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Combo Package; cuddle up on a sleigh ride and then soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain.

Included: Sleigh Ride (various times available)

Ride through Banff’s mountain meadows, western style! Afterwards warmup by the fireside where you can enjoy a warm drink back at the stables (weather and snow conditions permitting). The sleigh rides take approximately 40 minutes including time by the campfire.

COVID-19 UPDATE: For the health and safety of staff and guests, the following measures are in place:

  • Masks are mandatory at all times.
  • Each booking will be seated in their own row, with a minimum of two paid guests per booking.
  • Each row can seat up to three guests (on the half hour) and four guests (on the hour).
  • Blankets and s’mores kits are not included, but can be purchased.

Included: Banff Gondola (various times available)

Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the popular Banff Gondola for the best views over Banff. At the top, 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 on the spacious main level observation deck. Other amenities include a 1-km boardwalk, gift shops, a restaurant, cafe, a coffee shop, interpretive hiking trails, a 48-seat multi-sensory theatre and an interpretive centre.

COVID-19 UPDATE: For the health and safety of staff and guests, the following measures are in place:

  • Guests must wear a mask or face covering.
  • Only single groups board each gondola cabin.
  • Gondola cabins are sanitized after each use.

Activities in this package can be taken on the same day or on different days.

The best parts of the Sleigh Ride for most people include the following:

1

Sleigh ride through the mountain meadows

Enjoy spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains.
2

Hot drinks by the fire

Warm up by the fire after the ride with a hot drink back at the stables.

The best parts of the Banff Gondola 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.
The tour runs for approximately 40 minutes, with optional time by the campfire after the ride.
The sleigh ride travels through Banff’s mountain meadows as you look for wildlife with your sleigh driver. Then, enjoy a fireside warmup stop after the ride where you can enjoy a hot drink back at the stables (weather permitting). Blankets and s’mores kits are not included, but can be purchased.
Please meet at Warner Stables, the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. When you arrive, please follow the sleigh ride signs to check in for your ride at the office in the west barn. The stables are located approximately a five minute drive or a 20 minute walk from downtown Banff, and there is plenty of free parking at the site.

Please see the below map for the location of Warner Stables:

Horseback Riding Map of the Stables in Banff, Canadian Rockies

We recommend that you get to the Warner Stables 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
The sleigh is “open top” so we recommend that everyone dresses warm with multiple layers, mitts, hats, a thick winter jacket and boots. Blankets will be available to purchase, or you may like to bring your own blanket for the ride.
The sleigh is a traditional wood construction style, with wooden bench seats. You do not sit on hay.
Typically there are two horses pulling the sleigh. The horses are a variety of heavy horse breeds, including Percheron horses. There are two different sleigh sizes, a 9 seater and 16 seater. The sleigh may or may not be full on your tour.
Unfortunately you cannot feed the horses but you certainly can pet them if you wish. They love a good scratch on the cheek. You cannot ride the horses as part of this tour but we do offer horse-riding tours in the summer.
There is a 24 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 24 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.
The Gondola Station is 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, 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.
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.
Gondola tickets have a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 hours prior.
  • Activities in this package can be taken on the same day or on different days.
  • There are no age restrictions for the sleigh ride and children under 3 are free. However children under 3 are not guaranteed a seat (they may have to sit on your lap).
  • All minors under 18 years old participating in a horse activity must have a parent or legal guardian on the ride with them.
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the sleigh ride. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any child under the age of 18 (documentation may be required to confirm the signatory’s authority).
  • Sleigh rides are weather dependent, and may not operate in certain conditions.
  • Reservations are required to guarantee your time slot for the Banff Gondola. Please show the bar-code voucher for entry, for the specified time reserved.
Banff sleigh rides in winter
Banff snowy sleigh ride
Sleigh ride mountain views
Family Banff sleigh ride
Family Banff winter sleigh ride
Roast marshmallows in the winter at Warner Stables in Banff
Winter Banff Gondola in Banff National Park
See views over Banff from the gondola cabin at the Banff Gondola
The whole family will enjoy the Banff Gondola
See incredible views over Banff from the Banff Gondola
See winter views over Banff at the gondola summit
Dining at Sky Bistro at the Banff Gondola