The Lake Louise Gondola
The Best Grizzly Bear Viewing and Scenery in the Canadian Rockies!
Located in Banff National Park, 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 we are the home of the grizzly bear. Whatever your fitness level, Lake Louise will quickly capture your heart so 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.
From 2088m (6850ft), the spectacular scenery is yours to explore at will. There are Guided Intrepretive Hikes for the adventurous, or equally lovely short leisurely walks for those with more modest exercise goals.
Dates & Hours of Operation
Please note that our hours of operation may vary depending on the date.
Your great day on the mountain includes hearty and healthy meals right here at the resort. Choose from full-service dining to sun-drenched decks, breakfast and lunch menus, and grab-and-go items amongst unparalleled views of the Canadian Rockies. If you're looking for a heightened dining experience, then join us at the Whitehorn Lodge. Located at 6700'' (2042m) we're proudly offering an alpine themed menu with options for children as well.
Grizzly Bear & Wildlife Viewing
The Lake Louise Gondola is one of the best places to spot wild grizzly bears and other iconic species of wildlife found in the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. Many of our quests are treated to breathtaking animal encounters since local wildlife can often be seen roaming below the safety of the sightseeing lift.
Wildlife Interpretive Centre
The end of the lift and gondola ride is only the start of the adventure. Our Wildlife Interpretation Centre located at the top of the Summer Gondola is the perfect place to discover what makes life in Banff National Park uniquely spectacular. We offer interactive presentations for all ages, short themed Guided Walks and interactive displays to learn about our native wildlife and endangered species native wildlife.
Plenty of Free Parking
Pass the line ups and get guaranteed free parking for your car or RV! There's always plenty of parking available here at the Lake Louise Gondola! Drive in and park your car or RV instantly in any of our huge parking lots conveniently located just outside of the main day lodge.
Free Shuttle Service
Take advantage of our free daily shuttle service that's available between the Lake Louise Gondola, Chateau Lake Louise and the Samson Mall during the summer months.
New - Free return shuttle service is now available from the Lake Louise overflow on Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays! A free Banff shuttle is also available daily between Banff and Lake Louise (see below for details)!
Guided Hikes & Hiking Trails
Wander around the mountain on your own or with one of our knowledgeable guides and discover firsthand the natural splendor of Lake Louise. Learn how to stay safe in bear country, how to help with conservation efforts plus keep the local wildlife safe.
Check out our stunning Rocky Mountain views and see what's happening around the resort on our live webcams!
The Lake Louise Daycare is a licensed daycare and our staff members are caring, alert, and love working with children.
Gift & Souvenir Shop
Lake Louise Gondola souvenir merchandise is available in our gift shop.
Disabled Traveler's Accessibility
It is our goal to assist individuals with disabilities to access, and enjoy all features, and facilities at the Lake Louise Gondola. Please see what we offer.
Note Regarding Children: 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.
Note Regarding Pets: For safety reasons pets of any kind are not permitted on the Gondola with exception of Disability Assistance Pets. If you have a special needs pet aid please let our ticket staff know and we will do all we can to accommodate you.
Note Regarding Wildlife Cameras - Data Collection And Use: In an ongoing effort to monitor wildlife & human activity in the Whitehorn Wildlife Corridor and Hidden Lake Bowl, motion activated wildlife cameras have been installed in and around the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Images of people collected by these cameras may be used to generate non-personal data as relevant for research purposes (ie. group size, activity, etc). All images of people will be deleted unless evidence of an illegal activity is present. No images of people will be shared, displayed or used in communication materials. This study will be on-going until January 3, 2020.
TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Winner
The Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola has again received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award that celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.