Banff Gondola Shopping and Dining

Banff Gondola Restaurants

In order to make your visit to Sulphur Mountain more enjoyable, we have provided several amenities. The Summit Complex located at the top of the mountain houses two restaurants, a gift shop, a snack bar, and public washrooms. At the base, a snack shop and gift shop provides a great selection of food and souvenirs for your convenience.

Banff Gondola Dining & ShoppingThe Summit Restaurant is a self-serve restaurant, which seats up to 160 guests and offers a magnificent view of Banff and the Bow Valley. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available without a reservation. The Summit Restaurant is open from 10am- 6pm with hot food available from 10am - 5pm for guests.

The Panorama Restaurant, is located one level above the Summit Restaurant and seats up to 200 visitors. Seating in the atrium area offers guests a breathtaking view of the Canadian Rockies. *Please note, as of October 1st, 2013, the Panorama Restaurant is only open for private receptions and Alpine Lights. Click here to see our 2014 banquet menus.

Gondola Sunday Brunch is new for the 2013/14 season and offers diners a Canadian-inspired menu while they take in the panoramic views of Banff. Available every Sunday from January 26 - May 11, 2014. Brunch served from 11am - 2pm. Last seating is at 1pm.   

Alpine Lights give guests a unique evening view of the twinkling lights of the town site below, while indulging in a delicious Alberta beef prime rib dinner. 5pm and 7pm seatings are available Fridays & Saturdays from December 21, 2013 - October 18, 2014.

Peaks Snack Bar offers a great selection of light meals, ice cream, and snacks to-go.  Located on the first level of the Upper Terminal, Peaks Snack Bar is open daily throughout the summer months from June to September, open 11am - 6pm.   

Altitude 1583 Patio offers great views and an eclectic collection of Tapas items, wines and beers. Located at the base of the Gondola, Altitude 1583 is open in the summer months, weather permitting. Click here to see our menu. *Please note, as of September 6, 2013 Altitude 1583 Patio is closed and we will reopen in Summer 2014!

BBQ available throughout the week based on weather permitting. 

Banff Alpine Lights

Banff Alpine Lights - Friday & Saturday nights

Witness an inspiring sunset from the top of the Rockies. Alpine Lights is a mountaintop evening experience at the summit of the Banff Gondola, available Friday and Saturday evenings. This dining experience includes a full Alberta prime rib dinner and the most unique evening views in Banff National Park. Reservations are required. 

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Visit Starbucks® Banff location at the base of the Banff Gondola and warm up with a classic cappuccino or enjoy a refreshing, cool, icy smooth Frappuccino® blended beverage.

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Starbucks Banff AlbertaGift Shops

Gift Shops at the Banff Gondola are located at both the summit and the lower terminal for your convenience.

A large collection of sweaters, jackets, shirts, and other clothing items are available as well as traditional souvenirs. We carry a postcard collection that promises to contain just the right photo to send to your friends and relatives at home.

If you've forgotten your camera, we have single-use cameras waiting for you.

Photo Shop

The Photo Concession at the Banff Gondola captures the memory of your visit in the unique setting of your Gondola car. In just minutes, while you travel down Sulphur Mountain by Gondola, your personalized photo is produced and waiting for you to purchase at our photo booth.


Banff Alpine Lights video
A grizzly bear we saw from the bus on the Icefield Parkway