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Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola

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Address: Hwy. 1 | Lake Louise exit, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-522-3555

Cruise for fourteen glorious minutes, in an open chair or a fully enclosed...

Cruise for fourteen glorious minutes, in an open chair or a fully enclosed gondola, to one of the world's great views! From the top, at 2088m (6850ft).The end of the lift and gondola ride is only the start of the adventure. At the top of the lift and gondola Interpretive Programs are available daily, including indoor presentations and themed guided walks.Stop by and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch, or dinner prepared fresh, and served daily in the Lodge of the Ten Peaks!

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Spectacular views - but no bear sightings!

Nice gondola ride, spectacular views at the top. Educational centre (under restaurant) provided an insight to native wildlife and with a short video too. Stopped at almost empty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice gondola ride, spectacular views at the top. Educational centre (under restaurant) provided an insight to native wildlife and with a short video too. Stopped at almost empty restaurant for mid morning coffee, which took 35 mins to arrive. They were only interested in customers who wanted food by all accounts. Several tables who arrived after us got fed before... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view are amazing, but if you are unlucky enough to go on a cloudy day, you might not see much, or it might even be cancelled. The "gondola" alternates between ski chairs and closed gondola cars, although there are fewer closed cars - you can choose whichever you want. We did not see any wildlife on our trip, but... More 

Thank Astrobeemer
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We caught the free shuttle from the Fairmont in the early afternoon with the hope of seeing a grizzly. Unfortunately when we arrived there had not been any sightings for that day. There is a seating are inside where the ticket office is and provides nice views looking up the mountain. A small cafe provides hot drinks. There was a... More 

Thank LandS2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get here early! Took free shuttle from Lake Louise Chateau and got right on at 9 am. Took the enclosed gondola up and saw a grizzly right under us eating berries. Visited the interpretive center at the top and the deck/weather station. Beautiful views at the top and on the ride. Took the open seating on the way down, very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We took warm jackets, sunscreen and cameras with us.Tje ride was very smooth and lovely, but the view on the top, and the excellent restaurant was even better.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I am scared of heights, but couldn't resist the ride. It had snowed a little the night before we went so the scenery was amazing! On the trip back down, melting snow was dripping on me and freezing my eyebrows! Loved it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nice gondola ride, spectacular views from restaurant at mid way station. Educational center under restaurant provides an insight to native wildlife. Usual fast food and gift shop at base. Prepaid post cards were a dollar more expensive then other outlets if that is an indication of pricing strategy.

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Seminole, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views on this 10 minute ride each way. The gondolas are clean and felt safe even to someone like me that's afraid of heights. Coffee shop with fantastic views. Best part was being able to hike to the tip top!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We went one of the last days of the season so it was a bit chilly. We chose to ride the open air chair lift and LOVED IT! We dressed for the cold so we were fine but most people choose the closed Gondola. The ride up was so neat with the expectation of seeing wildlife. While we didn't see... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The gondola is a nice trip to the top of the mountain with views of Lake Louise and Lake Moraine. We went early which was nice for some good views and also a hot buffet breakfast only added $3 to the price of the gondola ride and was definitely a good value. Even on a partly cloudy morning there were... More 

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