When darkness falls across the Rockies, a quiet stillness fills the air and time seems to stand still. At the top of Sulphur Mountain, Mînî Rhuwîn, the night begins to rise and mysterious fleeting wonders emerge.

What might you discover at the summit?

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Experience the summit like never before

At Nightrise, the summit transforms into an immersive evening for the senses. Vibrant lighting, multimedia effects, video projections and music bring the summit to life in a new and unexpected way.

When the sun goes down, step inside the gondola, leaving behind the light of day for the radiance of night, hâhebi ne. At the top, you’ll get the chance to explore the many levels of the summit building, as well as the outdoor terraces, discovering mysterious fleeting wonders that only emerge after dark.

This immersive experience honours the magic of these sacred mountains — a place of gathering for many, including the Îyârhe Îethka, the Stoney Nakoda People, since time immemorial.

Ready to experience Nightrise?

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(16 and up)
(6–15 years)

Created by Moment Factory with the participation of the Stoney Nakoda Nation and presented by Banff Gondola, this unique winter gathering merges immersive multimedia and nature for a new and inspiring take on a familiar location. Complementing the existing offer of food and drinks, Nightrise is an unforgettable evening of entertainment with friends and family.

Created by Moment Factory

With the Participation of Stoney Nakoda

Presented by Banff Gondola

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all guests must wear face masks that cover their mouth, nose and chin for the duration of the experience. This includes all of our indoor spaces. Applicable to guests with or without a medical exception.

Anticipate cold weather: During the evenings, it's particularly important to dress in proper winter attire. Our gondola cabins are not heated, and it can get cold and windy at the top. For your safety, a winter jacket, warm socks and winter footwear are required.

The Banff Gondola is located 2.5 km from Banff town centre.

Free Bus From Downtown Banff

For the best experience, leave the drive to us. Show your Banff Gondola ticket to the Route 1 bus driver of the Bow Valley's Roam Public Transit service from Downtown Banff and get a FREE RETURN RIDE*. Visit Roam Transit to see the bus schedule.

*Valid only on route 1 to and from the Banff Gondola, and on the day of your visit.


From Banff Ave, head south towards the Bow Bridge. Make a left turn after the Bow Bridge onto Mountain Ave and keep to the right lane. Follow Mountain Ave to the very end where you will arrive at the Banff Gondola parking lot on your left.

Nightrise does feature moving and coloured lights that could trigger seizures in individuals with photosensitive epilepsy. It also includes fog/smoke machines.

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