Are you planning a mountain escape to relax and recharge and looking for ways to get these best views of the Rockies? Home to sweeping panoramas, gorgeous crystal blue lakes, and the soaring peaks of not one, but six mountain ranges, Banff, Alberta is truly a nature lover’s paradise. Despite being known around the world as a premier winter destination, this sleepy town transforms into a bustling paradise every summer with the landscape bursting with lush green trees, stunning meadows, and beauty as far as the eye can see. For those looking for an accessible way to ascend to one of the most popular peaks in the region, Sulphur Mountain, the Banff Gondola provides an incredible experience for the whole family to enjoy. Learn more about visiting Banff in summer, as well as the many gondola rides available throughout the region below!
Banff In Summer
It’s no secret that the Banff region is one of the most stunning Alpine regions North America has to offer. Second only to Jasper as Canada’s most visited National Park, Banff has no shortage of views and activities that make it a natural Mecca for lovers of the great outdoors. During the summer you’ll be treated to long sunny days, spectacular sunsets in the late evening (giving you plenty of time to squeeze in another adventure), and warm weather to create the perfect wilderness experience. Whether you’re looking for heart-pumping thrills or to unwind in peaceful tranquility, the Rockies know how to delight all year round!
The View Is Better Up Here!
One of the best ways to take in the Banff and Bow Valley region is to ascend to great heights with one of the many gondolas in the area. Soar to over 7,500 feet above sea level and capture incredible panoramas at one of the locations below:
The Banff Gondola
Located just 5 minutes from the town of Banff, the infamous Banff Gondola treats riders to jaw-dropping sights from the peak of Sulphur Mountain. Take in six mountain ranges, and enjoy the 360° views from the Summit Ridge interpretive boardwalk. The recently renovated (2016) facilities feature a comprehensive educational centre, fine and casual dining options, as well as walkways and more for the whole family to enjoy.
The Mt. Norquay chairlift treats riders to a leisurely 15-minute journey that overlooks the Town of Banff, as well as the Spray and Bow Valleys and Mt. Rundle. The chairlift is perfect for photographers and view seekers alike and at the top, you can enjoy a snack, craft brew, or glass of wine up top at the Cliff House Bistro.
Sunshine is ideal for adventurers looking to add some exercise to their experience. Ride to the top of the village and take advantage of the opportunity to explore the many trails leading to three gorgeous lakes, meadows, and more!
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