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Mt. Norquay

Mount Norquay Access Road, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
403-762-4421
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing, Getting married
Owner description: Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. Since its opening in 1926, Mt.... more » Owner description: 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 Cup athletes, and with excellent beginner terrain, everyone will love this small, family-friendly resort. « less
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east sussex
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We took a ride to the top and the view from the top looking over Banff and surrounding area is fantastic. we didn't consider $35 overpriced at all, the staff were great and the ride to the top cold but fun.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Mt. Norquay has opened this summer for the first time in over fifteen years and it is a must do for any traveller to banff the views are simply amazing and the restaurants on the mountain serve delicious food. In the winter time this is a real family resort with a huge tube town but that doesn't mean you'll find... More

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Edmonton
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Mount Norquay according to speaking with the employees at the ski hill are offering a summer ride up their chairlifts as their first year. I can definitely see much more of Banff from the top. The view is excellent! Be sure to bring your camera, tripod, and a jacket as the wind can be a bit cool towards the top.

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Redondo Beach, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

During summer, the café and ski lifts are still open. We stopped in for coffee, but thought it was ridiculously overpriced to charge $35 to ride the lift. The best spot on the drive up to Mt. Norquay is the large turnout that overlooks the town of Banff. We had fun driving up the switchbacks because there was a wolf... More

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A gondola to the top is worth the effort and the price. The vistas are magnificent and all are worth recording. Pick a sunny day and you won't be disappointed.

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Golden, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I took my niece and two of her friends, (14 and 15 years old) on the Via Ferrata. They loved it! An excellent, safe and fun adventure for anyone who has never tried rock climbing but is curious to see if they'll like it. Great way to get out into the high mountains and mix a bit of exercise with... More

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White Plains, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We took the chair lift after being given free passes from the shop where we rented bikes. We would not otherwise have thought of going up here but we are glad we did as the views of Banff were spectacular. There were not many other people around so it was very quiet and peaceful which made for an even more... More

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Regina, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went up to the summit to the restaurant and had a couple of glass of wine. Quiet, sombre ride up the mountain to a spectacular view. I liked it better than downtown Banff. Less crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We choose norquay as quieter option and not disappointed. Fantastic scenery and ride and lucky enough to bump into Gord who runs the ski school in the winter and gave us an impromptu 30 minutes nature talk. Followed by lovely drink food and view from the mountain restaurant with breathtaking views. Plus there was a wedding up there! Recommended!!

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Calgary
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Mt. Norquay has opened up this summer for sightseeing. The chair lift to the top is a wonderful thing to do. There is a spectacular view from the top and there are sightings of wildlife. A bistro is open for lunch, and prices are reasonable. We enjoyed it more than Sulphur Mountain which is very touristy and expensive. While you... More

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