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Banff Gondola

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Mountain Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B2, Canada
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mountain Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B2, Canada
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"weather station"
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"sulphur mountain"
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The view from the actual restaurant is breathtaking. I hate heights but our meal and the view made it worth going up in the gondola. The staff was very friendly and attentive . It is a bit expensive but so worth it for the atmosphere...More

Thank Becky M
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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi Becky M, Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola. It is great to hear that you were able to overcome your fear of heights in order to enjoy a meal from our Sky Bistro restaurant. We also love hearing positive feedback on our staff....More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must do. Short drive from downtown Banff or public transportation is available to Sulfer Mountain. Takes 8 minutes to reach the top and once there you have a panoramic view of the valley below. I was lucky enough to see a mule...More

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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi StormyNana, Thank you for reviewing the Banff Gondola. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the panoramic views from up top, and that you got to see some wildlife along the way! We hope to see you again. Best Regards, Brittney P. Gondola...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Very nearby Banff town, this gondola ride is 8 minutes long and takes you to the top of sulphur mountain. There is a stipulated boarding time on your ticket, so do take note. We had our lunch once we reached the top, and it offered...More

Thank ChengHyork
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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi ChengHyork, Thank you for taking the time to review the Banff Gondola. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you experienced some great views of the Rockies. We hope to see you again. Best Regards, Brittney P. Gondola Coordinator

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Did the gondola on the explore Banff tour with Brewstews. Definitely worth doing with a great scenic outlook. The ride up in the gondola was exciting.

Thank Bradpitt2016
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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi Bradpitt2016, Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola. It is great to hear that you had an exciting experience, and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour! Best Regards, Brittney P. Gondola Coordinator

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent gondola. Views. Trails. Kids loved it. I was visiting after 20 years and it was worth the $60 tag. Definitely must do for visitors to BanffMore

Thank Sophia A
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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi Sophia A, Thank you for reviewing the Banff Gondola. I am pleased to hear that you visited us again after 20 years, and that you and your family enjoyed the overall experience. We hope to see you again in the future. Best Regards, Brittney...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

A fear of heights and confined spaces provided an excellent opportunity for a personal challenge at the Banff gondola. Beautiful views from top. Excellent educational center.

Thank HeatherH74
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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi HeatherH74, Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the views from up top, as well as our interpretive displays in the upper terminal. We hope to see you again. Best Regards, Brittney P. Gondola Coordinator

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Enjoyed the gondola ride, very peaceful and quiet on the way up and back. You can climb further to the peak of Sulphur Mountain after you reach the top and the climb is easy due to the tiered design of the stairs.More

Thank seeitall417
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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi seeitall417, Thank you for taking the time to review the Banff Gondola. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the ride to the top, as well as the boardwalk to Sanson's peak. We hope you will visit us again in the future. Best...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We bought our gondola tickets ahead of time and saved a little bit of money. You had to pick a time to board and a time to depart so I was a little unsure how it would work. We had a boarding time of 9:10...More

Thank Taryn F
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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi Taryn F, Thank you for reviewing the Banff Gondola. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the top as well as the boardwalk to Sanson's Peak. We hope to see you again. Best Regards, Brittney P. Gondola Coordinator

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This ride up Sulphur Mountain just blew our minds, the young crew really worked hard for their money. Gondola pods came fast and furious but all of them knew their job and managed to get us into the pod and put my wheelchair in too...More

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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi tishwallinger, Thank you for taking the time to review the Banff Gondola. I am pleased to hear that you had such a great experience. It is also great to hear the positive feedback on our staff, they definitely do work hard to try to...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

We took the Banff Gondola and it was well worth the cost. The view is incredible and there is a nice hike that is not too difficult at the top. We also saw mountain goats up close.

Thank Janet O
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BrewsterTravelCanada, Gondola Coordinator at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi Janet O, Thank you for reviewing the Banff Gondola. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and that you got to see some wildlife along the way. We hope to see you again. Best Regards, Brittney P. Gondola Coordinator

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Ula T
11 April 2018|
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Response from Ghada W | Property representative |
Hi Ula, Weather in the mountains is unpredictable. Should you wish to purchase your tickets a head of time and then closer to the day the weather doesn't look good, there is the opportunity to change your date and time... More
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rooftopjumper101
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Dear Traveller, Our gondola cars comfortably fit four adults maximum. A young child or baby may be possible to make five. Kind Regards, Oz B. Banff Gondola
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Dear Traveller, Yes. The Banff Gondola facilities are wheelchair accessible and easily accessed by those who are elderly, families with children, or less mobile. All 4 levels within the summit complex are accessible by... More
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