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Sunshine Meadows

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Located only a short distance, 16km/10m, from the Town of Banff, the pristine beauty of Sunshine Meadows is easily accessible for everyone, and can be best experienced and enjoyed through the relaxed comfort of our facilities. Take a ride up to the...more
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1 Sunshine access Rd | Trailhead at Sunshine Village, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J5, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very under advertised bit of magic in my opinion. The gondola ride goes on forever and is less expensive than the gondola in Banff with extraordinary results at the top. We hikes all of the lakes and absolutely loved it. Very easy...More

Thank Corrina T
Reviewed yesterday

This location is a great place to enjoy a easy hike in the alpine meadows with your family and kids. The trails are very well marked, and patrolled by the Sunshine Lodge staff. There are several great points of view. I really suggest to go...More

Thank IlTeoBaita
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We purchased tickets to ride to the peak.... There are wonderful views during the ride to the top and many hiking trails with easy to difficult . We took an easy trail that was long going around the mountain. We saw some wildlife...mainly ground squirrels....More

1  Thank Mindy D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved our day at Sunshine Meadows. We did the Grizzly/Larax loop, which was a great hike. The wildflowers were still blooming in the forests and the views were amazing. We were glad we got there early because by the time we were done at...More

Thank krugs
Reviewed 6 days ago

This trip was recommended by a couple of people so we gave it a try. $42 for the gondola ride up is expensive but gets you in to high alpine meadow (without having to hike up!). It is a very long ride and the only...More

2  Thank SLKspingirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with two young children. The staff suggested us a route and it was beautiful. We went up the chairlift to Standish viewpoint. Headed to Rock Isle Lake and came back down to the village on Rock Isle road. Saw quite a bit of...More

Thank Pemakorn P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful. Great day in Banff National Park. Sunshine village is different in the summer time!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful trail. Many ground squirrels; no bears. Wide views and Lovely lakes along the way. Rangers keeping the guard.

Thank swinkels2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip, including the hike down to the multiple lakes from the top of the mountain, was one of the highlights of our Banff trip. The view from the top of the chair lift (after the gondola ride) is just incredible. But don't just stop...More

Thank TravJV
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at about 3:45 and ended up missing the last chair lift down (which ends 30 minutes before the last gondola down). We walked down to the gondola instead, but we had to speed walk in order to make it and so we couldn't...More

Thank LiCi2008
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17 August 2018|
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Response from bsb7140 | Reviewed this property |
Sunshine Meadows! However, the Gondola is only on Thurs-Sunday I believe. Sunshine Meadows is more about hiking and the overlook at the top as opposed to a scenic gondola ride.
29 July 2018|
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