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. 

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Hours & Rates

2014 Seasonal Rates
Adults (age 16+) $35.95     One way down - $17.95
Child (age 6-15) $17.95 One way down - $8.95
Infant (age 0-5) Free Free

SUMMER SAVINGS!  Visit the Banff Gondola after 6 PM from April 18 to September 15 and receive a special round-trip adult rate of ONLY $30.95

Rates do not include GST. One way down tickets are only available from May 17 to September 30 and may be purchased at the Upper Terminal. 
2014 Daily Operating Hours
Jan 1 - Apr 17 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Apr 18 - Aug 31 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sep 1 - Oct 19 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Oct 20 - Dec 31 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • The Banff Gondola is open year-round and on Christmas Day from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Open late every Saturday night till 9:00 PM for Banff Alpine Lights dinner service.

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° N 08.897 and Longitude 115° W 33.360.
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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