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“Take the Gondola For Great Views”
Review of Sulphur Mountain

Sulphur Mountain
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$101.72*
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour
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$52.99*
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Banff Gondola Ride Admission
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$76.07*
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Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout
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Owner description: Hike or ride to the top of this scenic mountain.
San Francisco
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Take the Gondola For Great Views”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

You can walk, but I wouldn't advise it. At the top you see the town of Banff, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, the Banff Centre and countless peaks and valleys. There is a restaurant on top but we did not try it. The wall around the sight has distances to cities throughout the world.

Visited June 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Very nice visit...”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Loved being up here! You feel on top of the world we were actuallt above some clouds! It wind is quite chilly, so bundle up. Loved the walk from the observatory to The Cosmic Ray Station, so glad we did it - although it was a hike. If you get the chance to go to the top, don't miss it, 7490 feet up!!

Visited June 2013
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Darvel, United Kingdom
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“A must see”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We took the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain and the journey in itself was great fun. It is also possible to walk up. Not sure if there is a charge for walking. However, either way, it's a must see if you are in the Banff area.
The views from the top are stunning and it is also possible to walk to the next peak via a walkway.
Best to wear layers for this as it can be sunny and warm one minute but cold and breezy the next. Also don't forget the sun cream!
There are places to eat, toilets and of course gift shops at the top and bottom.

Visited June 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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“Stunning”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

The view atop Mt Sulphur was breathtaking. We literally stood there staring at the vista. The extra walk from the gondola exit to the summit was worth it.

Visited June 2013
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london
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“Excellent views”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We took the gondola to the top and as expected, the views were amazing.
I highly recommend it if you want to take some more amazing photos.
Try and arrive early as lots of tourist coaches seem to arrive in large numbers and the queues get very very long!
Cafe at the top or alternatively try starbucks on the way down when you're done with your visit.

Visited May 2013
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