Lake Louise Gondola
The fourteen-minute ride travels to a top elevation of 2088 metres (6850 feet) - at this altitiude there is quite a variety of plant life where two eco-regions meet. You can also experience the panoramic splendor of the majestic Canadian Rockies.

Enjoy the magnificent view from your choice of an open chair or fully enclosed gondola car. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the beauty of Lake Louise, glaciers, natural springs, wildflowers and possibly even some wildlife. Discover why this magical place is home to so many grizzly bears as you explore one of the best bear habitats in Banff National Park.

As the grass turns green and new berries begin to flourish, one of the most powerful creatures will begin to roam in search of food.
The grassy slopes below the gondola offer lush, rich vegetation for these incredible creatures. Is it any wonder that each summer the grizzly returns?

Each year bears emerge from hibernation and call these alpine meadows their home. Lake Louise Mountain Resort and Sightseeing Gondola 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!

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Lake Lousie Sightseeing Gondola
15th May - 30th Sep
May - 09:00 to 16:00
  June to Sep - 08:30 to 18:00
Adult CAN$23.00
Child (6-15yrs) CAN$11.50
  5yrs and under FREE

Wildlife Interpretation Centre

Complimentary theatre style programs are offered every hour on the half hour starting at 09:30 to 16:30. Topics include Grizzly Bears and natural history of the area.

45 minute walks and 2-hour hikes are offered on the upper mountain. Participating in walks and hikes give a broader view and understanding of this incredible area. There is an additional charge for these options and space is limited.

The Hire a Guide program is an excellent opportunity for tour groups to explore Whitehorn Mountain with a personal guide.

Hikes can be modified to your group’s needs to help create the ideal mountain experience for your guests. Reservations are required.


The Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola offers a breakfast and lunch buffet, with seating room for 400 in the buffet dining areas. The large parking lot provides abundant motor coach parking space in front of the Lodge of Ten Peaks.

Adult CAN$11.25
7:30 am -11:00 am
Child (6-15yrs) CAN$8
  5yrs and under CAN$3.50
Adult CAN$17.50
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Child (6-15yrs) CAN$11
  5yrs and under CAN$3.50

Gondola Ride and Dining Packages
Adult CAN$26
7:30 am -11:00 am
Child (6-15yrs) CAN$15
  5yrs and under CAN$3.50
Adult CAN$30
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Child (6-15yrs) CAN$17
  5yrs and under CAN$3.50

Hire a Guide!
Half Day
CAN$265 (max 10 people)
Full Day
CAN$410 (max 10 people)
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