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Banff National Park Sights

Banff Gondola

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Updated 10/21/2013

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Views during the steep eight-minute ride to and from the 7,500-foot summit of Sulphur Mountain are spectacular in the enclosed four-person gondolas. From the upper gondola terminal you can hike the short distance to the true summit of Sulphur Mountain on the South East Ridge Trail and perhaps catch sight of grazing bighorn sheep, or visit the gift shop or the reasonably priced restaurant. Be sure to walk the easy 1-km (0.6-mile) skywalk to the Sanson's Peak Meteorological

Station for excellent views and to break away from the crowds. Norman Bethune Sanson hiked up to this station more than 1,000 times during his life to record the weather. The gondola is south from the center of Banff; you can catch a Roam public transit bus. This is a very popular activity—go early or late to avoid crowds.

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Sight Information


Mountain Ave., 3 km (2 miles) south of downtown, Banff, Alberta, T1L 1B2, Canada


403-762–5438; 403-762–2523

Sight Details:

  • C$34.95 round-trip
  • Late May–late Aug., daily 8 am–9 pm; late Aug.–mid-Oct., daily 8–8; mid-Oct.–early Nov., daily 8:30–4:30; early Nov.–early Dec, daily 10–6

Updated 10/21/2013


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Oct 26, 2009

Banff Gondola Review

A beautiful view of glaciers. I would not recommend this ride for those who don't like heights and the feeling of being in a very small gondola.

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