360 Degrees of Mountain Views

Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's-eye view of six incredible mountain ranges.  With breathtaking vistas in every direction, you'll understand why this is a Canadian Rockies must-see destination.

Your adventure begins with an eight-minute journey to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a modern, fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin.  Glide up over the treetops to the crest of a steep-sided Rocky Mountain peak and step out into a jaw-dropping mountaintop experience.  Stroll along the ridgetop boardwalk where the views get better with every step.  From fantastic views of the Banff townsite to glimpses of local wildlife, there's no shortage of beauty to take in.

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AGES 6-15 $25
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Upper Terminal Redevelopment

Elevating to a Higher Level. 

The Banff Gondola is now OPEN. Our all-new upper terminal facility will reopen in several different stages over the next months. Stay tuned for the grand opening event in September 2016

Important Banff Gondola Dates:
NOW OPEN All Lower Terminal facilities, Gondola Operations and Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk
NOW OPEN Castle Mountain Coffee Co.
Freshly brewed to complement the views
NOW OPEN Upper Terminal Gift Shop
Bring a piece of the Rockies home
Above Banff Interpretive Centre
Explore the Rocky Mountain through our interactive exhibits
Northern Lights Cafe
Seating and general area open
Sky Bistro
An elevated dining experience with a view to match
360-degree observation Deck & Rooftop Terrace
Experience the Rocky Mountains from every angle
SEP 2016
Above Banff Theatre
A multi-sensory experience that soars over summit peaks

The Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk, Sanson's Peak and all other aspects of the outdoor Banff Gondola experience remain unaffected by these renovations. All visitors will still experience breathtaking mountain views and can capture that signature Banff National Park photo.

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*Dates subject to change without notice.
**Guests will have the opportunity to preview the Northern Lights Cafe space until full food service is available in September
For further information on the facilities available in the upper terminal please call the Banff Gondola guest services on (403) 762-7475. 

Make the Most Out Of Your Visit

Save Time, Book Online
Skip the ticket lines when you pre-purchase online. By booking your Gondola tour date and time online and printing your tickets at home or downloading the barcoded tickets into your phone you can proceed directly to the boarding line at your reserved time. Book Now »
Special Events & Activities
Join us in the evenings for special events and activities, including local artist demonstrations, First Nations dance performances, meet-and-greet with Royal Canadian Mounted Police and others. See calendar of events »
Picture Perfect
For the best light and fewer crowds, visit first thing in the morning or later in the evening. For great sunset experiences and evening savings, join us after 6 PM. Evening Savings: Adult $39, Child $20 available after 6 PM until Oct 9.
You may encounter local wildlife, including Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, elk, golden-mantled ground squirrels, hoary marmots, and jays such as the Clark’s nutcracker and the Canada (gray) jay.
Please do not feed or approach the wildlife.
Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk
Immerse yourself in the history of early explorers on the 1-kilometre self-guided interpretive Boardwalk, where you’ll view the high-altitude Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station (a National Historic Site of Canada).
At the Base
Grab a coffee or a refreshing beverage from Starbucks, shop for souvenirs from our gift shop and pick up a personalized photo of your trip up the mountain from our photo booth.
Hike Up, Ride Down
If you feel like breaking a sweat, embark on a 2- to 3-hour 5.5-kilometre hike up Sulphur Mountain and enjoy a relaxing gondola ride on your way back down.
Explore Banff Sightseeing Tour
Let us drive while you explore. Join a sightseeing tour that includes the Banff Gondola, Banff Lake Cruise and other Banff sights. Explore Banff »

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Hours & Rates

Hours & Rates

2016 Seasonal Rates
Adults (age 16+) $49.00 Down only - $25.00
Child (age 6-15) $25.00 Down only - $13.00
Infant (age 0-5) Free Free

EVENING SAVINGS - Save after 6 PM!

Until October 10, visit after 6 PM for less!
Adults (age 16+) $39.00 After 6 PM
Child (age 6-15) $20.00 After 6 PM

GST not included. Attraction tickets are non-refundable.
2016 Daily Operating Hours
May 1 - May 19, 2016 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM*
May 20 - Jun 30, 2016   9:00 AM - 9:00 PM*
Jul 1 - Oct 10, 2016   8:00 AM - 10:00 PM*
Oct 11 - Dec 22, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM* Sunday & Monday
  10:00 AM - 9:00 PM* Tuesday to Saturday
Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2016 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM*

  • *Last ride up one hour prior to close and last ride down 30 minutes prior to close.
  • Rates and hours subject to change without notice.


Getting Here

GPS Coordinates:
Driving here in a car with GPS? Enter the following coordinates into your GPS unit: Latitude 51°08.897 N and Longitude 115°33.360 W.
1 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B2, Canada
The Banff Gondola is located at the base of Sulphur Mountain at the end of Mountain Avenue in Banff, Alberta in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The town of Banff is a short 1.5 hour drive west on the Trans-Canada Highway from Calgary and about a 3.5 hour drive south on the scenic Icefields Parkway from Jasper. The nearest International Airport is located in Calgary, Alberta. Once you have arrived into the town-site, the Banff Gondola is a short 2.5 kilometre (1.5 miles) drive from downtown. Located beside the Upper Hot Springs - a short 5 minute drive from downtown. 
During our ongoing construction (until September), parking at the Banff Gondola will be very limited.  Please take advantage of our complimentary shuttle service from/to downtown to make your visit effortless. 
Complimentary Shuttle: Free Banff Gondola Shuttles depart from the Banff International Hotel and Evelyn's Coffee World on Banff Avenue. 




Last Shuttle to Downtown

 Sept 6 - 25 

 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 

 30 minutes 

5:30 pm

 Oct 1, 2, 8-10 

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

30 minutes

5:30 pm

ROAM Transit provides local transit year-round from Banff to Sulphur Mountain. Contact them for information on (403) 762-0606. Taxis are also available at any time of the year.

No car? No worries!

Explore Rockies sightseeing tours provide tours from Banff that include the Banff Gondola. We offer pick-up & drop-off service at most of the major hotels in Banff. 

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