There’s so much to do in Banff, it’s impossible to fit it all in during a single visit. And yet, you don’t want to miss out on the absolute best attractions from sightseeing gondolas to famous glacier lakes. So that’s where this quick guide comes in.

As Banff visitors travel west from Calgary, the landscape goes from flat plains to the rolling foothills, and then into the dramatic, sky-piercing Canadian Rockies. So, what about the views from the top? Well, luckily in Banff, we have two great gondola and sightseeing lift options for viewing the Rocky Mountains.