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Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola

Address: Hwy. 1 | Lake Louise exit, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-522-3555
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Ranked #9 of 15 Attractions in Lake Louise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Transportation
Owner description: Cruise for fourteen glorious minutes, in an open chair or a fully enclosed gondola, to one of the...
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
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Type: Trams, Transportation
Owner description: Cruise for fourteen glorious minutes, in an open chair or a fully enclosed gondola, to one of the world's great views! From the top, at 2088m (6850ft).The end of the lift and gondola ride is only the start of the adventure. At the top of the lift and gondola Interpretive Programs are available daily, including indoor presentations and themed guided walks.Stop by and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch, or dinner prepared fresh, and served daily in the Lodge of the Ten Peaks!
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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The views from this gondola are amazing! You get to see the tiny lake louise and the mighty mountains from such a different perspective and if you are lucky you get the opportunity to see lots of wildlife, including grizzly bears! The gondolas however are very loud and shaky and it was hard to fully enjoy. The ride up/down was... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The view is worth it but it is sort of pricey. It's kind of scary looking down if you don't like heights but definitely a must see!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Lake Louise is one of the most beautiful places in the world I have ever visit. If you are visiting the lake, do not miss the tour through the gondola. The view, wildlife, nature, mountains and the whole environment from the cablecar and gazebo are terrific and complete the visit to Lake Louise. It is not near to the lake... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The Lake Louise gondola is a fourteen minute ride over an enclosed grizzly preserve. Three out of four rides we saw bears up close and personal and yet safely fifteen feet over their heads. The people riding the lifts help each other to find the bears; one will shout out as you pass each other, "bear on your right at... More 

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High River, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

it was our first time on the Sightseeing Gondola, we up with my daughters. We went up a bit late as the top of the park restaurant closes at 5:00 on Sunday. Operators had choice of either a covered lift or an open lift. It was pretty cold, and I didn't account for a jacket or gloves, so we opted... More 

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Edinburgh
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you are going, getting the ticket with the lunch option is highly recommended. There is a buffet for around an extra $7 (not including taxes) and you have the choice of a number of salad dishes, soups, meatballs, chicken, cake. Definitely worth doing before taking the gondola or chair lifts up the mountain! Anyway, after lunch, we chose to... More 

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London
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Although we didn't see a bear, probably your best opportunity in the park. There was construction works going on on our visit that was probably scaring them off but lovely views. The 5 stars are for the informative centre at the top and the $5 info hike you can take from there. Well worth doing.

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Canandaigua, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We didn't have the best weather the day we were there but still enjoyed our visit. The staff that worked there was great, very friendly and helpful. It was kind of a quiet day so we received more attention. The ride was nice with choice of gondola or chair. Beautiful views at the top. We very much enjoyed the interpretive... More 

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West Sussex, England.
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We purchased the Gondola/Meal Package which was a good deal. We chose to ride in the Open Gondola which was great fun and gave you a chance to enjoy the views. We were a little disappointed when we reached the restaurant as there was a wedding taking place on the outside seating area and so this was closed to diners.... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I had a chance to take the Gondola at Lake Louise Ski Hill. You can take the gondola or ski chair almost to the top of the mountain. It is something that u will never forget. The view is breathtaking. You see Lake Louise nestled against the mountains. Got some good pictures of the surrounding mountains. There is the Whitehorn... More 

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