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Banff Gondola

Mountain Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B2, Canada
+1 403-762-2523
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mountain Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B2, Canada
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"weather station"
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"sulphur mountain"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If travelling to Banff, this is worth every penny! The views are spectacular and the long boardwalk allows you to take in the view from multiple vantage points. The observation deck is a great feature too with a few fire pits to enjoy fresh maple...More

Thank Claudia T
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great gondola with good sized cars and plenty of them to get you up the mountain without too much of a wait. The Visitor centre at the top has great views in all directions and is well catered. Ensure you get a...More

Thank Rob-ol55
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of my favourite moments of the holiday, the views blew me away.. worth waiting for a clear day. Great service, friendly staff, well organised.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a spectacular way to see Banff, and get your bearings. Can be extremely chilly depending on the season, but I recommend getting a warm drink at the bar inside.

Thank kerlecatx
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent meal, great view, fast service and lots to look at in interpretive center and of course the Rocky Mountains seen from the top of one.

Thank JPLanigan
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was worth every penny. The views are unbelievable. Very nice long boardwalk at the top providing a pleasant walk with unforgettable views of the mountains and valleys. Fun interactive interpretive centre. The Cafe went above and beyond to meet my diet restrictions. Travel on...More

Thank Henriette1218
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought the dinner package, but the gondola cost on its own was very expensive in my view... compared to Europe. If weather closes in , as it did today, outside walks are dangerous and with no views. There is way too little "free" seating...More

Thank Frank M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best panoramic views of Banff and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel/golf course! The gondola ride is smooth and once at the top there is a room with information on Banff wildlife, as well as a fancy restaurant, a cafe and a gift shop. Then you...More

Thank EV_103191
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are travelling solo with any mode of transportation there is bus #1 that goes directly to the gondola. They are small so if its just you then u can enjoy the view easily. Its spectacular on the journey up and down. I found...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views were fabulous at a affordable price! A great experience! We had many opportunities for photographs and the ability to take our time to see the sights while we were at the top! If you are lucky you will possibly see some wildlife too!

Thank Kelly S
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LP123456789
18 February 2018|
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Response from Oz B | Property representative |
Hi Traveller, During November 2018, the Banff Gondola will be open: Wed-Sun: 10am to 8pm Mon-Tue: 10am to 4pm Please check the Banff Gondola website closer to the date to confirm. Kind Regards, Oz B. Banff Gondola
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Steffaney J
9 January 2018|
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Hi Steffaney, Thank you for considering the Banff Gondola again for your return to Banff National Park. The Evening Savings promotion has now ended. Please check the Banff Gondola website for the most current promotions and... More
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Snowski11
31 October 2017|
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Dear Traveller, The Banff Gondola closes for annual maintenance in January (Jan 7 to Jan 19 in 2018). During the winter, the hiking trails are not cleared. However, the observation decks and boardwalk are shovelled for... More
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