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Sulphur Mountain Tours

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Sulphur Mountain
Named after its gushing thermal springs, Sulphur Mountain rises to a height of 8,041 feet (2,450 meters), towering over the town of Banff and Bow Valley. Banff Upper Hot Springs sit on its lower slopes, while the Banff Gondola carries you up to the summit ridge for views out across the peaks of the Canadian Rockies.

The Basics
To ascend Sulphur Mountain you have two options: Hike the 6.8 miles (11 kilometers) up Sulphur Mountain Trail, or ride the Banff Gondola to the summit. For ease, prebook gondola tickets or buy them on site. At the summit, explore viewing areas, restaurants, and trailheads.

Many multi-day tours of Banff and Jasper national parks make stops at Sulphur Mountain, where you can ride the gondola at your own expense. Some horseback riding tours and tours by horse-drawn wagons follow routes around the foothills of Sulphur Mountain. If you choose to hike, consider following it with a restorative soak at Banff Upper Hot Springs. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Banff Gondola can accommodate up to four travelers per cabin, and the journey to the top takes about eight minutes.
  • The Banff Gondola is wheelchair accessible.
  • You can hike up and take the Banff Gondola down for a reduced cost, but if you choose to ride the gondola up and hike down, you pay full price.

How to Get There
Sulphur Mountain is south of Banff town. To get to the Banff Gondola lower terminal, ride Roam bus route 1. The Sulphur Mountain Trail begins from the Upper Hot Springs parking area. 

When to Get There
Banff Gondola is open year-round, with hours varying by season. Hiking and visibility is typically better between May and October. In winter, trails are covered in snow and ice. For a quieter experience at the peak in summer, come before 10am or after 6pm. 

Cosmic Ray Station on Sanson Peak
One of the most popular activities at the top of Sulphur Mountain is to follow the .6-mile (1-kilometer) elevated boardwalk from the summit across to neighboring Sanson Peak, where a 1950s facility—formerly used by Canadian scientists to study cosmic rays—stands. Note that the boardwalk features shallow steps and is not wheelchair accessible.
Address: Sulphur Mountain, Banff, Canada
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Winter-Banff/ Sulphur Mountain One Day Tour

Winter-Banff/ Sulphur Mountain One Day Tour

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Mini-tour for a maximum of 8 passengers on the tour. Ensure safe social distancing in the car. Visit the Banff National Park, which is Canada's oldest national park and most spectacular Heritage Site. She is quite different in the wintertime.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour - Roundtrip from Banff

Banff City Sightseeing Tour - Roundtrip from Banff

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Get a quick immersion in the stunning environment surrounding the city of Banff on this tour. 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.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout

Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout

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Saddle up for a ride along the Bow River in Banff and a Western style cookout. Choose from riding on horseback or in a covered wagon through the beautiful Rocky Mountain terrain. At the dining site, spend some time perfecting your roping skills or relaxing with a game of horseshoes before “tucking in”--that’s cowboy speak for “eating”—a yummy BBQ meal.
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  • 3 hours
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2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

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Saddle up and head out on the Rocky Mountain trails in Banff National Park. Explore the area by horseback with your cowboy guide to see the area in a way you can only experience from on the back of a horse. With a guide in the lead and a guide bringing up the rear, your ride will be a safe, fun adventure in the wilderness.  
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  • 2 hours
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4 Hour Sulphur Mountain Horseback Ride

4 Hour Sulphur Mountain Horseback Ride

Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest and most celebrated national park - and one worth getting out of the car and onto a trail for. Go back to a simpler time with a 4-hour horseback ride and experience the park at a relaxed pace. Led by your cowboy guide, saddle up and and get a feel for what it was like for pioneers first settling in this once-wild area.
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  • 4 hours
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Banff Area 1-Day & Canyon Walk from Calgary or Banff

Banff Area 1-Day & Canyon Walk from Calgary or Banff

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Attractions & Activities: ● Sulphur Mountain Gondola (Optional) ● Banff Town ● Johnston Canyon Walk ● Bow Falls ● Surprise Corner ● Hoodoos Experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies with a variety of 1-day tour. From the quaint mountainside town of Banff, to the snow-dusted peaks, misty falls, and dramatic canyons around Banff as you explore this rugged slice of Alberta with an experienced guide. Starting your day with rolling by the steep slopes of Sulphur Mountain for the chance to take a gondola ride to the summit's sweeping viewpoints. Enjoy some leisure time in downtown Banff and Snap photos of Johnston Canyon's limestone-carving creek. Fill your camera with misty shots of the tumbling rapids at Bow Falls, capture panoramic images of downtown Banff framed against a backdrop of craggy peaks from the Surprise Corner lookout, and keep your eyes peeled for the monolithic silhouette of glacier-carved Hoodoos as you head out of town and back to Calgary.
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  • 10 hours
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Rockies Select 2-Day Tour (Banff & Yoho National Park)

Rockies Select 2-Day Tour (Banff & Yoho National Park)

Skirt the slopes of the Continental Divide as you explore Yoho National Park and beyond with an experienced local guide. Spend time meandering along the shores of Moraine Lake's opalescent waters and examine the natural span of a river-carved bridge created over thousands of years, and also make a stop at Lake Louise to snap photos of its turquoise waters. Scope out the snow-dusted peaks, misty falls, and dramatic canyons around Banff as you explore this rugged slice of Alberta with an experienced guide. Enjoy some leisure time in downtown Banff; snap photos of Johnston Canyon's limestone-carving creek; indulging with the sweeping views from Surprise Corner.
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  • 2 days
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Samll Group Winter Banff Discovery 1-Day Tour w/Hot Springs from Calgary/Banff

Samll Group Winter Banff Discovery 1-Day Tour w/Hot Springs from Calgary/Banff

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Attractions: ● Sulphur Mountain Gondola (Optional) ● Banff Town ● Banff Upper Hot Spring or Upgrade to Horse Sleigh Ride ● Bow Falls ● Surprise Corner Venture into the Canadian Rockies for a day of alpine adventure, taking in breathtaking views of the peaks, lakes, and forested valleys of Banff National Park. Between stops at scenic viewpoints, stop to soak in the mineral-rich waters of Banff's thermal hot springs. Optional tours are available. Please contact us for more details. #1. Sulphur Mountain Gondola. Take a Gondola ride to the summit's sweeping viewpoints. (approx 60 mintues) #2. Banff Banff Horse Sleigh Ride. Instead soaking in the Hot Spring, joining a sleigh ride through the Banff mountain meadows with your family, friends or loved ones for a quintessential winter experience. (approx 45 mintues) This is a small group tour - Maxmium 8 guests *Private Tour Optional available - exclusively for your family/group (maximum guest of 4, service time 10 hours)
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  • 10 hours
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Rockies Special 2-Day (Banff National Park and Columbia Icefield)

Rockies Special 2-Day (Banff National Park and Columbia Icefield)

Explore the frozen expanses of the Columbia Icefield, snap photos of the snow-covered peaks of the Rocky Mountains, and learn about the erosive legacy around Banff and Jasper's national parks. At the edge of the Columbia Icefield, hop out to explore a small corner of the largest icefield in North America and consider consider an optional tour to the Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer. Continue on to the shores of Bow Lake, where you can snap photos of the Waputik Range's jagged peaks, and check out the icy foot of the Crowfoot Glacier, and then swing by Peyto Lake whose blue-green waters seem to glow due to their high mineral content. From the quaint mountainside town of Banff, to the must-visit natural attraction Johnston Canyon (if closed, replaced by Lake Minnwanka). Scope out the snow-dusted peaks, misty falls, and dramatic canyons around Banff as you explore this rugged slice of Alberta with an experienced guide.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$378.12
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