CRMR Activities

Gondola and Chair life rides in Banff & Lake Louise

See the Rocky Mountains from a different perspective


Activity available all year round

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Gondola

The altitude won’t take your breath away. But the views will! Relax, unwind and keep your eyes open as you climb over 4000ft! The Golden Eagle Express Gondola begins at the resort’s base. Step onboard, the doors quietly close then… a gentle rush of motion and visitors are airborne, soaring up the mountainside towards the alpine and mountain country.


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Sunshine Gondola and Chairlift

Known as one of the most stunning alpine settings in the Canadian Rockies, Sunshine Meadows offers visitors unparalleled views. For the first time in many years, Sunshine Village will open its gondola and Standish chairlift on Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week this summer as well as long weekends starting on July 1. Open Summer Only.


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Banff Gondola

Mount Norquay Chairlift

Built in 1948, the North American Chair remains one of the oldest fixed grip chairs on the continent. Affectionately known as the “Big Chair”, it is almost one-kilometre long 945m (3100′). This mechanical lift rises 396 vertical metres (1300′) past 13 towers.

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Lake Louise Gondola and Chairlift

Guests enjoy a relaxing 14-minute ride, with the choice of a four-passenger open chair or fully enclosed gondola, to an elevation of 2088 m / 6850 ft. Incredible views of the majestic Rocky Mountain, wildflowers, natural springs and maybe even some wildlife are highlights of the ride. Open summer only.


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