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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mountain Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B2, Canada
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"weather station"
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Reviewed yesterday

It is a very long (8 minute) ride to the top of the mountains. The Gondolas are enclosed carrying 4 people at at time. They are very smooth and without sway. The views of the mountain tops an the village of Banff along the way...More

Thank ramarajay
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recommend a visit here! We walked to the attraction from the Rimrock hotel but there is a free bus from Banff and the roam service is excellent value. The whole place is so amazingly well organised. The staff are courteous polite and friendly and...More

Thank Alison J
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Reviewed yesterday

Great views but not recommended if afraid of heights. Gondolas are small only holding four people. At the top there are excellent views.

Thank romseymike
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Reviewed yesterday

Being part of a bus tour group we only had limited time to enjoy the incredible views from the viewing platform at the top of the Gondola ride. Make sure you make the extra effort to walk to Sanson's Peak the panorama only gets better...More

Thank PeterEzzy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great view. There were a lot of people in line but they move you along quickly. I would recommend you buy your tickets in advance so you can walk rt on and not have to wait. Also, eat lunch or dinner at the restaurants on...More

Thank Canamcanuckeh
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Craig S, Guest Experience Manager at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Canamcanuckeh, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. You make a good recommendation for people to buy their ticket online prior to arrival. It does save some time and if done far enough in advance, will also give 10% savings. I...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went up Sulphur Mnt gondola and went to the buffet restaurant at the top for dinner (as it only cost about £10 more ppn on top of the price for the gondola ride alone, so well worth it!) The views are incredible from the...More

Thank aliandsarah13
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Craig S, Guest Experience Manager at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Aliandsarah13, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We take pride in our facility and our restaurants, so it brings us great pleasure to hear we are getting it right! We hope to see you again on future visits. Kind regards,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We weren't sure about going up as it was a bit cloudy but we gave it a go. Wow, there had been a fall of snow overnight and it was a winter wonderland, so beautiful. Then the sky cleared and we had great views over...More

Thank lovetoholiday2007
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Craig S, Guest Experience Manager at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi lovetoholiday2007, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am glad to hear you went for it despite the weather and were rewarded. Taking the bus is a great way to get here. We believe in it so much, we offer...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing views, great facilities, had snowed the night before we got to the top so was very pretty with snow on all of the treesMore

Thank sandyterrey26
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Craig S, Guest Experience Manager at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi sandyterrey26, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am glad to hear that you appreciated the amazing views from the top of Sulphur Mountain and agree that snow can add to the experience. We hope to see you again on...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were booked as part of the Ultimate explorer ticket but it's well worth a visit on its own. The walk to the adjoining peak gives great 360 views.

Thank Viv B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great views and a nice hike opportunity. I really enjoyed the ride up and back down - slow and easy. The gondola is inclosed so you are quite safe. The center at the top is very nice. Educational displays, nice gift store, restaurant, washrooms, and...More

Thank OcalaTravelgirl
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This B
16 June 2018|
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Response from Craig S | Property representative |
Hi This B, Thank you for your question. Although our gondolas can accommodate strollers, we encourage our guests to leave their strollers behind. This allows for better access to activities on the upper mountain, in... More
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melissa_ambery
14 June 2018|
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Response from Craig S | Property representative |
Hi melissa_ambery, Thank you for the question. Although not necessary, you definitely can book online and will save 10% in doing so. For further savings, you can also refer to our website for any combos that may... More
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Liza A
10 June 2018|
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Hi Liza A, Whilst it is possible to drive directly to our Gondola, we recommend taking advantage of our free shuttle from Banff. This service brings you right to the front door, eases congestion on the access road, and is... More
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