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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
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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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We saw a bear!

The gondola trip was really enjoyable even though I don't like heights. There are beautiful views over lake Louise and surrounding areas. We saw a grizzly bear on the slopes when... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The gondola trip was really enjoyable even though I don't like heights. There are beautiful views over lake Louise and surrounding areas. We saw a grizzly bear on the slopes when we arrived. At the top of the gondola there is a lovely walk and a great bistro that served very tasty food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We did not see bears. Having said that the gondola and gourmet lunch was a once in a lifetime experience. You can select an open or closed gondola to the top of the mountain - we chose open and the views of the mountains, the lake in the distance and the forest were breathtaking. We ate at the Whitehorn Bistro... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The gondola was a nice ride to the top - smooth and easy to see the sights - especially coming down , you can see Lake Louise. They see bear everyday on the slopes - however we saw nothing. If we had seen a bear I would give it 5 stars. The Banff Gondola has a much nice viewing platform... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We combined the ski lift experience with our Lake Louise visit. after eating in the restaurant, we (tour group) were free to take either ski lift chairs or enclosed gondola cars to the top (almost) of the ski mountain for beautiful views of the lake in the distance. There is also a wildlife center (steep walk downhill a bit) where... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We decided to do this Gondola ride over the Banff Gondola, only because we were staying in Lake Louise. I don't know how the two compare, but I do know that I liked this one! Since it was raining, we chose the enclosed Gondola. But even in the rain and fog, it was absolutely gorgeous! Plus, we saw two different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

although the cost is a little high for the trip up, it is worth it on a clear day. the ride up is fast and when you walk out from the exit area, the views are picture perfect.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I've skied this hill a dozen times, but never seen in the summer. Elected for the open chair vs the gondola. Unfortunately didn't see much wildlife. We did the climb to the Ptarmigan Viewpoint. Trail is easy walking, but be warned, you climb about 1000 feet in 1.7km. Some stretches will test you if you are not in good shape,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We purchased the tickets as a Groupon on a whim. I am really glad we did. The drive to the gondola is lovely and since the line up to go to the Lake Louise townsite was about 2 km long I was glad we were going to the ski hill where there was lots of parking. The lodge at the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is worth a trip if you are in the area but I would not make a special trip to see it. The views of Lake Louise are nice from the top. Apparently wildlife sightings are common, but we did not see anything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Gondola is top notch, super view from the top and many nice trails up there if you want to hike. There is also a nice wildlife center with pelts you can touch and informational pieces on all the animals that are found in the area.

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