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 a fully enclosed gondola to ride up the face of the mountain and to view one of the most spectacular sceneries 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 viewpoint 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 strenuous hike to the summit of Mount Whitehorn, if you are up to it. (Unescorted hikes are permitted on the upper mountains and take care to hike in groups of 4 or more.)
Participate in the guided walks 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)
Adult (16+): $49.95
Child (6-15): $24.99
5 & Under: FREE
Guided walks: TBA (2021) & up
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 include breakfast or lunch.
Winter Sight Seeing Gondola – here
When to ride Lake Louise Gondola?
Lake Louise Gondola Hours
2021 Lift Hours
It Opens Friday, June 19, 2021
June 19 to July 3 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
July 4 to Aug 16 | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Aug 17 to Sept 7 | 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Sept 8 to Sept 19 | 9:30AM – 5:00PM
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.