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Banff Sightseeing Chairlift
from US$30.46*
Banff Sightseeing Chairlift
from US$30.46*
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“snow tubing”(23 reviews)
“chair lift”(28 reviews)
“tube park”(14 reviews)
Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. Since its opening in 1926, Mt. Norquay continues to be the locals’ gem. Famous for being the training ground of Olympic and World...more
2 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada
+1 403-762-4421
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We didn't opt for riding the gondola to the top, but the area at the end of the road was very pretty. Even more so the drive up the twisting turning road and the views down onto Banff were beautiful. We came across a herd...More

Thank ccrowe3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive up the mountain has many hairpin turns but we were rewarded with a stunning view and some mountain goats right near the car park of the red chairs. You can continue up the road to the ski hill where there is a restaurant...More

Thank izyphotos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful views and a much less crowded and cheaper prion than the Gondola in Banff. Saw lots of wildlife on the way up to the ski hill and while at the ski hill. Scenic lookout on the way up from the highway also worth a...More

Thank MaxwellWade
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We kept hearing how great the Banff Gondola was. The day we were planning on taking it up the mountain, we had breakfast at my hotel (Delta Banff Royal Canadian- Great see review). One of the servers told us that when her family comes to...More

Thank GardenRoseK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My heart has belonged to Banff for all of my 68 years! So many experiences but I almost never visit without a trip up to the 7th turn on the way up to Norquay. This magical seven hairpin road snakes its way up the south...More

Thank baudley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Norquay knows how to take care of tourists and locals year round! I have skied at Norquay for 9 years and adventured there during the summer since they opened the sightseeing chairlift. Today's experience was incredible; we rose above the clouds and got to view...More

Thank Jessica I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth it! Fantastic views from the top and the chance to see some wildlife if you're lucky - we saw elk. Great restaurant on top with lovely staff.

Thank jacx2016
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We tried to get there early 10-11 am to try to spot wildlife and saw mother bear and 2 cubs, 3 deer and big horn sheep. Recommended to come out early to catch wildlife animals.

Thank Nam N
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Stop at the final switch back as you head up the mountain. Amazing views over Banff and a grassy meadow to sit on and relax. Good for wildlife spotting on the way up too. Especially in the morning and evening.

Thank T10Tom
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We visited for a wedding - wonderful venue, beautiful scenery and great food. We saw a herd of goats up the hill from the wedding venue! Next day we returned and took the chairlift to the top - spectacular views! Also a fun casual cafe...More

Thank Diane F
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Molly U
September 12, 2018|
Response from npwanner | Reviewed this property |
In the summer months, you do need to buy a pass. I would assume winter is the same.
August 27, 2018|
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Response from npwanner | Reviewed this property |
Nope, you do not. We got ours right there before the ride!
September 1, 2017|
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Response from Amy-GuestServices | Property representative |
You don't need a lift ticket but you do need to purchase a tubing pass.