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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

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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Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola

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This is a 14 minutes ride each way. You may chose between an open lift or a closed one. We picked the closed one going up and an open one coming down. Parking is free and they... read more

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Julio B
Miami Beach, Florida
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a 14 minutes ride each way. You may chose between an open lift or a closed one. We picked the closed one going up and an open one coming down. Parking is free and they also have places to eat in this Gondola.

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Delta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arriving at the lodge, one is obliged to go down several flights of stairs to the ticket booth. Also the women's washroom is on the lower floor, down the stairs. No ramp no elevator. Oh! there is a paved walkway that swings around the lodge and includes a wonderful hill for skateboarders, but not for anyone with any walking difficulty... More 

Thank Bruce R
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Review from 11 year old point of view: One of the best places in Banff national park.Did not see bears but saw a squirrel on the way up.Beautiful views of lake Louise up at the top.Took a tour about bears and very informative.Went to the Whitehorn Bistro.One of the best restaurants I have ever been to.Nice staff.Everything was wonderful about... More 

Thank MommyMerkel
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We normally use the gondola in winter, but as family had arrived we decided to take the trip up in summer. Worth the ride, sadly no bears spotted, but beautiful views up and down the run. Definitely stay up there for lunch or a coffee. You can choose a chair lift or gondola to ride up in. We chose the... More 

Thank Tammy K
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There was a choice of a gondola car or the ski lift bench. We took the gondola car going up but found the hazy glass was not conducive for taking photos. Once at the top, there was a platform where we were able to see the whole area, Lake Louise, the Fairmont, and vast mountain range to take our photos.... More 

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Encinitas, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We purchased a gondola ride with lunch as a package with river rafting. I'm not sure I would have done it otherwise. We were lucky enough to see a bear but there were other people who came just after us who didn't see any. The view was nice, but the overall experience was just average

Thank motherHEncinitas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous chair lift ride beautiful sight. Saw grizzly on hill Staff below were kind and suggestively helpful by being aware of what customers were doing At top staff friendly and the most beautiful lunch in the most axing place staff were kind. Knowledgeable and friendly With the cost and time

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arrived early around 8:45 and booked the gondola with breakfast buffet. This was only $3 more expensive per person and a great buffet with hot and cold choice, we ate so much we didn't need lunch! We also found a coupon in one of the maps we picked up from Banff visitor centre with $5 off the buffet deal per... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lodge and gondola are wonderful! We went up on an open chair and were so fortunate to see a black bear foraging for food below us. The view was spectacular and the scenery amazing. We did a small hike at the top of the gondola that was probably 15 minutes. It was picturesque and very mild. While on the... More 

Thank DeathRacerEdmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went up the gondola on a very sunny day. One of us was slightly nervous to go on the open chair but went for it and would 100% recommend this in comparison to the closed in gondola. No difference in price. Wonderful views far down to Lake Louise and an interesting wildlife centre at the top of the gondola. Would... More 

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