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Banff Gondola

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Address: Mountain Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-762-2523
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10:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 16:30
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's eye...

Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's eye view of six mountain ranges. Witness breathtaking views in every direction from one of several observation decks. Discover a 1 km interpretive boardwalk to a national historic site. This exhilarating activity is open year-round and a definite 'must-do' on your trip to the Canadian Rockies.

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USD 33.27*
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Banff Gondola Ride Admission
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USD 96.66*
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Great ride up and amazing views of the valley up top!

Best to go at non-peak times as the top can get a bit busy. Great views from the Gondola and even better once you get to the top. The restaurant looks great at night but have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
petiteTreasure
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Canmore, Canada
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Canmore, Canada
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64 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best to go at non-peak times as the top can get a bit busy. Great views from the Gondola and even better once you get to the top. The restaurant looks great at night but have not had a chance to try it out yet. Used to be able to ride down for free if you walked up but I... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The ride up is amazing. $100. for 2 is a bit pricey. Once up there it's incredible. You can see for miles.

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Thank christiner754
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband went up in the gondola it had amazing views of Banff. In the winter the gonadal is very cold and the windows are frosty so you can't see on the ride up or down

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Thank Jenn B
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

...even before I dared to ask they welcomed my dog! They made me feel as in higher class hotel still having all jobs done precisely as a Swiss watch. Excellent people and professionals in an really fabulous environment. MUST SEE!

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent experince. had a bit of a rushed trip cause time was running out but the cable car ride was great. Our tour guide kept saying "keep your eyes pealed for bears"...but no such luck. We did spot bears, later on in our trip though

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Thank Viraf H
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good -Safe and organised -Amazing views -Nice little walks once you're up there -Paths are good Bad -Little pricey -

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely not a waste of money! For some the price can be off putting but please don't penny pinch on this activity. I live in Banff area, and it is worth it every time. That said, the gift shop and bistro are not worth the cost in my opinion. Bring your Starbucks from the lounge on the main level with... More 

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Thank Canadianswhotravel16
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The gondola ride was quick and scenic, at the top, featured some of the most beautiful views of the valley. A good place for family pictures!

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Johnson G, Front Office Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola and for leaving us a review. I'm pleased you enjoyed the beautiful views going up to the top of Sulphur Mountain. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Johnson G Front Office Supervisor Banff Gondola - Brewster Travel Canada More 

Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were surprised to find such a beautiful facility at the top of the gondola. There are four floors to explore, interesting movies and interactive displays. Boardwalk amongst the pine trees out to another viewing area. Bistro and cafeteria. We spent over two hours up there. Highly recommended!!

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Johnson G, Front Office Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola and for leaving us a review. I'm pleased you found our newly renovated upper Terminal beautiful and that you were able to make use of the facilities. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Johnson G Front Office Supervisor Banff Gondola - Brewster Travel Canada More 

Monroe, Louisiana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased the Sky Bistro dining package and it was terrible. Food was very average. Gratuity was included (but not mentioned anywhere) so the service was poor. We added a desert, but were charged for the appetizer because it was costlier than the desert. Manager Kira was very unprofessional. Way overpriced!!

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Thank Scott P
BrewsterTravelCanada, Manager at Banff Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Scott, Thank you so much for visiting the Banff Gondola and Sky Bistro and sharing your comments and concerns. I have forwarded your review to the management team and Sky Bistro Chef, who are truly sorry your experience with us did not meet your expectation. The $65 Sky Experience winter package is your ticket to the Banff Gondola, your... More 

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