Mt. Norquay Travel Guide

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Mt. Norquay Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Banff
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 1636m
  • Ski Season: December - April
  • Mountain Range: Rockies
  • Number of Lifts: 5
  • Highest Lift (metres): 2133m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 1636m
  • Number of Slopes: 28
  • Snowboarding: Yes
  • Cross Country (km): No

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As well as the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains to enjoy, visitors can go to the Cave and Basin Centennial centre which offers the fascinating story of the discovery of the springs with historical exhibits, geological displays and videos telling of the park's history, along with self guided tours, which explore the effect of hot water springs on the enviroment. The Banff Park Museum is Western Canada's oldest natural museum, with its 1903 building a showpiece of architecture and natural history interpretation with mammals, birds and insects preserved in authentic Victorian style dating back to the 1860's.

  • Languages: EnglishFrench.
  • Temperatures: 37.3F
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road
  • Emergency contact numbers: All Emergencies 911
  • Religion: 45% Roman Catholic36% Protestant
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The resort lacks the Alpine ambience and is more of a summer resort. The Lodge does have a bar, restaurant and coffee bar, as well as a children's place, where the children are entertained with arts and crafts. There is a wide range of fun, lively nightlife, with plenty of bars to get warmed up, as it gets cold at night.


The closest ski area to Banff and considered to be Banff's " small hill", where the skiing is limited and best suited for intermediates. It makes a good first day venture and a good place to gain your snow legs and just enjoy the stunning scenery. There is also a free guide to help you on your first day. Most people stay in Banff, 6km away, where the majority of the accomomdation is.

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