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  4. Banff National Park

Banff: Mount Norquay Sightseeing Chairlift

Product ID: 228628
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See Banff like you've never seen it before during a sightseeing ride aboard a sky-high chairlift at Mount Norquay. Gaze out at incredible alpine views of Banff town, the Bow Valley, and Mount Rundle on your way up to nearly 7,000 feet.
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Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy amazing views of the Bow Valley, Mount Rundle, and Banff during your ride
  • Savor a local craft beer, a glass of wine, or lunch at the 1950s tearoom turned modern bistro
  • Keep your eyes peeled for black and grizzly bears on your 8-minute journey into the sky
  • Explore the observation deck and marvel at incredible panoramas of the Rockies
Full description
Take an 8-minute Chairlift Ride over a natural bear habitat up to nearly 7,000 feet ( 2,135 meters) at Mount Norquay with breathtaking views of Banff National Park and the Bow Valley. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Banff by car or on a free shuttle bus that operates throughout the day, Mount Norquay is home to one of the best sightseeing chairlifts in Banff National Park.

After checking in with the friendly staff at the North American Lodge at the Mount Norquay Ski Resort, head outside ready to board the chairlift. This open-air Chairlift allows you to ride up the mountain with your legs dangling freely below you which means unobstructed views and photographs from your seat. Each 2-person chair is outfitted with a safety bar so you aren't in any danger of falling out. Enjoy the views and keep an eye out for wildlife over this natural bear habitat during the 8-minute ride. At the top, head to the interpretive walkway for incredible views overlooking Banff National Park and the entire Bow Valley region. As you stroll along, keep your eyes peeled for bighorn sheep who often frequent the area.

One of the highlights at Mount Norquay is the charming Cliffhouse Bistro. Located right near the top of the chairlift, this cozy 1950s tearoom turned modern bistro offers delicious local craft beers and wine, along with a range of relaxed, upmarket lunch fare. With incredible views over Banff, this restaurant is a local favorite and was once visited by Marilyn Monroe during a movie shoot in Banff.

Once you've taken ample time to soak in the views from the top, return back down Mount Norquay on the chairlift at your leisure. Take advantage of an optional return shuttle back to Banff.
Includes
  • Banff sightseeing chairlift admission ticket
  • Free Mount Norquay shuttle bus from Banff
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years

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Meeting point

Mount Norquay, Mount Norquay Road, Banff, AB T1L 1B4, Canada Please refer to your confirmation email for full details and current operating hours. The meeting point is at the North American Lodge at the Mount Norquay Ski Resort at the end of Mt Norquay Road in Banff, located approximately ten minutes from downtown Banff. Full driving instructions and the free shuttle bus schedule information will be provided in your booking confirmation.

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Important information
Please bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
Not allowed
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult on the chairlift
• Children under the age of 2 cannot ride the chairlift for safety reasons
• The maximum combined weight is 226 kg (500 lbs) per chair
• Each chairlift can accommodate 2 people; larger groups will take multiple chairs