Banff Gondola

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Banff Gondola
4.5
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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Caitlin M
11 contributions
The gondola was AMAZING and a must see when in Banff. The views from the top are unlike anything I’ve ever seen. The gondola has windows that were open so you got a breeze and they felt very safe. Staff were very friendly as well!
Written 12 August 2022
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Krista E
21 contributions
Family
Very fun ride! Our group consisted of 6 people, age 74 to age 9. All loved this experience. When you get to the top, there is a board walk that you can walk up to a station that was used to examine cosmic rays. The walk was .72 total (including there and back). Beautiful views (a bit slippery at the very top but no need to go to the actual cosmic ray station to get the great views).

At the gondola center, there was live music on the top level where you could enjoy the music, views, and a drink. It also had a great gift shop and learning area. Really great experience. Highly recommend!
Written 12 August 2022
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ccgnjwg
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Was a fun time. Great views from atop Sulphur Mountain. Especially at sunset. Make sure to trek over to the weather station.
Written 11 August 2022
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Brett M
Santa Ana, CA246 contributions
The facilities and restaurants at the top are top-notch, and the views are stunning. You might even see a mountain goat! The only real downside is the crowds... it was simply too crowded at the top. The coffee shop line was 30-minutes long. Try going earlier in the morning if you can, to avoid the afternoon crowds.
Written 11 August 2022
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Hank B
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
Place was extremely clean and the view was wonderful!

I bumped into a wonderful young pair of men named Simon and a very nice Japanese man called Sei who were doing an amazing job cleaning up the boardwalk and keeping the national park so clean!
Written 11 August 2022
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Judy D
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The staff were very helpful with ticket changes and hints on where to sit if you have any worries about heights. At times there can be way to many people at the top of the mountain. Its safe to walk around. Nice gift store too. I would recommend this experience to anyone that wants to see a great view of Banff. And they take your photo before leaving the top, very cool!
Written 11 August 2022
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odeng732001
Winnipeg, Canada1 contribution
Family
Provides a very nice experience of being on the top of the rockies and good view of Banff down below.
Written 11 August 2022
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Jim G
World1 contribution
Family
Good views of Banff, but you only need 1 hour to do the Gondola up and the walk. They allocate 1hr 40mins for the trip and won’t let you come down before your timeslot. There was a constant flow of people being refused earlier return slots. The ticket office advised us to spend the time watching the education movie as it’s “really wholesome” - we declined. At $77 per person, it’s very poor value, but at least the 40 mins I had to kill allowed me time to write this review.
Written 10 August 2022
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Zee R
3 contributions
Couples
Amazing views and experience!
Glad we decided to go up!
Riley at the ticket counter was extremely friendly and helpful!
I really appreciate welcoming staff, it makes the experience that much better!
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Written 10 August 2022
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690DianeCC
Chico, CA1 contribution
Family
Despite having prepaid timed tickets the area on top was too crowded to enjoy it. There was live music equipment with speakers and cords blocking part of the patio. The entrance was quick and the staff was nice. Took longer than expected to get back down as we had to get a separate return ticket.
Written 9 August 2022
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