sky bistro: Dining Above Banff
Located 7,486 feet (2,281 meters) above sea level, Sky Bistro pairs the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains with a distinctly Canadian menu that features a handpicked selection of local meats, produce and ingredients.
Raise a glass of craft beer from Banff or Canmore. Sip vodka and gin from Banff’s only distillery. Taste fruits from farms across Alberta and B.C. and savour naturally-raised meats from Canmore and Central Alberta.
Every dish is designed to embody the unique flavours of Canada and the Rocky Mountains for a dining experience that is as spectacular as the views.
MORE THAN A DINING EXPERIENCE
Sky Bistro is located in the new Banff Gondola summit building. Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain in a gondola cabin to experience a stunning view of six incredible mountain ranges.
Once at the summit, a collection of world-class mountaintop adventures await. From exploring interactive exhibits, to soaring like an eagle in a multi-sensory theatre, or capturing the perfect photo along the one kilometre mountaintop boardwalk, the new Banff Gondola summit elevates every sense.
SKY EXPERIENCE – FROM $65
Our signature Sky Experience includes admission to the Banff Gondola and your choice of any two-courses from the menu starting from $65. Available Tuesday to Saturday after 4:00 PM (first dinner seating is at 4:30 PM). To book your Sky Experience, please make a reservation below using Open Table.
Note that a credit card is required to secure your reservation but you will not be charged until you arrive at the Banff Gondola.
Banff Gondola / Sky Bistro
1 Mountain Ave
PO Box 1140 Stn Main
Banff, AB T1L 1J3
OPEN DAILY (Jan 28 - Mar 31)
Sun-Mon: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(last seating at 3:00 PM)
Tue-Sat: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
(last seating at 6:30 PM)
Sky bistro reservations
Reservations required for parties of 6 or more.
Please call 403-762-7486 from 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM daily
or use OpenTable below:
GETTING TO SKY BISTRO AND BANFF GONDOLA
Sky Bistro sits on the summit of Sulphur Mountain and is accessible by the Banff Gondola. To access Sky Bistro choose from our Sky Experience package or purchase a separate admission ticket to the Banff Gondola.
Please arrive early to ensure enough time to take in the breathtaking views on the ride up and explore all that the Banff Gondola has to offer.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Q: How much is the Sky Experience?
A: The price is $65 per person and includes your gondola admission ticket and two courses.
Q: Are drinks included in the $65 price?
A: No. Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are not included in the $65 price.
Q: The Sky Experience includes two courses, is that one appetizer and one entrée per person?
A: Each guest has the option of the courses they’d like to have. Appetizer + Entrée OR Entrée + Dessert – the choice is yours!
Q: Are there any items that I cannot choose from on the menu?
A: All menu items are included in the Sky Experience.
Q: Is there a dress code at Sky Bistro?
A: The food and atmosphere is upscale; however, you are in the mountains! Dress to impress meets mountain casual.
Q: What time does the Sky Experience start?
A: Sky Experience is available starting at 4:30 PM. You may take the Gondola from 4:00 PM onward.
Q: Can I purchase the Sky Experience package if my dinner reservation is at 4:15 PM or earlier?
A: No, the Sky Experience package is not available to customers wishing to ride the gondola before 4:00 PM.
Instead, you may purchase your gondola admission and meal separately.