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Banff Gondola Ride Admission
4.5

Banff Gondola Ride Admission

By Banff Gondola
Recommended by 92% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Enjoy sweeping views across Banff National Park as you glide to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a gondola with wraparound windows. Booking gondola tickets online takes care of the planning in advance, and you still have the flexibility to arrive on your own schedule. At Sulphur Mountain, use your time on the summit to walk, take photos, and enjoy panoramic views.
from
S$62.46
per adult
from
S$62.46
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 14 per group
Duration:2h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Round-trip gondola tickets save you a big hike
  • Enjoy plenty of room in the 4-person gondola cabins
  • Big windows offer great views from every seat
  • Gondola schedule leaves you time to explore Sulphur Mountain

  • Gondola admission
  • Entry/Admission - Banff Gondola
  • Entry/Admission - Sulphur Mountain
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3026P46

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Gondola ride time will be assigned upon check-in
  • One hour and forty minutes will be allotted for each guest at the top. Gondola ride down time will be assigned with check-in time
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Banff Gondola Ride Admission?
Banff Gondola Ride Admission price starts from S$59.57. Discover and book Banff Gondola Ride Admission on Tripadvisor
What is the Banff Gondola Ride Admission cancellation policy?
Banff Gondola Ride Admission cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Banff Gondola Ride Admission on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Banff Gondola Ride Admission?
Banff Gondola Ride Admission is hosted by Banff Gondola. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Banff Gondola on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Banff Gondola Ride Admission on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Banff Gondola Ride Admission?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Banff Gondola Ride Admission on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3026P46

Itinerary
  • Start
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  • 1
    Banff Gondola
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Sulphur Mountain
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Jklozik
Jklozik
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Do this!!!
We did Nightrise and it blew our minds. So much so that my boyfriend asked me to marry him at the top, 3 weeks ea
A1527PVpeter
A1527PVpeter
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Wow, just wow
This is a must-see must-do attraction if you are anywhere close to Banff. At first blush the ticket price seemed hi
Malena F
Malena F
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Beautiful and worth it (depending on when you go)
The pricing varies depending on the day & time you go, so do NOT make this a last minute decision like we did! It's
Leslie218
Leslie218
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Amazing Views!
You will not want to miss the experience of taking the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. The sights are amaz
shaunkarunamuni
shaunkarunamuni
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Banff Gondola & Snowshoeing
Great visit and memorable. Not much was advertised about snowshoeing but there is a trail along the ridge that has
FitRealtorGA
FitRealtorGA
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Breathtaking Views
This is a must when visiting Banff. I recommend going at sunset and then staying for the night rise event in Decemb
remygiacotto
remygiacotto
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Beautiful view of Banff
With clear sky’s our experience was perfect. The gondola is well run and the staff are friendly and informative. Th
TomJeannie B
TomJeannie B
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Spectacular Views
The gondola trip up was fine, a little nerve racking at first due to the falling snow and visibility. It is a stee
Yasmimbatista
Yasmimbatista
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Perfect!
One of the best experiences of my life!! The ride down was the best thing, I even cried. The view is spectacular an
hyuny8862
hyuny8862
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Good for family
But I would like to have more chanse family with 2 more child. Or some point polish need to be great.
Safari2331522
Safari2331522
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Magical and beautiful
Our kids are at the age where they will soon question if Santa is real and so we chose to visit the Banff Gondola t
cynthiatavaras
cynthiatavaras
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A must
The view up there is stunning! It was a really nice experience! I’m happy I went! The sky Bistro is a nice reataura
JoleneRempel
JoleneRempel
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Fantastic views!
As the organizer for a work event with out of town colleagues, the Banff Gondola was perfect. It met our requiremen
J C
J C
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Local day with family
Great visit on local day, we were up early so still manage to get 15 minutes or so before the snow start. Definitel
briannamc01
briannamc01
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Super awesome
Make the banff gondola part of your trip, great views and very special. Book your tickets online so you get the tim
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
622 reviews
Excellent
483
Very good
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Terrible
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Steve T
Hockley, UK113 contributions
Aug 2022
During our stay in Canada we spent a lot of time on Gondolas but this was definitely well worth the visit. We pre-booked well in advance and went early in the morning, I would strongly recommend this.

Although it wasn't excessively busy when we were there, clearly they are geared up to handle huge volumes of visitors. We were staying at the Rimrock resort which is within a 5 minute walk but during busy times cars were parked way down the mountainside for the gondola and hot springs.

Views from the mountain top are incredible and expansive walkways help give a sense of space and isolation.
Written 26 August 2022
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Hello Steve, While you may be a Gondola aficionado at this point, were glad you found our well worth the trip! Glad you enjoyed the views and had a great time. Kind regards, Brody.
Written 26 August 2022
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Gurman
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
The views at the top were incredible, especially at the Sulphur Mountain cosmic ray station. The sky bistro had some great food but I would recommend placing an reservation before you hike to the top. Met Pia from Germany who was a lovely guide and convinced me to visit the gondola again.
Written 4 August 2022
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Hello Gaujlaaa, Really glad you enjoyed the food and views from Sky Bistro! Pia is one of our superstars here at the Gondola and she certainly is a major asset to our team! Your kind words have been passed onto her. Kind regards, Brody.
Written 6 August 2022
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GDJB
Biddenden, UK38 contributions
This was a good trip up the mountain. Our travel company had not given us enough time to spend at summit and were able to easily amend ticket for journey time. We were early morning and disappointed by lack of food offer available as we had planned to have breakfast at peak and could only get coffee. We also learned restaurant was booked out for lunch so advice would be to check availability
Written 12 June 2022
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Hi Discover00096243171, We are happy to hear that you had a good trip up the mountain. I am so sorry to hear that your tour guide did not give you enough time to explore and relay the correct information about the food and beverage opening times at the top of the mountain. We appreciate your tip to future Gondola visitors to check availability as restaurant walk-ins get booked up quickly. It is important to make a reservation if you are planning on eating in one of our restaurants. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great night. Kind regards, Gandi
Written 14 June 2022
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Kim A
16 contributions
Aug 2022
As a group of 10 with ages from 12-65 we booked the combo gondola ride and Northern Lights buffet. I recommend booking in advance if you plan to eat up top (which has an amazing view), as we noticed the restaurant was fully booked and seating was only given to those with reservations. Overall it was a nice trip and view, but only about half of our group felt that they would choose to do this again; the price didn't seem worth the value to everyone. In fairness, we had a few in the group that had aversions to heights so that didn't help the experience.
Written 21 August 2022
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Hi P7388GBkima, I appreciate you taking the time to review the Banff Gondola. We are regretful that you did not fully enjoy your Gondola experience at the top of Sulphur Mountain. Please feel free to reach out to me at rlienart@pursuitcollection.com to discuss your visit further. Thank you, Raphael Lienart Assistant Guest Experience Manager
Written 23 August 2022
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Madeleine V
4 contributions
First of all, the views themselves were incredible! The reason for three stars is mostly because of how difficult it was to get to base. The free shuttle system is terrible. The driver was SO RUDE to a very large group because he couldn’t fit everyone. I understand there are only so many seats on the shuttle, but there was no way the shuttle could stop at the second stop because there already weren’t enough seats for everyone waiting at the first stop. And they go nothing to inform you if you are waiting at the second stop. We were waiting at the train station stop and only knew to try for the other stop because someone who has tried it earlier stopped to tell us the shuttle probably wouldn’t show up. When we did find the shuttle, the driver deliberately ignored us instead of trying to explain how the system works and basically just won’t accommodate everyone, even if you have tickets for the gondola. We did eventually get to the base and found parking but we were super lucky. Others we met without their own cars did end up getting to the base via Roam transit, but basically the gondola should not advertise a free shuttle when your chances of getting on it are slim. If they can’t guarantee you can get there or park there at your designated time, they shouldn’t sell you a ticket with a designated time. And they need to do a better job of hiring people who will explain the process instead of just acting like an @$$.

Also, the time slots are too long. You shouldn’t have to stay at the top for two and a half hours. I’m pregnant and have a toddler and I got really sick while we were at the top and it was a huge pain to get our time slot switched so we could get down sooner.

Overall, the views are amazing but there were other views with easier ways to access them where you wouldn’t be stuck up top for longer than you want.
Written 25 July 2022
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Hi There madeleinevest, I appreciate you taking the time to review the Banff Gondola. We are regretful that you did not fully enjoy your Gondola experience. Please feel free to reach out to me at bhumby@pursuitcollection.com to discuss your visit further. Thank you, Beverly Beverly Humby (she/her) Guest Experience Manager
Written 13 August 2022
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WengFamily2022
Markham, Canada9 contributions
Jul 2022
The Banff Gondola is very close to the town of Banff. The best way to get there is to park the car at the train station for free, walk for about 10 minutes to the bus stop, and take the shuttle bus to the Gondola. The price of the bus was 5 dollars for my entire family with small kids (free). On the top of the Gondola ride, there is small trail that leads to many great view points.
Written 7 August 2022
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Hello Weng's, Smart work using the public transport! It's definitely the way to go since parking fills up very quickly. Glad you ended up doing the boardwalk out to Sanson's Peak! Kind regards, Brody.
Written 11 August 2022
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Paula B
Scottsdale, AZ33 contributions
May 2022
Originally this ride seemed pretty expensive, but since the weather was supposed to be sunny for a few days, we took a chance and were so happy we did. We hadn't realized the building at the top housed so many interesting exhibits and a balcony with breathtaking vistas. Parking was ample (and free) and friendly staff kept the queue moving quickly. The ride itself was smooth with clean windows allowing great viewing. Although the boardwalk from the building to Sansons Peak isn't owned by the same company, it's directly linked and we might have missed that adventure if we hadn't taken the ride up there. We also scored some great souvenirs using the Buy One-Get the Second 50% promo in their 2 shops.
Written 28 May 2022
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Hello Paula B, thank you for a sensational review. We are so glad you had such a great time at the Banff Gondola! We are so glad you had such a great time up here and that the weather was so good for you. We always encourage our guests to buy their tickets online at least 48 hours in advance for cheaper prices. We do also offer a range of packages bundling attractions for cheaper rates as well. Thanks for taking the chance! We have so much to offer up here and we're happy you got to experience it all (including the boardwalk) on such a beautiful day with clear viewing in the gondolas. Online tickets are prioritized for parking and we have a range of alternative options for transportation to the lower terminal. We are glad your parking experience was a good one! We hope your souvenir bargains will help remind you of your great experience while with us up here at the Banff Gondola and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Have a wonderful day! Kind regards, Gandi.
Written 2 June 2022
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cardar
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Awesome views but don't count on the restaurants. I booked this months in advance and it said there were food options. While in line it shows 3 places to eat. We got up there enjoyed our time and then went to eat we were told it opened at 11, so we sat and waited. When doors opened 20 min later we were asked if we had reservations as they were not taking walk-ins. This is not acceptable as we planned our trip based on lunch up there and to make us wait only to tell us we needed reservations the lack of communication is very upsetting. As now we are on the hunt for lunch in town. Tried to talk to manager and was told to just leave a review. Terrible service.
Written 22 August 2022
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palmettonative75
Cedar Key, FL50 contributions
Aug 2022
We've been skiiig all over North America but the view from the top of the Banff Gondola was simply breathtaking! They run an efficient operation for certain. We took the #1 line from Banff Ave tot he gondola. I'd recommend parking on the lot on Beaver and Wolf versus the train station, especially if you are running tight on time. It becomes a bit of an undertaking to park, walk 4 blocks and try to catch the bus at the train station (free parking) that only comes once an hour. The lot I recommended is about 20 yards from Banff ave where there are busses every 20 minutes to the gondola (and placed to get coffee when you're waiting). Regardless- this is a MUST DO tour....and the Sky Bistro view was unparalleled (just book early!!)
Written 12 August 2022
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Hi palmettonative75 Thank you for your amazing review, we are so glad to her you had a great experience. You gave lots of great transpiration tips as we do offer free a free shuttle bus back into downtown Banff, As well as the Roam bus offers free rides too and from town with just the show of your gondola tickets. So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Sky Bistro as well. Have a wonderful rest of your day, and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Gandi
Written 16 August 2022
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Jayna
2 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
When visiting tourist attraction there are a variety of different factors that I have been trained to look out for as a tourism & recreation student. One of the key things that plays a role in this is customer service representatives upon initial interaction.

Rachel did an outstanding job of setting the tone for our adventure! She greeted us with a smile and positive attitude. When we weren’t sure what option we wanted you(as we debated the hike). She talked us through everything and was beyond patient with our indecisiveness. What an amazing person to have as a front line staff! Rachel’s care for providing us with the best options and suggestions for things we could do well at the top really put our experience off to a great first step. I truly appreciate everything Rachel did for us during our time there. Pursuit & the gondola are luck to have such a caring person as a member of their team!

Some key things to be considerate of is the parking lot. My friends and I went around 11:30am and by that time it was completely full. The gondola does a good job of working with local transit in offering a FREE bus ride if you have your ticket(s) with you. During peak times they do check when your ride down the gondola is supposed to be and if it’s more than 20min they’ll recommend you change your time. This can be done at the customer service representative desk at the top. They take a photo on your way down of your group to remember the experience. If this is something you don’t want just let the photographer know :)

Overall, a great experience getting to see the mountains and surrounding landscapes from a higher point. The staff were kind and informative. The children’s interaction component is really cool as well! I always have love a good gondola ride and would definitely recommend this as something to check out when I’m Banff!
Written 4 June 2022
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Hello Jaynas_Journeys, Thank you for your great review! Thank you for taking the time as a recreation and tourism student to share your insights from your experience at the gondola. We are so glad to hear that Rachel was such a crucial part of your experience. We will be sure to pass along the kind words and encourage her to keep up the excellent work. We take pride in ensuring we have a great team full of positive people. Thank you for sharing some of the helpful hints you learned from you visit like the free Roam transit bus ride with your gondola ticket and the importance of understanding timed tickets to ensure a satisfying experience for all guests. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again! Have a fabulous day. Kind Regards, Gandi
Written 7 June 2022
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