Summer, elevated0% effort, 100% mind-blowing. From ground-level to jaw-dropping in minutes.
Embrace the freedom of exploring our wide-open alpine neighborhood, surrounded by soaring peaks and stunning glaciers. Reach the summit and choose your own adventure.
Lake Louise Summer Sightseeing Gondola is the ultimate stop-off for all-ages sightseeing, with some of the best chances to spot wild grizzly bears. To say we’re one of Banff National Park’s best-kept summer secrets would be a cliché, but you’ll see when you arrive how this place balances sheer beauty, effortless-to-extreme adventure, and an escape from the bigger crowds you’ll come across elsewhere.
After all, summer days in the Rockies are intended to be relaxing, not harassing. The views (which can be earned with as much or as little effort as you like) will leave you feeling like you’ve got an all-access pass to the finest scenery Mother Nature has to offer. The impressive vistas that have earned the Canadian Rockies a reputation as one of the world’s most picturesque places, will be abundant.
And even better? The memory-making views don’t stop there – we might just have one of the most picturesque backdrops; make time for lunch or a patio refreshment at our Whitehorn Bistro and you’ll see exactly what we’re talking about – just don’t forget your camera.
Note Regarding Children
For safety reasons children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by at least one adult on a chair or gondola. Children under the height of 42" (106cm) must be accompanied by at least one adult, and in an enclosed gondola only.
Disabled Travelers Accessibility
It is our goal to assist individuals with disabilities to access and enjoy all features, facilities, and services at the Lake Louise Summer Gondola. We are not 100% wheelchair accessible. Learn more.
For safety reasons pets of any kind are not permitted on the Gondola with exception of Disability Assistance Pets. If you have a special needs pet aid please let our ticket staff know and we will do all we can to accommodate you.
The Lake Louise Summer Gondola is famous for being one of the best places in the Canadian Rockies to safely view grizzly bears, black bears, lynx, moose, mountain goats, elk, and deer along with many other fascinating species of wildlife.
Ride the Summer Gondola, explore the hiking trails, and discover the best views of Lake Louise! Indulge in a delicious meal, and don’t forget, there’s always a chance to see bears from the chairs.