The Banff Gondola
The Banff Gondola is located just 5 minutes away from the Town of Banff within the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The 8min. gondola ride takes you up Sulphur Mountain to a breathtaking height of 2281m. above sea level.
Once at the top, you’ll encounter epic views of six mountain ranges and beautiful landscapes for as far as the eye can see.
It is truly a gorgeous view that must be seen in person to be really appreciated. These pictures here certainly do not do the area justice.
Once you get off the gondola you can walk on either side of the terminal for truly amazing views of Banff National Park spotted with emerald-green, glacial-fed lakes. That’s what got me at first. I was mesmerized with one view after another. There is also a main-level observation deck that can offer great views too—albeit a little more restricted.
For an even higher perspective, you can hike another 1km up Sulphur Mountain to reach the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site, and Sanson’s Peak Meteorological Station.
If you peak inside the meteorological station, you’ll get a glimpse of how people lived up here.
And if you’re on the lookout, you’ll no doubt spot some wildlife on the mountainside as well.
The Banff Gondola truly offers some spectacular views that shouldn’t be missed. Even the views offered from within the gondola itself are spectacular in their own ways.
For more information on the Banff Gondola, head over to the Brewster Travel Canada website.