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Climbing & Mountaineering Summer Outdoor Activities

If the thought of becoming a human mountain goat hanging off the side of a cliff terrifies you – don’t worry. There’s a starting point for everything, even conquering mountains. • First time: Via ferrata is a type of mountaineering up slopes equipped with steel ladders, steps and cables. It makes scaling a mountain way more accessible. Get the same views of Mt. Norquay as a peregrine falcon does – no experience required. • Rock star: The canyons and cliffs in the Canadian Rockies are what rock climbers’ dreams are made of. Breathtaking views meet heart-stopping multi-pitch routes up limestone and quartzite. Fledgling climber? Sign up for a climbing class. You’ve got to start somewhere. 
Banff National Park

Bridge crossing Via Ferrata Banff National Park

Norquay suspension bridge in Banff National Park

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Mt Norquay, Banff

Banff, Alberta
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Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. Since its opening in 1926, Mt. Norquay continues to be a local favourite. Famous as the training ground of Olympic and World Cup athletes, the resort offers the only night skiing in Banff-Lake Louise including a fully lit terrain park. Après ski, dine at the base of the mountain in the Cascade Lodge or at the top in the Cliffhouse Bistro.

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Bolder Climbing Community

Calgary, Alberta

Bolder Climbing Community is Calgary's first bouldering specific, indoor climbing centre. Focusing on community, atmosphere and developing the sport of rock climbing. Featuring 5300sqft of bouldering terrain, training area, weights, cafe and multi purpose mezzanine. Bolder Climbing Community is perfect for climbers of all abilities!

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Via Ferrata

Banff, Alberta
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In Banff National Park, a unique climbing experience awaits on Mount Norquay’s Via Ferrata. Italian for Iron Road, it takes hiking to a new level – and if you can climb a ladder you can climb the Via Ferrata. Ride up to the site on an open chairlift and watch for wildlife. Experienced guides at the top will provide an in-depth safety orientation and all the gear you need. Using an anchoring system of cables and ladders, you’ll conquer the pitches and cross a suspension bridge to be on top of the world.

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Rockaboo Mountain Adventures

Jasper, Alberta
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We are a small guiding company based in Jasper, Alberta. We specialise in high-quality mountain skills training and guided climbing, from the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park to the rugged frontier of beautiful McBride, British Columbia. This diverse area is home to world-class ice climbing, stellar rock climbing and inspiring alpine climbing on the biggest peaks in the Rockies, as well as fantastic ski touring opportunities. If you are looking to plan a unique trip to the Canadian Rockies that includes leaving the footpath behind and venturing into new vistas in search of genuine experience.

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Discover Banff Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Discover Banff Tours provides small sightseeing tours and activities in both summer and winter for individuals and groups. Using mini-buses and vans personalizes our tours of Banff National Park and the surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains. Our small group sizes give you plenty of time to chat with our friendly, local and professionally trained guides.

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Aster Mountain Adventures

Canmore, Alberta

We are a small tour company offering guided hiking, backpacking, climbing and backcountry skiing adventures in the Canadian Rockies. Contact us to arrange a tour customized to your preferences. We also offer scheduled interpretive hikes on 'Glaciers and Climate Change'. These hikes are offered at two locations - Wilcox Pass, near the Columbia Icefields and the Iceline Trail. Learn all about how glaciers have shaped our landscape in the past and at present, and what the future holds for glaciers in the Canadian Rockies.

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