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Review of Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola
Ranked #3 of 50 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: Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Went up early morning, I fact i was the first person of the day, so cannot comment on the crowds.
A very smooth ride up to the summit. It takes about 8 minutes in the cable car. Once you get up there I would say give yourself about an hour as the views are amazing and the walk to the weather station is worth it.
I would say this is a must, although not cheap at 62 dollars plus tax.
I would go again.

Thank malcolm56_12
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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Hi malcolm56_12,

Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the ride up the mountain, as well as the amazing views from up top.

We hope to see you again.

Best Regards,

Brittney P.
Gondola Coordinator

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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Just like everything else owned by Brewster overpriced and way under value, if you want to be treated like cattle this is for you

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Oz B, Front Office Manager at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Dear Traveller,
Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola and sharing a review.
I was saddened to read that your visit did not meet your expectations, for which I apologise. This is not the experience we want our visitors to have.
I would like to know more about why you did not find value in your visit - please contact us directly at info@banffgondola.com with your concerns.

Kind Regards,
Oz Bourke
Banff Gondola

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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

It's worth every dollar you pay for it. Amazing view. The trip up to the peak is very nice and already offers a great view. You can also see lake minnewanka. Many chipmunks can be seen, watch your GoPro - the might come very close. A very pretty path up there to walk.

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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Hi Carolina895,

Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola and for leaving a review. It is great to hear that you experienced some amazing views from up top, and that you enjoyed the boardwalk to Sanson's Peak.

We hope to see you again.

Best Regards,

Brittney P.
Gondola Coordinator

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Reviewed July 7, 2017

This is a great way to get a visual overview of Banff. The views are spectacular. Don't be surprised to encounter bighorn sheep while at the top.

Thank Bradbury H
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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Hi Bradhury H,

Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola. It is great to hear that you enjoyed some spectacular views, and that you got to see some wildlife along the way.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Best Regards,

Brittney P.
Gondola Coordinator

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Reviewed July 7, 2017

The sky experience was awesomeMajestic mountains all around. The good Ndola afforded magnificent views. being Canada's 150th birthday, it was likely unusually busy in comparison..parking was premium with downtown core very congested. The restaurant was beautiful. The food was very good. My husband tried the bison and it was berry tender and tasty. Worth the trip but perhaps a little off season would be recommended this year.

Thank pdwensley
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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Hi pdwensley,

Thank you for reviewing the Banff Gondola. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our Sky Experience package with some magnificent views. The bison is my personal favorite!

We hope you will visit us again in the future.

Best Regards,

Brittney P.
Gondola Coordinator

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