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Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola

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Address: Hwy. 1 | Lake Louise exit, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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+1 403-522-3555

Cruise for fourteen glorious minutes, in an open chair or a fully enclosed...

Cruise for fourteen glorious minutes, in an open chair or a fully enclosed gondola, to one of the world's great views! From the top, at 2088m (6850ft).The end of the lift and gondola ride is only the start of the adventure. At the top of the lift and gondola Interpretive Programs are available daily, including indoor presentations and themed guided walks.Stop by and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch, or dinner prepared fresh, and served daily in the Lodge of the Ten Peaks!

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Beautifull views of Lake Louise.

We went here in the morning to avoid the crowd. We were nearly alone here. The views of Lake Louise and the surrounding mountains is stunning. We payed 32,95CAD per person.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hasselt, Belgium
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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here in the morning to avoid the crowd. We were nearly alone here. The views of Lake Louise and the surrounding mountains is stunning. We payed 32,95CAD per person.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quick ride up for some fantastic views only -22c on a bright winters day, have an old credit card handy to scout the ice off the windows to get a great photo, dress warm, have some snow shoes for a little walk about up the top if you are not skiing.

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Walking on a trail outside the fence line l had a 800 lb young male grizzly walk across path only 5 m away .I had my bear spray out and ready to use if needed. We looked eyes but l was wearing sun glasses which he was unable to see my eyes that was a good thing !!!! I could... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Nice gondola ride, spectacular views at the top. Educational centre (under restaurant) provided an insight to native wildlife and with a short video too. Stopped at almost empty restaurant for mid morning coffee, which took 35 mins to arrive. They were only interested in customers who wanted food by all accounts. Several tables who arrived after us got fed before... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The view are amazing, but if you are unlucky enough to go on a cloudy day, you might not see much, or it might even be cancelled. The "gondola" alternates between ski chairs and closed gondola cars, although there are fewer closed cars - you can choose whichever you want. We did not see any wildlife on our trip, but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We caught the free shuttle from the Fairmont in the early afternoon with the hope of seeing a grizzly. Unfortunately when we arrived there had not been any sightings for that day. There is a seating are inside where the ticket office is and provides nice views looking up the mountain. A small cafe provides hot drinks. There was a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Get here early! Took free shuttle from Lake Louise Chateau and got right on at 9 am. Took the enclosed gondola up and saw a grizzly right under us eating berries. Visited the interpretive center at the top and the deck/weather station. Beautiful views at the top and on the ride. Took the open seating on the way down, very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We took warm jackets, sunscreen and cameras with us.Tje ride was very smooth and lovely, but the view on the top, and the excellent restaurant was even better.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I am scared of heights, but couldn't resist the ride. It had snowed a little the night before we went so the scenery was amazing! On the trip back down, melting snow was dripping on me and freezing my eyebrows! Loved it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice gondola ride, spectacular views from restaurant at mid way station. Educational center under restaurant provides an insight to native wildlife. Usual fast food and gift shop at base. Prepaid post cards were a dollar more expensive then other outlets if that is an indication of pricing strategy.

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