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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 Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure
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Banff Sightseeing Chairlift

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Cheaper than gondola

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... read more

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Fort St. John
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in the Banff area, be sure to go to the top of Mt. Norquay. There is a free bus from various pick-up points in Banff, but if you're driving, there is plenty of parking at Mt. Norquay. It's about a 20 minute drive from Banff. A ski lift will take you to the top of the mountain. We... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just went to a family wedding at Mt Norquay and it was great. The food at the reception was fantastic and that made sure everyone was taken care of. Friendly service and beautiful site.

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

Hi Scott, Yes Mt. Norquay is an amazing venue for weddings- a magical place for photos and memories alike. I am glad you enjoyed your meal and the service as well. Kind Regards, Elizabeth Saunders Guest Relations Manager More 

West Bloomfield, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing experience!!! Beautiful view.. Breath taking ride to the top of the mountain!! If you are lucky, you might see wiled life. The trip is a unique ride, a must try!!! You can enjoy a light meal or just drink at the top of the chairlift ride. The view of the mountains and the city of Banff from... More 

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

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate hearing great comments such as these. The wildlife up here can be wonderful (wolves, bears, sheep, elk....the list goes on) as long as you're lucky enough to arrive at the right time! Kind Regards, Elizabeth Saunders Guest Relations Manager More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best value in banff for half day out loved it great bus ride got to see a brown bear Can get some thing to eat made my holiday

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

Wow- made your holiday! Thank you so much for your review, every time we hear things like this we know we're doing something right. Safe travels back home, and we hope you come out to Mt. Norquay whenever you're back in the area. Kind Regards, Elizabeth Saunders Guest Relations Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful visit with awesome views of the town of Banff . Cheaper than Banff gondola and lots of parking! We went at 3 pm and no lineups at all! We saw mountain goats at the top. Had lovely meal at the top - delicious flatbread pizza and tacos. Would highly recommend this open chairlift for amazing views and no lineups... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel reception staff recommended the Mount Norquay chair lift over the Banff Gondola, and I'm pleased we listened. No queues and only a few other people around. The views from the top are stunning, and there's a restaurant for lunch too. Half the price of the Banff Gondola too, and a guide at the top who will happily tell... More 

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