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Ascend to one of Banff National Park's greatest mountain viewpoints where grizzly bears are spotted almost daily!
What Our Customers Are Saying
Amazing Views of Lake Louise and a delicious meal at the top of the Gondola. This is a great gondola trip especially if you have just visited Lake Louise. We were lucky that is was a beautiful sunny day the day we went up and the views were breathtaking. We could see Lake Louise, Victoria Glacier and the Chateau as well scenic mountains...
Grizzly spotted. We caught the free shuttle from the Fairmont in the early afternoon with the hope of seeing a grizzly. Unfortunately when we arrived there had not been any sightings for that day. There is a seating are inside where the ticket office is and provides nice views looking up the mountain. A small cafe provides hot drinks.
Great views, great breakfast. Booked the breakfast and gondola trip, it's an extra $4 and I figured even if it was only a coffee and Danish that would be fine. But it was cold stuff, hot food, toast, waffles, coffee, juice. Everything you could ask for.
View to a Kill! We took the gondola up the mountain on a partially sunny day. We chose enclosed due to the breeze, but the young and adventurous hit the open chairs. A short walk down hill, that means it's a little up hill on your return, to the restaurant is certainly worth it. You can sit, drink, snack, or dine overlooking a breathtaking view.
On top of the world! On a partly cloudy, windy day we had the most incredible view of the surrounding ding area and felt like we were on top of the world!! The ride was surprisingly smooth and quiet once we were up there. It was so cool to see people from all over the world enjoying the experience at the summit.
Go early for breakfast. The gondola is a nice trip to the top of the mountain with views of Lake Louise and Lake Moraine. We went early which was nice for some good views and also a hot buffet breakfast only added $3 to the price of the gondola ride and was definitely a good value. Even on a partly cloudy morning there were...
Lovely!! It was a lovely sunny day so we took the chair both up and down as opposed to the closed in gondola. The scenery is lovely and you can see lake Louise in the distance on the way down. We were hoping to see a bear or two but no luck - plenty of electric fences, though, to keep them away from the tourists!! We enjoyed the ride and the views!
Get away from all the crowds! We hadn't planned on going on the gondola, but as the road to Maligne Lake was closed due to the volume of traffic, we thought we would give it a go and I'm pleased we did! It was so quiet when we arrived (12pm), no queues and even though we didn't see any bears the scenery was stunning.
Great views. You can go up in a covered gondola or a chair lift. Hubby wanted to go on the chair lift so I spent the trip up & down holding on tight & eyes firmly closed so probably missed some great views! When you get there the views over Lake Louise are wonderful. It's quite expensive but it's a tourist attraction. Worth a visit on a clear day.
One of the highlights of our trip! We took the chair lift rather than the enclosed gondola and it was worth it! We went on several in this area and this was, by far, our favorite!!
A lovely trip and spectacular views. On a beautiful day, the Lake Louise Gondola is the best. A very HIGH, distant view of Lake Louise is the reward from the top. Occasionally a ranger is at the top offering information and even an animal skin or two (this was our only way to see a wolverine).
Beautiful and relaxing! We rode an open chairlift to the top (or as far as possible in the summer). The views were wonderful. It was one of our favorite things about this trip, as we were away from the crowds. We ate breakfast, prior to the chairlift-there is a combo ticket for the lift and a breakfast buffet- it is a good value.
Worth it - can't beat the views!! The views from the top are spectacular and it's fun to ride the ski lift, too. Definitely choose the open-air ski lift chairs! They have a nice interpretive/educational center at the top and the folks who work there are really helpful and knowledgeable. We didn't see any bears, but we certainly learned a lot about them...
Stunning views. A must do for this area. The view from the overlook at the gondola was just beautiful. Option of enclosed or exposed ride up and down. We tried both and the open was a much better ride.
Great view of Lake Louise. We took the ski lift to the top where there is an interpretive center and a restaurant. We got up there too late to eat, but did check out the interpretive center. On our way to the interpretive center we spotted a grizzly bear grazing in the grasses just below where the path was. It was fun just watching him eat.
Best gondola ride. We rode the gondolas in Jasper and Banff but for me this was the best of the lot. Open ski lift style was great as was view towards Lake Louise. Very interesting wildlife displays and centre at the top. Also, nice outside terrace restaurant with stunning vie
Events & Top News
- UPCOMING EVENT: AUGUST 22, 2018
Join us for a very special Winemaker's Lunch with Cedar Creek Estate Winery at the Whitehorn Bistro! Tickets are on sale now and include a four course lunch, sample wine pairings with each course, tasting notes explained by Taylor & David and sightseeing gondola ride.
- UPCOMING EVENT: AUGUST 25, 2018
Experience something unique this summer! Join us for a refreshing & rejuvenating yoga retreat at 6700 feet! Set your mind & body at ease with Nikki Davidson who will walk you through 60 minutes of Yin/Yang yoga on the Whitehorn patio. Afterwards enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast!
- UPCOMING EVENT: SEPT 8, 2018
Join us for a very unique painting experience with Mindy Johnstone (Art with Mindy) on Saturday September 8th at the Whitehorn Bistro patio. No painting experience necessary! You can register for this event online now. Hurry, spaces are limited.
- TOP NEWS: MAY 5, 2018
Starting opening day (May 18) we're offering a tasty breakfast buffet and sizzling hot food off the grill in the Lodge of Ten Peaks. Starting June 16 enjoy gourmet dining at Whithorn Bistro, mountain themed sushi and ramen from Kuma Yama and savory BBQ ...
- TOP NEWS: May 5, 2018
Thirteen hikes available this summer! Explore the stunning Rocky Mountain environments of Banff and Yoho National Parks with one of our professional interpretive guides and learn about our unique wildlife, beautiful flora and rich history along the way...