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“Excellent views, and quite the ride up and down.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sulphur Mountain

Sulphur Mountain
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Hike or ride to the top of this scenic mountain.
Muskoka, Ontario
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27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Excellent views, and quite the ride up and down.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

You have to do this when in Banff. The ride in the gondola is crazy-fun, especially popping out of the garage at first on the way down - whoo hoo!
Up at the top there are spectacular views from the main building, plus an opportunity to walk along the ridge to the cosmic ray station lookout.

Absolutely beautiful every way you look!

Visited April 2013
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“Stunning 360 views!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Not only was the Gondola ride to the t op impressive, but the 360 view at the top was simply breath-taking!! Just happened to be there on a clear sunny day - so lucky. A once in a life-time experience for a UK resident and difficult to take in the majesty of these peaks!!

Visited April 2013
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Ontario
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“cosmic lookout at top of sulphar mountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We made the beautiful drive from Calgary to Banff ( about an hour) and took the gondola up sulphur mountains. We walked up the stairs to the cosmic lookout. A fantastic workout and the view. Never seen anything quite like it. Saying the Rocky Mountains are majestic is just not enough. All the attendants were very friendly. Can't wait to bring my family back.

Visited April 2013
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“The Gondolas at Sulphure Mountain in the Rockies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The town of Banff lies in the shadow of Sulphure Mountain and to get a breathtaking view of the beauty that surrounds Banff there's no better way than riding the Gondolas. The first and only bi-cable gondola in Canada was built in 1958. The gondolas offer spectacular 360-degree views of the magnificent peaks all around the town-site. Our 8 minute ride took us up towards the summit and deposited us at the first level of the observation tower. We then did a hike up the one kilometer Vista Trail Boardwalk to Sanson's Peak, a national historic site, the cosmic ray station and an old weather observatory. The Gondolas rise 698 meters (2,290 ft) up the eastern slope of Sulphure Mountain to the 2,281 meter (7,484 ft) summit ridge. The sites are spectacular.

Visited October 2012
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Banff, Canada
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Medium level hike to the top is well worth the views of never ending snow capped rocky mountains. Cafe at the top for a break. Take the gondola down for a rest and more great views of the town of Banff.

Visited April 2013
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