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Summer Sightseeing in Banff and Lake Louise

View from Mount Norquay Banff Summer

The Banff Gondola

Timeless Rocky Mountain views. 100% reimagined summit experience, circa 2016. 

Gaze over Banff from the sky! Take a relaxing ride up Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park and enjoy an amazing view of Banff, Lake Louise and surrounding mountains. Once at the top, begin your adventure by strolling through our boardwalk to the Cosmic Ray Station and Sanson’s Peak and learn about Canada’s first national park. Then, head inside to explore our world-class mountaintop discovery centre where you can learn about local animals, plants and minerals before refuelling on the grab-and-go fare or enjoying an elegant meal at the award-winning Sky Bistro.

Sunshine Village Gondola Banff - View of Mount Borgeau

Banff Sunshine Gondola

Take a beautiful gondola ride and be transported to the beautiful Sunshine Meadows. The gondola has a panoramic view, so you can enjoy all of the sights as you glide along.  Ride the Standish Chairlift to over 2,400m (8,000 ft) — the highest lift-accessed sightseeing elevation in the Banff and Lake Louise area! From this beautiful vantage point, you can enjoy spectacular views of three pristine alpine lakes; Laryx, Grizzly, and Rock Isle.

Louise Louise Ski Resort and Gondola View of Lake Louise - Summer

The Lake Louise Ski Resort & Summer Gondola

The Lake Louise Summer Gondola is famous for being one of the best places in Canada to safely view grizzly bears, black bears, lynx, moose, mountain goats, elk, and deer along with many other fascinating species of wildlife. The ride up to the top is just as scenic as it gets with marvellous views of Lake Louise. From this vantage point, you can see the beautiful Chateau Lake Louise! It’s also home to some of Canada’s most famous peaks including Mount Temple and Mount Lefroy.

Mount Norquay Banff Summer

Norquay's Summer Sightseeing Chairlift

Banff’s original scenic chairlift is the most iconic way to see Banff National Park. Rising above Banff, the North American Chairlift offers you a 360-degree view of the Canadian Rockies and surrounding wilderness. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that will leave you breathless. Dine-in at the top in Norquay’s retro Cliffhouse Bistro. With an intimate 50 seats and streams of natural light, every table has a top-of-the-world viewpoint.