Sulphur Mountain Tours

Sulphur Mountain
Named in 1916 after the hot springs bursting from the earth at its base, 8,041-foot Sulphur Mountain is famous for its views across the mountains and valleys of Canada’s Banff National Park.

The Banff Gondola is a popular way to get to the top of Sulphur Mountain, as the ride takes just eight minutes instead of a two- or three-hour hike to the top. At the upper summit are two restaurants, as well as a gift shop and plenty of viewing decks. Once the gondola drops you off at the summit, it’s worth taking the 0.6-mile trail along the Banff Skywalk to the top of 7,448-foot Sanson's Peak, where a century-old meteorological observatory still stands. Take a peek through the observatory windows for a glance back in time.

From the mountain top, there are many animals and birds to keep an eye out for, including Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, hoary marmots and ground squirrels. But the main draw to Sulphur is the view of the surrounding mountains and Bow Valley down below.

The South East Ridge trail is the main hiking route to the top of the mountain. It starts and ends at the parking lot for Banff Upper Hot Springs, meaning once you’ve trampled up and down the mountain, there’s a steaming hot pool of water waiting to soak your tired muscles in at the end.

Practical Info

Banff Gondola is open year-round and costs $35.95 for adults. Banff Upper Hot Springs costs $7.30 per adult. The base of Sulphur Mountain is just a five-minute drive from downtown Banff, and there are also regular Roam public buses that take visitors to the gondola for $2 each way.
Address: Sulphur Mountain, Banff, Canada
Hours: Daily
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Banff Gondola Ride Admission

Maximize your views of Banff National Park with minimal exertion during this round-trip gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Take in views of 6 different mountain ranges and nearby rivers aboard your state-of-the art alpine transport, offering large windows and seating for 4 guests. Enjoy time exploring the ridge line boardwalk before returning back to town.
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Duration: 10 minutes
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5-Day Rocky Mountains Summer Premium Tour from Vancouver

Let a professional coach driver do the navigating into the heart of the Canadian Rockies as you sit back and take in the glorious mountain views. On this four-night trip that departs from and returns to a convenient location in downtown Vancouver (near the cruise-ship dock), all of your overnight accommodations are included. Daily breakfast is also included, and your itinerary features plenty of free time to spend just the way you like.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour

Get a quick immersion in the stunning environment surrounding the city of Banff on this 4-hour tour. You’ll discover natural attractions like the hoodoos, strange rock pillars twisted by millions of years of wind, and take in fantastic views on a Banff Gondola ride up to Sulphur Mountain. You can also upgrade to include a cruise on placid Lake Minnewanka. This Banff sightseeing tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Western Canada Tour (Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper, Banff, Revelstoke)

This small intimate tour provides a unique and truly Canadian mountain experience with overnight stays in Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper, Sunshine Mountain in Banff National Park, and Sutton Place at Revelstoke Mountain. You will have plenty of time to get off the beaten path and do some amazing hikes in addition to experiencing the world renowned sights of Maligne lake in Jasper, Lake Louise, Columbia Icefields, Banff and more. 
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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