Take in the View at the Mount Norquay Green Spot

Rate this Adventure Canada Green Spot

Added by Will Cebron

Spectacular views of the Bow River, downtown Banff and the iconic Mt. Rundle

The "Green Spot" is a beautiful grassy slope that opens up to sweeping views of downtown Banff and the surrounding area.  It's a great spot for photography, especially capturing the peak of Mt. Rundle.  There's also a set of chairs conveniently placed on the slope so you can kick back and enjoy the sunset.

Getting there from downtown Banff is easy.  You'll head north up Mt. Norquay Road passing The Juniper Hotel on your left.   After a few switchbacks, you'll reach a stone retaining wall.  This is where you'll pull over to park and walk out onto the grass.  If you're lucky, you might be sharing the grass with a herd of bighorn sheep that frequent the area.  

After you've enjoyed the view, head down to The Juniper Hotel for drinks on the deck. 

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Bottle of wine (if you're feeling romantic)
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More



Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:





Easy Parking
Family Friendly

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Will Cebron

I'm a software developer and entrepreneur at reverblessons.com. Currently based in Venice, CA, but usually on the go.

More Adventures Nearby

Catch the Salmon Run on Vancouver Island

Canada / Stamp River Falls Parking Lot

There are many places to see the Salmon making their yearly return to spawning sites. This year while living on Vancouver Island I could not pass on the chance to marvel at this amazing sight.

Tanner Thompson
1 Saves

Hike to Bragg Creek Ice Cave

Canada / Canyon Creek Trail

Also known as Moose Mountain Ice Cave, Canyon Creek Ice Cave and Ing Mine. The cave is located on the west side of Moose Ridge andhas a huge entrance, it is approximately1,600 ft. in depth.

Rayne Grein
1 Saves

Hike through McGillivray Canyon

Canada / Mcgillivray Slabs Trailhead

Between Pigeon Mountain and Mount McGilliveray, pull off the road and slow down until you see a little dirt road turn off to the large parking area.

Rayne Grein
3 Saves