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“WHAT AN AMAZING VIEW!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola
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US$49.92*
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Banff Gondola Ride Admission
Ranked #1 of 75 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, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift
Calgary, Canada
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“WHAT AN AMAZING VIEW!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

The spectacular views of the mountain range and seeing Banff from on top of a mountain was amazingly breath taking. Make sure you bring a camera cause you won't want to forget it.

Visited November 2013
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“Stunning views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

Initially thought it was slightly expensive, however on getting to the top the views were amazing. There had been a snow fall the night before and made the views even more beautiful. Do take the time to walk the further bit up to the weather station as can get even more beautiful pictures. When you get the chance to look through the windows of the weather station it is amazing to think he did this trip on foot sometimes twice a week. If you have travelled this far then well worth making the trip. They have a restaurant at the top or you can treat yourself to a hot chocolate at Starbucks at the bottom.

Visited September 2013
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“A must while visiting Banff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

The gondola is pricey, but I am happy we did it once. We used air miles to pay for our passes, which took the sting out of the experience. The climb up to the weather station gives you yet more impressive views. The related history of the early days in Banff is very interesting.

Visited September 2013
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“Stunning views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

Some of the best views of the trip! Really enjoyed getting up high to see everything. Really good signage for nature and explaining what you are seeing. Plan to spend 30-45 minutes on top and more time hiking back. Its not a long walk but it is all down hill.

Visited October 2013
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“big hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

We took the gondola up and expected to take it down, should have bought a one way ticket. We hiked back down. It was 8K around 5 miles. We came down to the road and turned right and walked on a path for about an hour. We passed the Caves and springs but it was closed due to the set up for the Halloween haunted house. It took about 3.5 hours total to get back to Fairmont Hotel. Make sure you allow the time, it is a good walk and very scenic.

Visited October 2013
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