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“Wow!!!”
Review of Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola
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$101.57*
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour
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Banff Gondola Ride Admission
Ranked #1 of 83 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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Miramichi, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wow!!!”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

The views going up the gondola, are fabulous. Once at the top you can continue on your excursion along well kept walk ways that take you to even more beautiful vistas. Anyone who can walk can journey here and do so comfortably.

Visited July 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“SO pretty”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We headed up in January (maybe the 2nd?) on a beautiful clear day. I would say it was a little expensive.. but the views definitely made up for it once we were at the top. The views are unbelievable! and the walkways everywhere... and the animal footprints in the snow! Priceless!! The restaurant up there as wel has fantastic food and if youre looking for Banff presents for people back home, the shop up top is amazing!

Visited January 2013
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Brockville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We really loved this part of trip. We rode up on the gondola, looked around at the top for a bit and then had a great dinner. The beef was awesome and cooked just the way I asked it to be. After eating, I hiked up on the wooden paths and took tons of awesome pictures. The views were amazing. This is a must on your trip to Banff...

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Ride is the best”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Banff is a beautiful and magical place. Lake Louise, Lake Moraine, the town, the mountains, the clean air... there is nothing not to like about Banff (well, maybe the prices!)

The gondolas are a nice excursion for a couple of hours, but considering the long lines and that there are so many other fantastic things to do in the area, we thought it was overrated.

They put us in the gondola with other people, which was fine, but it took away the romantic experience of going up watching the mountains.

The view from up there is good, but nothing special.

Visited September 2012
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fab experience”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

A little pricey but a great experience u can not miss! Watch out for wildlife as u go up! Not too far from the Main Street so you could walk. Very cold in the winter (obviously!)

Visited December 2012
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