LAKE LOUISE GONDOLA

Hop off and go exploring. 

Cruise for fourteen glorious minutes, in an open chair or a fully enclosed gondola, to one of Banff National Park's greatest views! Surrounded by majestic peaks and glaciers, the Lake Louise Gondola is truly a special place to experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies. The fourteen-minute ride climbs to a top elevation of 2,088 m (6,850 ft). $37 adult

 

The Lake Louise Gondola is one of the best places on earth to see wild grizzly bears in their natural environment.

The grassy slopes below the gondola provide an excellent source of vegetation for grizzly bears, creating one of the most important habitats in Banff National Park for females with cubs. As the area’s meadows green-up, grizzlies call this

place home. The Lake Louise Mountain Resort is committed to providing a protected environment for bears and an educational and safe opportunity for guests to experience the natural beauty and wonder of this magnificent place.

Lodge of the Ten Peaks

Stop by and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet prepared fresh daily in the Lodge of the Ten Peaks.

 

Combine a Lift ticket with a Buffet Breakfast! ($40-AD)

From 8:30 am to 10:45 am

includes: fruit, yogurt, cereal, mini muffins, eggs, bacon, pork sausage, hash browns, cereal, waffles, toast, coffee, tea, orange juice

 

Combine a Lift ticket with a Buffet Lunch ($48-AD)

From11:30am to 2:30pm

includes: soup, salad, vegetables, hot dishes (beef, chicken legs, fish fillets), curry rice, mashed potatoes, coffee, tea, lemonade.  

 

The Ten Peaks Food Court also offers cafeteria-style breakfast and lunch menus. 

You can also stop by the Bears Den Smokehouse & Patio for a BBQ lunch and fabulous views!

Whitehorn Bistro

Located at 2042 metres above sea level, the Whitehorn Bistro proudly offers a contemporary menu with alpine featured items and local products.  Each of their fine offerings can be enjoyed inside the dining room, or out on the patio which boasts one of the most incredible panoramic mountain views anywhere.

 

Some menu items:

  • Seafood Risotto

  • Grilled Venison Loin Chop

  • Braised Pork Belly & Scallops

  • Grilled Flat Iron Steak

  • Cheese Fondue for Two

  • Rocky Mountain Game Platter for Two

 

Gondola Gourmet Package ($57-AD)

Includes: 25$ Food & Beverage gift card. Can be used at: Whitehorn Bistro, Bear's Den Smokehouse & Patio, Ten Peaks Food Court, and Slopeside Coffee Bar.

Kickinghorse Viewpoint

Distance: 750m one way

Time: Forty-five minutes round trip

Elevation: 2285 metres

 

We strongly recommend hiking in groups of 4. Trails may close due to the presence of wildlife. Trails are accessed with the lift due to the wildlife corridor in the lower part of the mountain.

 

Pika Trail

Distance: 1.25 km one way

Time: One hour round trip

Elevation: 2276 metres

 

We strongly recommend hiking in groups of 4. Trails may close due to the presence of wildlife. Trails are accessed with the lift due to the wildlife corridor in the lower part of the mountain.

Ptarmigan Valley Viewpoint

Distance:  1.7 km one way

Time: One and a half hours round trip

Elevation: 2417metres

 

We strongly recommend hiking in groups of 4. Trails may close due to the presence of wildlife. Trails are accessed with the lift due to the wildlife corridor in the lower part of the mountain.

Wildlife Interpretive Centre

The Wildlife Interpretation Centre is located at the top of the gondola and is the perfect place to discover what makes life in Banff National Park uniquely spectacular. Offering interactive displays to follow the footsteps of our early explorers and native wildlife. Offering free interpretive presentations for all ages as well as short themed guided walks for an extra charge. 

Trail of the Great Bear (45min) $16

A guided informational walk about bear behavior and how to stay safe.

 

Trail of Ice and Fire (2hrs) $24

Witness the evidence of ice and fire that shaped the landscape. Moderate hike

 

Trail of 7 Wonders (3.5hrs) $41

Discover the 7 wonders of the Mountain and 7 endangered species. Moderate hike

 

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Member of Banff Lake Louise Tourism

Registered Business with the Town of Banff -0004012

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