Due to parking lot improvements from May 21–June 17, access to the Banff Gondola parking lot may be limited.

For the best experience, we highly recommend that you take the free shuttle bus service or Roam Transit instead of driving your own vehicle at this time.


May 17 – June 27 Daily: 8 AM – 9:30 PM
June 28 – September 2 Daily: 8 AM – 10:30 PM
September 3 – October 14 Daily: 8 AM – 9:30 PM

Dining Hours

Sky Bistro Daily: 11 AM  – 9:30 PM**
Northern Lights Daily: 11 AM – 8 PM
Castle Mountain Coffee Daily: 8 AM – 4 PM


  • *Last ride up: 30 minutes prior to close
  • *Last ride down: At closing time
  • **Last seating: approximately two hours before close
  • Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.
  • Hours subject to change without notice. GST not included. Attraction tickets are non-refundable.
  • Pets are welcome and encouraged to explore all trails and outdoor areas of the Banff Gondola, however due to the safety and comfort of all our guests, pets are not permitted within the gondola cabins or summit building. Service animals are welcome in all areas of the Banff Gondola when accompanied by their owners.

Getting to the Banff Gondola

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.

The Banff Gondola is serviced year-round by Bow Valley ROAM Transit Services. Buses run regularly, with stops along Banff Avenue. Contact ROAM Transit for information at 403.762.0606.
$2/ RIDE | $1/ AGES 6-13

The free Banff Gondola shuttle picks up from Elk + Avenue Hotel from May 18 and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from May 29 until October 14. The return to shuttles departs from the Banff Gondola parking lot every 20–40 minutes (depending on destination and time of year). See shuttle schedule below.

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.

Shuttle Schedule

Departs Dates Times Frequency Last Return Shuttle
Elk + Avenue Hotel 18 May – 20 May
21 May – 24 May
25 May – 2 Sept
3 Sept – 14 Oct
9 AM – 5:40 PM
9 AM – 5:40 PM
9 AM – 5:40 PM
9 AM – 5:40 PM
20 minutes
40 minutes
20 minutes
40 minutes
5:55 PM
5:55 PM
5:55 PM
5:55 PM
Banff Springs Hotel 29 May – 2 Sept 9 AM – 4:30 PM 30 minutes 4:45 PM
  • *Weekends and statutory holidays
  • Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in Downtown Banff at 333 Banff Ave.
  • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is located at 405 Spray Ave, Banff.
  • Schedules are subject to change without notice.
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