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Experience The Stunning Views On The Lake Louise Gondola

Cruise on the Lake Louise Gondola for 14 glorious minutes to one of Banff National Park’s greatest views! From the top at 2,088m (6,850ft), the spectacular scenery is yours to explore at will – there are ambitious hikes to the summit of Mt. Whitehorn for the hardy, or equally lovely yet short strolls for those with more leisurely plans.

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No matter what kind of adventure you choose, Lake Louise will quickly capture your heart. Be sure to bring your camera to save your own special memories of soaring peaks, stunning glaciers, lush carpets of alpine wildflowers fed by clear bubbling springs, and often-delightful glimpses of wildlife surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of summer.

Activities Atop Mount Whitehorn

In addition to the breathtaking views, the Lake Louise Gondola ride takes you up to the top of Mount Whitehorn where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Wildlife Interpretive Centre, fun and challenging hiking trails, guided walks, and a range of dining options from a contemporary bistro located at 6,700 feet, to a new smokehouse with a patio dining area.

We recommend that you buy your tickets in advance to guarantee your ride on the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola.

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The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:


Choose from a fully enclosed gondola or an open chair

Cruise for fourteen minutes to one of the Banff National Park’s greatest viewpoints and see spectacular mountain scenery across the valley to Victoria Glacier from 2088m (6850ft).

Mountain dining, wildlife viewing and hiking

Guests can enjoy hiking trails, wildlife viewing opportunities, an Interpretive Centre, and the Lodge of the Ten Peaks Dining and Cafe. Plus, wildlife sightings occur almost daily.
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The Lake Louise Gondola is on Lake Louise Drive at the Lake Louise Ski Area, approximately a 45 minute drive from Banff. There is plenty of free parking for cars and RVs in the parking lot just outside the main day lodge, and detailed driving directions will be included in your booking confirmation.
Guests enjoy a relaxing 14 minute ride with the choice of a four passenger open chair or fully enclosed gondola, to an elevation of 2088 m / 6850 ft. Incredible views of the majestic Rocky Mountain, wildflowers, natural springs and maybe even some wildlife are highlights of the ride.
The Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola & Wildlife Interpretive Centre offers a unique opportunity to dine on delicious mountain inspired dishes, ascend to an awe-inspiring viewpoint, and to learn why they are the home of the grizzly bear with almost daily sightings. From 2,088 metres (6,850 feet), the spectacular scenery is yours to explore at will. There are ambitious hikes for the hardy, or equally lovely short leisurely strolls for those with more modest exercise goals.
Major wildlife sightings occur almost daily and include grizzly bears, black & brown bears, cougars, lynx, mountain goats, wolves, elk, mule & whitetail deer, moose, big horn sheep, wolverines and more.
This is a non-refundable ticket once purchased, and it is an open ticket that is valid for the current operating season it is purchased in.
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  • For safety reasons children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by at least one adult on a chair or gondola.
  • Children under the height of 42″ (106cm) must be accompanied by at least one adult, and in an enclosed gondola only.
  • Photo ID may be required for identity verification.
  • Sightseeing lift operations are subject to weather conditions and closures can occur.
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