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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.

Read our full Covid safety promise

  • Crowd-Free Comfort Crowd-Free Comfort
  • 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

Banff Gondola Hours

  Last Ride Up
June 30 – September 5 Daily, 8 AM – 10 PM 8:30 PM
September 6 – October 10 Daily, 9 AM – 9 PM 7:30 PM

 

  • Last ride down: 10 minutes prior to 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. *Appropriate accreditation must be presented on site. Emotional support animals are not permitted.

Sky Bistro Hours

August 15 – September 5 Lunch, Daily: 11 AM – 3 PM
Dinner, Wed – Sun: 5 PM – 10 PM
September 6 – October 12 Lunch, Daily: 11 AM – 3 PM
Dinner, Daily: 5 PM – 9 PM
  • Last seating for lunch: 30 minutes prior to close
  • Last seating for dinner: 90 minutes prior to close
  • Hours subject to change without notice. GST not included. Attraction tickets are refundable up to 48 hours in advance.

Northern Lights Hours

June 6 – November 6 Buffet, Daily, 11 AM – 8 PM
  • Last seating for lunch: 30 minutes prior to close.
  • Last seating for dinner: 90 minuts prior to close.
  • Hours subject to change without notice. GST not included. Attraction tickets are refundable up to 48 hours in advance.

Peak Patio Hours

June 30 – October 12 Daily: 3 PM – 10 PM
  • Hours subject to change without notice, and is weather dependent. GST not included. Attraction tickets are refundable up to 48 hours in advance.
  • Last seating 9 PM.

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.

FREE BANFF GONDOLA SHUTTLE
The free Banff Gondola shuttle runs Saturday and Sundays from May 21 to June 12 and daily from June 13 to October 9th to and from Downtown Banff. See schedule below for pick up and drop off details.

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

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.

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 Train Station  Departs Banff Park Lodge Arrives Banff Gondola
9:00 9:05 9:10 9:30
10:00 10:05 10:10 10:30
10:30 10:35 10:40 11:00
11:00 11:05 11:10 11:30
11:30 11:35 11:40 12:00
12:00 12:05 12:10 12:30
12:30 12:35 12:40 13:00
13:30 13:35 13:40 14:00
14:00 14:05 14:10 14:30
15:00 15:05 15:10 15:30
15:30 15:35 15:40 16:00
16:00 16:05 16:10 16:30
16:30 16:35 16:40 17:00
17:00 17:05 17:10 17:30
17:30 17:35 17:40 18:00
18:30 18:35 18:40 19:00

From Banff Gondola

Departs Banff Gondola Arrives Elk + Avenue Arrives Train Station Arrives Banff Park Lodge
9:30 10:00 10:05 10:10
10:30 11:00 11:05 11:10
11:00 11:30 11:35 11:40
11:30 12:00 12:05 12:10
12:00 12:30 12:35 12:40
13:00 13:30 13:45 13:40
14:30 15:00 15:05 15:10
15:30 16:00 16:05 16:10
16:00 16:30 16:35 16:40
16:30 17:00 17:05 17:10
17:00 17:30 17:35 17:40
17:30 18:00 18:05 18:10
18:00 18:30 18:35 18:40
18:30 19:00 19:05 19:10
19:00 19:30 19:35 19:40
20:00 20:30 20:35 20:40
  • Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in Downtown Banff at 333 Banff Ave.
  • ​Banff Information Kiosk (Banff Train Station) is located at 327 Railway Avenue.
  • Banff Park Lodge is located at 222 Lynx St.
  • Service available daily until October 9, 2022.
  • Schedule subject to change without notice.
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