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“Great Views...fun ride up!”
Review of Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola
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$104.02*
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour
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$54.19*
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Banff Gondola Ride Admission
Ranked #1 of 85 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 modern, fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. Glide up over the treetops to the crest of a steep-sided Rocky Mountain peak and step out into a jaw-dropping mountaintop experience at an elevation of 2,281 metres (7,486 feet). Stroll along the ridgetop boardwalk where the views get better with every step. Then warm up in our newly transformed, state-of-the-art summit facility. With new restaurants, interactive interpretive exhibits, a multi-sensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck, the new Banff Gondola summit heightens every sense.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed August 7, 2011

The Banff Gondola is something you really have to experience to believe. It is really fantastic. It is a bit costly, but totally worth it. The line up for the gondola ride was pretty long but it moves fast. The gondola fits 4 people; perfect for our family! The ride is smooth and around 8 minutes long. You get high above the ground, but it really isn't scary at all! The view is breathtaking. When we got up there it was freezing, and a storm blew in, which resulted in tons of hail. A lot of tourists left, but we stuck it out! And then some beautiful rainbows came out; it was perfect. We also took the trail up to the other peak; the pictures we took look like postcards. And the ride down is just as fun.

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Reviewed August 5, 2011

This attraction is a must when visiting the Banff area. The cost is reasonable. The views from the top of the mountain are breaktaking! Splurge and purchase the photo they take of you and your family in the gondola...Enjoy!

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Reviewed August 4, 2011

A few people had suggested taking the Banff Gondola to get great view of the area. When we arrived and discovered the price was $30 a person we almost turned around and left. After a brief discussion we decided to fork over $60 as we weren't sure when we'd get a chance to do it again.

I must say all of my expectations were exceeded. There is a wooden walkway that curves along the mountain, offering stunning views of the surrounding areas. We probably spent about 1.5 hours up there so the price ended up being worth it. We didn't see any wildlife save for chipmunks.

Bring a good camera and beware of mosquitos, even all the way up there!

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Reviewed August 4, 2011

The views from the top were gorgeous! Definitely worth doing!

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Reviewed August 2, 2011

The walk up isn't so bad. It takes about 75 minutes with children of 11 y/o and is SO MUCH more satisfying. Take a jacket as it can be cool and windy at the top.

Thank turaguides
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