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Brewster Travel Canada - Banff Gondola

Mountain Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
403 762 2523
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Ranked #5 of 37 activities in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
Traveler Description: The Banff Gondolatakes visitors to the top of Sulphur Mountain for the most spectacular views and photo opportunities in Banff National Park. The... more »
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Arrived early is but there was already a wait of an hour. At least you can buy your ticket and then go away and come back at a designated time. Cramped in the gondola so you may want to queue a bit before your time if you want a window view! Once at the top there are some stunning views

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

"When in Banff, you must take the Gondola up." That is what so many people told me about this attraction. I am glad that we did. We had our tickets before hand through a friend, so we just needed to pick them up and not purchase them onsite there - one line avoided. A line which cannot be avoided is... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Worth your time and money! the views are spectacular, don't miss the skywalk promenade - take it! It will lead you to the highest point nearby and to excellent views of the Rocky Mountains and Banff Town. Another tip - when buying the tickets, ask about the combo packages. when going to 2 or more of Brewster attractions you get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The wait to get up on the gondola is well worth the stunning view from the top. Allow a good couple of hours for the trip on a busy day, and it is quite expensive but worth it!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

When we arrived we bought the tickets FIRST and this saved us about 15 mins and even then it’s a wait BUT well worth it!! The ride up was amazing, almost straight upward, AND a bear was spotted below! On arrival there is the usual eateries plus a gift shop BUT then there is a walkway AND steps to the... More

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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I haven't been up on Sulphur Mountain for many years and there are significant improvements such as the walkway to summit point which is very accessible to older patrons. I would recommend sunscreen if you plan to be up there for hours. The view of the valley is spectacular. You can choose to walk up on switchback trails but you... More

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Vittoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Loved going up the gondola. The view is stunning at the top of Sulpher mountain. Learned about the observatory and the fellow who stayed at the top during some wild storms. It was beautiful.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

On August 2nd, 2014 I bought this tour Columbia Ice field Adventure, which according with the person I talk to, before buying the tour included. Banff Gondola, Lake Luis, Columbia Ice field Lunch and Sky walk. I ended up having just the Columbia Ice Field, the sky walk and the lunch. nothing else, Me, as well other people who bought... More

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

One of Banff's tick box attractions. Do not visit Banff and miss this. Do not join the queue before purchasing your tickets, we wasted 15 mins. A wait of about 30 mins before we were on our way - it was well worth it. Fabulous views and you must take the boardwalk path up to the observatory, the views are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you only have enough time in Banff to do a few things, make this your first. Arrive early to beat the crowds...you can grab a Starbucks when you buy your ticket for the ride up. Excellent mountain top view. Make sure to wear suitable footwear. Plan to take the series of stairs to the very top. It is worth... More

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