By now you know that I love going up the Banff Gondola! It’s where you can catch some of the most beautiful views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. What I love about the Banff Gondola, though, is that my friends at Pursuit Banff Jasper Collection host a series of events at the top for you to enjoy the scenery all year long.
It’s a moment that makes you stop whatever you’re doing and gaze toward summits. Alpenglow—a reddish, pinkish, purplish light in the last minutes of the day spreading across the mountaintops like a coy blanket. It doesn’t last long, but Alpenglow leaves you in a state of wonder.
My Tips for Visiting
The Banff Gondola Alpenglow Festival
#1: Go up early (before sunset) to allow yourself enough time to enjoy the daytime views of the valley.
The 360 views from the top of the Banff Gondola are spectacular! I suggest heading up a bit early so you can enjoy them in different lights!
#2: Hike to the weather station before dusk.
If you head up early you’ll have time for a hike before you settle in for Alpenglow! This is a great way to make the most of your Banff Gondola visit.
#3: Settle in by one of the rooftop fire pits!
Grab a drink at the bar and snuggle in beside the fire. Alpenglow is very cozy and romantic!
#4: Roast some s’mores!
Roasting s’mores has never been easier or more fun for all ages! These pair perfectly with a hot chocolate (+ with Baileys, too!).
#5: Enjoy the Alpenglow atmosphere, live music and fresh mountain air!
There will be local live music indoors and out throughout the festival.
#6: Wear layers – it is always cooler at the top of the mountain, especially as the sun sets!
I know it’s spring, but you’re still in the Canadian Rockies so be sure to dress accordingly!
#7: Feeling a little chilly? Grab a seat inside the dome!
This clear dome is picture perfect and allows you to enjoy the views from a more cozy spot!
#8: Pack a camera!
You don’t want to miss capturing your memories and these beautiful views!
Be sure to visit Pursuit Banff Jasper Collection for more Alpenglow tips!
Alpenglow Dates: Every Friday & Saturday – Now until April 13th (4pm – 8pm)
Photo Credits: Original Styled to Sparkle Photography + Images From Pursuit Banff Jasper Collection.