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Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola

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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...more
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Hwy. 1 | Lake Louise exit, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-522-3555
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the deal for the ride and dinner two weeks before our trip. We figured even if the food was just ok, it was worth the extra money (which really wasn’t a lot for and appetizer and meal). Everyone ordered something different for both...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CajunLady20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful staff. Everything ran smoothly. Epic views all around. At the top you can walk around to soak in the views. Nice exhibit on local wildlife. Loved it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DQShaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought our tickets on-line and waited no more than ten minutes in the queue. Although the gondolas accommodated four people each, there was no attempt to cram us into only one gondola and we comfortably made the ascent and descent in two cars. As...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Shamaal
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Nice ride up on the gondola. Unfortunately we didn’t see any grizzly bears on the slop but enjoyed our visit. There is a restaurant and shop at the entrance. We saw a black bear by the roadside as we left.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UnitedKingdomWendy
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

The pass was 75 CAD to ride to the top for two. It was a long ride! We enjoyed seeing the set up for the World Cup alpine races, the snow machines, and the runs on the ride. The views from the top were beautiful....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kaufmansn
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Saw a mama bear with Cubs going up the gondola! My daughter and I played the set up games at the base of the gondola and we enjoyed a delicious breakfast as well. Loved the open gondola.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Vicky C
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Went up the gondola on a sunny October day. They had just closed the uppermost portion because of the weather at the top. We decided to still go. It was still worthwhile but they should offer a discount off the regular price when it's not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank miriamkaye
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The gondola ride was part of our tour package so no waiting in line. It was a snowy and foggy day so our view was limited. Beautiful ride up in snow covered pines. Easy access to gondola. Great gift shop and wish the restaurant had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maria H
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We were staying in Banff in June and rode our motorbike to Lake Louise to the gondola. We had la buffet lunch in the lodge before our ride up. Nice ride to the top and back down, great for pictures. Was hoping to see some...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cantal
Reviewed October 8, 2018

although great fun... extremely over priced all paths closed due to snow,, staff was friendly... good vistas

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 6, 2018|
Response from AnnaL944 | Reviewed this property |
It takes around 20 minutes to get to the gondola. We had a hire car so we didn’t get the shuttle from the hotel.
Lisa Michele K
June 11, 2018|
Response from Lake Louise S | Property representative |
Hi Lisa, T here are washrooms located in the bottom level of Whitehorn Lodge which is located just a short walk from the top of the sightseeing gondola.
Lisa Michele K
June 11, 2018|
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Response from 1111marcopolo | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are rest room facilities at top