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Summer Sightseeing Gondola

The Best Grizzly Bear Viewing and Scenery in the Canadian Rockies!

2016 summer operations begin on Friday, May 13!

Located in Banff National Park, the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola & Interpretive Centre offers a unique opportunity to dine in the beautiful Lodge of Ten Peaks, ascend to an awe-inspiring viewpoint, and to learn why we are the Home of the Grizzly Bear.

From 2088m (6850ft), the spectacular scenery is yours to explore at will – there are ambitious hikes to the summit of Mt. Whitehorn for the hardy, or equally lovely short, leisurely strolls for those with more modest exercise goals.

Whatever your fitness level, Lake Louise will quickly capture your heart, so be sure to bring your camera to save your own special memories of soaring peaks, stunning glaciers, lush carpets of alpine wildflowers fed by clear bubbling springs, and-often-delightful glimpses of wildlife surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of summer.


Dates/hours of Operation

The Summer Gondola opens for summer 2016 on Friday, May 13. Click here for hours of operation.

Wildlife Interpretive Centre

The end of the lift and gondola ride is only the start of the adventure. All lift and gondola visits begin with a pre-ride visitor welcome. This brief presentation will ensure a safe and enjoyable visit while enlightening visitors about our unique surroundings. Click here for details.

Dining

Stop by and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast or lunch prepared fresh, and served daily in the Lodge of the Ten Peaks! For those who prefer something straight off the grill, our cafeteria breakfast and lunch menus are sure to please. If you’re looking for a heightened dining experience, then join us at the newly renovated Whitehorn Lodge. Located at 6700'’ (2042m) we’re proudly offering an alpine themed menu with options for children as well. Click here for details.

Hiking Trails & Guided Walks

Wander around the mountain on your own (click to see hiking trails) or with one of our knowledgeable guides and discover firsthand the natural splendor of Lake Louise. Learn how to stay safe in bear country, how to help with conservation efforts plus keep the local wildlife safe. Click here for Guided Walk details.

Gift & Souvenir Shop

Lake Louise Gondola souvenir merchandise is available in our gift shop.

Childcare

The Lake Louise Ski Resort Daycare is a licensed daycare, and our staff members are caring, alert, and love working with children.Click here for details.

Complimentary Hotel Shuttle

A complimentary bus service operates between Lake Louise Ski Resort and Lake Louise hotels during the ski season and summer sightseeing season.Click here for details.

Summer Deals & Packages

The Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola offers a variety of deals & packages to suit your needs. Get great deals on stay and ride hotel packages, Ride & Dine Packages, ski pass holder specials and even Gondola + rafting trips.


Summer Lift Ticket Rates - 2016

Adult (16+) $32.95
Child (6-15) $15.95
5 & under FREE  


Rates shown above do not include tax (5%GST). Pricing subject to change without notice. Sightseeing lift operations are subject to weather conditions and closures can occur.


Ride & Dine Packages - 2016

Upgrade your Gondola Lift Ticket to a Ride & Dine package and enjoy an amazing buffet breakfast, gourmet lunch and more.

Gondola & Gourmet
  • Gondola & Gourmet Adult (6+): $52.95 - Save $5.
    Includes Gondola ticket and $25 Food & Beverage gift card. Gift card can be used at any of these outlets: Whitehorn Bistro, Bear’s Den Smokehouse & Patio, Ten Peaks Food Court, and Slopeside Coffee Bar.
  • Gondola & Gourmet Child (6-15): $22.95 - Save $5.
    Includes Gondola ticket and $12 Food & Beverage gift card. Gift card can be used at any of these outlets: Whitehorn Bistro, Bear’s Den Smokehouse & Patio, Ten Peaks Food Court, and Slopeside Coffee Bar.
Adult (16+) $52.95
Child (6-15) $22.95

Rates shown above do not include tax (5%GST). Pricing subject to change without notice. Sightseeing lift operations are subject to weather conditions and closures can occur.

Ride & Breakfast

Package includes both a Gondola Lift Ticket plus a delicious buffet breakfast. Breakfast buffet is served fresh daily from 8:30am to 11:00pm (May 13 to Oct 10) in the iconic Lodge of Ten Peaks conveniently located at the base of the Gondola.

Adult (16+) $35.95
Child (6-15) $19.95
5 & under $5.25

Rates shown above do not include tax (5%GST). Pricing subject to change without notice. Sightseeing lift operations are subject to weather conditions and closures can occur.
 


Guided Walks

Choose from three excellent guided hikes as our professional interpreters lead you through the stunning surrounding environment.

Please note: Access to a guided hike requires both the purchase of a Gondola Ticket and the cost of the individual hike as listed below. An additional fall themed hike Trail of the Larches coming up in September.

Trail of the Great Bear (45 minutes)

A 45 minute easy, guided informational walk that addresses a question most of us have here in bear country, “What should I do if I see a bear?” You’ll learn about bear behavior and how to stay safe.

  • Dates: Everyday.
  • Time: On the hour from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Group Size: 1 to 12.
  • Cost: $9.00 (Free for children under 5).

To reserve email guides@skilouise.com, call 1-403-522-1385, or visit the Wildlife Interpretive Centre.

Trail of Ice and Fire (2 hours)

Take in the spectacular views from the upper mountain and witness the evidence of ice and fire that shaped the landscape over thousands of years. A two hour moderate hike with an interpretive guide will ignite your imagination as to how this landscape would have looked during the last Ice Age.

  • Dates: Every day starting June 6, 2016.
  • Time: 1:30pm.
  • Group Size: 3 to 12.
  • Cost: $19.00 (Free for children under 5).

To reserve email guides@skilouise.com, call 1-403-522-1385, or visit the Wildlife Interpretive Centre.

Trail of 7 Wonders (3.5 hours)

Discover with us 7 Wonders of Lake Louise Ski Resort, 7 Endangered Species that live or grow here on this three-and-a-half hour moderate hike with an interpretive guide.

  • Dates: Every day starting June 6, 2016.
  • Time: 9:30am.
  • Group Size: 3 to 12.
  • Cost: $29.00 (Free for children under 5).

To reserve email guides@skilouise.com, call 1-403-522-1385, or visit the Wildlife Interpretive Centre.

Trail of the Larches (3.5 hours) - Available in September!

Lake Louise is famous for its Larch trees. Experience the picturesque colors of fall and learn about the survival strategies of the larches in the harsh alpine environment. A three-and-a-half hour moderate hike with an interpretive guide that will reveal the mysteries of the larches and the stunning landscape of Lake Louise.

  • Dates: Every day from September 10 to September 26, 2016.
  • Time: 9:30am.
  • Group Size: 3 to 12.
  • Cost: $29.00 (Free for children under 5).

To reserve email guides@skilouise.com, call 1-403-522-1385, or visit the Wildlife Interpretive Centre.

Activities & Events

Open for summer 2016 on May 13