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Banff Gondola

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Banff Gondola Ride Admission
from $52.00*
Banff Gondola Ride Admission
from $52.00*
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  • Average6%
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“weather station”(437 reviews)
“sulphur mountain”(790 reviews)
Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's-eye view of six incredible mountain ranges. With breathtaking vistas in every direction, your adventure begins with an eight-minute journey to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Mountain Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B2, Canada
+1 403-762-2523
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Reviewed today

What an awsome view!!! Friendly staff, clean. Gave a 9, as no restaurant open till 11am so be aware when going up at 10am.

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Thank bethlS5962AF
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went with 3 young children (6, 3.5, 1yr) November 2018. If you arrived before 12pm kiddos were free! Also, if you’re a resident of Alberta, there is a discount as well. The boardwalk was well shoveled and walkable even though it has snowed the...More

Thank Shel_meister
Reviewed 2 days ago

Go! You will not be disappointed with anything. Just prepare yourself for the cost of the attraction.

Thank Gottogotosunnyplaces
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an excellent way to see 6 ranges of mountains from the top of Sulphur Mountain. The restaurant was excellent and the service and staff were excellent. The boardwalk was clear of snow and it was a nice walk to the weather station at...More

Thank treaud
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been up the Lake Louise Gondola a couple summers ago ~ this has all the same basic amenities like restrooms, little something to eat, gift shop and a learning center. The Banff Gondola has a wonderful and at some points frightening path (its...More

Thank j0urney_girl
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the Banff Gondola with family and young children. The ride was fast (nice for a traveler afraid of heights) and smooth. We had lunch at the buffet restaurant also great. Views were exceptional. We had a clear crisp day for our visit .So lovely.

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Thank Sheri D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a wonderful time. I was really glad we could book a time as I had heard that you had to wait a long time in line to go up. I was happy that had improved.

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Thank Wander52666459168
Reviewed 3 days ago

Terrific views and some good explanatory displays. Worth every penny. Good options for both the energetic (walk to the weather station) and the lazy (rely on the lift to the top floor)!

Thank 19John66
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So we went in late October (oct 23-30). The weather was on and off so I wasn’t sure how it would be, however we waited to buy our tickets until a day that had better weather. This is one of the few open tourist thing...More

Thank Kami E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Taking the Gondola up to the top is an amazing trip so put your fear of heights (if you have it) aside and take in the majestic views around you. And do the same with the trip down. If you arrive at the same time...More

Thank Robin M
Laura B, Guest Experience Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Robin M, Many thanks for your comments. We agree that by overcoming any fear of heights you will be rewarded with an endless horizon of mountains. We do hope you visit us again soon. Warm wishes, Laura

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August 31, 2018|
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Response from CraigS4020 | Property representative |
Hi Global135416, From the majority of the hotels in Banff it will take 10-15mins by bus to travel to the gondola. Our free shuttle continues to operate from the Elk and Avenue Hotel on Banff Avenue every day and from the... More
Aishwarya R
August 25, 2018|
Response from CraigS4020 | Property representative |
Hi Aishwarya, Smoke from wildfires in British Columbia are currently creating limited visibility in the Banff area. Those with breathing conditions should take special precaution when outside, and we are pleased to offer a... More
August 25, 2018|
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Response from CraigS4020 | Property representative |
Dear PCbound20, The drive from Banff to Jasper is approximately 180 miles. There literally is a lifetime of exploring that can be done in this vast wilderness area. To help your planning, the drive (Banff-Jasper) is... More