Banff Gondola
Banff Gondola
4.5
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Sulphur Mountain summit is easily accessible via the Banff Gondola. The ride takes just 8 minutes—you’ll get to enjoy the amazing views of six mountain ranges as you coast over the treetops. Once you’re at the 7,486-foot-high mountaintop, take a stroll along the ridgetop boardwalk before spending the afternoon at the multi-sensory theater, rooftop observation deck, restaurant and interactive exhibits.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • WENDI L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views!
    The views from the top were spectacular (they almost look like a movie backdrop instead of real life). The facility was clean, easily laid out for everyone. We also had reservations for lunch at Sky Bistro and the food was terrific.
    Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoy our spectacular views and had a great experience at Sky Bistro. We hope to see you again soon for some more delicious food and epic views!
    Written 23 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 25 May 2023
  • Anastasia_Suz
    Jasper, Canada5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Banff gondola!
    Thank you for a great experience, the views and hospitality! A very nice team, good food and a good retail store with variety of souvenirs, jewellery and clothes. Highly recommend if you visit Banff.
    Hey Anastasia, Thank you for coming to visit us, we are delighted to hear your experience at the gondola was a good one! we are very proud of the team here, and glad they could help you during your visit! Hope to see you again! Thanks!
    Written 1 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 25 May 2023
  • mksw10
    Tampa, Florida108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    12/10 recommend
    This was such a fun and unique experience. Highly recommend, the staff is so friendly, there are beautiful observation decks with seating and 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. The gift shop has cute items and there’s an interactive sort of exhibit with fun facts about nature and local animals etc. highly recommend!
    Thank you for your kind words, we're glad you enjoyed your time at the Banff Gondola!
    Written 28 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 26 May 2023
  • levineshana
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular View - Beautiful Facility
    I was unsure about spending the money but in the end I was so glad I did. The facility is amazing. Well laid out. Boardwalks are great the rooftop observation deck a highlight! GO EARLY!!!! We had 9am trip up and had easy parking no wait up or down. When we left the lines was hours long and buses filled the parking area. I loved this little adventure. I would have not so much with the crowds but we had very few because of early trip up.
    Thank you for your review! We're so glad we managed to exceed your expectations and gave you an epic experience here at the Gondola. We're so glad you managed to find some peace and quiet before all the excitement of daily Gondola life happened. We hope to see you again in the near future!
    Written 23 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Diane D
    Eatontown, New Jersey42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    TOP OF THE WORLD
    Great experience, especially for those who can't or can no longer hike the mountains. The views are breathtaking, the interpretive area and theater are not to be missed. Our trips last at least two hours just walking the boardwalk and taking in the majestic views. The top floor observation deck provides comfortable seating, and 360 degree views of the mountains.
    Hello Diane, Thanks for giving us such a glowing review, we are really proud that we can offer views from the top of the mountain to those who might otherwise be able to access it! We hope you will be back soon to experience it again, definitely come and try our restaurant nest time! All the best Banff Gondola Team
    Written 1 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 31 May 2023
  • CoullDavidD
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must experience in Banff
    If the skies are mostly clear for sure get up the mountain on the Gondola. Parking is an issue, but the hike is part of the experience....you are in the mountains!! Soak it in when up top. Note that in addition to the up time, downtime is important. If you need to change your downtime, do that up top at the ticket counter to the right of where you get off. Take the walk right to the top, great walk with many places to rest. Take time to explore indoors as well...its well set up.
    Hey David! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at the Gondola! and we hope you had an amazing hike up to our peak! Your comments will be very helpful for our future guests! Kind Regards, Adam Macleod Guest Experience Supervisor
    Written 1 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 31 May 2023
  • MAW
    Huddersfield, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed.
    We bought tickets on the day in Banff and this included bus fare to the gondola. Boarding the gondola was quick and efficient - we had a 17.30 time slot. Ride was smooth and once at the top the views were magnificent. We spent about 90 mins there before descending and taking free bus back to town. So pleased we did this trip.
    Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear you had a fantastic time taking in the amazing views up here on Sulphur mountain! It was definetley smart to make use of the free Roam bus back into town, avoiding line ups and parking issues for sure. We hope to see you again soon in the near future!
    Written 25 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 5 June 2023
  • Simon C
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking
    For me, the highlight of a 20 day trip. Our chosen day was crystal clear with unbroken sunshine. The 360degree panoramic view of the Rockies was breathtaking and quite moving, such natural majesty. I do not normally enjoy cable cars, but found this one ok. If you do only one thing in Banff, do this.
    Thank you for your great review! It's amazing to hear that your visit to the Banff Gondola was touching and such a highlight of your trip! Also, great that the weather was fantastic to make your views even more spectacular. We hope to see you again in the near future for some more breathtaking views!
    Written 2 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 6 June 2023
  • Lizardh007
    Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views, really recommend
    Really well organised, plenty of parking. The staff were very friendly and professional. Great views and a really lovely boardwalk to the viewing point. Incredible views over the whole area. the kids loved it, especially the cookies! Time well spnet.
    Hey Lizardh007, Thank you for your pleasant review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Banff Gondola and the beautiful boardwalk to Sansons Peak we have to offer. Pleased that the kids also had a great time. Have a beautiful day and hope to see you soon. Warmest Regards, Gandi
    Written 28 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 June 2023
  • Ed H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous views
    The views from the top of Sulphur Mountain were spectacular. This was our first visit to Banff, so getting to the top of Sulphur Mountain was a must. Since we were on a schedule to try to experience as many different places as possible, the gondola was an affordable, quick way to get to the top. We did not have the luxury are spending 2-3 hours to hike to the summit. Instead we chose to spend our time exploring the summit and enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Sky Bistro. I would highly recommend the experience. We booked ahead of time to get the savings rather than pay for the higher charges at the walk up ticket counter.
    Good evening Ed H, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the Banff Gondola, including your meal at Sky Bistro. It certainly is a meal with a view! Have a wonderful day. Kind regards, Gandi
    Written 19 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 7 June 2023
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LoveTravel636163
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We booked this as ‘something to do’ and by the end of it we were aww struck and couldn’t stop talking about the beauty and amazing time we had.
Written 25 May 2024
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Ginny M
Tallulah, LA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
You won’t be disappointed. The ride up was spectacular. Wish it were longer. You can walk out on a large patio/deck with heaters and chairs to see the breathtaking 360 views of the mountain and surrounding area! If you’re adventurous, you can walk along a path that takes you even higher!
Written 24 May 2024
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Peter C
Holtsville, NY257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
The Banff Gondola experience should be a must do while in Banff … we stayed at Fairmont Banff Springs and there is NO direct shuttle to the Gondola (contrary to the Gondola website; the Rimrock driver stated they do not provide such service). Regardless, the entrance was seamless, the Gondola ride was exhilarating and the various exhibits very nice. There is a outdoor walkway which is very nice. We dine at Sky Bistro .. the food was very good but a bit salty; service was excellent.
Written 23 May 2024
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yo332on
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Wherever you go in the world, you'll find gondolas aplenty. But the Banff Gondola stands out as spectacular no matter where you compare it. After missing out on Banff's scenery due to wildfires last year, experiencing it this year was truly fulfilling. The weather was perfect, which added to the satisfaction. While trekking is great, taking a moment to use the gondola for a brief rest seems equally appealing.
Written 23 May 2024
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davidbK8488QY
Charlottetown, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
If you’re in the area, do this and you won’t regret it. Especially if it’s your first time in the area.
Written 23 May 2024
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Ntang
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
It is enjoyable and a spectacular panoramic views of the Rockies, providing a fun and memorable experience for visitors of all ages. It's especially popular for those looking to enjoy the scenery without the effort to hike. Will definetly come back.
Written 23 May 2024
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Brian A
Baton Rouge, LA2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
Parking lot had multiple spots open while park rangers said lot was full. Had to park over 20 minutes away by foot. Tickets are not worth the money. Workers at the top did not share any information. Video at the top was mostly an advertisement for a Canad Video. Have to walk through the gift shop when you come down and push an overpriced bad picture on you when you get off the gondola.
Written 23 May 2024
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ShrewwithaPurpose
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We started our day with fog and rain. In less than an hour the weather changed. It went from fog to sun and clouds. Literally in the clouds. The view is worth it.
Written 23 May 2024
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calvinsyli
Hong Kong, China10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
The view is great. The buffet is value added. Walking trail to the Cosmic Station is wonderful. Highly recommended to come if the gondola price is reduced. May come again next time but hiking the mountain.
Written 23 May 2024
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juheelee6385
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
I was worried about parking issues, but the staff were friendly and professional and guided me well. The gondola top is clean and well decorated. I definitely recommend checking out this place. It was a good experience..
Written 22 May 2024
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