Banff Introduces New Night Gondola Experience Called ‘Nightrise’



Visitors to Banff this winter will be able to experience a new attraction that uses the Banff Gondola to explore the city’s Aboriginal roots.

The event, called Nightrise, is described as a fully immersive and multisensory experience.

“This new nighttime experience at the top of the Banff Gondola will allow guests to explore the surrounding natural environment in a rewarding and exclusive way,” said Dave McKenna of attractions and hospitality company Pursuit.

Created by Montreal multimedia studio Moment Factory in collaboration with the Stoney Nakoda Nation, Nightrise uses lights, sound, special effects and video projection to transform the place.

Kirsten Ryder of the Stoney Nakoda Nation said the experience allows guests to learn more about the historical impact and cultural significance of the Stoney Nakoda Nation in Banff.

“By telling a story in such a visual and sensory way, this project gives the Stoney Nation the opportunity to tell our story through the footprints of our ancestors and the traditional connections we have with these lands,” said Ryder .

Once they reach the top of Sulfur Mountain, guests can explore the summit building and observation decks and, if they wish, stop for a meal or a drink.

“We hope that Nightrise encourages moments of coming together, of wonder and becomes a must-see nighttime attraction for locals and visitors,” said Moment Factory spokesperson Jonathan St-Onge.

“Through our collaboration with Pursuit and the participation of the Stoney Nakoda Nation, we are delighted and honored to launch a unique multimedia journey this winter to one of Banff National Park’s most recognized mountain sites.

Nightrise runs from December 2 to March 12, 2022.

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