Discover Banff Tour with Gondola

Operated by Discover Banff Tours

Discover Banff Tour Description

This 5.5-hour, half-day tour is the perfect introduction to Banff and includes some of Banff’s most scenic and historically significant highlights such as the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner Lookout, and Banff’s largest lake, Lake Minnewanka. You’ll then be transported to the base of Sulphur Mountain and ride the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain at 7,486 feet. At the summit, marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff, the Bow Valley, and a 360-degree view of six scenic mountain ranges. You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world when you are standing on the spacious main-level observation deck. After your download on the Banff Gondola, your tour guide will transport you back to your Banff hotel. It is also a great tour for seeing wildlife so don’t forget your camera! This tour operates with mid-sized groups of up to 24 people.

Joining Instructions:

Please be ready and out front of your hotel in the bus pick-up area 5 minutes before the listed pick-up time. Please be patient if the bus does not arrive exactly on time as the pick-up time can vary slightly from day to day. Look out for a blue bus with the Discover Banff logo. Please be sure that you do not get on a different bus as many different companies will be doing their pick-ups at similar times. Please have the Jonview Voucher provided in your Travel Documents readily available on hand or on your mobile device to present to the driver.

Please note that it may be cooler at the top of Sulphur Mountain due to the elevation change. Packing an extra layer of clothes may make for a more enjoyable experience at the top. Do not bring your luggage on this tour as you will be dropped off at your hotel once the tour has been completed.

If you have any specific questions for the tour operator, please contact them at: 1 877 565 9372.

Interested in a More Exclusive Tour Experience?


We offer Private Tour experiences for all of our sightseeing tours in the Canadian Rockies as well as complimentary upgrades to Small-Group Tours (up to 9 people) for our Canada Rail Vacations booked guests whenever possible.

*Please ask us about upgrading to Private Tours at the time of booking your Canada Rail Vacation. For last-minute upgrades, please contact us at [email protected] before booking a private tour.

For Those with a free day in Banff, or non-Canada Rail guests, check below for tour availability.

Please contact us at [email protected] should you wish to include this tour during your stay with us in Banff.