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“DISAPPOINTING GONDOLA VIEWS” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola

Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola
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Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola
Ranked #6 of 28 things to do in Lake Louise
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Owner description: Cruise for fourteen glorious minutes, in an open chair or a fully enclosed gondola, to one of the world's great views! From the top, at 2088m (6850ft).The end of the lift and gondola ride is only the start of the adventure. At the top of the lift and gondola Interpretive Programs are available daily, including indoor presentations and themed guided walks.Stop by and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch, or dinner prepared fresh, and served daily in the Lodge of the Ten Peaks!
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Toowoomba, Australia
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“DISAPPOINTING GONDOLA VIEWS”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

We had high hopes for this gondola trip, but were spoilt by the Peak 2 Peak in Whistler and the Banff Gondola where the mountains were more spectacular. We found the slopes disappointing and the higher lift was closed due to winter preparation

Visited September 2012
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jmacqueen, Marketing Communications at Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Hi Anne,

Thank you for posting your review. We are sorry that you found the view of Lake Louise disappointing.

During summer operations we only ever use the lower lift. This is done to take visitors to the viewing platform and interpretations center. At the interpretation center we hold free presentations and displays on the plentiful Grizzlies in the area. Guests are free to walk the upper areas of the mountain but find the views at the viewing platform some of the best.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“AMAZING SCENERY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Rode to the top by Gondola ... the view was absolutely breathtaking ... worth the time and money !! Walked all the way to the top ... pictures that were taking will last a lifetime !!!

Visited November 2012
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jmacqueen, Marketing Communications at Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Hi Denise and Lazaro,

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the sightseeing lift. Sounds like some of your photos will end up decorating your house :)
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was quite expensive but you got a choice of going up on a gondola or open chair. We opted for the latter as I don't think you can beat seeing, smelling and feeling everything around you. We were not lucky enough to see any bears on this occasion but enjoyed a very informative talk about them at the information centre at the top.

Visited September 2012
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jmacqueen, Marketing Communications at Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Hi Nicola,

Thank you for your review of the Lake Louise sightseeing gondola. The open gondola is one of the best ways of experiencing the mountain views and scenery of Lake Louise.

A way of increasing value during a visit is taking advantage of a breakfast of lunch buffet for an addition of only $2.20 or $6.50.
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Madison, South Dakota
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“view worth it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

not only did we enjoy the views from the top of the Gondola, but afterwards we eat at their buffet at the base of the mountain and enjoyed the food there. The base lodge is beautiful on the outside, but could really use some interior design/updating on the interior.

Visited August 2012
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jmacqueen, Marketing Communications at Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Hi Barb,

Thank you for posting your review of the sightseeing gondola. We are glad that you were able to enjoy the food and views.

We are quite proud of the Lodge of the Ten Peaks and are glad you could enjoy the outside. We might have to agree to disagree on the interior design :)
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“Gondola Trip.....but a sunny day is best.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

I have been on the Gondola trip here on several occasions, and it is really excellent, with great views on the way up the mountain and even the chance of seeing a bear. But on the last occasion it was very wet, which meant the views weren't so clear, and it was not worth visiting the centre at the top. Fortunately the Gondolas, which seat two, are open and closed. So, we chose a closed one rather than get soaked.
A great visit even if you don't ski, if it is dry.

Visited September 2012
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jmacqueen, Marketing Communications at Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Hi John,

Thanks for visiting and posting your review. Closed gondolas are very popular for wet days! We hope you can make it back soon for another visit, maybe this time in Winter for a ski?
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