Sulphur Mountain, Banff National Park

#6 of 29 in Nature in Banff National Park
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / 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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  • I recently connected with the Banff/ Jasper Collection program team to help coordinate a surprise engagement proposal at the peak of Sulphur Mountain. The team was extremely supportive, adaptive and.....  more »
  • Either hike it or take the gondola for the sublime views of the townsite and Bow Valley. While it may be warm in the lower parking lot, it's best to bring a light jacket as it can get a breezy and is....  more »
  • 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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