Climb the Canadian Rockies
The awe-inspiring summits of the Canadian Rockies may look impossible to climb by anyone but seasoned mountaineers however, now many can clamber to these pinnacles via Banff Mt Norquay’s new Via Ferrata. This new exhilarating mountain escapade empowers even the inexperienced climber, who is adventure-spirited enough to stomach the heights, to climb the jagged rock walls of Memorial, Sunrise and Vista Buttresses above the town of Banff. Equipped with a camera, you’re ready ascend and conquer, capturing all the action as you go.
Follow the Iron Road
Via Feratta is Italian for ‘Iron Road’ and the name is a very literal description of the newest sport to hit the Alberta Rockies. Nerves quickly take a back seat to excitement as you climb towering rock walls guided by a series of cables, anchors, ladders and an epic suspension bridge. Feel at ease in the hands of a certified guide, coaching and encouraging along challenging rock pitches and bestowing a unique perspective on the environment. If the thrill of the climb wasn’t enough, bask in the views once you reach the top.
Views and Brews
The Canadian Rockies’ oldest ski area, Mt. Norquay hosts excursions by Banff Tours from June to October. In addition to rock climbing, soak in the breathtaking views from its sightseeing chairlift and enjoy fresh food and craft brews in the historic Clif House Bistro on their rooftop patio. A combination sure to shape memories of Banff to last a lifetime.