About Lake Louise Gondola
Lake Louise Gondola connects the southern slope of the Merlin Ridge of the Slate Range to Whitehorn lodge on the Mount Whitehorn, through a ski lift.
The main ski lift of Lake Louise resort named Grizzly Express Gondola, takes visitors up to an altitude of 2088m (6850ft) above sea level.
What to do at the Gondola?
Attractions Lake Louise Gondola
Before the ride, there is a pre-ride Visitor Welcome orientation at the Bears den to provide visitors with information for a safe and memorable ride.
Choose either an open chair or fully enclosed gondola to ride up the face of mountain and to view one of the most spectacular scenery in the Canadian rockies.
Try to spot wildlife like Grizzly bears, coyotes on your way up/down the lift and from the lodge. Do not forget to relish the exhilarating scenery around you.
From the view point on the top, enjoy the turquoise Lake Louise at a distance nestled like a jewel amongst the soaring mountain peaks.
Take leisurely strolls around, appreciating nature or take the strenous hike to the summit of Mount Whitehorn, if you are upto it. (Unescorted hikes are permitted on the upper mountains and take care to hike in groups of 4 or more.)
Participate in the 45 minute guided walk of the upper mountain for an additional fee.
Listen to gondola Interpretive Programs to gain more understanding about geography and wildlife frequenting the area like Grizzlies.
Check the webcam to make sure that one gets a spectacular view on a foggy/cloudy day.
Who all can go on the Lake Louise Gondola ?
How to get to Lake Louise Gondola?
Lake Louise Gondola Location / Directions
From Lake Louise,
Head east on Lake Louise Dr toward St Piran Rd, merge onto Bow Valley Parkway, then onto Whitehorn Dr. The main parking lot of Lake Louise ski resort will be on the right.
Head north on Trans Canada Highway, take the Bow valley Parkway exit toward Lake Louise, continue onto Whitehorn Dr for about 2 km. The resort is on the right
GPS : 51.44042,-116.16021
Complimentary shuttle service is available from Chateau Lake Louise, Deer Lodge,Lake Louise Campground,Samson Mall, The Great Divide Lodge to the gondola.
How much to ride Lake Louise Gondola?
Lake Louise Gondola Ticket Rate - (GST not included)
Adults - $34.95
Child (6-15) - $16.95
5 and under - Free
Guided walks: 45 minutes - $9.95/2 hours - $20.95 / 3.5 hours - $34.95
Adding ~$4 to the Gondola ticket, one can buy Ride'n Dine Packages, and have a sumptuous buffet breakfast, at the Lodge of Ten Peaks .(Recommended - if you are planning to visit during the respective hours )
For Lake Louise Gondola coupons, check tourist guides available at hotel lobbies. You may find coupons for discounts for Lake Louise Gondola package tickets which includes breakfast or lunch. Also check whether you can redeem airmiles for the Lake Louise Gondola ticket.
Winter Sight Seeing Gondola - here
When to ride Lake Louise Gondola?
Lake Louise Gondola Hours
2017 Lift Hours:
May 12 to Jun 18 | 9:00am - 4:00pm
Jun 19 to Jul 31 | 8:00am - 5:30pm
Aug 1 to Sept 4 | 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sept 5 to Oct 8 | 8:00am - 5:00pm
Guided Walks are held three times a day 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Winter sightseeing Gondola - During Ski season.
How long will it take to see Lake Louise Gondola?
Depending on interest, one hour to three hours.
The gondola ride will take 14 minutes one way.
What about Amenities, accessibility & parking?
Gift shops, & Restaurant.
Cafe and outdoor Barbeque at Whitehorn view point.
Wash rooms .
Free Parking available.
Wheel chair access - Not completely accessible, see here for information.
A free shuttle service is available between the Lake Louise Gondola, Chateau Lake Louise and the Samson Mall during the summer months.