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Banff Gondola

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Address: Mountain Avenue | Closed for renovation until Summer, 2016., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-762-2523
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's eye...

Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's eye view of six mountain ranges. Witness breathtaking views in every direction from one of several observation decks. Discover a 1 km interpretive boardwalk to a national historic site. This exhilarating activity is open year-round and a definite 'must-do' on your trip to the Canadian Rockies.

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Worth it, but pricey

Great views with lots of places to sit and take it all in. It is quite a hike in that altitude to make it up to the weather station, however you can do it! Overall we are happy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great views with lots of places to sit and take it all in. It is quite a hike in that altitude to make it up to the weather station, however you can do it! Overall we are happy we did it, but it was priced higher than necessary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you visit Banff, you must go up and experience the unforgettable views up atop the Sulpher Mntn, 7600ft above i think, 360 panoramic views, plenty of unbelievable photo ops. there is also a resturuant on top to dine but i think you pre book, we ate there and it was nice. family of 4.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just wanted to put in this review as an advisory. I like many others really like the gondola and the experience on the summit of Sulphur Mountain but the gondola is shutdown this winter for what looks like major renovations and/or repairs. Signage at the base indicate that it is closed until Summer 2016. I do not want people... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our favorite thing to do in Banff. Beautiful views - and great memories! Don't miss this fun attraction - well worth the cost! Hike down after taking the gondola up the mountain.

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Oz B, Manager at Banff Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Banff Gondola. We appreciate your heartfelt and enthusiastic recommendation. What a delight to read that you consider the gondola to be your favourite activity in Banff. We hope to see you again the next time you are up our way.​ Kind Regards, Oz Bourke Front Office Supervisor Banff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love this part of the tour since the view is great on the way to the top. It snowed a few days before my trip so the snow capped mountaines really look great. Will recommend this!

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Oz B, Manager at Banff Gondola, responded to this review

Hi Irene, Thank you for taking the time to share your Banff Gondola experience with us. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed the ride to the summit and were able to see the picturesque snow-capped mountains. I hope you took some great pictures as a memento. Kind Regards, Oz Bourke Front Office Supervisor Banff Gondola - Brewster Travel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful, great place to hangout awhile and enjoy the view. If you're wanting to see some wild life though, go to the Lake Louise Gondola. It is also beautiful but even better because we glided right over a Grizzly Bear!

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Oz B, Manager at Banff Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola and sharing a review. I am glad you found the views to be beautiful. How great that you got to experience two picturesque gondolas in Banff National Park. I hope you took some great photos as a memento. Kind Regards, Oz Bourke Front Office Supervisor Banff Gondola - Brewster Travel Canada More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A ride not to be missed. The ride was one thing with views that will amaze you but when you reach the top and walk around Sulphur Mountain checking out the view points is another. We had luck on our side as we had snow and this was in early September so it was not expected but I'm so glad... More 

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Oz B, Manager at Banff Gondola, responded to this review

Hi Juanita, Thank you for taking the time to share your visit to the Banff Gondola. I was glad to read that you had a memorable experience due the amazing views and the dusting of snow. I hope you have some fond memories of your time in Banff and the Canadian Rockies. Kind Regards, Oz Bourke Front Office Supervisor Banff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not sure what to say here... It is very overpriced for what you get back t at the same time your options are zero of you want to see from atop the mountains in Banff. I likes the Lake Louise Gondola better. You could see bears when I was there and I liked the scenery better.

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Oz B, Manager at Banff Gondola, responded to this review

Hi Jeff, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on the Banff Gondola. I was saddened to read that you did not find value in your experience. You might be interested in learning that we are currently undergoing a major renovation at the summit so that guests may see, learn, and experience much more than ever before.... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the gondola, and the experience at the top! We hired a marriage commissioner and got married at the top. The pics were stunning.

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Michelle N, Front Office Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this review

Hi 306worldtraveler, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Banff Gondola. I'm glad you chose us as the location for your wedding ceremony, and that your wedding photos turned out stunning. I hope you will visit us again sometime. Kind regards, Michelle N Front Office Supervisor Banff Gondola - Brewster Travel Canada More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice thing to do as a family or couple. Just relax and site with your back facing the mountain and you'll see a amazing view. Great to take photographs

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Michelle N, Front Office Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this review

Hello Drew, Thank you for taking the time to review the Banff Gondola. I was glad to read that you enjoyed the amazing views. We appreciate you suggesting the Banff Gondola as a nice experience for both families and couples. I hope you were able to take home some great photographs of your trip. Kind regards, Michelle N Front Office... More 

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