Due to parking lot improvements from May 21–June 17, 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 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.

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

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.

The free Banff Gondola shuttle picks up from Elk + Avenue Hotel and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from May 18 – Oct 14. The return to shuttles departs from the Banff Gondola parking lot every 20–30 minutes (depending on destination). See shuttle schedule below. 

Map showing location of Banff Gondola on Mountain Ave.

Operating Hours

April 17 – May 16 Daily: 11 AM – 8:30 PM (last seating 6:30 PM)
May 17 – June 27 Daily: 11 AM – 9:30 PM (last seating 7:30 PM)
June 28 – Sept 2 Daily: 11 AM – 10:30 PM (last seating 8:30 PM)
Sept 3 – Oct 14 Daily: 11 AM – 9:30 PM (last seating 7:30 PM)


Shuttle Schedule

Departs Dates Times Frequency Last Return Shuttle
Elk + Avenue Hotel 18 May – 20 May
1 June – 27 June
28 June – 2 Sept
3 Sept – 14 Oct
9 AM – 5:15 PM
9 AM – 5:15 PM
9 AM – 5:40 PM
9 AM – 5:15 PM
30 minutes
30 minutes
20 minutes
30 minutes
5:45 PM
5:45 PM
6 PM
5:45 PM
Banff Springs Hotel 28 June – 2 Sept 9 AM – 5:15 PM 30 minutes 5:45 PM
  • *Weekends and statutory holidays
  • Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in Downtown Banff at 333 Banff Ave.
  • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is located at 405 Spray Ave, Banff.
  • Schedules are subject to change without notice.
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