Banff Gondola

The Banff Gondola takes you on a stunning 8-minute trip up Sulphur Mountain to see the wonderful panorama of the Bow Valley. If you are wondering what being on top of a mountain feels like and what the other mountain peaks look like at that altitude, then this is your chance to find out!

The Banff Gondola is just a five-minute car ride away from downtown Banff, located across from the Banff Upper Hot Springs. Not only is the gondola ride itself a neat experience, but the 8 minutes you spend climbing up to the top of Sulphur Mountain are a lot of fun - for kids and adults alike. Our kids just love seeing the forest and other moutains from this bird's perspective.

Once at the summit, you can enjoy views of Banff and breathtaking mountain ranges at an elevation of 2,281m (7,486 ft) above sea level. The Upper Gondola Terminal offers visitors a 360 degree view of the Bow Valley.

At the summit. The gondola upper terminal offers restaurant options, a gift shop and a spectacular roof top observation area with interpretive material giving directions and distances to major cities of the world and commemorating the area's designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


2009 Retail Rates
Adult: $27.00
Child: $13.50 (6-15 years)

2009 Group Rates (15 Persons and over)
Adult: $23.00
Child: $12.00 (6-15 years)

* All rates include 5% GST

The Banff Gondola is open year-round.


Take a ride up Sulphur and enjoy an evening of Canadian food & fun!

  • Canadian Cuisine
  • Live Entertainment
  • Light Display
  • Games & Prizes
  • Banff Gondola Round-Trip Ticket


Adult $57.14 +gstChild (6-15) $28.57 +gst


December 30 - April 14 = Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 9:30pm*Please note that this event will not be available on January 6, 2009 or January 13, 2009 due to the Banff Gondola's annual maintenance*

The Banff Public Transit frequents the route from downtown to the Gondola's Lower Terminal. For more information about their schedule please call (403) 762-6770.

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