Elevating Banff's Top Attraction

Coming September 2016, Brewster Travel Canada will unveil the exciting redevelopment of its signature attraction: the Banff Gondola.

Serving Banff National Park since 1959, the Banff Gondola and its upper terminal building will receive a $26 million renovation and give visitors more to see, do and learn than ever before.
Taking the unbelievable range of adventures in Banff National Park to a higher level, the Banff Gondola's new, state-of-the-art facilities will offer visitors everything from passive observation to hands-on interactive experiences. The new experience will truly become Banff’s perfect mountaintop destination.

Learn More About The Upper Terminal Redevelopment Project »

The All New Banff Gondola Experience

Important Banff Gondola Dates:

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
NOW OPEN Above Banff Interpretive Centre
Explore the Rocky Mountain through our interactive exhibits
NOW OPEN** Northern Lights Cafe
Seating and general area open
NOW OPEN Sky Bistro
An elevated dining experience with a view to match
NOW OPEN 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.

*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

What's New and Exciting

Interpretive Experiences 

Explore the natural splendor of Canada’s first and oldest National Park, Banff, Alberta. Inspired by the discovery of hot springs in 1883 and the development of the Trans-Canada Railway, Banff is now one of the world’s premier must-see destinations. Mother Nature shows off her true magnificence in Banff National Park; yet there’s so much more to discover than just the stunning natural landscapes. 
Allow our new interpretive centre to shine light on the vastness of the sensitive ecosystem that surrounds you, the history of the first nations that originally inhabited this region, learn about the wildlife that roams, the flora, fauna and more. 

The Above Banff Theatre 

Included in your gondola admission, join us in our multi-sensory theatre above Banff as you soar over the Canadian Rockies as one of our fiercest birds of prey - the bald eagle. Without leaving the comfort of your seat, feel the wind against your face and experience the true power of Mother Nature as you witness some of Banff’s ever-changing weather systems.

Our theatre will provide an opportunity for guests to explore some of the Rockies’ best attractions and landmarks from a bird’s eye view.   

Check out a teaser video of our multi-sensory experience above Banff.

Grab and Go Style Café

Step into our convenient grab and go style cafe for healthy, easy and quick-to-eat options that will help you fuel up for your big adventure. Or let one of our talented baristas create a delicious cappuccino or latte for you to enjoy while taking in the stunning views. Eager to begin your journey? Simply help yourself to a freshly brewed coffee, tea or snack. 

You can view more images of the cafe in our redevelopment gallery.