The observation deck on top of Sulphur Mountain

The Banff Gondola is located just 5 min. from the town of Banff, and sits on the side of Sulphur Mountain. The 10-15 min. ride up the mountain gives you some of the best views of Banff National Park you can get. With vistas spanning for as far as the eye can see, the six mountain ranges in front of you are breathtaking.

Nikon D800, 1/500 sec., f/8.0, ISO 100, 120mm
Nikon D800, 1/500 sec., f/8.0, ISO 100, 120mm

At 2281m above sea level, you really can’t go wrong with this trip up the mountain. Once you’re at the top, the view gets even better with a 1km self-guided walk that brings you to an even higher elevation, letting you see a complete 360 degree view of the mountains. It’s truly breathtaking in every way.

I will have more photos of the view in a future post, but for today, I will leave you with a photo of the observation centre, which also houses a gift shop, restaurants, and an observation deck.

If you ever make it to Banff National Park and are wondering if it’s worth your while to go up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, make no mistake and go up the Banff Gondola ride. You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world, with beautiful views all over.

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