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Address: Mt Norquay, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-4421
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Banff Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure
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A bucket list must do

My husband and I did the 6 hr Mountaineer for our 50 th birthdays with Katsu as our guide. We give him 2 thumbs up, very engaging, encouraging knowledgeable and professional! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
sandybigelo
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Three Hills, Canada
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Three Hills, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I did the 6 hr Mountaineer for our 50 th birthdays with Katsu as our guide. We give him 2 thumbs up, very engaging, encouraging knowledgeable and professional! The equipment is to notch and safe. I'm scared of heights and this is overwhelming for me but Katsu encouraged me and I even did the Three wire bridge!... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Completed the Mountaineer Route which was exhilarating. The last part of the trip was done in pouring rain which added to the adventure! What a feeling of accomplishment when I finished. I must say though, you must be in very good physical shape to do this (a word of warning). The views are breathtaking. We saw Mountain Sheep, in fact,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went on the 4 hour trip with our 12, 14 and 15 year olds and it was definitely a rewarding experience to make it up the via ferreta and enjoy the wonderful views. We had great weather and it was fun to try something new as none of us have rock climbing experience. The course is well designed and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time doing this. Wish we could have done the longer trail but we wouldn't have had the time. It's suitable for those who are a little uncertain about their confidence. A few in our group were nervous and the instructor was great. My husband and I could admire the views while they plucked up courage. Incredible... More 

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Thank 1986198405000
Banff, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never rock climbed before this experience and LOVED IT! It was thrilling but I felt safe. It was amazing views and the guides were so supportive and trusting. Number one favourite activity in Banff!

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a fun highlight of our vacation in Banff. We are a family of 4 - with 2 teens ages 16 and 14. Our oldest was very reluctant and slightly fearful of heights. We let our guide, Allie, know before we even got on the chairlift and she made a point of keeping our daughter right behind her... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so happy that Mt. Norquay and the Via Ferrata were a highlight of your trip. I hope the rest of your vacation in Banff was as lovely as your Ridgewalker tour was. Kind Regards, Elizabeth Saunders Guest Relations Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I did this climb with our 19 year old daughter. All of us have a mild fear of heights but our guide, Kim , was an excellent and reassuring leader. If you are reasonably fit and have a sense of adventure, this is a must do experience. We had no mountain climbing experience. The cable system in... More 

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calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the mountaineer route (6 hours). Fun activity. Not too strenuous and some great exposure. Was in the middle of a rain storm when we summited but it was still a great experience overall! Well organized and very safety conscious. So nice to have the wine and cheese platter waiting in the lodge upon completion. Nice touch! Cons: Can... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want an exhilarating, safe and fun climbing experience, this is for you! I visited Mount Norquay in Banff on August 9th and did the Ridgewalk climb with a great guide Patrick. This is a very professionally run tour which provided me with that safe but outstanding experience. Highly recommend this tour and will do it again in the... More 

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

Hello Gastone, I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour, and thank you for commenting on our professionalism (we do pride ourselves in that!). We will look forward to seeing you whenever you choose to come back. Kind Regards, Elizabeth Saunders Guest Relations Manager More 

Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Ridgewalker on August 01. Weather was great giving us access to a beautiful panorama of the area. Our guide, Marc, made sure that we all follow the safety procedures, gave us tips and information for additional activities in Banff. He also took pictures and emailed them to us the next day. The size of the pictures is... More 

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