Getting to the Banff Gondola

As Banff’s most popular attraction, our parking lot fills quickly between the hours of 11am-3pm. For the best experience, we highly recommend taking our free shuttle service. Not only will you skip the parking lot, but you will be dropped off right at the front door of the attraction. With two convenient pick-up locations and frequent schedules throughout the day, this is the best way to visit us car-free!



The free Banff Gondola shuttle picks up from Elk + Avenue Hotel and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. The return to Downtown shuttles departs from the Banff Gondola parking lot every 20-30 minutes (depending on destination). See shuttle schedule below. 


Departs Dates Days Times Frequency Last Return Shuttle
Elk + Avenue Hotel May 19 - Sep 3 Daily  9:20 AM to 5:40 PM 20 minutes 5:55 PM
Banff Springs Hotel May 20 - June 30 Weekends Only 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM 30 minutes 5:15 PM
Banff Springs Hotel Jul 1 - Aug 31 Daily 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM 30 minutes 5:15 PM

  • Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in Downtown Banff at 333 Banff Ave.
  • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is located at 405 Spray Ave, Banff.
  • Schedules are subject to change without notice.
  • July 1 (Canada Day) – please note that Banff Ave will be closed for the Canada Day parade from 11:00am to 12:30pm, and the shuttle service will not operate during this time. The last shuttle will depart Elk + Avenue Hotel at 11:00am and normal service will resume at 12:40pm or as soon as the road re-opens. This closure does not affect the service from the Banff Springs Hotel.