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Address: Mt Norquay, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada
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+1 403-762-4421
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Banff Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure
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Fantastic Honeymoon Adventure

Me and my Newly married Wife decided to try this out on our honeymoon. We've never had more fun. We did the 4 hour tour and never stopped enjoying. Our guide was Patrick and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my Newly married Wife decided to try this out on our honeymoon. We've never had more fun. We did the 4 hour tour and never stopped enjoying. Our guide was Patrick and he was amazing. He was very funny and very knowledgeable. I never once felt unsafe when he was around. Was i exhausted afterwards? Definitely and I... More 

Thank ThosTheOkie
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed January 25, 2017

Admittedly, I am not afraid of heights so this trip was terrific fun. The organization of this tour company was great - plenty of clean, tidy helmets, gloves, boots, etc. They clearly took safety seriously. All interactions with all staff was positive and friendly. The Guide was knowledgeable, friendly and paid attention to each member on the tour. Highly recommend... More 

Thank lauferfille
Houston, TX
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2016

Well guided. Physical but not overly. My wife and I are in our early 50's and not athletic at all and had a blast. Very safe while feeling like risk taking. Just DO IT!!

1 Thank P718STscottl
Elizabeth S, Guest Relations Manager at Via Ferrata, responded to this review

Hello Scott, I am glad that you enjoyed your Via Ferrata experience with us this summer. Our aim is to make mountain climbing accessible for everyone; you don't need to have climbing experience in order to do this trek! Thank you for coming, and I hope that we will see you and your wife again this summer to check out... More 

Yukon, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 5, 2016

We took the Via Ferrata adventure in September while staying in the Banff area. My sister-in-law had found it online and we knew we had to do this when we visited Canada. I am a bit scared of heights so it was with some excitement and a bit of nervousness that we booked our tour! It did not take long... More 

Thank Razorbackkid
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138 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

The best way to see the mountains around Banff, the guide was excellent and the climb was really good fun. If I had to be critical, I would say that it is a shame the trip was so regulated, would be nice to go out alone (like the Alps). But overall it was one of the highlights of our trip... More 

Thank ReviewBarracuda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Luckily we aren't scared of heights and this was a brilliant trip. It was cold and snowed a little during, but this only added to the excitement if anything. Highly recommended and worth the dollar.

Thank Thefletch
Elizabeth S, Guest Relations Manager at Via Ferrata, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on the Via Feratta, and thank you for your review. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself and that you don't suffer from acrophobia :) Kind Regards, Elizabeth Saunders Guest Relations Manager More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Via Ferrata was better than we could have expected. My wife who was nervous of heights was put at total ease by a great guide Chris who made the whole experience easy relaxed and fun with his jokes. The climbing sections were not technically difficult but got the heart pounding with the drops. Would recommend to anyone of all ages... More 

Thank WeymouthJoe
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016

We booked the 4-hour Ridge Walker tour and it was one of the best experience of our holiday. Chris was a fabulous guide, the views were out-of-this-world and the climbing challenging but not impossible. The whole experience was extremely well organised and felt safe although it definitely took us out of our comfort zone. Do not miss this adventure!

1 Thank loulou89
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45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016

This was so much fun. Yes, it was hard- but not too hard. I was never scared, or worried I'd fall, but I sure was working to get oxygen into my lungs! Short trip from Banff, we went up early, ate lunch at the picnic tables then headed out for an afternoon climb. Our group had about 8 people, I... More 

Thank RainyYVR
Ventura, California
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

We did the 4hr “Ridgewalker” Via Ferrata Tour, however we ran over, which was fine. It gave us more time to enjoy our surroundings. Our guide Chis was fantastic. He introduced himself to each participant before we commenced, observed our shoes and suggested loaner footwear to participants if needed. I cannot say enough good things about him. He was knowledgeable,... More 

1 Thank Noodlie066
Elizabeth S, Guest Relations Manager at Via Ferrata, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Chris is one of our most experienced (and most humorous) guides. He will certainly be very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. If you ever come back to Norquay for a visit I would recommend trying out our 6 hour tour for even... More 

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