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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 - 20:30
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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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US$50.67*
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Banff Gondola Ride Admission
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US$97.26*
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A pricey ride but worth it for the view

Recommend booking in advance to beat the queues. Also recommend going first thing on a morning. Amazing views. Was nice to get a car to ourselves. Nice walk to the weather station... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Char2711
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Bugibba, Malta
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Bugibba, Malta
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recommend booking in advance to beat the queues. Also recommend going first thing on a morning. Amazing views. Was nice to get a car to ourselves. Nice walk to the weather station at the top. Take a picnic if you can, food place at top nothing special.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you ever are in Banff Alberta you have to go up in the gondola. it is so beautiful. Dress warm and don't forget camera like I did.. big mistake

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Thank foodalicious1
Banff, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked dinner in Sky Bistro for family birthday. Unfortunately the weather was snowy so we didn't get to enjoy the spectacular views. We still had a great experience and all of the staff were lovely particularly Stuart from Scotland who loaded us onto the gondola at the base. He has such a friendly courteous manner.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had the day free yesterday, after a really busy day the day before. We figured that the gondola would be a good activity for after lunch. We looked into it and saw that the brochure had advertised something called the "Sky Experience." For $65pp, you get the ticket for the gondola ride and a two course... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You get up so high in 8min!!! Amazing views and the restaurant in the newly renovated building: WOW!

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Johnson G, Front Office Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this review

Hi Julie, Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola and for leaving us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the amazing views and found the Sky Bistro as WOW. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Johnson G Front Office Supervisor Banff Gondola More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought it would be rather ordinary before going up. But the scenery proved me wrong, it was rather amazing. The river along Banff town is like the cover you see in a disney movie. Nice boardwalk too, but it is very windy. Definitely would recommend a visit.

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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 once riding the Gondola, your initial thoughts were taken aback and you found your experience amazing. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Johnson G Front Office Supervisor Banff Gondola More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot of fun and a great way to see Banff from above. Breathtaking views. I would recommend walking to the old weather station at the top of sulphur mountain.

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Johnson G, Front Office Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this review

Hi Erin, Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola and for leaving us a review. I'm pleased you found it a lot of fun and enjoyed the breathtaking views. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Johnson G Front Office Supervisor Banff Gondola More 

Banff, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A little expensive but a great experience. Nice shops and coffee at the bottom and a beautiful boardwalk up 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 found it a great experience and the boardwalk beautiful. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Johnson G Front Office Supervisor Banff Gondola More 

Prince Albert, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I drove out to Alberta to checkout Edmonton, Calgary and Banff. We spent the better half of a day on Sulphur Mountain. The experience was amazing; from the drive to the ride up the mountain. Being from Ontario, we definitely aren't used to having views like we saw. We bought tickets online ahead of time, joined a... More 

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Johnson G, Front Office Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this review

Hi Allan, Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola and for leaving us a review. I'm pleased you found the whole experience amazing, had great weather and had our friendly staff help you out while you were here. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Johnson G Front Office Supervisor Banff Gondola More 

Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We weren't planning on taking the ride but since we went to Hot Springs and were two minutes away we decided to give it a try. Glad we did! Once at the top, there is constructed walkway along the mountain top and the view is superb! There is also a restaurant at the top but book in advance!

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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 did decided to take the ride up Sulphur Mountain after your trip to the Hot Springs. I'm glad you enjoyed the superb views too. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Johnson G Front Office Supervisor Banff Gondola More 

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