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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 #8 of 13 attractions in Lake Louise
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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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Didn't see any wildlife, but went up here in the summer time and still thought it was awesome. Amazing views at the top. We took the ski uncovered chair gondolas . was awesome in the fresh air than the covered gondolas. Definitely do this if you are in the area, winter or summer, doesn't matter, the views are amazing all... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Went here for my cousins wedding in the summertime. So beautiful. We rode up the gondola to the top and walked around, got amazing views of the mountains and the scenery. Deifnitely recommend coming here when there is no snow on the ground, I think I enjoyed it more than previous times when it was winter. BEAUTIFUL!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We took the site seeing gondola on the advice of a friend saying you see a lot of wildlife but call it our luck we saw nothing !! It is definitely worth a ride if you see some wildlife otherwise you will feel that you wasted your money . The scenery is nice but it is so anywhere in banff.... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

While staying in Banff and visiting Lake Louise, we checked out the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola on the advice of a friend. We are so glad we did! What a fantastic experience! The view from the top and on the way down was incredible. And we saw a grizzly bear below us on the way down. You have a choice... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Pleasant ride up the mountain in a choice of a small enclosed gondola or an open seat. Fairly good views on the way up - would have been better if the local bears had been in attendance. Great views from the top, especially on the clear sunny day we had. Walking trails of varying degrees of difficulty available but you... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We visited on a very nice day, hoping to ride the gondola up to the top and do some hiking. We rode the "open" lift, which is the chair lift for winter skiing, but there was also an option to have a closed-in gondola. The ride up was fun, but unfortunately the trails were closed due to high grizzly bear... More

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San Jose
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Your choice of closed gondola or open ski lift (I'd recommend the latter for anyone not queasy about it). Views are stunning on a clear day. Could be busy in the summer -- we were there in late September and walked right on. Only caveat is the cost -- about $30Can and apparently no senior discount.

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Had a great trip. People really friendly. Rangers gave informative presentation. And we saw a grizzly bear!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The lake Louise sightseeing gondola , part of the winter ski hill network of chairlifts is a great way to gain elevation in the bow valley , with on a clear sunny day great views of Lake Louise and the chateau. Be prepared ,it's not cheap at $30 and once at the top you need to put a little effort... More

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Bucks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A must, to visit while travelling the Rockies but be prepared for hoards of people. Visit later in the day if possible, you won't be disappointed.

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