Banff Gondola
Banff Gondola
4.5
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Sulphur Mountain summit is easily accessible via the Banff Gondola. The ride takes just 8 minutes—you’ll get to enjoy the amazing views of six mountain ranges as you coast over the treetops. Once you’re at the 7,486-foot-high mountaintop, take a stroll along the ridgetop boardwalk before spending the afternoon at the multi-sensory theater, rooftop observation deck, restaurant and interactive exhibits.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Shireen A
    Mississauga, Canada3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views.
    Absolutely must visit the top of Sulphur Mountain. The scenery is unmatched. The café was ridiculously expensive but the views are worth it. It gets very busy after 10 am so if you can go before that, I would. We booked the tickets through Pursuit travels and it confirmed our spot.
    Thank you for your review! It's definitely a smart idea to book ahead and make sure you're first in line by coming earlier in the morning. We hope to see you again soon for some more spectacular views!
    Written 23 September 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Written 22 May 2023
  • WENDI L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views!
    The views from the top were spectacular (they almost look like a movie backdrop instead of real life). The facility was clean, easily laid out for everyone. We also had reservations for lunch at Sky Bistro and the food was terrific.
    Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoy our spectacular views and had a great experience at Sky Bistro. We hope to see you again soon for some more delicious food and epic views!
    Written 23 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 25 May 2023
  • Anastasia_Suz
    Jasper, Canada5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Banff gondola!
    Thank you for a great experience, the views and hospitality! A very nice team, good food and a good retail store with variety of souvenirs, jewellery and clothes. Highly recommend if you visit Banff.
    Hey Anastasia, Thank you for coming to visit us, we are delighted to hear your experience at the gondola was a good one! we are very proud of the team here, and glad they could help you during your visit! Hope to see you again! Thanks!
    Written 1 June 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Written 25 May 2023
  • mksw10
    Tampa, Florida108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    12/10 recommend
    This was such a fun and unique experience. Highly recommend, the staff is so friendly, there are beautiful observation decks with seating and 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. The gift shop has cute items and there’s an interactive sort of exhibit with fun facts about nature and local animals etc. highly recommend!
    Thank you for your kind words, we're glad you enjoyed your time at the Banff Gondola!
    Written 28 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 26 May 2023
  • levineshana
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular View - Beautiful Facility
    I was unsure about spending the money but in the end I was so glad I did. The facility is amazing. Well laid out. Boardwalks are great the rooftop observation deck a highlight! GO EARLY!!!! We had 9am trip up and had easy parking no wait up or down. When we left the lines was hours long and buses filled the parking area. I loved this little adventure. I would have not so much with the crowds but we had very few because of early trip up.
    Thank you for your review! We're so glad we managed to exceed your expectations and gave you an epic experience here at the Gondola. We're so glad you managed to find some peace and quiet before all the excitement of daily Gondola life happened. We hope to see you again in the near future!
    Written 23 September 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Diane D
    Eatontown, New Jersey42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    TOP OF THE WORLD
    Great experience, especially for those who can't or can no longer hike the mountains. The views are breathtaking, the interpretive area and theater are not to be missed. Our trips last at least two hours just walking the boardwalk and taking in the majestic views. The top floor observation deck provides comfortable seating, and 360 degree views of the mountains.
    Hello Diane, Thanks for giving us such a glowing review, we are really proud that we can offer views from the top of the mountain to those who might otherwise be able to access it! We hope you will be back soon to experience it again, definitely come and try our restaurant nest time! All the best Banff Gondola Team
    Written 1 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 31 May 2023
  • CoullDavidD
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must experience in Banff
    If the skies are mostly clear for sure get up the mountain on the Gondola. Parking is an issue, but the hike is part of the experience....you are in the mountains!! Soak it in when up top. Note that in addition to the up time, downtime is important. If you need to change your downtime, do that up top at the ticket counter to the right of where you get off. Take the walk right to the top, great walk with many places to rest. Take time to explore indoors as well...its well set up.
    Hey David! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at the Gondola! and we hope you had an amazing hike up to our peak! Your comments will be very helpful for our future guests! Kind Regards, Adam Macleod Guest Experience Supervisor
    Written 1 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 31 May 2023
  • MAW
    Huddersfield, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed.
    We bought tickets on the day in Banff and this included bus fare to the gondola. Boarding the gondola was quick and efficient - we had a 17.30 time slot. Ride was smooth and once at the top the views were magnificent. We spent about 90 mins there before descending and taking free bus back to town. So pleased we did this trip.
    Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear you had a fantastic time taking in the amazing views up here on Sulphur mountain! It was definetley smart to make use of the free Roam bus back into town, avoiding line ups and parking issues for sure. We hope to see you again soon in the near future!
    Written 25 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 5 June 2023
  • Simon C
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking
    For me, the highlight of a 20 day trip. Our chosen day was crystal clear with unbroken sunshine. The 360degree panoramic view of the Rockies was breathtaking and quite moving, such natural majesty. I do not normally enjoy cable cars, but found this one ok. If you do only one thing in Banff, do this.
    Thank you for your great review! It's amazing to hear that your visit to the Banff Gondola was touching and such a highlight of your trip! Also, great that the weather was fantastic to make your views even more spectacular. We hope to see you again in the near future for some more breathtaking views!
    Written 2 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 6 June 2023
  • Lizardh007
    Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views, really recommend
    Really well organised, plenty of parking. The staff were very friendly and professional. Great views and a really lovely boardwalk to the viewing point. Incredible views over the whole area. the kids loved it, especially the cookies! Time well spnet.
    Hey Lizardh007, Thank you for your pleasant review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Banff Gondola and the beautiful boardwalk to Sansons Peak we have to offer. Pleased that the kids also had a great time. Have a beautiful day and hope to see you soon. Warmest Regards, Gandi
    Written 28 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 June 2023
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224debbiw
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
Always enjoy this type of attraction and this time was no different. Beautiful surroundings and friendly atmosphere.
Written 21 May 2024
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Christine B
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fab excursion well worth the trip, the parking can be a challenge but we went early plus they do a bus from downtown for free if you have tickets
Written 20 May 2024
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Napey
Bristol, UK164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
I booked an early ascent (08:30) and was pleased I did as there were queues when I got back at around 10:00.

At this time the top was lovely to experience without the hoards of people getting in the way.

It was icy up top, but if you take care its not dangerous.

The views were spectacular! I couldnt stop taking photos! But remember to take time just to 'be' too.

The trip down was also quiet - had a gondola to myself, so could move around and see all angles.

Also - get a bus up! The car park isnt large, and was full at 10am in May -theyre frequent, easy to use, clean and quick.
Written 20 May 2024
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DAROHATH
Cairns, Australia1,193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The gondola ride is only short. 7 or 8 minutes as I recall, but the views are beautiful. One word of warning, if you want to eat up there make sure you book in advance. We were unable to get a table, but had a great walk to the Peak and a couple of beers before we headed back down. I’m glad we went up in the afternoon and down after sunset
Written 20 May 2024
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fiveisenough5
San Antonio, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Spectacular views of the mountain range and of Banff. The ride in the Gondola up to the summit was beautiful with the mountain and trees completely covered in snow.
Written 20 May 2024
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hazelngxx
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
Beautiful weather on the day so we purchased same-day ticket online in the morning. There was a traffic accident so we arrived late. The staff there was understanding and still let us in.
Great spot to be surrounded by the Rockies!
Written 19 May 2024
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enchantingfairy2002
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
I recently visited Banff Gondola on a trip to Banff. I am scared of heights but I wanted to experience Banff Gondola as I had read that it was one of the top experiences in Banff. As I came to top of the line, there was the opportunity to ride up with one of the staff as he was heading to the top, I cannot remember his name but he is from Bloemfontein, South Africa and is studying Wildlife and Conservation - Thank you so much for making the ride up so enjoyable and for all the information that you gave me.
The whole experience was incredible and one that I will never forget. I had lunch in the Sky Bistro which was exceptional. The views from the top are amazing.
Written 19 May 2024
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georgygirl1
worcs23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
Great trip up Sulphur mountain on the gondola. Small carriage zips along, and at the top an information centre/restaurant/viewing platform that looks like a Bond villain lair. Great walkway enables you to see more. Well worth going anytime you’re in Banff
Written 19 May 2024
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abanandarup
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The experience is surreal. We loved the long gondola ride and the views from above. The boardwalk was great as well.
Written 19 May 2024
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James M
Cumming, GA27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very smooth ride up and back. Got there just before the rain, so it was beautiful. Great views all the way around the top of the mount. Make a point to do it.
Written 17 May 2024
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Hello G9519DNjamesm, Thanks for 5 stars review ! We are glad to read that you had an amazing time with us. We hope to see you again soon ! Have a great day. Nunes Teixeira Florent GE Supervisor
Written 17 May 2024
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