Banff Gondolas and Chairlifts

For an unforgettable view of the Rocky Mountains without the strenuous hike up to the top, gondolas and chairlifts are a great choice for families, groups and couples!

Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff on the Banff Gondola, just five minutes from downtown Banff! This eight minute ride in a modern glass-enclosed cabin takes you all the way up to the summit with a boardwalk, restaurants, rooftop observation deck, interpretive centre and more open year round.

You can also ride the open-air chairlift at Mt Norquay for views over Banff and dine at the historic Cliffhouse Bistro.

Summer views from the Banff Gondola
Family Fun

Discover Banff Tour with Gondola

Experience the picture perfect viewpoints of Banff before soaring up summit Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola for 360-degree views over Banff.  This small group tour is the perfect introduction to Banff and includes some of Banff's most scenic and
per person
8:30am
5.5 Hours
All Ages
See animals such as grizzly bears on a wildlife tour
Family Fun

Wildlife Tour + Chairlift + Lake Cruise

Combo Package; look for wildlife on a twilight tour, ride a chairlift to 7,000' and do a fun and informative cruise Banff's Lake Minnewanka. Included: Evening Wildlife Safari (start time varies seasonally) Where do you find the animals of Banff
per person
2+
Jun-Oct
Banff Lake Cruise at Lake Minnewanka

Horseback Ride + Gondola + Lake Cruise

Combo Package; saddle up for a riverside ride, soar up to a mountain summit and cruise Banff's scenic and historical Lake Minnewanka.   Included: 1 Hour Bow River Horseback Ride (various times available) Take a guided horseback ride along the
per person
8+
May-Oct
Sightsee over Banff from the Mount Norquay Banff Sightseeing Chairlift in the Canadian Rockies
Most Popular

Horseback + Chairlift + Hot Springs

Combo Package; saddle up for a riverside ride, soar to 7,000' on an open-air chairlift and soak in hot springs. Included: 1 Hour Bow River Horseback Ride (various times available) Take a guided horseback ride along the tranquil Bow River
per person
8+
Jun-Oct
Summer views from the Banff Gondola

Horseback + Gondola + Hot Springs

Combo Package; saddle up for a riverside ride, soar up to a mountain summit and soak in mineral hot springs.  Included: 1 Hour Bow River Horseback Ride (various times available) Take a guided horseback ride along the tranquil Bow River
per person
8+
Apr-Oct
Banff Sightseeing Gondola

Banff Gondola + Hot Springs

Combo Package; soar up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for 360 degree views over Banff, and then soak in the mineral waters of the Banff Upper Hot Springs. Included: Banff Sightseeing Gondola (various times available) Sit back and relax
per person
All Ages
Mar-Oct
Hoodoos viewpoint winter photos with Discover Banff Tours
Family Fun

Banff Tour + Nightrise Banff Gondola

Combo Package; tour the must see highlights of Banff, then experience the new 'Nightrise' event after dark at the Banff Gondola. Included: Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour (8:30am - 11:30am) Build a connection to our World Heritage Site as
per person
All Ages
Dec-Apr
Winter Banff Gondola

Morning Icewalk + Banff Gondola

Explore the best of the Banff hikes in a frozen canyon of ice, then soar to a mountain summit for the best views of Banff. Included: Johnston Canyon Icewalk® (8:30am - 12:30pm) Johnston Canyon is one of the most popular
per person
8+
Nov-Apr

Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola

Located at Lake Louise Ski Resort with views to Victoria Glacier, hiking trails, and wildlife viewing opportunities, Lake Louise will capture your heart. Cruise for 14 glorious minutes, in an open chair or a fully enclosed gondola, to one of
per person
Throughout the day
Open Ticket
All Ages
View from the Banff Sightseeing Chairlift at Mt Norquay

Banff Sightseeing Chairlift

Take an 8 minute chairlift ride over a natural bear habitat up to almost 7,000 feet at Mount Norquay with breathtaking views over the Bow Valley. It's more than just a chairlift ride, this scenic ride into the sky takes
per person
Throughout the day
Open Ticket
2+
Banff Sightseeing Gondola Ticket

Banff Gondola + Lake Cruise

Combo Package; soar up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for 360 degree views over Banff, and then cruise on Banff's largest lake.  Included: Banff Sightseeing Gondola (various times available) Sit back and relax in a four passenger, modern glass
per person
All Ages
May-Oct
Banff sleigh rides in winter
Family Fun

Sleigh Ride + Banff Gondola + Hot Springs

Combo Package; cuddle up on a sleigh ride, soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain, and warm up by taking a soak in the mineral waters of the Banff Upper Hot Springs. Included: Sleigh Ride (various times available) Ride through Banff's
per person
All Ages
Dec-Mar