Are you searching for a fun family-friendly activity to add to your winter bucket list? 

Look no further than the epic brand new Nightrise experience in Banff National Park. Imagine spending the night on a mountain top, while taking in the sound of the stars and more! 

Nightrise honours the magic of these sacred mountains — a place of gathering for many, including the Îyârhe Îethka, the Stoney Nakoda People, since time immemorial.- Pursuit 

The Nightrise Experience

Atop Sulphur Mountain 

Moment Factory, a Montreal company that has created multimedia experiences around the globe. Now, they bring us an incredible show right here in the Canadian Rockies. The Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit created Nightrise in partnership with Stoney Nakoda Nation. Lights dancing and reflecting atop a mountain is a magical way to celebrate family time this winter. 

The Banff Gondola takes you up Sulphur Mountain and pays tribute to the stories and history of Stoney Nakoda Nation. The immersive evening lights up the sky with vibrant colours of light along the mountain top boardwalk. Nightrise is held indoors and outdoors with video projections and soundscapes along the journey. 

Family Connection

Nightrise begins at the base of the Banff Gondola. The voices sharing the history and stories of the land, lift you up as the gondola carries you up, up, up and into the night sky. 

Arrive at the top of Sulphur Mountain and you’re greeted by a warm glow of beautiful lights. There is plenty of time to warm up with the indoor light show and lounge area. You can also get cozy outside around the campfires and enjoy the upper viewing deck that has front row seats to a sky full of stars. 
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A sky-full of love!
The magic of Nightrise

You can wrap up your Nightrise experience by having family hot chocolates and treats at the Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen.

Find the magic this winter by creating memories close to home and filled with love and light!

Trip Tips

  • Dress for winter conditions and pack all the winter accessories because it can be chilly and windy on the mountain 
  • Be present and enjoy the different senses 
  • Cherish the family time and try to capture a family photo to hold onto the memories made
  • Listen to the audio both up and down the gondola
  • Follow all current Government Covid restrictions and protocols

Stay Here

Walk outside the lobby of the Mount Royal Hotel and into the local shops. We enjoyed the beautiful and modern Mount Royal Hotel. We loved the convenience and proximity to all of the shops and restaurants. 

Eat Here

The Farm & Fire has many delicious breakfast bowls with locally sourced ingredients. Starting the morning with a gourmet latte and traditional breakfast in Banff is a must! 

Planning your Nightrise Experience:


Happening ALL winter long from December 2nd to March 12, 2022. Nightrise begins at 5pm daily. 


Begin Nightrise at the base of Banff Gondola

Getting there options: 

  • Parking at Gondola is available
  • Shuttle from hotel
  • Public transit

Book Now?

Reserve early and online for best prices! Pursuit Banff Jasper Collection & Banff Gondola

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