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Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola

Hwy. 1 | Lake Louise exit, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-522-3555
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Ascend to one of Banff National Park’s most incredible views where grizzly bears and other local wildlife are seen almost daily! From the top at 2088m (6850ft) the gondola ride is only the start of your adventure. Make your way to the viewing platform for a panoramic view that will take your breath away. Afterwards visit our free Wildlife Interpretive Centre where Interpretive Programs are offered daily, including indoor presentations. A variety of guided interpretive walks are also available daily for all fitness levels. Hungry, no problem! There are five unique restaurants located on-site that are sure to please! Dine on one of our famous patios or indoors. The choice is yours. Free parking is never an issue. We have plenty of free parking for your car or RV conveniently located just outside of the
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Hwy. 1 | Lake Louise exit, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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+1 403-522-3555
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"open chairs"
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"open chairlift"
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"nice ride"
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"amazing views"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A little bit pricey but it's a nice quiet ride to the top. We did not see any of the wildlife (bears) that we would have liked but that's not a given. Wonderful views at the top station of the Lake Louise area. We took...More

Thank Chuck H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

In mid summer you cannot park anywhere near Lake Louise unless you are very lucky. We were there at 10 and already totally full. Instead head straight to the gondola where there is free parking and a free shuttle and then afterwards you are at...More

Thank steve h
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So the sightseeing gondola is just a ski lift. Its very expensive for this. Yes the views are great but you get great views just driving around this area and can go to see Lake Louise for free. I'd say it would be great for...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Travelling from Banff to Jasper ? Been to Lake Louise so tried something different. And how good it was. Arrived fairly early on a Sunday, took advantage of the Ride & Breakfast deal. Good value at just $4 extra. Took a ride and booked on...More

Thank Graham K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the gondola one afternoon in August while visiting the Chateau Lake Louise. Recommendations: Do make a reservation to have lunch at the Whitehorn Bistro. Also, do take the open air chairs (as opposed to the closed gondola). The ride is only 15 minutes...More

Thank Randy B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Lake Louise Gondola is a hugely popular tourist attraction, though not on the industrial scale of Lake Louise itself. However, it's well worth the trip, and at the top it really is possible to escape the crowds. What we learnt from our visit: Get...More

Thank TheAviator0765
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful birthday taking the Gondola at Lake Louise. The value is incredible. We went in the morning and practically had the mountain to ourselves for the first hour. The views are amazing. Didn't see any bears, but had a wonderful time exploring at the top....More

Thank KLynneA
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable ride up and amazing views at the top. Take the open chair lift for the best views each way. Had been grizzly sightings the day we were there but sadly didn’t see any. Good hikes at top for those who fancy it.

Thank oliver63
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Get here when they open, park for free, eat their breakfast buffet, then ride the Gondola. Take your mosquito repellent! After you come back down, ride their free shuttle into town, avoid the downtown parking hassle.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all you get amazing views looking over Lake Louise and the surrounding mountains. Second, we saw a grizzly from a good safe height on the lift! Seeing bears is not guaranteed but there is a high concentration of female grizzlies that live in...More

Thank Kathryn G
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JustAGirlFromTO
July 6, 2018|
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Response from Anna L | Reviewed this property |
It takes around 20 minutes to get to the gondola. We had a hire car so we didn’t get the shuttle from the hotel.
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Lisa Michele K
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Lake Louise S | Property representative |
Hi Lisa, T here are washrooms located in the bottom level of Whitehorn Lodge which is located just a short walk from the top of the sightseeing gondola.
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Lisa Michele K
June 11, 2018|
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Response from 1111marcopolo | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are rest room facilities at top
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