Take in the View at the Mount Norquay Green Spot

Take in the View at the Mount Norquay Green Spot

Rate this Adventure 51.197067,-115.588395, Canada

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Summer

Added by

Will Cebron

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife

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. 

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Summer

Added by

Will Cebron

Canada's Wild Is Calling!

You don't have to go far to feel a million miles away. Banff and Lake Louise are a short flight from anywhere in North America. And once you’re here, you’ll see why this perfect combination of raw wilderness and pure luxury is truly special. Located in Canada’s first National Park, it’s home to Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise and Mt. Norquay, the three world-class ski resorts included in your SkiBig3 ticket.

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