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Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola

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Address: Hwy. 1 | Lake Louise exit, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-522-3555
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Description: Cruise for fourteen glorious minutes, in an open chair or a fully enclosed...
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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Great overview of Lake Louise, and the chance to see bears

We had heard that the gondola usually provided sightings of bears on most days and we were not disappointed, we saw a grizzly bear going in both directions. There is a choice of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We had heard that the gondola usually provided sightings of bears on most days and we were not disappointed, we saw a grizzly bear going in both directions. There is a choice of gondola or chair lift, when we went in the summer they were running up to the mid station, there is another lift that goes further up the... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This Gondola is used by skiers in the winter, but turned into a wonderful ride and view in the summer. the views are fantastic and the lunch in the mountain air is delightful. Do it at least once. If you ski you must do this in the summer because it seems so different without the snow. We love it winter... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This ride up the mountainside and to the restaurant is worth the money. Have a nice lunch and enjoy the mountain range.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

So....we jumped on a living social deal, as we live fairly close and had not done this gondola. A few things to note: - this is right at the Lake Louis ski hill - go weekday to avoid skier line-ups - this is a ski gondola in the winter - so..you look a little silly going up in your shoes... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We chose to do this one instead of Banff as apparently you have more chance of seeing bears. We did see one brown bear and it was great to see it in the wild but I guess we were at the end of their season before hibernation so not many around. The view across to Lake Loiuse was gorgeous!

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Wilmington NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

After a strenuous morning hike we took the Gondola ride to have a little rest! Beautiful views, of course, and an enjoyable Nature Center at the top.

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Toronto, Canada
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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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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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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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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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