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“A little pricey, but great views!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola
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US$33.13*
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Banff Gondola Ride Admission
Ranked #1 of 73 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Calgary
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A little pricey, but great views!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

The gondola is a great way to get to the top of Sulfur Mountain. The views are amazing and the top of the mountain is spectacular. The cost for riding is quite steep when you consider that you can hike up the mountain instead. If you only have a short time in Banff I definately reccomend going up the gondola. It's absolutely worth it.

Visited September 2011
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“Great views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

Great views from the top of the mountain. To get your $30 worth, stay a while - there are walking trails, a cafe, and a restaurant.

Visited March 2012
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“exceptional view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

Ride in the Banff Gondola is a must, to see the majestic Rockies in all its glory. There is a very nice board walk up to the sulphur mountain once the Gondola gets you there. It was quite foggy the day we got there but still the view was breathtaking

Visited March 2012
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“steep”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

worth it for the view - a bit dodgy catering at the top
And no-one bothered to tell us to look for the springs when we got there!

Visited December 2011
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“Overpriced but a must do if you're a visitor”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

The gondola is a tourist must do, however it is highly overpriced and a total tourist trap. It used to be if you hiked up the mountain it was $7.50 to ride the gondola back down but now it's $30 no matter what. However, the views from the top are absolutely stunning and make the $30 ride seem worthwhile. No matter what season, it's beautiful! Take the time to walk out to the weather station, it might seem a little lame but why wouldn't you at least walk over after spending the money to get up there. The restaurant isn't half bad either. I had the poutine and was very pleased with it. Like I said, it's way over priced but a must do if you're not from there. Make sure you visit the hot springs too!!! It's right beside the gondola and definitely worth it... especially if it's snowing!!

Visited March 2012
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