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Banff Gondola

Enjoy a stunning 360-degree panorama of Banff and its surrounding mountains as you ride in comfort to the summit of Sulphur Mountain.

Survey miles of the magnificent Canadian Rockies from the top of Sulphur Mountain. The Banff Gondola takes you from the base of the mountain to the Summit Complex in just eight minutes, during which time you'll also be able to catch some spectacular vistas from your fully glazed cabin. Get a bird’s-eye view of Banff, and marvel at the snowy peaks and valleys of six of the area's mountain ranges.

Whether you come in winter or summer, you're in for a treat. In summer you'll get the chance to spot some native animals on the sunny mountain slopes. Even if it's warm in Banff however, it may be chilly at the breezy summit, which is 2,281 metres above sea level. Of course, temperatures in winter drop much lower and the winds can be fierce. But the dazzling panorama of Banff National Park, immaculate and snow-white, is well worth braving the elements for.

Explore the Summit Complex's several viewing platforms and marvel at the incredible view. From here, it's just 800 metres along a timber walkway to Sanson's Peak Meteorological Station further along the ridge. With fewer tourists it's the ideal place to take some photographs. The station was named for Norman Sanson, who attended to the weather station once a week for 30 years; of course, with no gondola, he had to hike.

Only hikers with plenty of experience should tackle the climb to the true summit. The trail starts at the Summit Complex and runs south. A more relaxing option is to grab a bite to eat at one of the complex's two cosy restaurants. You won't miss out on any views though, as both have glass walls. Don't forget to stop off at the gift shop before you head back down.

It's just a five-minute drive from downtown Banff to the gondola departure point and there's plenty of parking. Or you can catch a bus or taxi from town. Four people can fit in each cabin and the gondola runs daily all year round, closing only for planned maintenance.


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The Rimrock Resort Hotel SG$198
The Rimrock Resort Hotel

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in a national park, this spa resort is within a 5-minute walk of Upper Hot Springs and Banff Gondola. Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    Moose Hotel And Suites SG$205
    Moose Hotel And Suites

    Moose Hotel And Suites

       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Banff, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Banff National Park Information Centre and Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau. Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Banff Gondola are also within 3 miles (5 km). Banff Station is 8 minutes by foot.

      Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa SG$130
      Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa

      Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa

         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Banff, this spa hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Tunnel Mountain. Banff Springs Golf Club and Banff Gondola are also within 3 mi (5 km). Banff Station is 17 minutes by foot.

        Canalta Lodge SG$209
        Canalta Lodge

        Canalta Lodge

           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in a national park, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Banff National Park Information Centre and Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau. Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Banff Gondola are also within 3 miles (5 km). Banff Station is 20 minutes by foot.

          Fairmont Banff Springs SG$411
          Fairmont Banff Springs

          Fairmont Banff Springs

             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Banff resort is located on the riverwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Bow Falls and Banff Gondola. Upper Hot Springs and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            Tunnel Mountain Resort SG$133
            Tunnel Mountain Resort

            Tunnel Mountain Resort

               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Banff lodge is located in a national park, within 1 mi (2 km) of Canadian Ski Museum West, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Banff National Park Information Centre. Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau and Tunnel Mountain are also within 3 miles (5 km). Banff Station is 27 minutes by foot.

              Mount Royal Hotel SG$153
              Mount Royal Hotel

              Mount Royal Hotel

                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Banff, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Canada House Gallery, Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau and Banff National Park Information Centre. Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Banff Gondola are also within 3 miles (5 km). Banff Station is 10 minutes by foot.

                The Fox Hotel and Suites SG$150
                The Fox Hotel and Suites

                The Fox Hotel and Suites

                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in a national park, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Banff National Park Information Centre and Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau. Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Banff Gondola are also within 3 miles (5 km). Banff Station is 14 minutes by foot.