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Summer Sightseeing Gondola

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

Now closed for summer 2017. Our anticipated winter opening on November 10, 2017.

★ NOW OPEN DAILY FOR WINTER 2017/18! A new ski season has begun and we're stoked & ready to provide you with the finest skiing, snowboarding, lessons, rentals, dining and more!

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Located in Banff National Park, the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola & Wildlife Interpretive Centre offers a unique opportunity to dine on delicious mountain inspired dishes, ascend to an awe-inspiring viewpoint, and to learn why we are the home of the grizzly bear. 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.

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


Dates & Hours of Operation

The Summer Gondola is now closed for summer 2017. Our anticipated winter opening day is Friday, November 10, 2017.
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Wildlife Interpretive Centre

The end of the lift and gondola ride is only the start of the adventure. Our Wildlife Interpretation Centre located at the top of the Summer Gondola is the perfect place to discover what makes life in Banff National Park uniquely spectacular. We offer interactive presentations for all ages, short themed Guided Walks and interactive displays to learn about our native wildlife and endangered species native wildlife.
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Dining Options

Your great day on the mountain includes hearty and healthy meals right here at the resort. Choose from full-service dining to sun-drenched decks, breakfast and lunch menus, and grab-and-go items amongst unparalleled views of the Canadian Rockies. If you’re looking for a heightened dining experience, then join us at the Whitehorn Lodge. Located at 6700'’ (2042m) we’re proudly offering an alpine themed menu with options for children as well.
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Plenty of Free Parking

Pass the line ups and get guaranteed free parking for your car or RV! There's always plenty of parking available here at the Lake Louise Gondola! Drive in and park your car or RV instantly in any of our huge parking lots conveniently located just outside of the main day lodge.
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Free Shuttle Service

Take advantage of our free daily shuttle service that's available between the Lake Louise Gondola, Chateau Lake Louise and the Samson Mall during the summer months.
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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.
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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.
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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 more.
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Summer Lift Ticket Rates - 2017

Online ticket orders are not mailed to your address and must be picked up at the resort during regular business hours. Please show your receipt and photo ID to redeem.

Adult (16+) $34.95
Child (6-15) $16.95
Family (2x adult, 2x child) $99.00
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 - 2017

Upgrade your Gondola Lift Ticket to a Ride & Dine package and enjoy an amazing buffet breakfast or lunch and more. A gourmet lunch option "Gondola & Gourmet" is available starting June 16.

Online ticket orders are not mailed to your address and must be picked up at the resort during regular business hours. Please show your receipt and photo ID to redeem.

Ride & Breakfast

Package includes both a Gondola Lift Ticket plus a delicious buffet breakfast. Breakfast buffet is served fresh daily from 8:30am to 11:00am (May 13 to Oct 9) in the iconic Whiskey Jack Lodge conveniently located at the base of the Gondola.

Adult (16+) $38.95
Child (6-15) $19.95
5 & under $5.00

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.

Gondola & Gourmet - Available June 16
  • Gondola & Gourmet Adult (16+) .
    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) .
    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+) $54.95
Child (6-15) $24.95

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.


Guided Walks - 2017

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 once conditions allow.
  • Time: On the hour during opening hours.
  • Group Size: 1 to 12.
  • Cost: $9.95 (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, 2017.
  • Time: 10:20 and 1:30pm.
  • Group Size: 2 to 12.
  • Cost: $20.95(ages 8+).

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 7 Wonders of Lake Louise. This 3.5 hour moderate hike with an interpretive guide showcases seven endangered and valued species that live and grow here in the Park.

During the fall experience the picturesque colors of the larch trees and learn about the survival strategies of the larches in the harsh alpine environment.

  • Dates: Every day starting June 6, 2017.
  • Time: 10:30am.
  • Group Size: 2 to 12.
  • Cost: $34.95 (ages 8+).

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

Please Note:

Note: Dates/times are subject to change as the conditions of hiking trails are weather dependant. For the Trail of the Great Bear, there are no minimums. For all other guided walks a minimum of 3 people are required per walk, up to a maximum of 14. Due to the natural grade of the mountain trails, all participants of guided walks should be of moderate fitness ability and are encouraged to wear proper walking footwear. Please wear proper footwear and dress for all weather conditions. We recommend bringing sunglasses, water, snacks, jacket and a camera.

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