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Mt Norquay, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four, including middle and high school students, enjoyed our experience on the Via Ferrata as a diversion from the other sightseeing in this beautiful region. It was enough to get the blood pumping at altitude, but not so challenging that it overwhelmed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank reagan_evans
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very exciting activity! Tourists can take different level challenges based on your own tolerances. The adventure (any one of them) looks dangerous, actually it is quite safe, one tourist in our group said she was afraid of height; after initial trial, she...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 628llee
Reviewed November 13, 2018

If you are not familiar with a Via Ferrata, it is traditional rock climbing in conjunction with an array of man-made ladders and suspension bridges that provide for a unique experience that can be performed by climbers at any experience level. I wouldn’t describe this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I did this on our honeymoon and was our highlight of Banff!! Amazing views and scenery! Our guide Eli was brilliant and added to our fantastic experience. He was patient and helpful, and a great photographer! He took lots of snaps of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mitchell B
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Ever wanted to try rock climbing? Via Ferrata is a safe and easy introduction. You are tied in and can use the holds provided or try holding onto the rock. You will be rewarded with awesome views and a nice workout.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hikingchic
Reviewed October 2, 2018

My wife and I are not what anybody would term 'outdoors people' or 'in shape'. We worked out to get to the point where we felt capable of doing the 2.5 hour course. That said, this was the absolute highlight of our week in Banff....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Our guides Kim and Eli were great. Everyone's shoes were inspected for amount of tread remaining since the trail was wet; most of the group ending up renting (for free) the boots provided by the company. If you want a lot of pictures I would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TimC4693
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Terrifying exhilaration! Really safe operation. Great guides. Opportunity for free climbing or holding onto the steel foot and hand holds. I can't wait to go to other Via Ferrata locations and scare myself more!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kssmith84
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We took the Summiteer Via Ferrata to celebrate my wife's birthday and it was amazing! The Summiteer is the full 6 hour tour and it includes all the most challenging parts. Shorter tours may leave you disappointed and wanting more; this one will not. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wanderer336
Reviewed September 8, 2018

At 200$ per person, it's way too expensive. I could see this tour - the Ridgewalker - being of a 60$ value, tops. It's a 4 hour walk that could be done in 1.5 at a regular pace. However, if you have money to burn,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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October 15, 2018|
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Response from TomS6631 | Reviewed this property |
Our family of 7 did the Ridgewalker and it was great. The views at the top were beautiful, I believe that there is another bridge and more ladders to climb with the longer route. It does go a little higher....but the time... More
July 16, 2018|
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Response from KristiH616 | Reviewed this property |
No you cannot, it’s clearly marked and gated. You must have a guide with you.
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Amy-GuestServices | Property representative |
Hi Sarah - Sorry I didn't see your question sooner! The chairlift is included in the cost of your Via Ferrata tour. Your guide and gear are also included in the cost. For example, if you need rain gear - we do provide it... More