Half day guided via ferrata in the Canmore region

Join Brent, an IFMGA-certified guide, for this half day exploration of Canada’s only publicly available via ferrata route!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1/2 day

Mountain Range

Rockies

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Explore the mountains in a new and exciting way with this half day via ferrata excursion in the Canadian Rockies!

    While via ferratas are commonly found in the mountains of Europe, in Canada they are rather rare.  In fact, there is only one publicly available via ferrata in the whole country, and during this half day program I will make sure you take full advantage of all it has to offer!  We will spend a half day (approximately 3-4 hours) using a series of ladders, rungs and cables to make our way up a sheer cliff of 200m.  During this unique experience, you will get to practice the mountaineering skills, as well as learn new techniques.  Intermediate and advanced routes are available!

    Please note that the via ferrata is 2.5 hours away from Canmore by car.  We will provide all via ferrata equipment so that all you need to worry about is personal gear and clothes.  A complete gear list can be provided upon request, but you should bring layers for colder temperatures, rain gear, and sunscreen, and sturdy hiking boots.  Lunch can be provided for an additional cost, and water is not included.

    Book now and we will have a fun half-day adventure in the mountains around Canmore as we explore Canada’s only public via ferrata!

    Check out my other exciting programs in Western Canada: Easy mountaineering day trip in the Canadian Rockies, 3-day trekking traverse in Wapta Glacier, and Bow Valley Rock Climbing Day in Canadian Rockies!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    525 CAD

    Group of 2
    295 CAD

    Group of 3
    225 CAD

    Group of 4
    180 CAD

    Group of 5
    155 CAD

    Group of 6
    140 CAD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     Price does not include personal gear. Via ferrata equipment will be provided. Lunch will be provided at an additional cost.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

    Meeting point

    Banff, Lake Louise or Canmore. However, the Via ferrata is in the Davit Thompson, near Nordegg. The trip includes a 2 hr scenic drive up the famous icefields parkway from Lake Louise, where there is opportunity to stop and photograph stunning mountains, lakes and glaciers on the way.

    Our pricing is based on the client providing transportation. We can provide transportation in our company vehicles although we charge an additional milage fee of $0.50/km.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Based in Canmore, Alberta, I am an IFMGA- and ACMG-certified mountain guide. I also serve in the Canadian Armed Forces and am a founding partner of the Outward Bound Veterans Program.

    My mission is for you to learn the skills to be competent and independent in the backcountry. I will break down complex skill sets into individual building blocks for you to learn progressively and confidently. After learning the skills, you will get to practice them in the backcountry with my guidance or that of one of the ACMG-certified guides in my team.

     
     

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