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Banff Gondola Tickets & Banff Hot Springs Combo

Explore the picturesque scenery as you soar up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain on the famous gondola in Banff. You’ll enjoy 360 degree views of the mountains, Bow Valley and Banff National Park. Then, after a relaxing ride to the top, you can soak in the mineral waters of the Banff Upper Hot Springs and enjoy the soothing dip in the natural hot springs.

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Banff hot springs at sunset
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Included: Banff Gondola Ride (various times available)

Sit back and relax in a four passenger, modern glass enclosed gondola as you soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff. You’ll marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff, the Bow Valley and a 360-degree view of six scenic mountain ranges from 2,281 metres (7,486 feet) above sea level from the observation deck. On the top, you can visit one of the restaurants and enjoy a glass of wine, coffee or a meal.

An Overview of the Banff Gondola Ride Experience

A must-try experience for anybody visiting Banff National Park, the Banff Gondola takes you to the top of Sulphur Mountain where you can enjoy stunning bird-eye views and take in all the glory that Banff has to offer.

Banff gondola rides are an experience unlike any other. The gondolas are spacious and comfortable, and the views from the top are simply breathtaking. You can see all the way to the town of Banff, the Bow Valley, and even the Canadian Rockies beyond.

Once you reach the top of Sulphur Mountain, there are plenty of things to do. You can explore the Above Banff Interpretive Centre, which has exhibits on the park’s history, geology, and wildlife.

Of course, if you’re looking for a more leisurely experience, when you purchase Banff gondola tickets you can enjoy the hot springs and relax amidst the incredible views. There are also several restaurants and cafes on the mountaintop, so you can grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee.

Included: Banff Upper Hot Springs (open ticket)

Soak in the soothing, thermal hot springs where travellers have come to “take the waters” for more than a century while looking out at famous Mt Rundle. This is the highest operating hot spring in Canada!

An Overview of the Banff Hot Springs

The Banff Hot Springs are a natural wonder located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. The springs are fed by a geothermal aquifer that bubbles up from three kilometers (1.8 miles) below the surface. The water is heated to a temperature between 35 -42 degrees Celsius (95-108 degrees Fahrenheit), making it a pure resting stop where visitors can rejuvenate and admire the scenery.

Open year round, the Banff Hot Springs offer a variety of amenities for visitors, including a large outdoor pool, calming outdoor hot tubs and a gift shop. There is also a bathhouse with changing rooms, showers, and lockers.

Relax and unwind after in the most majestic way possible with a trip to the Banff Upper Hot Springs. The naturally hot water is soothing and therapeutic, and the views of the surrounding mountains are simply stunning.

Activities in this package (Gondola Ride and Upper Hot Springs) can be taken on the same day or on different days.

The best parts of the Banff Gondola for most people include the following:

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Ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain

Take an eight-minute journey in a modern, fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin over the treetops up to a jaw-dropping mountaintop experience at 2,281 metres (7,486 feet).
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Mountain top dining and facilities

The state-of-the-art summit facility has restaurants, interactive interpretive exhibits, a multi-sensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck.

The best parts of the Banff Upper Hot Springs for most people include the following:

1

Highest operating hot spring in Canada

Soak in the steamy hot mineral water at 1,585 meters of elevation (5,200 feet).
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Amenities and views

The Banff Upper Hot Springs has all the amenities of a modern facility in a splendid historic spa and bath house – set against a backdrop of Banff National Park’s spectacular alpine scenery.
The Gondola Station is located at the end of Mountain Avenue in Banff, about a five minute drive from downtown. Detailed driving directions will be included with your booking confirmation.

Alternatively guests can catch the Roam Transit bus ($2 each way) or a taxi.

The gondola operates daily, throughout the day, with seasonal variations. Please select your preferred upload time during the booking process.
Plan on arriving 20 minutes prior to your departure time, and please ensure you are in line 10 minutes prior to your departure.
The gondola ride is approximately eight minutes each way. The suggested total visit time is 1.5 – 2 hours.
Step out into a jaw-dropping mountaintop experience at an elevation of 2,281 metres (7,486 feet) and stroll along the ridgetop boardwalk where the views get better with every step. Then warm up in the newly transformed, state-of-the-art summit facility with new restaurants, interactive interpretive exhibits, a multi-sensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck.

Several scenic hiking trails lead away from the summit complex. One of the most popular is the self-guided interpretive Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to Sanson’s Peak on which you can follow in the footsteps of Norman Sanson, who walked to the top of the mountain about every week for 30 years to check the weather.

The modern, fully-enclosed gondola cabins each comfortably fit four adults. A young child or baby may be possible to make five.
You may encounter some of the local wildlife including Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, golden mantled ground squirrels, hoary marmots, Clark’s nutcracker and the Canada (Gray) jay.
The last ride up the gondola is one hour prior to close, and last ride down is 30 minutes prior to close. Operating hours vary throughout the year.
Banff Gondola tickets are non-refundable.
The Banff Upper Hot Springs are located on Sulphur Mountain, near the Banff Gondola base station, just a 5 minute drive from downtown Banff. There is limited parking onsite, or guests can take Roam, Banff’s bus service.
The Banff Upper Hot Springs features a hot soaking pool (39 °C) with a spectacular view of Rundle Mountain, change rooms with one-time use lockers, a gift shop and a cafe.  Towels and swimsuits available for rent.
Please note that tickets are open dated and non-refundable.
  • Activities in this package can be taken on the same day or on different days.
  • Reservations are required to guarantee your timeslot for the Banff Gondola and Lake Cruise. Please show the bar-code voucher for entry, for the specified time reserved.
  • The Banff Gondola and Hot Springs tickets are non-refundable
Banff Sightseeing Gondola
Families on the Banff Gondola
Summer views from the Banff Gondola
Incredible views from the Banff Gondola summit
Dine at the Banff Gondola's Sky Bistro
Banff hot springs at sunset
Banff Upper Hot Springs
Banff Upper Hot Springs
Banff Hot Springs Tickets