ferrata Explorer – 2-2.5 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
Throughout the day
2.5 Hours
12+
Via Ferrata Ridgewalker Route at Banff Mt Norquay
Most Popular

Via Ferrata Ridgewalker – 3.5-4 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
Throughout the day
4 Hours
12+
Via Ferrata Alpinist Route at Mt Norquay in Banff

Via Ferrata Alpinist – 4-4.5 Hours

Alpinists are continuously on the move. A continuation of the popular Ridgewalker route, you'll continue along the ridge to the epic Norquay “Panoramadome”. The Alpinist Route takes in all that the popular Ridgewalker tour offers but continues out and along
per person
Throughout the day
4-4.5 Hours
12+
Climb Mount Norquay on the Skyline Via Ferrata Route in Banff in the Canadian Rockies

Via Ferrata Skyline – 4.5-5 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
9:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am
4.5-5 Hours
14+
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 tops out at the highest point of the via ferrata and traverses an alpine ridge crossing a 3-wire suspension bridge over an impressive couloir. A continuation of the Skyline route, this 6-hour adventure traverses the alpine ridge and
per person
8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am
6 Hours
14+
Via Ferrata three wire bridge on the Mountaineer Route in Banff
Limited Space

Via Ferrata Mountaineer – 8 Hours

Including all of the via ferrata routes in one day, Mountaineers spend up to 8 hours covering over 3kms of distance and nearly 500m of vertical gain. The pinnacle via ferrata route, Mountaineers spend up to 8 hours on the
per person
9:30am
8 Hours
14+