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“Good View”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola
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$94.19*
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #1 of 76 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's eye view of six mountain ranges. Witness breathtaking views in every direction from one of several observation decks. Discover a 1 km interpretive boardwalk to a national historic site. This exhilarating activity is open year-round and a definite 'must-do' on your trip to the Canadian Rockies.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

The Banff Gondola was great. But as most people have commented, it was quiet pricey for what you get. However it's something you will most likely do once, so you have to do it. The top was good, great views.

Visited November 2012
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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the Banff Gondola!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

This was a fun thing my family enjoyed during our trip through Banff. I have two teenaged sons and we loved the views from the top. It was a beautiful day and we actually took our Christmas card photos from there for this year! Get your combo tickets online for the best value!

Visited July 2012
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Alton, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous view from the top”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

We visited here while on a three week trip with a motorhome in Western Canada. It is well worth the money to go to the top and also to walk to the summit. The views are simply amazing.

Visited June 2012
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Banff National Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Excellent views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

The gondola gives tourists a great taste of what Banff has to offer. Particularly great for those who do not have the chance to summit mountains. Make sure to go on a clear day. Check their website for the live webcam to see if the visibility is good before proceeding to the gondola. TIP: if you can't see the top of the mountain because of clouds, you won't be able to see anything from the top.

Visited November 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Great at the top”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

The views and the visit to Sulphur Mountain itself are rated 5 stars but the Gondola experience wasn’t great. The price is fairly high (although if you are planning on visiting the Columbia Icefield Center then you can save $10 by buying the tickets together) and we had to wait about 30 minutes to ride both on the way up and the way back down.

Once at the top the views are superb and it is well worth taking the gondola up to experience these.

Visited July 2012
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