Nightrise at the Banff Gondola

After the sun sets, Nightrise brings the Banff Gondola’s summit building to life in unexpected ways. Explore four multi-sensory art installations and discover your own connection to the mountaintop.

Festival Dates: -
Location: Banff, Alberta

As the Pursuit Banff Jasper Collection website describes it, Nightrise honours the magic of sacred mountains — a place of gathering since time immemorial for many, including for the Stoney Nakoda People (Îyârhe Îethka).

Connect with the summit of Sulphur Mountain (Mînî Rhuwîn) through the Four Wonders. Interact with Cosmic Ray projections on the lower terrace. Bask in shimmering light at the second floor’s Diamond Dust station. Explore Alpenglow — a digital art tribute to the mountains on the fourth floor. Then continue to the top floor patio and listen to the view with Frosted Waves.

What will you discover at the top?

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Tickets start at $58+gst and should be purchased ahead of time on the Pursuit Banff Jasper Collection website
Attraction tickets are refundable up to 48 hours in advance. 
Ages 5 & under ride for free but require a ticket.

Nightrise Hours

November 18 - December 31 
Daily, 5pm - 10pm
Last Ride Up: 8:30pm

January 1 - March 9
Sunday - Thursday, 5pm - 9pm
Last Ride Up: 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday, 5pm - 10pm 
Last Ride Up: 8:30pm

March 10 - March 31
Daily, 7pm - 10pm
Last Ride Up: 8:30pm

Last ride down is 10 minutes before close

Getting there

The Banff Gondola is located at the base of Sulphur Mountain at the end of Mountain Avenue in Banff, Alberta in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

Roam Transit local route #1 
The Banff Gondola is serviced year-round by Bow Valley Roam Public Transit. Buses run regularly, with stops along Banff Avenue. Visit the Roam Transit website for information at

Driving directions
From Banff Ave, travel south to the end, turn left after the bridge onto Spray Ave. Stay right onto Mountain Ave and follow that to the end where you will find the Banff Gondola parking lot. Please note parking at the Banff Gondola is very limited.

When you go

Head on over to the Banff Gondola website to see all of the options for your visit, including dining options, events and more.