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Sulphur Mountain

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 877-565-9372
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Hike or ride to the top of this scenic mountain.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“weather station” (38 reviews)
“gondola ride” (56 reviews)
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 877-565-9372
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

My daughter and I hiked Sulphur Mountain in September 2017 - just as the first snow was sticking to the mountain. This hike is relentless, and not recommending for someone who has never done a long hike or climb before - my daughter and I...More

Thank BizTrippingDad
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

After reading extensive reviews I decided my boyfriend and I would hike up sulphur mountain via the trail. Well I wish someone like me had written a review and I could have read it first. This hike is NOT for super out of shape people....More

Thank Brianna93
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We live in Calgary, and have been visiting this location once in a while for over 40 years. This was our first visit since the visitor centre has been upgraded.Some disappointments we experienced. The cost: Having gone on-line we knew what the price would be....More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Saw this advertised and decided it was worth the gondola price to get the view. 4 people per gondola but it was only 2 of us this time. Nice view and not scary. Arrive on ground floor which leads to outside deck. Level 2 is...More

Thank tigger2594
Reviewed 25 September 2017

My wife and I (early 60's) hiked this trail in late September. It took a little over 2 hours for us to hike the 3.4 miles up to the Gondola Station and then to the Cosmic Ray Station . . GREAT VIEWING AND PICTURES!! There's...More

2  Thank TravelingBeanCounter
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Great views from the top and worth the walk to the cosmic ray station. Free parking at the gondola station. Wear comfortable shoes and take a coat as it can be very windy at the top.

Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved hiking up the mountain. We took about 1 hour 45 to walk up. The first half ia relatively easy with soft gradients but the later half is quite taxing - you'll be hot and sweaty at the top! The sweat was worth the...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved hiking Sulphur mountain. This was my first time hiking a mountain ever and we did it in 1 hour and 27 minutes up, and 1 hour down. Going down was much harder than I expected and not great on the knees. One...More

Thank Danielle T
Reviewed 13 September 2017

So I tried to hike and 20 minutes after I preferred taking the gondola since I realize that it's a long hike. It's doable though but you have to be used to hard hikes. Finally, we took the gondola way up (after a huge lineup)...More

Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This was a great hike and was relatively empty getting to the top. It is a pretty long/steep climb of just over 5km and an elevation gain of about 650m. We only saw about 12 total hikers up. The average time is about 2 hours....More

Thank Chris B
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Elaine N
20 April 2017|
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Response from adventuremom28 | Reviewed this property |
No. But I guess you could sit on one of the benches outside and eat!
23 February 2017|
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Response from GSD250 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, you can buy one way down no problem. Can't remember the cost and take about 9 minutes with an option of a picture purchase, or essential and no hassle. Enjoy
Alanah I
21 January 2017|
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Response from efmCalgary_Alberta | Reviewed this property |
Sure, but this is a high altitude site, and you had better be vigorously fit to do so!