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 of a typical long ski lift chair (open with a bar in front of you) or an enclosed gondola. Both seat four people. We were only two people, and they let us go just the two of us (rather than sit us with two strangers). We saw people going in 1's, 2's, 3's and 4's. We took the ski lift chair. It was so quiet and peaceful both going up and coming down.
At the top, you can get out and walk around. There's a viewing platform off in the distance where you can take in the scenery and take photos. I took some fantastic video at the top as well as on our way down.
The lodge has a restaurant and snack bar and nice clean washrooms. Parking is free. I would highly recommend this attraction!
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