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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. 

Jasper Skytram

Jasper SkyTram | Ryan Bray

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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. We’ve completely rebuilt, redesigned and re-imagined our 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 multisensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck, the all-new Banff Gondola experience heightens every sense.

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Lake Louise Gondola

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Ascend to one of Banff National Park’s most incredible views where grizzly bears and other local wildlife are seen almost daily. From the top, at 2,088m (6,850ft) the gondola ride is only the start of your adventure. Make your way to the viewing platform for a panoramic view that will take your breath away. Afterward visit the free Wildlife Interpretive Centre where Interpretive Programs are offered daily, including indoor presentations. A variety of guided interpretive walks are available daily for all fitness levels. Hungry, no problem. There are five unique restaurants located on-site that are sure to please. Dine on one of the famous patios or indoors. The choice is yours. Free parking is never an issue; there is plenty of free parking for your car or RV conveniently located just outside of the main day lodge. From here you can also take our free shuttle service to and from the Village of Lake Louise.

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Jasper Skytram

Jasper, Alberta
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Get a new perspective on the town of Jasper and the surrounding mountain ranges as the Jasper SkyTram whisks you up Whistler's Mountain. At an elevation of 2,277 metres (7,472 feet), the view from the top offers stunning mountain vistas of six different mountain ranges, and amazing views of the town, rivers & glacial fed lakes below. On a clear day, you can even see the white pyramid of Mount Robson in nearby British Columbia. Follow the 1.2 km hiking trail to the summit of the mountain to enjoy an unobstructed 360 degree view, or stick close to the upper station and enjoy the best views of Canada's largest Rocky Mountain National Park while dining mountaintop at the Summit Restaurant.

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Rockies Winter Experience

Explore the magic of Banff located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies on this winter adventure tour. Discover frozen waterfalls, take a horse drawn sleigh ride and go dog sledding around the world famous Lake Louise.

Offered By: 1st Class Holidays

Expires: 2018-02-23
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Alaskan Cruise with Rockies by Rail

Experience the very best of Alberta and the southern Canadian Rockies on the Rocky Mountaineer, as well as cruising Alaska with Norwegian Cruise Line.

Expires: 2018-04-17
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