2019 DAILY OPERATING HOURS

September 3 – October 14 Daily: 8 AM – 9:30 PM*
October 15 – December 19 Mon-Tues: 10 AM – 4:30 PM*
Wed-Sun: 10 AM – 8:30 PM*
December 20 – January 5, 2020 Daily: 10 AM – 8:30 PM*
January 5, 2020: 10 AM – 4:30 PM*
January 6 – 17, 2020 Closed for annual maintenance
January 18 – March 12, 2020 Mon-Tues: 10 AM – 4:30 PM*
Wed-Sun: 10 AM – 8:30 PM*
March 13 – April 9, 2020 Mon-Tues: 10 AM – 4:30 PM*
Wed-Sun: 10 AM – 9:30 PM*

Dining Hours

Sky Bistro Daily: 11 AM – 9:30 PM**
Northern Lights Lunch: 11 AM – 4:30 PM***
Dinner: 5 PM – 8:30 PM***
Castle Mountain Coffee Daily: 8 AM – 7 PM
Rooftop Patio Lounge Weekends: 12 PM – 6 PM
weather dependent

 

  • *Last ride up: 30 minutes prior to close
  • *Last ride down: At closing time
  • **Last seating at Sky Bistro: 7:30 PM
  • ***Last seatings at Northern Lights: lunch, 3:30 PM; dinner, 7:30 PM 
  • 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.

Due to parking lot improvements from September 3–30, 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.

Getting to the Banff Gondola

As Banff’s most popular attraction, our parking lot fills quickly between the hours of 11 AM – 3 PM. For the best experience, we highly recommend taking our free shuttle service. Not only will you skip the parking lot, but you will be dropped off right at the front door of the attraction. With two convenient pick-up locations and frequent schedules throughout the day, this is the best way to visit us car-free!

FREE BANFF GONDOLA SHUTTLE
The free Banff Gondola shuttle picks up from Elk + Avenue Hotel and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 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.

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 403.762.0606.
$2/ RIDE | $1/ AGES 6-18

PARKING IN DOWNTOWN BANFF
Parking in Banff can be tough, especially in the summer. Luckily, Banff is a very walkable place. And, with public transit and a number of free shuttles, it's easy to leave your car behind and see it all! Here's what you need to know about parking in Banff


Shuttle Schedule

From Town

Elk + Avenue Hotel Banff Springs Hotel
Shuttle #1
(Every day)
Shuttle #2
(Weekends)
Shuttle #3
(Weekends)
9:00 9:20 9:00
9:40 10:00 9:30
10:20 10:40 10:00
11:00 11:20 10:30
11:40 12:00 11:00
12:20 12:40 11:30
13:00 13:20 12:00
13:40 14:00 12:30
14:20 14:40 13:00
15:00 15:20 13:30
15:40 16:00 14:00
16:20 16:40 14:30
17:00 17:20 15:00
17:40   15:30
    16:00
    16:30

From Banff Gondola

To Elk + Avenue Hotel To Banff Springs Hotel
Shuttle #1
(Every day)
Shuttle #2
(Weekends)
Shuttle #3
(Weekends)
9:15 9:35 9:15
9:55 10:15 9:45
10:35 10:55 10:15
11:15 11:35 10:45
11:55 12:15 11:15
12:35 12:55 11:45
13:15 13:35 12:15
13:55 14:15 12:45
14:35 15:05 13:15
15:15 15:35 13:45
15:55 16:15 14:15
16:35 16:55 14:45
17:15 17:35 15:15
17:55   15:45
    16:15
    16:45
  • Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in Downtown Banff at 333 Banff Ave.
  • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is located at 405 Spray Ave, Banff.
  • Schedule valid until September 30, 2019.
  • Schedule subject to change without notice.
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