Your safety is our priority. We are working around the clock to make sure our experiences will be safe for all of our guests this coming summer season, allowing you to book and visit us with confidence.

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Your safety is our priority

March 17, 2020

Since the unprecedented Covid-19 situation began, we have been steadfastly focused on the safety of our dedicated team and our valued guests. However, each day brings extraordinary new challenges that none of us could have predicted.

The time to take the next step has come. Today at 6 PM the Banff Gondola will temporarily close operations. This includes the Sky Bistro and Northern Lights restaurants. We anticipate re-opening on May 15. Because the situation both here in Banff and around the world is rapidly evolving, this may change. Our team remains available to help you reschedule or confirm an upcoming booking, to provide updates on the situation here in Banff or to simply chat with you about the magic and beauty of Banff National Park. We love what we do.

We understand that you have questions. If you have a current booking for the Banff Gondola, please submit an inquiry so we can help you. We appreciate your patience as we work through the many adjustments that must be make.

This is uncharted territory for us, and frankly, it’s upsetting. But it’s clearly the right move.

Along with our community partners, we will continue to focus our efforts on the health and safety of our team and our guests. We appreciate your support and send strong wishes for health and well-being to all of you. Together, we will navigate this storm.

Dave McKenna
President, Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit

Operating Hours

May 15 – June 25 Daily: 11 AM – 9:30 PM (last seating 7:30 PM)
June 26 – September 7 Daily: 11 AM – 10:30 PM (last seating 8:30 PM)

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 the Banff Visitor Information Centre, Elk + Avenue Hotel (until October 14) and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (until September 30). 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.
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