Banff Gondola
Banff Gondola
4.5
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 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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HalfMelted
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
Feb. 2023
Just wasn't as advertised. Whole experience was just not great. Multiple tables around us had food complaints. Nightrise just wasn't close to what was advertised.
Written February 6, 2023
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Diazelman
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
Feb. 2023
Very nice views, clean, good customer service. Buffet selection could be better at northern lights cafe
Written February 5, 2023
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Liz M
Perth, Australia13 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Family
This is false advertising - don't do it! It is basically a dark ride up the mountain (so you can't even enjoy the views) then there are lights in the buidling at the top - which could be seen anywhere. The entire walkway is dark and therefore you can't even enjoy the entire experience. Don't waste your money!
Written February 5, 2023
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kassandrasummerhayes
1 contribution
Feb. 2023
Beautiful scenery. Friendly staff. Delicious food. A perfect date spot for your family or significant other.
Written February 5, 2023
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Amari A
Ithaca, NY2 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Couples
We had an awesome trip! We are so grateful for Tom who took photos for us at the viewpoint and was great to chat with and hear recommendations! Exquisite beyond belief!
Written February 4, 2023
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Clare H
London, England, United Kingdom3 contributions
Jan. 2023
I went to Nightrise at the gondola and really enjoyed the experience. However, you have to take your time to make the most of it. Ultimately it's immersive art so it's worth sitting and listening to the sounds, watching the video projections, interacting with the lights and have fun making music outside with the interactive elements!

My tips would be to head up to catch sunset from the top viewing deck. Dress really warm and it's freezing up there! Stay outside and check round every corner for all the extra bits. Go inside and make your way slowly down. Sit in the beanbags and enjoy the light show, watch the lights and music outside as they change a lot over a few hours. Listen to all the recordings of sounds and voices which are beautiful.

I'd also like to add a big thank you to the lady on the ticket desk from Essex (sorry I didn't get your name!) who was really lovely and helpful.
Written February 4, 2023
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theopatjo91
1 contribution
Jan. 2023
My mystical, magical, cosmic journey….was alright I suppose. It was pretty cold but I suppose that wasn’t the gondolas fault.
Written February 3, 2023
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wnnicolle
1 contribution
Feb. 2023
We were really swept away by the views. The staff at Sky Bistro were wonderful and we learned a lot. The museum aspect was unexpected and a great touch to learn more, being we aren’t from Alberta. The whole experience was longer than expected, and that was a good thing.

I suggest going all out to get the meal package and spend some time enjoying the whole experience. Well worth it all!
Written February 3, 2023
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Jack V
1 contribution
Feb. 2023 • Couples
The gondola was a great ride! The staff was great especially Tom for taking your photos! it’s very cold at the top tho keep in mind!
Written February 3, 2023
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Gemma R
5 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Friends
Visited with as part of a group from Lake Louise. Had a fantastic visit to the Gondola, it was a clear day so the views were incredible. Walked over to the weather station to take it all in. All the staff we met along the way were incredibly helpful and friendly. Special mention to Jade & Gandi at the ticket desk. (Mon 30th Jan)
Written February 3, 2023
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