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“Spectacular view!”
Review of Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola
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$101.67*
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour
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Banff Gondola Ride Admission
Ranked #1 of 79 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: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Spectacular view!”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Even though it is a bit pricey, I always think it's worth riding the Gondola every few years. We picked a perfect fall afternoon filled with sunshine and great views!

Visited October 2013
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Manaus, AM
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Beautiful view, very peaceful (if you go on low season). You can see animal tracks so if you spend enough time you can see wildlife at the top (from mountain goats to eagles to squirrels).

Visited October 2013
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Oshawa, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Breathtaking Views”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a fantastic activity to do while in Banff. The ride up is a bit scary for those who don't like being in a tiny cart suspended by a cable moving up/down a mountain but it is doable. Once you get to the top it's all worth it! I've done this ride twice now and will do it again if i ever get back to Banff. The boardwalk was not open on my first visit, but was on my second. Walk across for another view perspective! Definitely worth it!

Visited August 2013
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Lakewood, New Jersey
1 review
“Lovely place but a little overrated.”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

There was beautiful scenery, a relaxing scenic ride but WAY overrated by a lot of people who advised us in the local tourist information centers.

Visited November 2012
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Formby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“What a view!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Didn't take long to get to the top and the views are something else!! If you have enough time the walk to the weather station.

Visited October 2013
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