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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.


Please note that the Banff Gondola will be closed from January 7 – 18, 2019 for annual maintenance (subject to change).


Sit back and relax in a four passenger, modern glass enclosed gondola. Marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff, the Bow Valley and a 360 degree view of six scenic mountain ranges from 2,281 metres (7,486 feet) 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 Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk (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 gift shops, a restaurant, cafe, a coffee shop, interpretive hiking trails, a 48-seat multi-sensory theatre and an interpretive centre.

Transport Options
  • Roam Transit Bus
  • Meet at the Banff Gondola Station
  • Free Banff Gondola Shuttle Bus (May-Oct)
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
  • Roam Transit Bus
  • Meet at the Banff Gondola Station
  • Free Banff Gondola Shuttle Bus (May-Oct)
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
  • Roam Transit Bus
  • Meet at the Banff Gondola Station
  • Free Banff Gondola Shuttle Bus (May-Oct)
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.

Plan on arriving 20 minutes prior to your departure time, and please ensure you are in line 10 minutes prior to your departure.
The gondola ride is approximately eight minutes each way. The suggested total visit time is 1.5 – 2 hours.
Step out into a jaw-dropping mountaintop experience at an elevation of 2,281 metres (7,486 feet) and stroll along the ridgetop boardwalk where the views get better with every step. Then warm up in the newly transformed, state-of-the-art summit facility with new restaurants, interactive interpretive exhibits, a multi-sensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck.

Several scenic hiking trails lead away from the summit complex. One of the most popular is the self-guided interpretive Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to Sanson’s Peak on which you can follow in the footsteps of Norman Sanson, who walked to the top of the mountain about every week for 30 years to check the weather.

The modern, fully-enclosed gondola cabins each comfortably fit four adults. A young child or baby may be possible to make five.
You may encounter some of the local wildlife including Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, golden mantled ground squirrels, hoary marmots, Clark’s nutcracker and the Canada (Gray) jay.
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.
The Banff Gondola is fully accessible to people with limited mobility. The main entrance is equipped with automatic doors with interior and exterior sensors and each of the gondola cars is capable of taking a wheelchair and passenger to the summit.
Gondola tickets are non refundable after purchase. If you would like to change your upload time once purchased, please phone the number on your ticket.
Transport Options
  • Roam Transit Bus
  • Meet at the Banff Gondola Station
  • Free Banff Gondola Shuttle Bus (May-Oct)
Guide Quote

Katrina's Pick

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

2018/19 Gondola Schedule*

Sep 4 – Oct 8, 20188:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Oct 9 – Dec 18, 201810:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Mon & Tues)
10:00 AM – 8:30 PM (Wed to Sun)
Dec 19 – Jan 5, 201910:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Jan 6 – Apr 18, 2019**10:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Mon & Tues)
10:00 AM – 8:30 PM (Wed to Sun)
Apr 9 – May 16, 20199:00 AM – 8:30 PM
May 17 – Jun 27, 20198:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Jun 28 – Sept 2, 20198:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Sept 3 – Oct 14, 20198:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Oct 15 – Dec 19, 201910:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Mon & Tues)
10:00 AM – 8:30 PM (Wed to Sun)

* Last ride up: 30 minutes prior to close. Last ride down: At closing time

** Closed for annual maintenance from Jan 7 – 18, 2019 (subject to change)

Transport Options
  • Roam Transit Bus
  • Meet at the Banff Gondola Station
  • Free Banff Gondola Shuttle Bus (May-Oct)
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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