Sulphur Mountain, Banff National Park

Head up Sulphur Mountain for extensive views of six mountain ranges in the Canadian Rockies. Named for the hot springs on its lower slopes, the mountain features both hiking trails and a scenic eight-minute gondola ride to its peak. At the summit, you'll find a 1903 meteorological observatory that still contains antique furnishings. The area at the top also includes a short historical walk and well-maintained observation decks where you can admire the scenery and snap photos. Put Sulphur Mountain and other Banff National Park attractions into our Banff National Park online sightseeing planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is the place to be on a clear day - you can see 360 degrees in every direction. It can be a little windy so dress warm and bring good footwear. Price is steep so bring your wallet.... If you are ...  more »
  • You'll get a free gondola ride down if you hike up Sulphur Mountain! And so we did :) The greater reward however was in the hike itself and the immerse satisfaction of having hiked up the 2,451m mount...  more »
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  • We don't hike much and it was for sure moderate-hard but we were able to do it with normal hiking boots! It took us about 2hrs. The trail is beautiful and view at the top stunning! Hiking down I recommend a walking stick or poles as more slippery/slushy.
  • Was an easy hike with lots of switch backs. Views are great and has a nice place at the top for coffee.
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