Sightseeing Chairlift

Fly above the clouds into the sky

NOTICE: The sightseeing chairlift is currently unavailable this 2021/22 winter season. Sightseeing will be available from June 11th 2022.

This is our 1950s tearoom turned modern bistro

With the retro-cool look of a European chalet, complete with mid-century modern décor and uninterrupted views over the town of Banff, we think this might be one of the best mountain-gazing lunch venues in the Canadian Rockies.

With an intimate 50 seats and streams of natural light, every table has a top-of-the-world lookout – with the mighty Mt. Rundle stealing the show.

A view of Banff that will take your breath away

Welcome to the best seat in Banff National Park – and possibly the whole of Canada. More than just a chairlift ride, the famous North American Chairlift is your gateway to an unforgettable, open-air journey into the sky.

Discover legendary, panoramic views above the clouds. Wilderness teaming with life and natural splendor. Endless, postcard-perfect scenery stretching across the horizon.


Soar to nearly 7,000ft elevation

accessing the historic Cliffhouse Bistro and get ready to say “wow” (and don’t forget to keep an eye out for some of our ‘wilder’ neighbours – Norquay’s often a spot for some lucky Black and Grizzly Bear viewing, during the summer months).


Get your passes here!

Adult (16+ years old):  $44.00

Child (6-15 years old): $27.00

Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $125.00

2 to 5 years old: FREE

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