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Gondolas & Tramways Attractions & Entertainment

A gondola or tramway ride brings you the view that mountains have of mountains. All the glory, none of the actual climbing. • Summit: Banff’s gondola was Canada’s first when it opened in 1959 on Sulphur Mountain. The eight-minute ride over towering pines into mountain peaks is just the start. The view from the top is like being at the edge of the earth, but the start of adventure. Grab lunch then hike the boardwalk. • Jasper: At the top of Whistlers Mountain, you’re at the centre of 360 degrees of Rocky Mountain peaks. Plan, like, an hour for photos. As if there’s a better backdrop than where the mountains meet the clouds. 

The beauty of the Rocky Mountains and western Canada as seen from the Rocky Mountaineer train is indescribable, but one of our guides offers a taste of the amazing scenery that awaits.

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Mount Norquay | Mike Seehagel

Banff Gondola | Brewster

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Mt Norquay, Banff Sightseeing Chairlift

Banff, Alberta
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Welcome to the best seat in Banff National Park – and possibly the whole of Canada. More than just a chairlift ride, Norquay's famous Sightseeing Chairlift is a gateway to an unforgettable, 10 minute open-air journey into the sky. Discover legendary, panoramic views above the clouds. Wilderness teaming with life and natural splendour. Endless, postcard-perfect scenery stretching across the horizon. Soar to nearly 7,000ft elevation, accessing the historic Cliffhouse Bistro and get ready to be “wowed”.Sitting at an elevation of 6900 ft., and accessed by riding the Norquay Sightseeing Chairlift, the Cliffhouse Bistro has been a social meeting spot since it opened in the 1950s – bringing the high to High Tea in Banff. Zip up your coziest layers and visit Norquay for a memorable day of sightseeing, dining and exploring. Here you’ll discover cozy mountain meals, endless photo opportunities, and top-of-the-world views that need to be seen to be believed.

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Jasper Skytram

Jasper, Alberta

The Jasper SkyTram whisks you up Whistler’s Mountain to an elevation of 2,263 metres, showing you stunning vistas over mountain ranges stretching up to 80 kilometres away. On a clear day, you can even see the white pyramid of Mount Robson in nearby British Columbia. Interpretive exhibits explain the high alpine environment, and a hiking trail leads you to the summit of the mountain. Gift shops and licensed dining facilities are also available.

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Banff Gondola

Banff, Alberta
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Journey to the top of the Banff Gondola to see a whole new side of Sulphur Mountain and the Canadian Rockies. The attraction has completely rebuilt, redesigned and re-imagined the mountaintop experience, creating a world-class indoor experience that equals the awe-inspiring ridge-top boardwalk 2900 ft. above Banff. From new restaurants and interactive exhibits to a multi-sensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck, the all-new Banff Gondola experience heightens every sense.

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Sunset Festival at Banff Gondola

Banff, Alberta
2018-07-01 To 2018-08-31 MST

Why watch the sunset when you can be in it at 7600 ft. mountaintop. The sunset festival is a celebration of Banff’s most special time of day, and they have transformed the rooftop terrace to be your viewing haven. Sample craft beer and taste delicious bites from savoury to sweet. Add interpretive storytelling and live music by local artists, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for an evening to remember. Stop by for an hour or stay for the night. Available daily in July and August from 7 PM.

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