Banff Gondola


  • Views from top of Sulphur Mountain

  • Climb above the treetops above flowing water below

  • Enjoy up to 1hr 40mins at the top before coming back down

  • Experience the crisp mountain air of the Rocky Mountains

  • At the top, stroll along the ridge line boardwalk


Enjoy stunning panoramas of six different mountain ranges on the state-of-the-art Banff Gondola. Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird's-eye view of town and vistas of Canada's first national park. 

Tour info

2 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (16-99 years)
Child: (6-15 years)
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Banff National Park draws millions of visitors, who arrive to experience the crisp mountain air and alpine waters of the Rocky Mountain wilderness. While there is no shortage of ways to explore the area, few options provide the opportunity to experience the dramatic scenery of the surrounding ridge lines like a trip to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola. 

It only gets better as you climb above the treetops to see soaring mountains above and flowing water below. The view that confronts you from the top of Sulphur Mountain is unlike any other in the park, with multiple mountain ranges disappearing toward the horizon and the valley spread out below you. At your leisure, you can stroll along the ridge line boardwalk to a national historic site, pausing for all the photo ops you wish.
Each ride allots one hour and forty minutes at the top before your assigned time to descent back down. 

What’s included?

  • Gondola admission

  • 1hr 40mins at the top

  • Taxes and Fees

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Food and drinks

Things to know

Before you book

  • Gondola ride time will be assigned upon check-in

  • Changes can be made online up to 48 hours before your visit

  • Our gondola cars comfortably fit four adults

Before you go

  • One hour and forty minutes will be allotted for each guest at the top

  • The ride is approximately 8-minutes long in each direction

  • National Parks in Canada are “no drone zones” for recreational use

  • Ages 5 and under ride for free but require a ticket

Covid Policy

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Adhere to local mandates when applicable

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Redemption information

    The Banff Gondola is located at the base of Sulphur Mountain at the end of Mountain Avenue in Banff, Alberta in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
    From Banff Ave, travel south to the end, turn left after the bridge onto Spray Ave. Stay right onto Mountain Ave and follow that to the end where you will find the Banff Gondola parking lot. Please note parking at the Banff Gondola is very limited.
    Free Banff Gondola Shuttle runs Sat/Sun Jun 13-Oct 9 to and from Downtown Banff.
    ROAM Transit Local Route 1 $2 per adult $1 Ages 6-13. Information on route times at

    •Your voucher will need to be exchanged for a ticketed time at the Banff Gondola. To book a specific date and time ahead of time please contact the local tour operator at 1-866-606-6700, or please visit one of the local offices to schedule this as well:
    • Elk + Avenue Hotel, Banff Avenue
    • Banff Gondola: Front Lobby – Lower Terminal
    • Maligne Lake Office: Jasper Downtown 616 Patricia Street

    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Experience a world of adventure and beauty at the summit of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain. Exploration abounds at the gondola, from a theatre and interpretive centre inside to epic snowy views from the rooftop deck and mountain boardwalk outside. Plus, culinary mastery rises to new heights, with three creative concepts that showcase local cuisine alongside incredible views.