Banff Gondola Ride Admission

Amazing Banff, Canadian Rockies Views

Take a ride aboard the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain with amazing views of Canada's Rockies.

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Book Banff National Park Adventures and Attractions. Originally set aside to preserve sulphur hot springs for public use, Banff National Park's towering peaks and beautiful meadows make it among Canada's most incredible holiday areas.

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Banff Gondola Ride Admission


Maximize Views of Banff with Minimal Exertion

Round-trip Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride

Maximize views of Banff with minimal exertion during this round-trip gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain.

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Banff's Gondola History

Ride aboard the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain with amazing views of Canada's Rockies.

Banff's Gondola History

Banff's Gondola History

The History of Banff National Park's Gondola

The history of Banff's Gondola dates back to the mid-20th century when a group of local businessmen recognized the potential for tourism in the area and proposed the construction of a gondola to provide visitors with access to the stunning views from the top of Sulphur Mountain.

Inception and Planning of Banff National Park's Gondola

The idea for the Banff Gondola was conceived in the late 1950s as a way to enhance tourism in Banff National Park. A group of local entrepreneurs formed the Brewster Transport Company to spearhead the project and secured approval from Parks Canada to proceed with the construction.

Banff National Park's Gondola Construction

Construction of the Banff Gondola began in 1958, with workers facing numerous challenges due to the rugged terrain and harsh weather conditions of the Canadian Rockies. The gondola system was designed to transport visitors from the base of Sulphur Mountain to the summit, a vertical rise of approximately 698 meters (2,292 feet).

When Banff's Gondola Opened

The Banff Gondola officially opened to the public on August 1, 1959, marking the culmination of years of planning and construction efforts. The inaugural ride welcomed visitors eager to experience the panoramic views from the top of Sulphur Mountain.

Expansion and Renovation of Banff's Gondola

Over the years, the Banff Gondola has undergone several expansions and renovations to enhance the visitor experience and accommodate growing demand. Facilities such as the Upper Terminal, interpretive exhibits, dining options, and hiking trails have been added or improved to provide a range of amenities for guests.

Banff Gondola's Cultural and Environmental Significance

The Banff Gondola has become an iconic attraction in Banff National Park, attracting millions of visitors from around the world each year. It not only offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys but also serves as a platform for education and interpretation, highlighting the cultural and environmental significance of the area.

Today, the Banff Gondola continues to be a premier tourist destination in the Canadian Rockies, offering visitors a memorable experience and a deeper appreciation for the natural beauty of Banff National Park.
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