The Banff sightseeing gondola is spectacular way to view the Rocky Mountains, ascending the side of Sulphur Mountain to a dizzying height of 2281 metres. The 360 degree views from the top are truly spectacular, capturing six mountain ranges, the town of Banff and the Bow Valley. The upper terminal building houses a state-of-the-art interpretation centre alongside a selection of interactive experiences as well as a café, restaurant and numerous spots both inside and out from which to enjoy the expansive vistas. From here a self-guided boardwalk meanders up to Sanson’s Peak, the site of the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site and Sanson’s Peak Meteorological Station, whilst longer trails lead around the edges of the mountain and up to Sulphur Mountain’s true summit or, alternatively, down to the gondola base. Local wildlife such as big horn sheep, ground squirrels and marmots are often spotted here as well as several interesting species of birds – allow a couple of hours at top and don’t forget your camera!