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Banff Gondola

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Address: Mountain Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B2, Canada
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+1 403-762-2523
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10:00 - 16:30
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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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Banff Gondola Ride Admission

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Breathtaking views...friendly staff

The gondolas are clean and quiet! The views were breathtaking. Amazing to get to the top and be educated about the mountains of the Canadian Rockies. Beautiful facility, clean and... read more

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Heidi M
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Englewood, Florida, United States
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Englewood, Florida, United States
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140 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The gondolas are clean and quiet! The views were breathtaking. Amazing to get to the top and be educated about the mountains of the Canadian Rockies. Beautiful facility, clean and informative.

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Thank Heidi M
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I hike to top of Gondola in the middle of April. The path was very freezed and ice snow, for this raison we got gondola down. I recommend claws crampons shoes to hike this path during spring.

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Thank silvio n
Edmonton
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent display set up at the top for children to explore. The wooden path to the other building across the mountains looks neat.

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Thank Jody S
manchester,
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the cost for the views at the top. There is a board walk up to the weather station which if you can manage all the steps, is worth walking. There is also an informative visitor centre with a cafe and a restaurant.

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Thank lpma40
Hong Kong, China
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Though the ticket was a bit pricey, it's absolutely worth to take ride of gondola up to the mountain for the stunning view. Don`t forget to take a walk to Summit Ridge interpretive boardwalk for the amazing 360° view of the mountains, so beautiful.

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Thank ivyursula
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a whole day to spend in Banff before the coach to Calgary, and the flight home. And, what better way to pass it than the gondola up Sulphur Mountain? A free shuttle bus took us to the bottom station, where we bought a ticket. Since they operate to time slots, the ticket advised what time we should join... More 

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Thank KeithKellett
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Must say this was one of the best things we did during our stay, was very cold on top but is was expected

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Thank Alan G
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the most beautiful place I have ever been in my life. At first I thought I would go up and take a few pictures then be ready to leave but once I got up there I didn't want to come down. You could spend a whole day up there and love every second of it!

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Thank stevetopfer31
Adelaide, Australia
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120 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must do when in Banff . We were lucky and had blue skies and could see miles . The ride up brings all the beautiful country side into view. Won't be disappointed at all. At the top the observation deck all 4 levels are well decked out . And sights are even better . This is a... More 

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Thank Awsomeal
Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must do. The views are amazing and well worth doing. Once at the top, you must walk outside and as you walk, you will see different information boards about the sites and different mountains, which I found very interesting and would have not known, had I not gone to the top.

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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 glad you enjoyed the amazing views and found us worth doing. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Johnson G Front Office Supervisor Banff Gondola More 

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