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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.
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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 11 July 2017

We took the Gondola up to the visitor center and then enjoyed the museum, movie theater, gift shop and restaurant located inside. We saw several pairs of mountain goats feeding with their babies just at the foot of the center. The day was bright and...More

Thank Kathy S
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Johnson G, Front Office Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Hi Kathy, Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola and for leaving us a review. I'm pleased you enjoyed the upper terminal building with all the facilities as well as the great views. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Johnson G Front...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Riding the gondola up to the top of Sulphur Mountain was well worth the trip. It is an incredible view. There were interactive displays for all ages and we learned so much about the history and wildlife of the area. The views are incredible.More

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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Hi pawb425, Thank you for reviewing the Banff Gondola. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the spectacular views from up top, and that you were able to learn about the area from our interactive displays. We hope to see you again. Best Regards,...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

If hiking is your thing, the trail is amazing, but nothing beats the view from the gondola. Save some room in your tummy for some breath taking snacks eaten at the top of the world!More

Thank Amy E
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Johnson G, Front Office Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Hi Amy, Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola and for leaving us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the views from the gondola and the trail to get you up there. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Johnson G Front Office...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

If it's your first visit to Banff you should take the gondola up Sulphur Mountain. There are spectacular views of Banff, the Bow River and Rockies from the top. It is a bit pricey for a ticket. An option would be to hike one way,...More

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Johnson G, Front Office Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Hi Kimberly, Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola and for leaving us a review. I'm pleased you enjoyed the spectacular views of the surronding area once at the top. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Johnson G Front Office Supervisor Banff...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

be prepared to walk a lot of steps to get to the tip top . fabulous view and walk with a jacket. not wheel chair accessible to the outside for walking the trail but the gondola ride is awesome

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Johnson G, Front Office Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola and for leaving us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the fabulous views and awesome gondola ride. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Johnson G Front Office Supervisor Banff Gondola

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Stunning views and terrific interpretive exhibition within the building. The walk to the Weather Station is a must for any age. They've done a great job of making the stairs/walkway as easy as possible for people of any age. Terrific experience, you won't regret it.

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Johnson G, Front Office Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola and for leaving us a review. I'm pleased you enjoyed the stunning views and had a terrific experience at the top. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Johnson G Front Office Supervisor Banff Gondola

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Brilliant experience. Went early in the day to beat the crowds. Allow half an hour to walk to the summit from the gondola observatory. Lots of steps and a boardwalk plus several lookout points. Brewsters were brilliant.

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Johnson G, Front Office Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola and for leaving us a review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your experience here and got here early enough to avoid the crowds. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Johnson G Front Office Supervisor Banff Gondola

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Wasn't expecting the wait we had. If you go make sure you order your tickets ahead of time and secure a time. The view from the top were amazing and I would recommend you do this.More

Thank Agnes C
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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Hi Agnes C, Thank you for reviewing the Banff Gondola. We definitely recommend booking tickets in advance to avoid the wait times and to optimize the overall experience. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the amazing views from up top. We hope to...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Come on a clear day for best views, get your tickets in advance, we went early in the day and purchased tickets on line, and did not have to wait for anything. Lovely building on top with educational things also. Do not miss this !More

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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Hi Carol c, Thank you for taking the time to review the Banff Gondola. It is great to hear that the weather made for some great views from up top. We definitely agree with you that booking in advance is the best way to optimize...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

4 senior citizens from the US in western Canada. All. 4 went on the gondola. Two have fear of heights but overcame it and went on the gondola. They were glad they did. The ride is smooth. The views when you reach the top are...More

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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Hi Jerry S, Thank you for reviewing the Banff Gondola. It is great to hear that your friends were able to overcome their fear of heights in order to visit us. The views from up top certainly are breathtaking! We hope you will be back...More

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Loreena G
16 May 2018|
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Response from Jeri G | Reviewed this property |
I would plan on it taking 3-5 hours as July is in the busy season. Depends on if you're doing the hike up or just walking around at the top. Plan for more time if you want to eat up there, home up the mountain and do all the... More
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Dear Traveller, We have many available times on May 28th if you book directly with the Banff Gondola. Please call our toll-free number at 1-866-756-1904 to book over the phone, or for more information. Kind Regards, Oz... More
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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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