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Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola

Hwy. 1 | Lake Louise exit, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
403-522-3555
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Ranked #7 of 13 attractions in Lake Louise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
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... more » 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! « less
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Kincardine, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We decided to take this ride after reading about it on their web site. We were hoping to see a grizzly bear, and we did. We saw a mother grizzly and her yearling cub while on the gondola going up to the top. The view from the top is wonderful, and there is a restaurant and interpretive center at the... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We had seen reviews of the gondola and the proud claims that bears were seen "virtually every day" and, indeed, they were seen on the day we were there - just not when we were around :-) Unusually the gondola offers a choice of open chairs or closed gondolas - the former are much better for wildlife spotting and the... More

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Estevan, Canada
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We went up at around 11am, the guide said there was 2 grizzly sighting earlier that day at marker 15 but we had no such luck?! It is however pretty amazing views in all directions. We opted not to go on any hikes but there are a few that are available. We did the lunch bugger an ride combo for... More

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Guelph, Canada
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38 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this gondola; it was a nice ride up, saw a mother grizzly and her cub on the way up, beautiful view of the mountains and could easily see Lake Louise in the distance. We had lunch at the chalet at the top of the gondola and really enjoyed the meal (cheese fondue!) and local beers available. Sat... More

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California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We were here July 15th around 9:30am and we saw no bears. That is disappointing as we really thought from the reviews we would. The staff was mediocre in their helpfulness in the lodge, but staff at the chair lift/ gondola and above at the museum were nice and helpful. There was a haze in the sky from recent wild... More

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Clearwater FL
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44 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was really an kind of after-thought when we got to Lake Louise around noon and there was no where to park. I had read a little about this and decided to go instead of circling the Lake Louise parking lot. GREAT MOVE ME! Located at the Ski Resort area, across the road, it wasn't crowded, in fact I wondered... More

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Surrey, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was amazing. Go early to avoid crowds. Get $5.00 off per person for the ride and dine so it ends up costing only about $2.00 to eat. You can get this in one of the tourist books that are free at the hotels. The meal was good, great fish and salads. Take open air chair for best experience. Saw... More

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Youngstown, OH
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50 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nothing better than riding in the open air ski lift at Lake Louise on a sunny day. This is the best place to see grizzly bears from a safe vantage other than a zoo. We saw two just below our feet which was a great thrill. Nice trails at the top of the lift along with a nice place to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went here in August 2012. The gondola overlooks Lake Louise on the way down (also saw some wild bears). It's such a wonderful sight on top, so please definitely go onto the gondola if you are in Banff.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

You have a choice of taking a gondola or an open chair lift - we opted for the open chair (scary but spectacular), and we were rewarded by the sight of a grizzly and her cub beneath us! We went in the morning and you could have a hot buffet breakfast for just an extra $3, which was worth it... More

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