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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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Regina, Canada
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53 reviews 53 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Newmarket
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had the pleasure of taking the chairlift to the top of mt norquay today. The view was spectacular and you could see all the mountains and the town of banff. We did the gondola ride last year and found we could see many more mountains from the top of mt norquay and the view of banff was much more... More

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Orlando, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Gravel scenic mountain road with scenic overlooks . This is only a short drive out of Banff and at dusk is home to a meadow of a flock of Big Horn sheep about 50 yards off the road. The flock has lambs In the spring, ewes and the magnificent Big Horn males. We'll worth seeing !

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Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Overlooking banff and hwy 1 the road leading to the mountain twists it's way through hairpin bends and gives drivers a fantastic view of the Rockies. Often sports car enthusiasts drive up and down as this is probably one of the bendy roads in canada! A tiny version of the French alps, top gear uk should bring Jeremy captain slow... More

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Calgary, Canada
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36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

What a great activity and well worth the $65 family rate for 2 hours. My wife, 2 daughters and I had a blast. The temps. Were in the high 40's F, sun shining and lines not too bad. You grab a tube, ride up the hill on a conveyor belt and slide down single, double and triple if the hill... More

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