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“Good fun! Great views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola
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$94.76*
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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good fun! Great views!”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Well worth it! Great views! Walked to the weather station, on an excellent built in decked out path system. The trail system is not for those with mobility issues, however still plenty of opportunities for the views from the main viewing area. Kids loved it. Opportunity to possibly see mtn sheep, although we didn't this time, however every time previously we did. Breathtaking! Good value for the money. It's a must when visiting banff.

Visited June 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Awesome Experience Every Time”
Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Took our third trip up Sulfur Mountain on the Banff Gondola last month when our in-laws were in town. Every time we've been its still a thrilling view from the top of the mountain. We walked out to the old weather station and took a ton of photos - it was a beautiful day and my wife's parents really loved the view and walk. Some may say its a bit expensive, but it is worth the money and you can stay as long as you want. Our daughters are 9 and 11 and they've enjoyed it all 3 times - we've now been in the fall, winter and spring.

Visited May 2013
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Issaquah, WA.
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294 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“t was snowing and so pretty.”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

There was a couple from India, who has never seen snow. we so enjoyed watching them. It was cold and snowy, but fun. this was a repeat for us, but had never been up there in the wintertime.
the Starbucks in their building could use some cleaning up.
Dirty, dirty furniture and not up to par with other Starbucks.

Visited May 2013
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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Though pricey, well worth the trip up the mountain. Loved the view from the top and seeing the old weather station was really informative.

Visited May 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not worth the $17 p/p one way for a 4-5 minute ride!”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

A couple of days ago my husband and I hiked up to the Gondola and were surprised to learn it would cost $17 p/p ($35 total with tax) to ride the Gondola down (normally a free ticket in off season if you hike up as the trip down is maybe 4 minutes). We decided to try it as we were exhausted from the hike and figured the view would be worth it. Negative... we did a lot hiking in Banff and compared to what we saw from the trails, it was NOT worth the ticket price. We saw much better views on the hike to Lake Agnes and they were free for as long as you wanted to look. In short, high cost, low value, especially if you are a hiker.

Visited May 2013
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