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If you eager to explore Banff from a different vantage point then there are some amazing ways you can get the ultimate panoramic experience. Taking a Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain provides you with breathtaking views of the town. If you’ve tried the Gondola get an eye in the sky and try a helicopter tour in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. For more information or to book your adventure do not hesitate to contact our Concierge any time by e-mail  or by phone at 1 403 762 6895.


Alpine Helicopters
Alpine Helicopters offers the most spectacular sightseeing tours in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Their full service tourist facility is located at the Canmore Municipal Heli-Port which is at the base of the world famous Three Sisters Peaks and adjacent to Banff National Park. Rates listed include transportation. Alpine Helicopters requires a minimum of 2 people to make a booking, but can often match you up with another party if you are on your own. Tours times are based on availability.

Three Sisters Peaks Tour (12 minutes) - $150.00
Royal Canadian Tour (25 minutes) - $275.00
Mt. Assiniboine Glacier Tour (30 minutes) - $330.00
Children (6-12 yrs) are half price, children 5 and under are free.

Marvel Pass- Private Charter for 2 (30 minutes) - $1099 per couple
Price is based on two people. Includes a 15-minute stop at Marvel Pass. Tour times are based on availability.

Heli Hiking Programs: Take the time to discover natural alpine landscapes and high mountain vistas on an Alpine Helicopters hike. This excursion offers an 18 minute return scenic helicopter flight to a secluded area high above the Bow Valley and 3 to 4 hours of hiking, with a pace and distance covered depending entirely on the ability of the group. Price is based on a minimum of 3 passengers.

Alpine Walk - 18 minute flight with hike. (3-4 hours) - $549.00
Add a 30 minute flight for $239.00

Martha's Heli-Hikes
With many spectacular areas to hike, Martha's Heli-Hikes will tailor trips to all abilities from gentle walks to wild and demanding adventures. Your day might include yoga, or even a bum slide on some steep lingering summer snow!

Using a 6-seat Bell 407 at Canmore with Alpine Helicopters, or a A-Star B2 or Bell long ranger at rockies Heli at the Cline River.

Up to 5 Passengers - $2060
For 6-11 Passengers - $3750 
For 12-14 Passengers - $5260


Mt Norquay Via Ferrata
A climbing experience for those with little climbing experience, the Mt. Norquay Via Ferrata is like climbing a series of ladders, all of which are located on the side of a mountain. Lead by a certified guide, you’ll make your way up the cliffs above The Cliffhouse Bistro assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables, ladders and a suspension bridge. Climbers must be at least 12 years old and more than 77 lbs. Maximum weight is 250lbs.

The Explorer Route - Step out of your comfort zone and try our Explorer Route where you’ll spend a few hours with your guide, get introduced to the equipment and head up a few pitches and cross the suspension bridge. This is a great choice for those who are slightly limited on time.

Departs: Please see our Concierge for route schedules - $169.00 / person

The Ridgewalker Route - To get a greater feel for heights, exposure and the full Via Ferrata experience, become a Ridgewalker! This 4-hour route takes you high up on the Norquay cliffs, climbing Memorial, Sunrise and Vista buttresses and of course traversing the suspension bridge.

Departs: Please see our Concierge for route schedules - $219.00 / person

Skyline Route - The Skyline includes an exciting high traverse on a sheer rock wall and crosses an "airy" 55m suspension bridge. The effort is amply rewarded at the top with outstanding panoramic views where Rocky Mountains stretch out in every direction.

Departs: Please see our Concierge for route schedules - $279.00 / person

Summiteer Route - The longest of all 4 routes, the "Summiteer" is the pinnacle of Norquay's Via Ferrata adventures. A continuation of the brand-new "Skyline" route this 6-hour route traverses the alpine ridge crossing an additional 3-wire suspension bridge over an impressive chasm. Experience mind-melting 360 degree views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains as you enjoy lunch on the East Summit of Mt. Norquay.

Departs: Please see our Concierge for route schedules - $349.00 / person

Rockies Alpine Specialists
A full day guided rock climbing excursion includes ACMG Certified Guide/Instructor and equipment. No experience necessary. Tours will be customized to your ability. 

Departs at 8:00am from the hotel lobby. Please see our Concierge for details.

1 Adult - Full Day $475.00 
2 Adults - Full Day $575.00
3 Adults - Full Day $675.00
4 Adults - Full Day $775.00 
5 Adults - Full Day $875.00
6 Adults - Full Day $975.00 

*Please add 5% GST. Half-day trips available.

Yamnuska Mountain Adventures

Half-Day Rock Climbing
Climbing locations in both Banff and near Canmore. Meet at the Yamnuska Office or in Banff at the Bow Falls parking lot. Tour includes: ACMG Certified Guide, all technical equipment including rock climbing shoes, harnes and helmet. Food and transportation not included.  

Departs daily 8:00am/8:30am or 1:00pm. Please see our Concierge for details.

1 Adult - $418.00 
2 Adults - $440.00/person
3 Adults - $525.00/person
4 Adults - $560.00/person 

*Please add 5% GST.

Full Day Rock Climbing
Climbing areas located in Canmore, Banff, Kananaskis Country and Lake Louise. Meet at the Yamnuska Office or predetermined other location. Tour includes: ACMG Certified Guide, all technical equipment including rock climbing shoes, harness and helmet. Tour does not include food or transportation.  

Departs:  Please see our Concierge for details.

1 Adult - $495.00 
2 Adults - $550.00/person
3 Adults - $630.00/person
4 Adults - $700.00/person 

*Please add 5% GST.


Sulphur Mountain Gondola May 1 - Oct. 9
Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges. At the Banff Gondola, you’ll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime. This exhilarating activity is open year-round - a definite ‘must-do’ on your trip to the Canadian Rockies. Preview the views that will meet you at the top of Sulphur Mountain. 

Operating Hours:
April 19 - May 16, 2019, 9:00am to 8:30pm
May 17 - June 27, 2019, 8:00am to 9:30pm
July 28 - September 2, 2019, 8:00am to 10:30pm
September 3 - October 14, 2019, 8:00am to 9:30pm
Adults $66.00 Children (6-15yrs) $33.00 Children 5 and under FREE

Lake Louise Gondola May 12 - Oct. 8
Cruise for fourteen glorious minutes, in an open chair or a fully enclosed gondola, to one of the Banff National Park’s greatest views! From the top of the lift, at 2088m (6850ft), the spectacular scenery is yours to explore at will – there are ambitious hikes to the summit of Mt. Whitehorn for the hardy, or equally lovely short, leisurely strolls for those with more modest exercise goals. You will also have a great opportunity to see bears and other wildlife. Preview the views that will meet you at the top of the Lake Louise Gondola.

Operating Hours:
May 18- June 17, 2018, 9:00am to 4:00pm
June 18 - July 31, 2018, 8:00am to 5:30pm
August 1 - September 3, 2019 8:00am to 6:00pm

Adults $35.95 Children (6-15yrs) $16.95 Cildren 5 and under FREE

*Based on 2018 pricing and dates

Mt Norquay - Sightseeing Chairlift
Take a 15 minute chairlift ride at Banff Mt Norquay and experience Banff like never before. Spectacular views looking down into the Town of Banff and across Spray and Bow Valleys with the stunning jagged edges of Mt Rundle as a feature for all your photos. Free shuttles available from the Fairmont Banff Springs, see Concierge for times. Maximum weight is 250lbs.

June 9 - September 9: Daily, 9:00am - 6:30pm. September 10 - October 8: Daily, 10:00am to 6:30pm

Adult (16+) $35.00, Children (6 - 15) $24.00, Child 5 and under FREE (minimum age 3yrs) 

Sunshine Village June 29 to September 23
Escape to Sunshine Meadows, Banff's "Quiet" mountaintop, known for its abundance of wildflowers. The alpine plateau has an average elevation of 2220 metres (7,300ft), with a honeycomb of non-crowded trails above the tree line. Tickets include a ride up to Standish Chairlift. Runs from 8:15am to 5:00pm daily.

Shuttle Bus to Village - Tuesday to Thursdays (till August 30, from Sept 4, shuttle runs daily). Meet at Sunshine Parking Lot. Bus departs every 30 minutes from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Returns from Village every 30 minutes from 8:00am to 6:00pm

Price: Adults $35.00, Children (6-15) $19.00, Children 5 and under FREE

Gondola to Village- Friday to Monday Gondola runs from 8:00am to 6:00pm

Price: Adults $42.00, Children (6-15) $21.00, Children 5 and under FREE 

 *Based on 2018 pricing and dates.Please visit the Concierge Desk for the schedule and departure locations for this complimentary shuttle from Banff. Advance reservations are required. 

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Please note that schedules and prices noted are subject to change without notice. Advance reservations are recommended for all transportation bookings, dining and social activities listed. Please carefully review cost, cancellation policies and arrival times. Should you have any questions or require reservations, please do not hesitate to contact the Concierge at any time.

Contact the Fairmont Banff Springs Concierge by e-mail or by phone at 1 403 762 6895.

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