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.

Operating Hours

October 15 – December 19 Mon-Tues: closed
Wed-Sun: 11 AM – 8:30 PM

(last dinner seating 6:30 PM)
December 20 – January 5, 2020 Daily: 11 AM – 8:30 PM
January 5, 2020: 11 AM – 4:30 PM
(last seating 6:30 PM)
January 6 – 17, 2020 Closed for annual maintenance  
January 18 – March 12, 2020 Wed-Sun: 11 AM – 8:30 PM (last seating 6:30 PM)
March 13 – April 9, 2020 Wed-Sun: 11 AM – 9:30 PM (last seating 7:30 PM)
Notice: January 6-17

Due to scheduled annual maintenance, the Banff Gondola will be closed Monday, January 6, until Friday, January 17, 2020.

Hikers will continue to have access to the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk during this time. Please allow sufficient time to descend. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you.

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