We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola

Hwy. 1 | Lake Louise exit, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-522-3555
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Ascend to one of Banff National Park’s most incredible views where grizzly bears and other local wildlife are seen almost daily! From the top at 2088m (6850ft) the gondola ride is only the start of your adventure. Make your way to the viewing platform for a panoramic view that will take your breath away. Afterwards visit our free Wildlife Interpretive Centre where Interpretive Programs are offered daily, including indoor presentations. A variety of guided interpretive walks are also available daily for all fitness levels. Hungry, no problem! There are five unique restaurants located on-site that are sure to please! Dine on one of our famous patios or indoors. The choice is yours. Free parking is never an issue. We have plenty of free parking for your car or RV conveniently located just outside of the
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chair lift” (111 reviews)
“grizzly bears” (97 reviews)
“ski lift” (77 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Hwy. 1 | Lake Louise exit, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Hwy. 1 | Lake Louise exit, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-522-3555
Write a ReviewReviews (1,192)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,081 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This was such a cool experience because not only does it whisk you to the top of a mountain for a jaw dropping view of Lake Louise and the surrounding peaks but it is also a prime wildlife viewing spot. We got to see three...More

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to very cold -29, gondie was very good option in the mountain with amazing views. Good service of the staff.

Thank 253freddym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beautiful Rockies. Take ur visitors to at least one gondola in the Rockies. this one is I like personally . but choices may vary. some like the Banff one .

Thank Gaucalgary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were given tickets to ride the gondola as Christmas presents and went up on Christmas Day. Having done the Banff Gondola the day before we kind of knew what to expect. This ride is a whole lot longer than the one in Banff and...More

Thank teamhardingjones
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This gondola ride is the best attraction to do when in LAKE LOUISE. The view of the lake and the chateau are spectacular. One gets to choose an open air chair or a closed gondola and we choose the open air chair. WOW it was...More

Thank HOGG00007
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Lake Louise was only semi frozen when we saw it early Nov, but was still incredible. Best time to see it in winter if you don’t like crowds. There is only one cafe in the hotel at Lake Louise which is offered to the public,...More

Thank kate5957
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Beautiful views all around. Make yourself comfortable because it's a nice long ride. We didn't see any wildlife, but the views were terrific. Once you reach the top, the hiking trails are in bear country, so be alert of your surroundings. Also, I recommend you...More

Thank catarinas882
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I must admit my preference was to do the Banff gondola but the weather did not cooperate. When we moved on to Field, BC the weather was great so we opted for the Lake Louise gondola and it did not disappoint. We took the open...More

1  Thank TravelPT99
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We went early October and there were no line ups. We decided on the open chair gondola and although it was a cooler day, we did not regret this decision. The open chair offers the best experience of the nature and no window glare on...More

1  Thank croisette2
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We took the lift to the summit. The view could not have been more spectacular. This was one of our highlights for the twenty day road trip that we took originating in Los Angeles. Well worth the money. The Whitehorn Bistro at the top of...More

1  Thank roselauryl
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Lake Louise
Mountaineer Lodge
1,458 reviews
6.62 km away
Post Hotel & Spa
1,011 reviews
6.95 km away
Lake Louise Inn
3,244 reviews
7.21 km away
Deer Lodge
1,781 reviews
7.71 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Post Hotel & Spa
648 reviews
6.94 km away
Bill Peyto's Cafe
575 reviews
7.14 km away
Lake Louise Station Restaurant
687 reviews
7.52 km away
Baker Creek Bistro
337 reviews
4.71 km away
Nearby Attractions
Moraine Lake
4,507 reviews
7.16 km away
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
592 reviews
7.73 km away
Bow Glacier Falls Trail
165 reviews
7.71 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
5 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Lake Louise S | Property representative |
So sorry for the late reply. You can find our Ride & Dine Packages here on our website under Pricing/Ride & Dine Packages.
tom g
27 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Lake Louise S | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply. Lift access if first come-first-server however there is rarely a wait to ride the lift.
Wayne S
20 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from AdelaidePam | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but suggest you check on line