Banff Gondola

Looking for the best things to do in Banff National Park? At the Banff Gondola, you'll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime.  

Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's eye view of six mountain ranges. Witness breathtaking views in every direction from one of several observation decks. Discover a 1 km interpretive SummitWalk to a national historic site. This exhilarating activity is open year-round and a definite 'must-do' on your trip to the Canadian Rockies. 

To make the most of your trip and save some money, check out our Explore Rockies Combo Packages that combine other must-see attractions!
from $41.95
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The Banff Gondola is now closed for winter and will reopen in Summer 2016. For more information about our hibernation, read about our upper terminal redevelopment project.

On May 1, the Banff Gondola will open with limited upper terminal facilities until the new, world-class upper terminal’s grand opening restores full public access on August 1, 2016.
For current conditions and open facilities available in the upper terminal please call the Banff Gondola guest services on (403) 762-7475

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Hours & Rates

Hours & Rates

2016 Seasonal Rates
Adults (age 16+) $41.95     Down only - $20.50
Child (age 6-15) $20.95 Down only - $10.25
Infant (age 0-5) Free Free

Rates do not include GST. 
All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
2016 Daily Operating Hours
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2016 CLOSED FOR RENOVATION
May 1 - May 20, 2016 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM*
May 21 - Jun 30, 2016 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM*
Jul 1 - Sep 5, 2016 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM*
Sep 6 - Oct 10, 2016 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM*
Oct 11 - Dec 31, 2016 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM*

  • *Last ride up one hour prior to close and last ride down 30 minutes prior to close.
  • Open late Fridays and Saturdays! We're open until 10pm every Friday and Saturday from September 5 to December 31, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Sunday October 9th open from 10am to 10pm
  • Christmas Holiday December 23-31, 2016 open from 10am to 10pm

Getting Here

Driving Distances to Banff
Canmore                    25 km                20 minutes
Lake Louise         58 km            45 minutes
Calgary 130 km      1.5 hours
Jasper 289 km 3.5 hours
Edmonton 417 km 4 hours

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.
Directions to Banff Gondola
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 townsite, 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. If you require just transportation, contact Roam Transit for transit information to Sulphur Mountain. Provided year-round, please call (403) 762-0606 for info. 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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