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“Great views even on a rainy day”
Review of Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola
Ranked #3 of 91 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's-eye view of six incredible mountain ranges. With breathtaking vistas in every direction, your adventure begins with an eight-minute journey to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a modern, fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. Glide up over the treetops to the crest of a steep-sided Rocky Mountain peak and step out into a jaw-dropping mountaintop experience at an elevation of 2,281 metres (7,486 feet). Stroll along the ridgetop boardwalk where the views get better with every step. Then warm up in our newly transformed, state-of-the-art summit facility. With new restaurants, interactive interpretive exhibits, a multi-sensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck, the new Banff Gondola summit heightens every sense.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I was in town for a business trip so we were limited on time and unfortunately it was raining on the day we planned to go to Banff. Even with the rain though the views from the top were amazing. We walked all the way to the view point at the top of the mountain and took some great photos. As someone that has a fear of heights, I wasn't sure how the actual gondola ride to the top would be, but it was not bad for most of the ride. It is about an 8 minute ride to the top, and it was very smooth.

I would say this is a must do on a visit to Banff.

Thank Krista J
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Graeme M, Guest Experience Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hello Krista J,

Thank you for your review. We have added so many activities to the experience that rainy days are just as amazing as clear days. We are glad you enjoyed the boardwalk to Sanson Peak and hope you had a chance to see the interpretive centre on the second floor of our Upper Terminal. We hope to see you back at the Gondola.

Regards,
Graeme

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Stunning views from the top of the gondola and the various walk ways must not be missed ! It was a fabulous experience. Not to be missed!

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Graeme M, Guest Experience Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hello Judy,

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the experience, hope to see you back at the Gondola soon!

Regards,
Graeme

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We hiked up Sulfur Mountain and took the gondola down. Nice ride and beautiful view of the mountain.

Thank Ellger
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Graeme M, Guest Experience Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hello Ellger,

Thank you for your review. Hope you enjoyed your hike up Sulphur Mountain, its always nice having the option to take the Gondola down when those legs are tired from getting to the top!

Regards,
Graeme

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Wonderful views. We had just arrived in Banff that morning. Just sorry we were not able to experience the hot springs which is located just below the gondola. We just ran out of time.

Thank LesBarkhan
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Graeme M, Guest Experience Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hello LesBarkhan,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad you enjoyed to wonderful views at the top of Sulphur Mountain. You are going to have to come back to visit the hot springs and see us again at the Gondola!

Regards,
Graeme

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent couple of hours spent here. Not for those afraid of heights. Staff all friendly.eating and gift shop available. Nice walk up to highest point. Lots of photo opportunities. My wife thought cost was a bit high.

Thank Dave G
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Michelle N, Guest Experience Supervisor at Banff Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Dave G,

Thank you for taking the time to visit and review the Banff Gondola. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the amazing views. We hope you got some nice photos as a memento of your trip.

Please come back to visit us again soon.

Kind regards,
Michelle N
Banff Gondola

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