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Soar to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a modern gondola cabin for breathtaking 360 degree views, 5 minutes from downtown Banff.

Sit back and relax in a 4 passenger, glass enclosed gondola. Marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff, the Bow Valley and a 360 degree view of six scenic mountain ranges from 2281m (7486ft) above sea level.  You will feel like you’re on top of the world when you are standing on the spacious main level observation deck, where the optional Banff Skywalk (an 1km self-guided interpretive walkway) leads you to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site and Sanson’s Peak Meteorological Station.

Other services at the Banff Gondola include two gift shops, two restaurants, a Starbucks coffee shop, one snack bar, interpretive hiking trails and an interactive giant compass.

Transport Options
  • Meet at the Banff Gondola Station
  • Free Banff Gondola Shuttle Bus
Guide Quote

Katrina's Pick

"Get a chance to see the area from above with 360 degrees views." - Katrina , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

Ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain

Take an eight-minute journey in a modern, fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin over the treetops up to a jaw-dropping mountaintop experience at 2,281 metres (7,486 feet).
2

Mountain top dining and facilities

The state-of-the-art summit facility has restaurants, interactive interpretive exhibits, a multi-sensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck.
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Banff Gondola Station
  • Free Banff Gondola Shuttle Bus
Guide Quote

Katrina's Pick

"Get a chance to see the area from above with 360 degrees views." - Katrina , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

  • Reservations are required to guarantee your time slot.
  • Please show the bar-code voucher for entry, for the specified time reserved.
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Banff Gondola Station
  • Free Banff Gondola Shuttle Bus
Guide Quote

Katrina's Pick

"Get a chance to see the area from above with 360 degrees views." - Katrina , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

The Gondola Station at the end of Mountain Avenue in Banff, about a five minute drive from downtown. Detailed driving directions will be included with your booking confirmation.

Alternatively a free shuttle bus runs in the summer from downtown Banff, or guests can catch the Roam Transit bus.

The gondola ride is approximately eight minutes each way. The suggested total visit time is 1.5 – 2 hours.
Tickets can also be purchased at the venue, but advanced purchases are highly recommend to ensure that you obtain your desired timeslot.
The last ride up the gondola is one hour prior to close, and last ride down is 30 minutes prior to close. Operating hours vary throughout the year.
Gondola tickets are non refundable after purchase.
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Banff Gondola Station
  • Free Banff Gondola Shuttle Bus
Guide Quote

Katrina's Pick

"Get a chance to see the area from above with 360 degrees views." - Katrina , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

2017/2018 Gondola Schedule

Oct 10 – Dec 21, 2017 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM* Mon. & Tues.
10:00 AM – 8:30 PM* Wed. to Sun.
Dec 22, 2017 – Jan 6, 2018 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM*
Jan 7, 2018 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM*
Jan 8 – 19, 2018 Closed for annual maintenance
Jan 20 – Mar 29, 2018 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM* Mon. & Tue.
10:00 AM – 8:30 PM* Wed. to Sun.

* Last ride up: 30 minutes prior to close

* Last ride down: At closing time

Transport Options
  • Meet at the Banff Gondola Station
  • Free Banff Gondola Shuttle Bus
Guide Quote

Katrina's Pick

"Get a chance to see the area from above with 360 degrees views." - Katrina , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

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