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Sulphur Mountain

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking
Description: Hike or ride to the top of this scenic mountain.
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Vancouver
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We arrived at the base of the gondola first thing in the morning so we got to avoid the crowd. Atop the gondola, the view of the surrounding mountains was just amazing. We got to see the downtown Banff and a nearby golf course from the bird's eyes view.

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Cambridge
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

As everyone else has said the views at the top are amazing and there's a nice short walk but for the money we had expected to be able to do a bit more whilst we were up there.

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Caesarea, Israel
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Fantastic view from the top of the mountain.Try to take the gondola as early as you can ( to avoid the long queue).From the top go all the way on the deck up the hill.Look around you, you feel like you are on the top of the world.From all directions you ll see mountains covered with snow, valleys,lakes.If you are... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We took the gondola to the top, but then followed another walk across well constructed boardwalks to the top. Fantastic views across the mountains. Watch out for the almost tame squirrels, they get around and under your feet. It was pretty cold the morning we were there so make sure you have warm clothing.

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Granum
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was an amazing experince, the views from the gondola and the top of the mountain are wonderful. The gondola is a great trip to the top. However I will say when coming back down the initial drop after leaving the top is a little un-nerving. I think that is great for a family trip or a must do for... More

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We used the Banff Gondola to reach the Sulphur Mountain. This is suitable for people of all abilities but if you are able to go the extra 200 or so steps you will be rewarded by the most amazing views of Banff town and surround area. Definitely worth the $35 it cost to ride to the top.

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Bowie
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This mountain is beautiful as it rises up from the floor just outside of Banff. The gondola glides up and you realize just how big the Bow Valley is. We rode it twice and enjoyed it.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We took the gondola to the top - in hindsight would save the money and hike up (and gondola down). Views were great, but lots of people.

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Wrexham
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My daughter and I visited on a cloudless, sunny day which gave spectacular views. We were able to have a gondola to ourselves both up and down. I was a little apprehensive about the journey but the views make up for the height and slight sway at the towers - much smoother going down. Take a coat as it can... More

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Larchmont, New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
62 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I are fearful of heights, but a small dosage of klonopin helped us to get the courage to ride the gondola 7,500 feet to the mountain's summit, and it was absolutely worth it. What stunning, memorable views at the top, and photographs to die for. The gondola was scary if you're genuinely afraid of heights, but it's... More

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