Upper Hot Springs Pool
Banff quite literally wouldn’t be Banff if it weren’t for its hot springs, which gush out from 2.5km (1.5 miles) beneath Sulphur...
Fairmont Banff Springs
Looming up beside the Bow River, the Banff Springs is a local landmark in more ways than one. Originally built in 1888, and remodeled in...
Rocky Mountain Raft Tours
Banff's oldest rafting company sticks to what it knows best: easy excursions along the Bow River from their put-in point just below Bow...
Perched on the side of Tunnel Mountain, Banff’s flagship arts venue hosts a varied program of concerts, lectures, exhibitions and events...
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Banff Gondola information
In summer or winter you can summit a peak near Banff thanks to the Banff Gondola, whose four-person enclosed cars glide up to the top of Sulphur Mountain in less than 10 minutes. Named for the thermal springs that emanate from its base, this peak is a perfect viewing point and a tick-box Banff attraction.
There are a couple of restaurants on top, plus an extended hike on boardwalks to Sanson Peak, an old weather station. Some people hike all the way up the mountain on a zigzagging 5.6km (3.5-mile) trail. You can travel back down on the gondola for half price and recover in the hot springs.
The gondola is 4km south of central Banff. The easiest way to get there is to catch Route 1 on the Roam bus; alternatively, you can hunt for a spot in the enormous car park.