Banff Jasper Collection


Timeless Rocky Mountain views. 100% reimagined summit experience, circa 2016. 

Discover sweeping scenes of six mountain ranges, the Bow Valley and the charming town of Banff from the Sulphur Mountain summit. Once you're at the top, begin your adventure by strolling the boardwalk to the Cosmic Ray Station and Sanson's Peak and learn about Canada's first national park. Then, head inside to explore our world-class mountaintop discovery centre. Fuel up on grab-and-go fare at Castle Mountain Coffee or enjoy an elegant meal at the award-winning Sky Bistro. Exceptional service and jaw-dropping vistas are hallmarks of all our summit dining experiences. Summer nights are equally stellar on Sulphur. Think nightly live music, rooftop patio sips, and dazzling sunsets. Join us for the best of summer here in the mountains!

Kids go free the first two hours of the day with the Family Experience
Ages 5 and under ride free anytime

Explore the View from our Mountaintop


Gondola Ride

The world is different from Sulphur’s summit, and it’s not just the view. Your journey embarks from a simple gondola cabin that won’t contain your awe and wonder as you soar above the forest. Spectacular vistas come into clear view, stirring the spirit. The shift in perspective is also within.

Level 2
Level 1 Summer

Getting to the Banff Gondola

The Banff Gondola is located at the base of Sulphur Mountain at the end of Mountain Avenue in Banff, Alberta in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

Enjoy a stress-free ride to and from the Banff Gondola with our complimentary shuttle, included with any same-day, pre-booked ticket. The shuttle runs daily July 1 to September 4, 2023, from downtown Banff. Also available Saturdays and Sundays during spring (May 20 to June 25) and fall (September 9 to October 9).

See Schedule

The Banff Gondola is serviced year-round by Bow Valley Roam Public Transit. Present your same-day, pre-booked Banff Gondola ticket between May 20 and October 9, 2023, for free fare to and from Sulphur Mountain. Buses run regularly, with stops along Banff Avenue. Visit the Roam Transit website for information at

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.

Shuttle Schedule

Weekends only, May 17 – June 23 and Monday, May 20

Elk + Avenue Hotel Railway Ave (Across from the Train Station) Banff Park Lodge Banff Park Museum Banff Gondola
9:00 9:05 9:10 9:15 9:30
10:00 10:05 10:10 10:15 10:30
11:00 11:05 11:10 11:15 11:30
12:00 12:05 12:10 12:15 12:30
14:00 14:05 14:10 14:15 14:30
15:00 15:05 15:10 15:15 15:30
16:00 16:05 16:10 16:15 16:30
17:00 17:05 17:10 17:15 17:30
- - - - 18:30
19:00 19:05 - - -

South route pickups are available daily from June 28 to September 2.

Departs Buffalo Luxton Museum Departs Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Arrives Banff Gondola
9:15 9:30 9:45
10:15 10:30 10:45
11:15 11:30 11:45
12:15 12:30 12:45
14:15 14:30 14:45
15:15 15:30 15:45
16:15 16:30 16:45
17:15 17:30 17:45

Daily Operating Hours

Banff Gondola Hours

  Last Ride Up
June 28 – September 4 Daily, 8 AM – 10 PM 8:30 PM
September 5 – October 9 Daily, 8 AM – 9 PM 7:30 PM


Last ride down is 10 minutes prior to close.
Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.
Hours subject to change without notice. GST not included. Attraction tickets are refundable up to 48 hours in advance.
For the safety and comfort of all our guests, pets are not allowed within the gondola cabins or building. We do, however, welcome pets on all trails and outdoor areas. Service animals are welcome in all areas of the Banff Gondola when accompanied by their owners. (Appropriate accreditation must be presented on site. Emotional support animals are not permitted.)

Tips & Tricks

Mountaintop Sunsets

There’s no better time to take in the breathtaking views than at dusk, when the sun settles behind the mountains.

Rise & Shine

Discover mornings at the top of the mountain. Enjoy fresh brewed coffee. Get active with a wander on the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk or enjoy family fun with the junior explorer program in the interpretive centre.

Skip the Trail Mix

Our mountaintop restaurants offer something for everyone. From fine dining to a café to fresh and tasty grab and go selections, you can save your appetite for the summit.

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