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Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola: Our most recommended tours and activities

Banff: Banff Gondola Admission Ticket

1. Banff: Banff Gondola Admission Ticket

Climb aboard this iconic 4-person gondola cabin with large windows and relax. During the 8-minute ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, take in the views of the town of Banff, Bow Valley, and six different mountain ranges. While on the mountain's peak, be amazed by 360-degree views. Explore the interactive Above Banff Interpretative Center to learn about the early explorers, wildlife, and local area. Hike across the Sulphur Mountain boardwalk to explore the Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station, a National Historic Site. Then stop at the coffee shops, restaurants, and gift shops.

From Banff: Banff National Park Guided Day Tour

2. From Banff: Banff National Park Guided Day Tour

Explore Banff National Park on a guided day tour and discover some of the most spectacular viewpoints and scenic vistas. Discover some of the most popular areas of the park as well as a variety of lesser-known viewpoints and natural landmarks with the expertise of your guide. Meet in central Banff and set off on a full day of exploration in Banff National Park. Visit Johnston Canyon and discover a popular hiking trail that follows the canyon and leads to a meadow within the Johnston Valley above. Admire the Ink Pots, which are six blue-green spring-fed pools. Then, head to Vermilion Lakes, located immediately west of Banff in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the Bow River valley at the foot of Mount Norquay. Keep an eye out for native wildlife and take in the breathtaking scenery. Head to the Cascades of Time Garden which spreads out behind Banff National Park's historic administration building at 101 Mountain Ave. Discover a geological sequence of cascading ponds and water courses provide the garden’s namesake and is highlighted with flowers, shrubs, rustic bridges, pavilions and flagged walks. You will also take some time to explore the beautiful town of Banff which is well known as the heart of Banff National Park. You can also take the Sulphur Gondola and discover sweeping scenes of six mountain ranges, the Bow Valley, and the town from the Sulphur Mountain summit. Stop at Bow Falls which rumble about 30 feet over a low-gradient pitch of channeled bedrock, providing a short turbulent interrupt of the cerulean waters of the Bow River. Visit Surprise Corner which is named for its spectacular views when viewed from Buffalo Street, an excellent place for photos. At the end of your tour, return to Banff with drop-off in the center of town. Note: The guardians are required to provide the car seats or boosters if you have any infants or young kids based on the transportation regulation and this tour won't provide any car seats or boosters.

From Calgary: Private Banff National Park Day Trip

3. From Calgary: Private Banff National Park Day Trip

Visit Canada's first national park and take in the scenic views around Banff Town, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake. A free time to explore around Banff Town, Bow falls, Secret Corner, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Lake Minnewanka, and Two Jack Lake. Round-Trip Transportation from Calgary. • Update: We only offer a PRIVATE TOUR exclusively for your group and family, We will follow the strict health guidelines to operate this tour to the highest safety standard. Together we will still enjoy traveling and experiencing Banff National Park.

Banff: Private Banff National Park Tour with Hotel Transfers

4. Banff: Private Banff National Park Tour with Hotel Transfers

Visit Canada's first national park and take in the scenic views around Banff Town, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake. A free time to explore around Banff Town, Bow falls, Secret Corner, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Lake Minnewanka, and Two Jack Lake. Round-Trip Transportation from Banff hotel locations. • Update: We only offer a PRIVATE TOUR exclusively for your group and family, We will follow the strict health guidelines to operate this tour to the highest safety standard. Together we will still enjoy traveling and experiencing Banff National Park.

Banff: Sulphur Mountain Guided Hike

5. Banff: Sulphur Mountain Guided Hike

Explore the subalpine and alpine terrain of Sulphur Mountain and the Sundance range of Banff. The long and esthetic ridge hike starts from the Banff gondola and transitions from tree line to alpine hiking terrain, you will trek through subalpine forests, limestone slabs and high mountain scree slopes, with views to the West of the Sundance range and the high peaks of Lake Louise and the Assiniboine area. Go with an AAA ACMG Guide to maximize your experience. You will meet the guides at the base of the Banff Gondola for 8:15am then head up the gondola to begin the hike at the top. Great for Beginner, Intermediate hikers and family friendly (Ages 12+). Please note this hike does cover various terrain, some exposed, scrambling may be involved at sections. Not recommended for people with a fear of heights. A detailed course package will be emailed 3 days prior to course commencement. *This group booking needs at least 4 bookings to move forward. We cannot guarantee the tour until this number is reached. Please inquire with the AAA team via email to verify. **Scheduled hikes on the website but custom dates can be arranged. ***If you have an exceptional experience & would like to leave a tip for your guide, 10-15% is a customary amount. You can pay with cash or contact the AAA office directly to arrange.

Canadian Rockies: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tours

6. Canadian Rockies: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tours

Don’t miss a thing as your favorite audio tour narrator guides you to not-to-be-missed places of interest across Banff, Lake Louise, Yoho, Icefields Parkway and Jasper, along with fascinating stories, tips and directions. Follow the suggested itineraries, or divide the commentary and create your own half, full or multi day sightseeing trips. The Canadian Rocky Mountains National Parks are such an amazing place where the scenery is often almost too good to be true. The National Parks are spread over hundreds of miles, each area with its own rewarding features, attractions and wildlife. Includes: Lake Louise and Yoho (Full Day) Lake Louise is one of the most famous of all the photos to take in the Rockies, with the beautifully coloured lake backdropped by massive, glacier-draped peaks. Moraine Lake is easily as stunning, with 10 peaks surrounding the lake. Be sure to read the information about pre-planning required to visit Moraine Lake. Yoho is the National Park that continues directly west of Lake Louise. Major attractions include Takakkaw Falls, a mighty glacier-fed cascade is the biggest in the Rockies, the serene Emerald Lake, and the Natural Bridge - an awesome display of the power of water. Also make a stop at the Spiral Tunnels to witness some manmade ingenuity. Commentary fills the portion of the drive between Lake Louise and Banff, with Johnston Canyon the most popular stop, and it's your choice whether to drive on the fast Hwy 1, or the slower, scenic 1A - Bow Valley Parkway. Icefields Parkway (Long Full Day) Without any doubt, this is the most scenic drive in the National Parks and has been voted the World's Most Beautiful Mountain Drive. Glaciers that practically touch the road, brilliant blue lakes, and thundering waterfalls dominate the route. And this drive is usually rich with wildlife. Take a full day to enjoy all the stops if driving one way between Banff or Lake Louise and Jasper, or reverse. It is also common to drive from Banff/Lake Louise to the Icefields Centre and then return as a day trip. Jasper (1-2 Days) With wider valleys between its mighty mountain ranges, and a touch lower elevation, Jasper is an ideal environment for wildlife. Drive the loop that visits the pretty lakes that sit on a benchland above the town, effortlessly climb Whistlers Mountain on the TramWay and even share the view with some big horn sheep on Old Fort Point, all close to the town. Then venture further out to the Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake, the location of the famous Spirit Island cruise. And be sure to soak in the Rockies' hottest springs at Miette. Around Town of Banff (Half- Full Day) There are about a dozen surprisingly impressive things to do around the town of Banff, none more than 20 minutes away. Join the tour loop and follow from place to place with frequent stops for incredible views, waterfalls, mountain lakes and often lucky wildlife spotting locations. Complete the loop with short stops in just a few hours, or plan to spend a day with extended visits to ride the Banff Gondola, cruise on Lake Minnewanka, paddle a rented canoe, or relax on a guided float trip.

Lake Louise & Moraine Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

7. Lake Louise & Moraine Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Once downloaded, your tour begins outside the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Here, you’ll board a shuttle and head to Lake Louise (so you won’t have to worry about dealing with parking)! Dive deep into the enchanting landscapes and profound history of Lake Louise and its surroundings. Take a stroll around the lake or embark on a more challenging hike to a hidden tea house! Then ride another shuttle to Moraine Lake. Along the way, you’ll learn about the fascinating history of mountaineering in this amazing landscape, from early climbs to the bravery of Swiss mountain guides. Once you reach Moraine Lake, you’ll have the option to hike up to a stunning overlook that might just be the prettiest spot in all of Banff National Park. Next, you’ll ride the shuttle back to your car and continue the remainder of the tour in your own personal vehicle or rental. As you drive, you’ll delve into the story of the Stoney Nakoda people and their rich legacy in this land. Stop at Morant's Curve, a photographer's delight, before continuing alongside the serenity of the Bow River. After that, you’ll have the option to hike the gorgeous Castle Lookout Trail or continue on toward natural gems like Silverton Falls, Moose Meadows, and the ethereal beauty of Johnston Canyon. At last, you’ll be treated to panoramic views from the Vermilion Lakes Viewpoint, just outside the town of Banff. Your tour concludes here.

[Winter]Sulphur Mountain/BanffGondola+HotSprings/HorseSleigh

8. [Winter]Sulphur Mountain/BanffGondola+HotSprings/HorseSleigh

Depart from Calgary, and head to [Surprise Corner] Named after its spectacular views of the majestic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel that is cozily nestled at the heart of a dense forest with the beautiful Sulphur Mountain as a backdrop. This beautiful scene is elevated with Bow River cascading down into the Bow Falls as a foreground. The magnificent scene at Surprise Corner will make you feel as if you have travelled into a fairytale story. Then head to a must-see scenic spot, [Bow Falls]. The roaring landscape in the summer is like being enchanted by time. You can still hear the river pounding under the ice as if it is going to break through the confinement of time. Next, stepping into a wonderland with beautiful scenery. Ride the Sulphur Mountain [Banff Gondola (additional charges)] (*Banff Gondola is closed for annual maintenance from Nov 6-17, this attraction and the Banff Upper Hot Springs itineraries will be replaced by Bow Lake and Peyto Lake) to reach the top of the mountain. At this moment, it seems that a fascinating picture has unfolded. A 3-minute “Above Banff” experience allows you to explore Banff through an eagle-eye perspective with stunning sound effects, advanced visual film processing technology, 3D effects, and perfectly shows the full picture of Banff National Park. It is time to replenish energy. After the lunch break, You can choose from the optional activities of the unique experience of [Banff Upper Hot Springs] (Admission is first come first serve at your own cost/**Please bring a swimsuit for hot springs**) Relax and soak under the views of Cascade Mountain. Or explore on a [Winter sleigh ride (additional charges)] snowy town inspiration to immerse yourselves in the winter wonderland. Itinerary: Calgary/Canmore/Banff - Surprise Corner (15 min) - Bow Falls (15 min) - Banff Gondola (90 min/Optional with additional charges) - Banff Town (120 min) (Optional with additional charges of Banff Upper Hot Springs (90 min/Purchase admission at reception) or Winter Sleigh Ride (40 min/from Mid-December) - Banff/Canmore/Calgary Note: The minimum number of travelers for this tour is 4 pax. In the event of insufficient travelers, Westar Travel reserves the right to cancel or change the itinerary. The winter schedule and itinerary could be impacted by extreme weather and road conditions, while we may make necessary adjustments. We appreciate your understanding in case of any delays or changes. If you have a connecting flight after the tour, please ensure that your flight departs after 9:30 pm.(**Please understand that depending on the situation, your arrival time in Calgary may be adjusted **) This is a combined bus tour. Additional pickup and drop-off locations may be added to the tour.

From Calgary: Private Lake Louise and Banff Day Trip

9. From Calgary: Private Lake Louise and Banff Day Trip

Spend the day exploring the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies during this day trip from Calgary to the Lake Louise, Banff and its surrounding attractions. Canada’s first national park, one of the world’s premier destination spots. Whether you only have a short amount of time in Calgary or are looking for a no-hassle way to experience the celebrated natural beauty of Alberta, this day trip is a great choice. Itinerary: • Start your trip from your Hotel/Home in Calgary (7:00 am) • Then will head to Lake Louise. (30 Mins) • Banff Town: The Biggest town of National towns, many shops and restaurants await your discovery. (Stop here for 2 Hours) • Bow Falls: A gushing waterfall near town which offers great photo opportunities. (stop for about 15 mins) • Surprise Corner: (Stops for about 15 mins) • Banff Gondola Ride: Enjoy a 360 view of Banff. (Stop for about 2 hours) • Finally, we return to Calgary and arrive around 5 pm.

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What people are saying about Banff Gondola

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 585 reviews

The gondola ride was great but once you get to the top there are lots to do. The roof top view, the restaurants, theatre, and of course the views! Don’t let the look of the the walk discourage you, there are lots of spots to rest along the way and enjoy yet another amazing view !

Our driver was so helpful and knowledgeable. We had a fabulous day, he knew just where best photos could be taken and we avoided the crowds and we went at our own pace. Thanks Manny.

Spectacular view on the way up and especially on top of the mountain. Great food at Northern Lights Restaurant.

Employees were extremely helpful. Shops were very nice. Views were spectacular.

Efficient staff. Loading and unloading very easy. Gorgeous views.