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Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola
Ranked #12 of 25 things to do in Lake Louise
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Owner description: Ascend to one of Banff National Park’s most incredible views where grizzly bears and other local wildlife are seen almost daily! From the top at 2088m (6850ft) the gondola ride is only the start of your adventure. Make your way to the viewing platform for a panoramic view that will take your breath away. Afterwards visit our free Wildlife Interpretive Centre where Interpretive Programs are offered daily, including indoor presentations. A variety of guided interpretive walks are also available daily for all fitness levels. Hungry, no problem! There are five unique restaurants located on-site that are sure to please! Dine on one of our famous patios or indoors. The choice is yours. Free parking is never an issue. We have plenty of free parking for your car or RV conveniently located just outside of the
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Really enjoyed this, can choose to ride a Gondola or open seats -better for photos and more fun. Chance off seeing a bear, and the Interpretive Centre is interesting with a lot of info on bears. Great views and guided walking. The ticket can be purchased for ride only or combine with a buffet.

3  Thank misswickes
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We hesitated going here as we thought it might be too touristy. We are so glad we stopped. we enjoyed the buffet lunch with the lift ticket and it was quick, plain, plentiful and inexpensive with options to please all in the group. The highlight was seeing the bears from the gondola and the informative talk at the interpretation centre at the top. We had not expected to see bears as everywhere we went to see bears we didn't. So it was lovely to be able to watch them from the ride.

2  Thank FamilyoffourBrisbane
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Five of us had the breakfast and gondola package. The breakfast buffet was so-so, but OK value for the price. We got to see the bears going up and going down. Nice, but not as impressive as the Banff gondola.

1  Thank Edwin F
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We opted for the lunch & gondola package and really enjoyed the experience. The buffet lunch is ok, but it's good value for money is considering it's only $7 extra. We spotted a grizzly bear whilst eating lunch and another one the way down the chair lift, which was an amazing experience! If the weather is good I'd recommend choosing the chair lift over the gondola, as it's lovely being out in the open for the 14-minute ride up and down. The views from the top are fantastic and the staff at the little exhibition were very friendly. Recommended!

1  Thank Marte P
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

My family and I took the Gondola last week (June 2013) and it was one of the highlights of my trip. We tried the closed gondolas and the open chair lifts and I have to say the open lifts were amazing and so much fun. The view at the top was breathtaking and we were lucky enough to see two grizzly bears on the way up! The staff were brilliant, very friendly and asked how our ride up and down was and seemed genuinely interested in what you had to say. We paid sometihing like an extra $7 for the lunch buffet which was also brilliant, we sat outside with a view of the mountains whilst eating - what can top that! I wanted to go up and down again and again! Such an awesome day highly recommened it. We also did the Banff Gondola but preffered this one out of the two!

2  Thank Chloe S
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jmacqueen, Marketing Communications at Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2013

Hello Chloe,

Thank you for sharing your experience of the sightseeing gondola. We are very happy to hear that you considered your Gondola ride one of the highlights of your trip. It is fantastic when visitors are able to observe wild Grizzlies from the safety of the chairlift.

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