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View of the Mt. Norqauy Sightseeing Chairlift in the summer
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Mt. Norquay Sightseeing Chairlift

A ride up the Mount Norquay Sightseeing Chairlift is an open-air adventure that ascends to more than 2000 metres above sea level. Up here in the high alpine, you’re more likely to be sharing the views with marmots and pikas than fellow adventurers.

This is not an experience to rush through. It takes time to take in Banff’s iconic landmarks from above – from the comparatively small summit of Tunnel Mountain and the precipitous slopes of Mount Rundle. Spot the aptly-named Vermilion Lakes and the turquoise Bow River that winds into town, nestled at the feet of giants.

Good To Know

Difficulty
Easy
Duration
< 1hr
Cost
From $43
When
Jun - Sep
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Location

Distance from Banff:
7km
Distance from Lake Louise:
63km

When to go

Operating Dates

MonthOperating Status
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JunOpen
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Local Tips

  • Make sure you look below as you ride the chairlift up, big horn sheep and grizzly bears frequent the grassy slopes below.

  • Be sure to stop by the Cliffhouse Bistro and enjoy a drink with breathtaking views over Banff town.

More Information

  • Book your lift ticket in advance to guarantee your ride.

Useful Links

  • Webcam

  • Weather Forecast

  • Speak to a local expert

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Mt. Norquay Sightseeing Chairlift

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