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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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Banff Gondola Ride Admission

Banff Gondola Ride Admission

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Maximize your views of Banff National Park with minimal exertion during this round-trip gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Take in views of six different mountain ranges and nearby rivers aboard your state-of-the-art alpine transport, offering large windows and seating for four guests. Enjoy time exploring the ridge line boardwalk before returning back to town.
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  • 2 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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$100.84
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Classic Banff 1-Day Tour: Calgary, Banff, Sulphur Mountain, Johnston Canyon

Classic Banff 1-Day Tour: Calgary, Banff, Sulphur Mountain, Johnston Canyon

Banff Old Town: The scenery of the mountains and rivers with the human history, and stroll through the caves and basins of the National Historic Site Fairmont Hotel Lunch: The high-quality ingredients, cooking method, exquisite display, and all the details, those can bring you to a delicate lunch. Bird’s Eye View of Banff: Take the 【Sulphur Mountain】Gondola for a panorama view of Banff at the altitude of 2900 ft. on the mountain.
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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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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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Classic 3-Day Banff Sulphur Mountain Tour with Calgary & Banff Pick Up

Classic 3-Day Banff Sulphur Mountain Tour with Calgary & Banff Pick Up

Classic 3-days guided tour exploring the popular sightseeing point in Rocky Mountain National Parks! ☆ Guaranteed 1-night stay at Banff Town and 1-night at Jasper Town ☆ Pick up from Calgary and Banff ☆ Closer to see the Columbia Icefield ☆ Professional local tour guide and driver
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  • 3 days
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Banff Area 1-Day & Breathtaking Lake Visit from Calgary or Banff

Banff Area 1-Day & Breathtaking Lake Visit from Calgary or Banff

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Attractions & Activities: ● Sulphur Mountain Gondola (Optional) ● Banff Town ● Lake Minnewanka ● Lake Minnewanka Cruise (Optional) *Closed for the season from Oct 12th. ● 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 must-visit glacial lake Lake Minnewanka, scoping out the exhilarating scenery of Lake with Mount Inglismaldie and Fairholme range at Banff as you explore this rugged slice of Alberta with an experienced guide. Enjoy some leisure time in downtown Banff; snap photos of Lake Minnewanka - Mountain ridges stretch as far as the eye can see, eventually blurring into a blissful cascade of colours; indulging with the sweeping views from Surprise Corner.
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  • 10 hours
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Rockies Select 2-Day Tour (Banff National Park & Yoho National Park)

Rockies Select 2-Day Tour (Banff National Park & 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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Banff Area 1-Day & Hiking Tour from Calgary or Banff

Banff Area 1-Day & Hiking Tour from Calgary or Banff

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Attractions: ● Sulphur Mountain Gondola (Optional) ● Banff Town ● Tunnel Mounain Hiking or Upgrade to Horseback Ride/Floating ● 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 refreshing Tunnel Mountain Hiking, indulging yourself with the snow-dusted peaks, misty falls, and stunning views of ownsite, the Bow and Spray River valleys, the Banff Springs Golf Course, and surrounding peaks as you explore this rugged slice of Alberta with an experienced guide. Upgrade to optional activities are available (please confirm with tour operator your choice after booking; admission fee will be applied; activities are subject to availability and weather conditions), (#A) Bow River Floating (min. 2 guests) (#B) Bow River Horseback Ride (closed for the season from Oct 19th) Note: Tunnel Mountain Hiking is self-guided with the drop-off service & provided hiking/trail information
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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 an optional tour to the Columbia Icefield Skywalk (closed for the season from Oct 12th). 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 (if closed, replaced by Waterfowl Lakes), 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
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$260.24
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Sulphur Mountain tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sulphur Mountain can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 10 Sulphur Mountain tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Sulphur Mountain 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sulphur Mountain costs USD 43.10. Guided Sulphur Mountain tours start around USD 43.10 per person. See all 10 Sulphur Mountain tickets and tours on Viator.
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