The well-being of our guests and staff has always been our top concern. This season we are taking extra measures to ensure you can travel with confidence. This includes the peace of mind to cancel anytime and receive a full refund.

Effective September 20, 2021, by order of the Government of Alberta, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid test result within 72 hours of your visit is required. Learn more

Read our full Covid safety promise

  • Crowd-Free Comfort and Mandatory Masks Crowd-Free Comfort and Mandatory Masks
  • Enhanced cleaning program Enhanced cleaning program
  • Rigorous staff training Rigorous staff training
  • Peace of mind Peace of mind
  • Flexible Cancellations Policy Flexible Cancellations Policy

DAILY OPERATING HOURS

September 7 – October 11

Banff Gondola Daily: 11 AM – 9 PM*
Sky Bistro Lunch, Wed – Sun: 11 AM – 3 PM**
Dinner, Daily: 4 PM – 9 PM***
Northern Light Alpine Kitchen Fri – Tues: 11 AM – 4:30 PM
Castle Mountain Coffee Co. Daily: 11 AM – 5 PM
Starbucks Daily: 10:30 AM – 7 PM
Lower Retail Shop Daily: 11 AM – 9 PM
Upper Retail Shop Daily: 11 AM – 9 PM
Peak Patio Closed

October 12 – November 7

Banff Gondola Mon–Tues: 11 AM – 6 PM*
Wed–Sun: 11 AM – 8 PM*
Sky Bistro Lunch, Daily: 11 AM – 3 PM**
Dinner, Wed–Sun: 3:30 PM – 8 PM***
Northern Light Alpine Kitchen Fri–Sun: 12 PM – 5:30 PM
Castle Mountain Coffee Co. Daily: 11 AM – 6 PM
Starbucks Mon–Tues: 10:30 AM – 5 PM*
Wed–Sun: 10:30 AM – 6 PM*
Lower Retail Shop Mon–Tues: 11 AM – 6 PM*
Wed–Sun: 11 AM – 8 PM*
Upper Retail Shop Mon–Tues: 11 AM – 6 PM*
Wed–Sun: 11 AM – 8 PM*
Peak Patio Closed

November 8 – 19

Closed for Annual Maintenance
  • *Last ride up: 30 minutes prior to close
  • *Last ride down: at closing time
  • **Walk-ins only for lunch service.​
  • ***Last seating at Sky Bistro: 90 minutes before close.
  • Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.
  • Hours subject to change without notice. GST not included. Attraction tickets are refundable up to 48 hours in advance.
  • 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.

ROAM TRANSIT LOCAL ROUTE 1
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 roamtransit.com.
$2/ RIDE | $1/ AGES 6-13

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
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.

FREE BANFF GONDOLA SHUTTLE
The shuttle will be back summer 2022.


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