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Banff gondola

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Banff gondola

Best time to take gondola trip

Calgary, Canada
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1. Re: Banff gondola

The gondola can be very busy between around 9 or 10 am and 2 pm. Last summer, reviews stated that people who wanted to take the gondola during this busy time sometimes had to wait in line for an hour or so.

Of course, you also want to pick a clear day. If you can't see the top of any gondola from the gondola's base terminal, then the visibility from the top is probably not very good. The Banff gondola has a webcam at the top, with a display at the base. You can also view the live webcam online:

http://www.explorerockies.com/banff-webcam/

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2. Re: Banff gondola

Thank you for your advice.

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3. Re: Banff gondola

A clear day and early morning best

Rob

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4. Re: Banff gondola

Consider the one in Lake Louise. Much better view and a good chance to see Grizzly Bears.

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5. Re: Banff gondola

Lake Louis gondola is quite different than Banff Sulfur Mt. Gondola. You only get 2/3 of the way to the top and no panorama view but it has a good visitor interpreter center. If you want less crowd panorama view, Jasper Tramway is a good alternative. To most tourists, both Banff and Jasper Tramway give you essential the same view. You will find Mammoth on Jasper Whistler too.

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