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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$50.76*
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Great Views of the Town

A must do for the best views of town to get a feel for the early explorers. Highly recommend you put it on your list to do.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Michelle H
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Woombye, Australia
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Woombye, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must do for the best views of town to get a feel for the early explorers. Highly recommend you put it on your list to do.

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Thank Michelle H
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went During the winter time. Took the Hike up! Roughly 2 hours, but the trip down is free! When you get up to the top, there is a very exciting view of both Banff and the mountains around it.

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Thank victorcyho
London Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a view. Go early this place loads up with tourists fast. We were there two minutes after it opened and walked right through with no lines. Took our time at the top of the mountain. Took lots of photos and saw mountain goats, elk, and big horn sheep , oblivious to all the cellphone photography. It was the perfect... More 

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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good visit for first timers to Banff. It's pricey so check for any coupons or discounts. The view is spectacular from the top. If you are visiting and on the fence about doing this, pick the clearest day and head on up, you wont regret it.

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East Maitland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to visit the Banff gondola on our recent visit. When we rode the Gondola to the top we were quite pleased to see that apart from the amazing views and a choice of eateries there was also a really interesting display on the surrounding area, the local wild life and history of the area. We founded this most... More 

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AB and MB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

don't go up there hungry - the hot dogs are expensive - the view is excellent and worth the wait and ride

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice long ride up to the top. It's a lot like you'd expect but still a great way to see all around. After you get to the top is more fun. There is a large restaurant and information building. The food was average but the view is stunning and well worth the trip. There is a trail... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view from the top and on the ride up/down of banff and the surrounding area. Walkways to explore with a cafe and gift shop. Don't forget your camera.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took in the breath taking view with an hour to go before last Gondola back down. I believe you need more than an hour, whilst we got a slightly discounted rate for the time being late, it still was a little pricey. Mind you, the view was beautiful, could have spent longer that is for sure.

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BrewsterTravelCanada, Manager at Banff Gondola, responded to this review

Hi NewExplorer16, Thank you for visiting the Banff Gondola and sharing your feedback. I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed the amazing views! Your tip to spend more time at the Gondola is something we strongly recommend, the all-new Banff Gondola experience is so much more than just a Gondola ride! There is a lot to explore and enjoy -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Winter site is different than summer site! Recommend to dress warm and prepare to spend min 3 hours up there! The place is renovated look amazing!

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