Discover the Height of Winter Fun

Tis’ the season of magic and wonder in Banff. Starting November 20, the Banff Gondola transforms into a magical winter wonderland complete with opportunity to take a photo with Santa and other Christmas delights.

The whole family will love the special surprises we have in store, from the ice sculptures to a holiday cocktail bar.

Make holiday memories with us this season at the Banff Gondola.

Kids go free before noon every day!*

*One free child admission for each paying adult when you visit before 12 noon.

All activities are complimentary with admission. Food and beverages not included.

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Elf Express Package

Elf Express Package

This year, we're welcoming Santa to Banff with a swanky new ride. And you and your family could join the fun with his Elves! Introducing our newest experience, the Elf Express!

Get picked up from your downtown Banff hotel* in a Christmas decorated coach. Enjoy a fun storytelling ride to the Banff Gondola with Santa's personal helper at the mic. Then, soar up to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience all the Mountaintop Christmas activities including a picture with Santa. Wrap things up as you catch your ride back to your hotel.

Be the first to join Santa and his helpers in this new Christmas adventure this holiday season!

$79/adult, $39/child

*Pick up locations: Mount Royal Hotel and Elk + Avenue

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Festive Fun at the Summit

Santa Visits

Saturdays & Sundays, Nov 20 – Dec 19
11:30 AM – 4 PM

Daily, Dec 20 – 24
11:30 AM – 4 PM

Christmas Carolers

Nov. 20: 12 PM – 2 PM
Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12: 3 PM – 5 PM
Dec. 18: 12 PM – 2 PM
Dec 23: 1 PM – 3 PM

Cookie Decorating Packages

Saturdays & Sundays, Nov 20 – Dec 19
11 AM – 3 PM

Daily, Dec 20 – 30
11 AM – 3 PM

Feature Christmas Film

Saturdays & Sundays, Nov 20 – Dec 19
11 AM – 3 PM

Daily, Dec 20 – 30
11 AM – 3 PM

Above Banff Theatre, 2nd floor

Sugar Shack Maple Toffee

Saturdays & Sundays, Nov 20 – Dec 19
11 AM – 3 PM

Daily, Dec 20 – 30
11 AM – 3 PM

Rooftop Observation Deck, 4th floor
Savour an iconic Canadian culinary experience! We’ve brought in maple toffee from our friends at Turkey Hill to create delicious toffee treats by pouring maple syrup over snow. One sample included per guest.

North Pole Bar

Saturdays & Sundays, Nov 27 – Dec 19
11 AM – 3 PM

Daily, Dec 20 – 30
11 AM – 3 PM

Citizen Pavilion, 4th floor
Warm up with a hot chocolate or mulled wine at our North Pole Bar.

Craft Decorating Packages

Saturdays & Sundays, Nov 20 – Dec 19
11 AM – 3 PM

Daily, Dec 20 – 30
11 AM – 3 PM

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