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.

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

Rapid Antigen and Molecular PCR tests are available at a private clinic in Banff, with no appointment necessary. 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

November 20 – 27

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 Lights Alpine Kitchen Temporarily Closed

November 28 – 30

Banff Gondola Daily: 11 AM – 4:30 PM*
Last ride up is at 3:10 PM
Sky Bistro Lunch, Daily: 11 AM – 3 PM**
Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen Temporarily Closed

December 1

Banff Gondola Daily: 11 AM – 4:30 PM*
Sky Bistro Lunch, Daily: 11 AM – 3 PM**
Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen Temporarily Closed

December 2 – 19

Banff Gondola Daytime Daily: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM*
Banff Gondola Nightrise Daily: 5 PM – 10 PM*
Sky Bistro Lunch, Daily: 11 AM – 3 PM**
Dinner, Wed – Sun: 5:30 PM – 10 PM***
Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen Dinner, Fri – Tues: 5:30 PM – 10 PM
† Dec 5 & 9: The Banff Gondola and Sky Bistro will be closing early for a private event at 3 PM. Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen will be closed on both days.

December 20 – 22

Banff Gondola Daytime Daily: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM*
Banff Gondola Nightrise Daily: 5 PM – 10 PM*
Sky Bistro Lunch, Daily: 11 AM – 3 PM**
Dinner, Daily: 5:30 PM – 10 PM***
Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen Daily: 5:30 PM – 10 PM

December 23 – 26

Banff Gondola Daytime Daily: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM*
Banff Gondola Nightrise Daily: 5 PM – 10 PM*
Sky Bistro Lunch, Daily: 11 AM – 3 PM**
Dinner, Daily: 5:30 PM – 10 PM***
Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen Daily: 11:30 PM – 2:30 PM

December 27 – 31

Banff Gondola Daytime Daily: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM*
Banff Gondola Nightrise Daily: 5 PM – 10 PM*
Sky Bistro Lunch, Daily: 11 AM – 3 PM**
Dinner, Daily: 5:30 PM – 10 PM***
Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen Daily: 5:30 PM – 8 PM

January 1 – February 10

Banff Gondola Daytime Daily: 11 AM – 4:30 PM*
Banff Gondola Nightrise Daily: 5 PM – 10 PM*
Sky Bistro Lunch, Daily: 11 AM – 3 PM**
Dinner, Wed–Sun: 4:30 PM – 10 PM***
Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen Fri–Tue: 4:30 PM – 10 PM

February 11 – March 12

Banff Gondola Daytime Daily: 11 AM – 4:30 PM*
Banff Gondola Nightrise Daily: 5 PM – 10:30 PM*
Sky Bistro Lunch, Daily: 11 AM – 3 PM**
Dinner, Wed–Sun: 4:30 PM – 10 PM***
Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen Fri–Tue: 4:30 PM – 10 PM

March 13 – April 14

Banff Gondola 10 AM – 8 PM*
Sky Bistro Lunch, Daily: 11 AM – 3 PM**
Dinner, Wed–Sun: 3:30 PM – 8 PM***
Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen Fri–Sun: 12 PM – 5:30 PM
  • *Last ride up: 80 minutes prior to close.
  • *Last ride down: 10 minutes prior to close.
  • **Walk-ins only for lunch service.​
  • ***Last seating at Sky Bistro: 90 minutes before close.
  • Last seating at Northern Lights: 2 hours 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

From December 2, 2021 to March 31, 2022 your ROAM ticket to the gondola is on us! Simply show your Banff Gondola ticket to the driver and get a FREE RETURN RIDE*
*Valid only on Route 1 to and from the Banff Gondola on the day of your visit.

FREE BANFF GONDOLA SHUTTLE
The free Banff Gondola shuttle runs Fridays & Saturdays every hour starting at 4:20 PM. Picks ups and drops offs are at the Elk + Avenue Hotel, Banff Park Lodge and Fairmont Banff Springs. The return to shuttles departs from the Banff Gondola parking lot every hour. See shuttle schedule below.

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.


Shuttle Schedule

From Town

Departs Elk + Avenue Hotel Departs Banff Park Lodge Departs Fairmont Banff Springs Arrives Banff Gondola
4:20 4:30 4:45 5:00
5:20 5:30 5:45 6:00
6:20 6:30 6:45 7:00
7:30 7:40 7:55 8:10
8:40 8:50 9:05 9:20

From Banff Gondola

Departs Banff Gondola Arrives Fairmont Banff Springs Arrives Elk + Avenue Arrives Banff Park Lodge
7:00 7:15 7:30 7:40
8:10 8:25 8:40 8:50
9:20 9:35 9:50 10:00
10:15 10:30 10:45 10:55
  • Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in Downtown Banff at 333 Banff Ave.
  • Banff Park Lodge is located at 222 Lynx St.
  • Fairmont Banff Springs is located at 405 Spray Avenue.
  • Schedule valid Fridays and Saturdays, December – March, 2022.
  • Schedule subject to change without notice.

Available Every Evening Starting December 2, 2021

Experience an immersive evening of wonder at the top this winter at the Banff Gondola.

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