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Sky Bistro

Banff Gondola, 1 Mountain Ave. | Top of Sulphur Mountain, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
+1 403-762-2523
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“bison” (19 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
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CUISINES
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Banff Gondola, 1 Mountain Ave. | Top of Sulphur Mountain, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Getting here was a bit of a challenge because I am known for being afraid of heights, however the Gondola ride was smooth and beautiful. We arrived an hour or so before our reservations and got to explore around the boardwalk with 360 degree views.Although...More

Thank funlady1212
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My sister and I ate here for lunch. The views are AMAZING!! The food was great too! I had the steak sandwich, it was cooked perfectly, so tender and juicy. I definitely recommend eating here.More

Thank Vera P
PursuitCollection, F&B Coordinator Banff Gondola at Sky Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Vera P, Thanks for sharing your Sky Bistro experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and plate so thoroughly. I have passed your feedback onto the chef and staff who appreciate your kind words. I hope you have the chance to...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently had a wonderful sunset dinner at the Sky Bistro with friends, didn't want to leave. The food and wine were second to none. Accompanied by one of the best views in the Rockies makes for a very unforgettable dining experience. The staff are all...More

1  Thank AusPower
PursuitCollection, F&B Coordinator Banff Gondola at Sky Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear AusPower, We are so thankful you chose to dine with us recently. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your sunset dinner and that the food and wine were as spectacular as the views. We appreciate your Sky Bistro recommendation. I have forwarded...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A group of 7 of us recently dined at the Sky Bistro. Highly recomended as it was a Fantastic Experience from start to finish. Apart from the obvious and amazing views across Banff and the Bow Valley while we dined. The meals alone were all...More

Thank Michael R
PursuitCollection, F&B Coordinator Banff Gondola at Sky Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Micheal R, So glad you found the experience fantastic! We are beyond pleased to read that you enjoyed the views, atmosphere and food so much. We appreciate your kind words and recommendation. We are glad to be part of your visit the Canadian Rockies....More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited recently to enjoy a sunset dinner at the restaurant and we were not disappointed! The amazing food was only topped by the incredible views. Even when the blinds are down to shield you from the sun, you can still see right through them!...More

2  Thank WanderingTravel12
PursuitCollection, F&B Coordinator Banff Gondola at Sky Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear WanderingTravel12, We are excited that you you enjoyed your Sky Bistro Experience so thoroughly. I was pleased to read that you found your experience so friendly and welcoming, and that the view and food exceeded your expectations. I hope you are able to visit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an incredible meal with the duck wings and bison. Other members of the party had the chowder, duck and pork. All amazing. Deserts were spectacular and service was superb!! Thanks to Rowan and Justin for such amazing service and an awesome experience.More

Thank Cate M
PursuitCollection, Manager at Sky Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank your kindly for your feedback and we are happy to hear you had a great experience at Sky Bistro. I will pass along this feedback to our Executive Chef and who will be glad to hear you appreciated his new menu. Safe travels and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You'll see what I mean when you get off the gondola and walk up the stairs. We had a fantastic server named Eric, he was from Quebec and we shared a few Canadian stories. The drinks were perfect and the décor was top notch. It's...More

Thank trudels12
PursuitCollection, Manager at Sky Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We greatly appreciate all feedback at Sky Bistro. I have passed this along to Eric and he was happy to hear you had a great experience. We hope to host you again in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at the Sky Bistro to celebrate my birthday. We had a table by the window where we had the most amazing view on a glorious day. We had the CHEF’S SEASONAL SOUP, the Squash Bisque and the SMOKED MEAT sandwich. For my...More

Thank RaliTravels
PursuitCollection, Manager at Sky Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you kindly for the compliments. We are very happy to hear you had a memorable experience at Sky Bistro. I have passed this along to Rowan and the team and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to give this feedback. Happy belated birthday....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had the pleasure to visit the Banff Gondola and the Sky Bistro. The views are unbeatable from any table in the restaurant. We had a selection of appetizers, and desserts. Every one of our selections was delicious. The peanut butter chocolate dessert was...More

Thank Philip J S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For what you pay (and yes, the whole mountain top experience with views is in the price, I get it) but I have to say I was so so disappointed with both the quality and quantity of food. Their novel cuisine style food would not...More

1  Thank Sunray7580
PursuitCollection, Manager at Sky Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day, thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is disappointing to hear that you do not feel you had a good value dining experience as we work very hard to ensure we are using the best locally sourced products with...More

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littlelightsinthesky
30 April 2018|
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Response from PursuitCollection | Property representative |
Good day, we do have a selection of gluten free options and our culinary team is always happy to assist with any special menu requests. We look forward to hosting you and your group.
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M S
7 April 2018|
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Response from Oz B | Property representative |
Dear Traveller, Guests of all ages are welcome in the Sky Bistro. As suggested below, if your children are not likely to enjoy an adult-sized 2-course meal in the restaurant, we suggest purchasing child gondola tickets only... More
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OpheliaJude
8 August 2017|
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Response from Joan S | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend Banff. All of the 'excursions' are geared toward families. The help with strollers and any other things a 2 year old might need. I would not take a 2 year old to the Sky Bistro, but there is a really great... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banff Gondola, 1 Mountain Ave. | Top of Sulphur Mountain, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-2523
Description
Sky Bistro is located in the new Banff Gondola summit building. Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain in a gondola cabin to experience a stunning view of six incredible mountain ranges. Sky Bistro pairs the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains with a distinctly Canadian menu that features a handpicked selection of local meats, produce and ingredients. Raise a glass of craft beer from Banff or Canmore. Sip vodka and gin from Banff's only distillery. Taste fruits from farms across Alberta and B.C. and savour naturally-raised meats from Canmore and Central Alberta.
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