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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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Redondo Beach, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
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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
28 helpful votes 28 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a wonderful experience this was. I'd won passes for the chair lift, but would have done it even if I had to pay for it. I was a nervous wreck as I've never before been on a chair lift, but the staff were all very courteous and helpful. They stopped the lift to let us on and again to... More

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Canmore, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Went to ski hill and took lift to tea house at top. Tapas style lunch very good. Awesome awesome views. See banff and surrounding mountains. Didn't do the via ferrata at top but hear its good. Not much hiking at top, just around to several viewing areas.

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

12 July 2014 We were in Banff and thought we would take a drive to the top of the mountain and take the chair lift. As we got to the top of the mountain we drove up to the chalet where there's a turnabout to drop off people that can not climb the hill from the parking lot. As we... More

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David J, Marketing Communications Coordinator at Mt. Norquay, responded to this review

Hi Wireton, Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your experience at Mt. Norquay, your comments are very much valued. We've passed your comments about the staff members to the appropriate management and have already implemented several operational changes based on your feedback. We’re sorry to hear this incident detracted from your initial experience at Mt. Norquay,... More

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