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An incredible evening is waiting for you in the Canadian Rockies.

Whether you’re planning a romantic Banff date night with your special someone, looking to connect with a friend in a unique way or sharing an adventure with a family member, this iconic itinerary is sure to create memories worth cherishing together. Here’s how to spend an evening together at the Banff Gondola, complete with sunset views, alpine flavours and two ways to see the summit.

Ride to the top for sunset

Start with a late afternoon ride to Sulphur Mountain’s peak on the Banff Gondola. At the top, you’ll be treated to a breathtaking Alberta sunset while surrounded by six stunning mountain ranges.

A couple stand at the observation deck with a sunset between them.

Banff sunsets can happen anywhere from 4:30 to 8 p.m. during winter. Take note of when the sun will set on the day of your visit to ensure you’ll make it to the top in time. You can also plan to get there early to walk the boardwalk to the Cosmic Ray Station and Sanson’s Peak for a different viewpoint as the sun disappears behind the mountains.

Settle in for dinner at the top

Once you’ve had your fill of scenery, head into one of the Banff Gondola’s on-summit restaurants for a mouthwatering dining experience. Plan ahead by booking one of two packages that include your gondola ride, dining and Nightrise to save on your adventure for you and your loved one.

The Nightrise Sky Experience features regionally inspired, elevated dining at the renowned Sky Bistro. This experience consists of a three-course meal, including a starter, main and dessert. Find romance with your partner or enjoy great conversation with a friend over an incredible meal.

A man sits at a dinner table at Sky Bistro.
Buffet prep at Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen.

The Northern Lights Nightrise Experience boasts a more casual, buffet-style dinner with some of your comfort food favourites, including carved beef brisket and a wide selection of pizzas, soups, salads and more. Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen is perfect for duos who enjoy lots of options!

Explore Nightrise

After your dinner, see how the summit transforms during Nightrise, a multi-sensory, multimedia experience at the top.

Two women sit inside a light display at Nightrise from behind.

Explore the summit building and discover the peak in ways you can’t in the daytime. From interactive art installations to sonic binoculars that will help you hear the view (yes, you read that right!), you’ll uncover the story of Sulphur Mountain in a whole new light through the “Four Wonders.” Connect with the Rockies — and each other — like never before this winter, before returning to the base with new mountaintop memories made.

Book your exploration on Sulphur Mountain with the Banff Gondola today and enjoy your special evening with whoever you choose to bring.

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