What is a Ropes Course?
A ropes course consists of a series of
obstacles located approximately 30 feet off
the ground. Participants wear a helmet and
are secured by a rope and harness as they
negotiate the obstacles. While there is
some physical movement on a ropes
course, the elements are set so they are
more mentally challenging than physical.
Some of the challenges on the Ropes Course at
Nakoda Lodge are:
Ride the exciting Zip Line on the ropes course. If you want to, you
can do it again too!
This is a very fun event, kind of like walking on stones in a river
one step to the next step with big gaps in between.
This is one for almost every one, easy and fun plus
just a little spooky.
A tight line at your feet and a tight line at
your waist make this a very thrilling
One of the most physical challenges on our
course, it is a series of vertical ropes with loops for
your feet. A good work out.
The fixed beam is a bit of a cruiser. Just like walking on a
very skinny sidewalk.
The challenge of the course!! Two ropes that cross in the middle. If
you can make it across this one with out falling off, than you will
have achieved the honor of ropes course Ninja.
Is this Safe?
We’ve operated this ropes course without incident since
building it in 1995. The ropes, poles, anchors, wires, and all
equipment are checked and maintained on a daily basis.
All of our technicians are trained in first aid, ropes course
safety and group management.
Participants are attached to a safety cables at all times,
and if needed, can be lowered to the ground by the
technician at any time.
Your safety is our primary focus. Participants who do not
adhere to safety guidelines will be exited from the
course, without a refund.
Mountain weather can change quickly. It is the responsibility of the
technician to close the course in severe wind, rain or electrical
Things to consider?
This course is designed so that individuals can choose for
themselves which elements they wish to do. Try them all or repeat
your favorite challenge several times- you decide! Or do the element
with another person up on the course with you!
This course is very good for a group or team or family
unit. Participants can try as many elements as they
want, people can help each other and be on the same
element at the same time!
Participants must be fit enough to climb up a
ladder, reach out and pull on suspended ropes.
While some physical strength is needed, the real
challenge is in conquering the perception of risk
and danger. The staff will certainly encourage and
What do I need to bring?
We provide helmets and harnesses for all participants. You need to
bring/wear the following:
comfortable clothing that is easy to move in and
appropriate for the day’s weather
sturdy footwear that is securely fastened (no open toe
the desire to try something new and adventurous
a camera to capture that “once in a lifetime” moment
Where do I go?
The ropes course is located at the beautiful, on Highway 1A.
How do I book this?
Call to book at 403-678-2230 or toll free at 800-661-9400
Call for a booking at 403-678-2230 or toll free at 800-661-9400