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Mt. Norquay

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Address: 2 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-4421
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Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner,...

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.

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Banff Sightseeing Chairlift

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What a view. It really put into perspective how high up we were when we saw a helicopter flying around below us. The value for money was excellent. We were given 2 for 1... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a view. It really put into perspective how high up we were when we saw a helicopter flying around below us. The value for money was excellent. We were given 2 for 1 vouchers by the lovely staff at tunnel mountain resort which meant it cost us $40 for our family of 4. Much better value than the gondola.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our helpful hotel concierge suggested the Mt Norquay chairlift instead of the new Gondola. There is a free shuttle to the chairlift, and a café at the bottom and the top of the lift. The views from the top are magnificent, and the café was fantastic, with a roaring open fire. On the way up we saw elk and bears,... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to go by our concierge who gave us a 2 for 1 voucher and it was well worth it. Chair lift was fun riding over treetops and the view from the top was breathtaking. Great views from the cafe too Would recommend this as a must do

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Elizabeth S, Guest Relations Manager at Mt. Norquay, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, I am happy to hear that you consider us a "must do" in Banff. Kind Regards, Elizabeth Saunders Guest Relations Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the chairlift up Mt Norquay up to the Cliff Restaurant at the 6857 ft point of the mountain. The views are stunning. It cost us $20 per person. It was well worth it. We'll definitely return in the future.

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me first tell you that I am terrified of heights, but in spite of my tears and pleas, my travel companion insisted that I go up the ski lift at Mt Norquay with him. He promised I would be happy that I did, and he was absolutely right. Note - the chairs are open with a bar across. For... More 

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Elizabeth S, Guest Relations Manager at Mt. Norquay, responded to this review

Hello Marion, Congratulations on confronting your fears and taking a ride on the Norquay Sightseeing Chairlift! It sounds like you had a beautiful day for your adventure. Thank you very much for stepping outside of your comfort zone- I am glad that it ended up being such a positive experience. Kind Regards, Elizabeth Saunders Guest Relations Manager More 

Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can choose to take the gondola up for great vistas or you can hike up. It's a tough climb but on the way you find so many great vistas that you'd miss if you took the gondola up. The view to Banff and the Bow river from the vista point below the gondola station is spectacular.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were advised to try the norquay lift which is a 5 minute drive outside of Banff rather than queuing for an hour for the gondola. The lift was open so a little more exciting, it was a fraction of the price and we got to walk straight on. Only negative is that you can't walk anywhere from the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were originally going to ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain but the long wait when we arrived (1 hour 20 minutes) and the current “limited facilities” at the upper gondola terminal (a snack bar and porta-potties) discouraged us. That was actually fortunate. A park-service employee informed us that visiting Mt. Norquay was a... More 

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Elizabeth S, Guest Relations Manager at Mt. Norquay, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, and for your review. We do aim to be as affordable as we can be, and offer amenities such as our complementary shuttle bus to help our guests even more! You're right, we are at a very comparable height to the Banff Gondola, and the views from this side of town are just as beautiful.... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Skip the banff gondolas and visit these!!! We were not aware of this place until the visitors centre recommended going here as long as you are not scared of heights. It is an open chair lift so enjoy the views! The drive up is 5 km long but it is an extremely windy road so beware. But once you get... More 

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Canton of Aargau, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sightseeing Chairlift is great! You get same views at half price of Banff Gondola plus exciting ride in the air. Staff is very friendly. We have got quite a lecture about Banff and its history.

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Elizabeth S, Guest Relations Manager at Mt. Norquay, responded to this review

Wonderful that you were able to meet up with our Interpretive Guide at the top of the mountain. I am happy to hear that you will be taking a bit of extra knowledge about Norquay and Banff home with you (wherever that may be). Kind Regards, Elizabeth Saunders Guest Relation Manager More 

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