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Phone Reservations by phone:
403-762-2523 for schedule


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Panorama Restaurant:
June through Sept
11:30 am to 7:30 pm

Apline Lights:
seatings 5 pm and 7 pm
Saturdays June through Oct
Fridays mid Feb through Oct
reservations required

Summit Café:
year round Gondola hours
(online or phone)


Panorama Restaurant: $16 to $28
Alpine Lights: $55, child $30
Summit Café: $5 to $12


Panorama Restaurant:
$32 to $68, 9 choices;
$8 to $11 by the glass


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Banff Gondola

At the 2281 m (7486 ft) upper terminal of Banff Gondola sightseeing lift, full-service Panorama Restaurant, self-serve Summit Café, 360° observation decks and Sanson’s Peak boardwalk offer incredible views. The vista includes Banff townsite, Cascade and Rundle Mountains, the Bow River, Lake Minnewanka, and The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel and golf course as well as a resident herd of bighorn sheep. Both restaurants offer tables by huge windows; the Panorama also has soft lounge seats. Alpine Lights Mountain Top Evening Experience includes a gondola ride and 3-course prime rib dinner.

Menu Samples

for Panorama Restaurant

  • Appetizers: chicken ‘dry ribs’; antipasto platter; prawn tacos; clams with tomato chorizo sauce
  • Salads: house with citrus vinaigrette; Greek with lemon oregano dressing (add chicken or prawns); steak with blue cheese ranch dressing
  • Tomato Basil Bisque; Smoked Salmon Clam Chowder
  • Sandwiches: steak with lemon oregano dressing; chicken with olive mayo; smoked salmon with lemon cream cheese and capers; pork chop with BBQ sauce; Italian antipasto with pickled broccolini
  • The Burger: with oka, bacon and blue cheese ranch
  • Portobello Mushroom Burger: with roasted peppers
  • Dr Pepper Braised Pork Chops: homemade BBQ sauce
  • New York Steak: compound butter and onion strings
  • Pasta (add chicken or prawns): in tomato cream sauce
  • Stir Fry (add chicken or prawns): in teriyaki sauce
  • Self-serve Summit Café: salads; yogurt; fruit; chicken nuggets; all-day breakfasts; panini (turkey, beef, grilled cheese); burgers (beef, chicken, veggie)
  • Alpine Lights Mountain Top Evening Experience
    (5 pm and 7 pm seatings): Banff Gondola admission, salad, Alberta prime rib (or vegetarian option), baked potato, vegetables, artisan breads and dessert
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