Sightseeing Gondolas & Chairlifts
Banff Adventures Unlimited

When visiting Banff National Park, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies .... see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime!

The Banff Gondola, Sunshine Village Gondola, Lake Louise Gondola, Kicking Horse Gondola and Mt Norquay chairlift each offer
a unique guest experience and opportunity to soar to awe-inspiring viewpoints.

Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola

Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird's eye view of six mountain ranges.

Banff Gondola is located just 5 minutes from the Town of Banff, on the shoulder of Sulphur Mountain, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The 360° view from the upper gondola terminal, view-decks and Summit Ridge interpretive boardwalk, is the very best vantage point in the west. Safely seated in 4 passenger gondola cabins, visitors are transported in 8 minutes to the summit at an elevation of 2,281m (7,486 ft) above sea level. 

On May 1, the Banff Gondola will open with limited upper terminal facilities until the new, upper terminal's grand opening restores full public access on August 1, 2016.

Hours of Operation: 

July 1 - Oct 10 2016:  Daily 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Oct 11 - Dec 22 2016: Sun-Mon 10:00AM - 5:00PM, Tues -Sat 10:00AM - 9:00PM
Dec 23 - Dec 31 2016: Daily 10:00AM - 9:00PM 

Adults $49
Children (6 -15 Years) $25
Children (5 and Under) FREE



Banff Sightseeing Chairlift

Take a 15 minute chairlift ride at Mt Norquay and take in the spectacular views looking down into the Town of Banff. Look across the Spray and Bow Valleys with the stunning jagged edges of Mt Rundle as a feature for all your photos.  Relax over a snack or meal, craft brews or a glass of wine at the Cliff House Bistro.  

Further Information:

  • 10 Minute Chairlift Ride
  • Viewing Walkway and Sightseeing Platform
  • Cliffhouse Bistro
  • Parking is available at Mount Norquay or use our convenient shuttle that picks up from most major hotels in Banff

Hours of Operation:

June 15 to Oct 10, 2016 Daily 9:00am to 6:00pm


Adult (18+) $19.95
Youth (13-17) $14.95
Child (5-12) $9.95


Sunshine Sightseeing Gondola

See spectacular sights and incredible views from 'On Top of the World.' Ride the Sunshine Sightseeing Gondola and the Mt. Standish Chairlift to take you to the highest lift accessed elevation at 2,400 m or 7,875 feet in the Banff and Lake Louise area.

Surrounded by iconic peaks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, experience panoramic views and the Sunshine Village Ski Resort access road is only 8 km West of Banff on the Trans-Canada #1 highway for a total of 16 KM  from Banff.

The 4,5 km (2.8 miles) long sightseeing gondola takes approx. 22 minutes up to the village area followed by a 10 minute ride on Mt. Standish Scenic Chairlift .

Further Information:

  • Sunshine Sightseeing Gondola Operates on Fri, Sat, Sun and on Long
    week-end Mondays Only. 
  • Sunshine Sightseeing Gondola is open from 9am -6pm
  • Mt. Standish Chairlift Operates from 9.15am -5pm
  • Free Parking at the base of the sunshine gondola
  • At total 12 Km of over 6 gravel hiking trails are available for novice to advance hiking enthusiasts


Adult (16+) $39
Child (6-15) $21
Infants (0-5) FREE


Lake Louise Gondola

The Lake Louise Gondola is seasonal and will be in operation from May 14 – September 29.

Cruise for fourteen glorious minutes, riding in one of the open chair or fully enclosed gondolas, to one of the Banff National Park's greatest views!

From the top, at 2088m (6850ft), the spectacular scenery is yours to explore at will – there are ambitious hikes to the summit of Mt. Whitehorn for the hardy, or equally lovely short, leisurely strolls for those with more modest exercise goals.

Stop by and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast or lunch prepared fresh, and served daily in the Lodge of the Ten Peaks!

The Ride n ‘ dine packages include the Gondola tickets plus breakfast or lunch buffet which will be served in Whiskey Jack Lodge.

Breakfast Buffet Menu

Lunch Buffet Menu

Hours of Operation:

May 13 to June 19, 2016 Daily 9:00am to 4:00pm
June 20 to July  31, 2016 Daily 8:00am to 5:30pm
Aug 1 to Sept 11, 2016 Daily 8:00am to 6:00pm 
Sept 12 to Oct 10, 2016 Daily 9:00am to 4:00pm


Adults $32.95
Children (6 -15 Years) $15.95
Children (5 and Under) FREE

Ride'n Dine Breakfast

Adults $35.95
Children (6 -15 Years) $19.95
Children (5 and Under) $5.25

Ride'n Dine Lunch

Adults $40.95
Children (6 -15 Years) $20.95
Children (5 and Under) $5.25


Gondola Grizzly Bear Sightseeing Tour


Kicking Horse Sightseeing Gondola & Grizzly Bear Refuge

Surrounded by 6 national parks (Banff, Glacier, Kootenay, Yoho, Mt Revelstoke, and Jasper), Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is situated in one of the most spectacular settings in the world. Take a short journey on the Rockies highest sightseeing gondola, the 8 person Golden Eagle Express, rising almost 4000 vertical feet in 18 minutes. At 7700 feet above sea level, you’ll be surrounded by jaw-dropping panoramic views for as far as the eye can see. The Grizzly Bear Refuge is a conservation, education and research centre committed to becoming a world leader in the preservation of grizzly bears.

Eagles Eye Restaurant, Canada’s most elevated dining experience at 7.700 feet is an oasis in a most dramatic, rugged setting. Serving superb Pacific Northwest Cuisine and Rocky Mountain distinction, this unique dining experience is truly unforgettable.

Adventure Pass Includes:

  • Sightseeing gondola up the Golden Eagle Express
  • Entry to the Grizzly Bear Refuge tours with guide

Transportation not included.

Further Information:

  • Prices do not include 5% GST
  • Gondola Hours 10am –8pm Fri to Sun. Except from June 26 to September 6 where the gondola will also operate 10am – 5:30pm Mon to Thur
  • Grizzle Bear Refuge tour times: 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm. Duration is approx 45-60 minutes

Adventure Pass (with lunch)

Adults $65.95
Youth (13-18 Years) $56.95
Child (6-12 Years) $32.95

Adventure Pass (without lunch)

Adults $40.95
Youth (13-18 Years) $31.95
Child (6-12 Years) $20.95