Getting to Sky Bistro at the Banff Gondola

Sky Bistro sits on the summit of Sulphur Mountain and is accessible by the Banff Gondola. To access Sky Bistro choose from our Sky Experience package or purchase a separate admission ticket to the Banff Gondola.

Please arrive early to ensure enough time to take in the breathtaking views on the ride up and explore all that the Banff Gondola has to offer.

ROAM TRANSIT LOCAL ROUTE 1
The Banff Gondola is serviced year-round by Bow Valley Roam Public Transit. Buses run regularly, with stops along Banff Avenue. Contact ROAM Transit for information at 403.762.0606.
$2/ RIDE | $1/ AGES 6-18

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 free Banff Gondola shuttle picks up from the Banff Visitor Information Centre, Elk + Avenue Hotel and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel until Oct 14. The return to shuttles departs from the Banff Gondola parking lot every 20–40 minutes (depending on destination). See shuttle schedule below. 


Map showing location of Banff Gondola on Mountain Ave.

Operating Hours

Sept 3 – Oct 14 Daily: 11 AM – 9:30 PM (last seating 7:30 PM)

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.

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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