Banff Adventures - Banff Gondolas & Chairlifts

Bask in panoramic views as you ascend to over 7,500 feet above sea level. Overlooking Banff National Park, the vistas stretch as far as the horizon, east of into the foothills and further west into the heart of the Rockies. Visit the famous Banff gondola and ride to the top of the Canadian Rockies most majestic peaks.

Breathtaking views in every direction. Walk across a mountaintop boardwalk. Indulge in a delicious meal. Capture the iconic Rocky Mountain photo. Experience a world of adventure and beauty at the summit of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain. Indoors, the experience is equal parts excitement and exploration, with an interpretive centre and theatre to captivate the child in all of us. It’s also where culinary expectations rise to new heights, with menus that rival the views. Outside, the epic views are truly endless from the rooftop deck or with a stroll along the mountain boardwalk. Top it off with seasonal programs and exciting events for the ultimate mountaintop adventure.


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 is a unique guest experience and opportunity to soar to awe-inspiring viewpoints. It's one of the most popular Banff attractions.



Banff Gondola

Stunning Views



With six stunning mountain ranges, the sweeping views from the Sulphur Mountain summit are nothing short of breathtaking. There’s much to discover that will heighten your senses at every turn.

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Banff Gondola Packages

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The Banff Gondola is one of the most popular winter attractions and a must-do when visiting Banff. Check out our packages that bundle the gondola with other amazing activities. Save time and money!

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Sightseeing Gondolas in Banff

At nearly 4,500 feet above sea level, Banff holds the title of Canada’s highest town. As you ascend, you’ll see first hand the majesty of behemoth mountains and sculpted valleys. During the winter, the Banff Gondola is a popular attraction that provide guests with a serene, mountaintop experience. At the summit of Sulphur Mountain (on the Banff Gondola), dine in the Northern Light restaurant while enjoying the spectacular views, grab a souvenir or two, or hike along one of several trails at the summit.


What to expect

You won’t miss a moment of the Banff views while sitting in a glass-enclosed 4-person gondola cabin.. Enjoy the relaxing sensation of floating above the ground as you watch the forest floor drop away, where you might catch a glimpse of adventurous winter hikers climbing the serpentine paths to the top.  check out our popular packages which include the Banff gondola and another exciting Banff adventure!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are the gondola cars open air or enclosed?
    Depends on the gondola! The Sulphur Mountain gondola is enclosed with glass, the Mt. Norquay chairlift is much like what you’d see on a ski hill, and Lake Louise has a combination of both open-air chairlifts and enclosed gondolas.
  2. How much are tickets per person for the Banff Gondola?
    Rates per person are $60 and up, depending on the season, time of day, the projected volume of visitors, and how far in advance you book your tickets.
  3. How long is a gondola ride?
    Once on board the chairlift or gondola, the ride to the top is roughly 7-12 minutes.
  4. Can you still see the view with cloudy and rainy weather?
    Definitely! While cloud cover and rain may obstruct the views further away, most days you will still be able to see for some distance from the mountain summit.


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