Via Ferrata - Ascension Route


Kicking Horse Resort

Experience 465 meters of climbing bliss! The Ascension Route is a truly unique beast. This course is one of the most technical & scenic in North America. Discover the signature “Guts Bridge” and stand on top of the world, feeling that you summited a giant!

What you can expect

Via Ferrata is a trail (route) making method used in the mountains to make passage easier and more secure. It is done by installing steel steps, handles, ladder rungs, and a steel cable in the places where the trail steepens. Travellers are secured to the rock by wearing a harness that is always attached to the steel cable. This 4 hour tour also includes a suspension bridge crossing!

The rock face of Terminator 1 is highly visible from the Gondola - be the envy of all riders as they watch you on this adrenaline filled rock climbing adventure. Climbers are clipped in for safety, which means the system allows amateurs to experience the views and excitement normally reserved for hardcore climbers.


4 hours


  • Weatherproof Shell Pant or Soft Shell Pant
  • Warm Layer(s)
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug Spray
  • Light Gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Camera (leash strongly recommended)
  • Small Backpack
  • Hiking Boots or Trail Shoes

Weather requirements

  • The Via Ferrata will operate in most weather. Although KHMR may suspend, delay, alter or cancel operations due to conditions deemed to be a safety concern, such as thunder/lightning, ice, snow or wind


  • 4 Hours of Exhilirating Fun, Usually Reserved for Hardcore Climbers!
  • Professional interactive guide
  • Equipment Supplied (Harnesses, Helmets, and Via Ferrata Leashes)


  • Kicking Horse Mountain Resorts' Via Ferrata is located on the north face of Terminator Peak
  • Includes Adventure Pass (Sightseeing Gondola Pass + Grizzly Bear Interpretive Centre)

Meet location

1500 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 - Meet in front of Eagle's Eye Restaurant

Driving directions

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  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • Maximum weight is 100 kg (220 lbs)

Cancellation / Refund

  • Full refund offered if cancellation occurs at least 48 hours in advance
  • Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will be subject to a 30% cancellation fee

When can I book this activity?

Available dates

Available days and times

You can book this activity at the following times:


Number of guests allowed

2 – 8 guests


  • Prices are quoted in Canadian funds and do not include taxes.
  • All prices quoted are based on current 2016 rates and may be subject to change for the 2017 season.

Regular rate

Adult (aged 18 – 85) $169.00 CAD
Youth (aged 12 – 17) $159.00 CAD

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