Connect, explore and play in Banff’s MountainLIFE programs. MountainLIFE is designed for adults aged 31 and up that want to connect with their peers, get outdoors and enjoy mountain life to the fullest. 


To register email or call 403.762.1251 during regular business hours. 

These programs are generously supported by the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation.

Via Ferrata at Mt Norquay

Scrambling Adventure Skills Weekend 
Learn route finding, group management and rope skills for easy peak scrambles. On the second day we will climb a peak with 4th class terrain, using our new skills to keep us safe. 

Saturday and Sunday
AC-MO-SC-06 June 12-13
Cost:$75 Banff Resident
ID 9 Rate: $275 

Glacier Travel and Skills Weekend 
Learn about safe travel techniques on glaciers. Topics include roping up for the glacier, route-finding, leadership, in the mountains, and crevasse rescue techniques. Participants should have some previous outdoors hiking and scrambling experience. 

Saturday and Sunday
AC-MO-GL-06 June 12 - 13
Cost: $100 Banff Resident
ID 9 Rate: $275 

Intro to Rock Climbing
Learn the basics of rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies from some of the best climbers and guides in the Bow Valley. The course will provide the gear you need, safety procedures, hazard identification, rock movement, rope work, belaying, and lowering on top climbs.  No previous experience required.

AC-MO-RO-06 Monday, June 21
AC-MO-RO-07 Sunday, July 11
AC-MO-RO-09 Tuesday, August 31
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 Banff Resident
ID 9 Rate: $90 

Via Ferrata
Italian for “iron road,” via ferrata is an easy way to safely explore the mountains. A guide will lead you along and up the 180m rock face on Mount Stelfox, while you are attached to the iron cable and bolts fixed into the side of a mountain. This trip is a fun way to try out climbing. No previous experience required

AC-MO-VI-06          Sunday, June 6          
AC-MO-VI-07 Sunday, July 4
AC-MO-VI-08 Sunday, August 10
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Cost: $35 Banff Resident
ID 9 Rate: $90

Scramble, Summit Mount Temple
Certified Association of Canadian Mountain Guides will lead us as we travel to the top of Mount Temple Distance: 14.6 km Elevation Gain: 1,682 m

AC-MO-SC-08 Thursday August 12
5 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $35 Banff Resident
ID 9 Rate: $135 

MountainLIFE & BanffLIFE Trail Running 

Why walk when you can run?  Join ACMG Alpine Guide, avid trail and mountain runner Kris Irwin on a one day trail running adventure in the Canadian Rockies.  Learn what to pack, how to pace, get some fitness and enjoy the scenery along the way.  This is a group run at a light to moderate pace. Some running experience necessary to fully enjoy this trip. Approximate run length 15-20km and 500-1000m of elevation gain.

AC-MO-TR-07         Monday, July 12        
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 Banff Resident
ID 9 Rate: $45