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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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“sulphur mountain” (734 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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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"sulphur mountain"
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"cosmic ray station"
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"amazing views"
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"wooden walkway"
in 79 reviews
"gift shop"
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"mountain top"
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"smooth ride"
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"board walk"
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"observation deck"
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"minute ride"
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"afraid of heights"
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"walk up"
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"sunny day"
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"great ride"
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"worth the trip"
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"surrounding mountains"
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Reviewed yesterday

I have gone up 3 times this year, one hike and two gondola rides. The new development at the top is breathtaking.

Thank Katlyn1990
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even with kids being free this was an expensive adventure. $130! Weather wasn’t great and we thought we’d likely turn around and go right back down. However we were happy to see many new exhibits added to the summit with plenty for the kids to...More

Thank Kyla S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The views are stunning! Would definitely recommend heading up here whether you hike or take the gondy. They have staff that are helpful and provide some educational information. The views are seriously so good.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such fun! We enjoyed revisiting some of the things we did 30 years ago, when we first took the gondola up Sulphur Mountain as a pre-honeymoon, honeymoon. It’s fully renovated and worth the trip, even after all these years, coming from someone who visits Banff...More

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to the gondola and ended up being super afraid when it came time to go up there mountain. The staff was very friendly and reassuring about the experience and shared about the maintenance of the gondola. Unfortunately it was snowing...More

1  Thank Danaka E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quick gondola ride to the top where you can disembark and walk on a man made wooden trail to spectacular scenery!!! Should have done the hike instead and saved the $65 for the ride up.

Thank Stephanie H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On its own, the Banff Gondola is quite expensive, and honestly I can't see going to the top just for the view to pay that high of a price. However, bundled with the Sky Bistro it makes for a very nice evening. The Gondola Sky...More

1  Thank GEOS30
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once at the top of sulphur mountain there is quite the view of Banff and the surrounding area. It is rather expensive i will say, but I would say its also worth it. The views and the experience is just something you might ever see...More

Thank Ben D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the ride up was scary! but wow it was worth it. amazing views, super nice people everywhere. awesome experience!!!

1  Thank djshodges
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My little one and I had great experience with gondola rides ,staff were much accommodating and friendly.The dinner on top is also good option .Booking online or ahead is better option .

1  Thank Eric D
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Ula T
12 April 2018|
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Response from Ghada W | Property representative |
Hi Ula, Weather in the mountains is unpredictable. Should you wish to purchase your tickets a head of time and then closer to the day the weather doesn't look good, there is the opportunity to change your date and time... More
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rooftopjumper101
5 April 2018|
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Response from Oz B | Property representative |
Dear Traveller, Our gondola cars comfortably fit four adults maximum. A young child or baby may be possible to make five. Kind Regards, Oz B. Banff Gondola
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5 April 2018|
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Dear Traveller, Yes. The Banff Gondola facilities are wheelchair accessible and easily accessed by those who are elderly, families with children, or less mobile. All 4 levels within the summit complex are accessible by... More
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