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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 22 October 2018

Road chairlift to top and then hiked 2 miles back down. Amazing views in every direction. Wish gondola would have been running but we were there on a Tuesday so took bouncy bus ride to base lift. Bring bug spray!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lkyman
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We visited sunshine meadows on the last day it was open for the summer season. Unfortunately, we didn't get to take the gondola up but the bus ride was not bad. The weather was a bit extreme that day with snow squalls and then sunshine....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sunshinegirl1964
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took the gondola ride up and hiked around the three lakes on 9/20/18. The views were spectacular and the hike was a fairly easy three hour walk with lots of picture stops...and for the first time in my life, I got...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Went hiking with a group. Stunning scenery! You just have to stop every once in a while to enjoy the scenery. The lakes are absolutely beautiful. You can walk for as long as you want. We walked for about four hours. And the scenery was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mishka01
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We have tried a number of times to visit but it has always been closed when we have been on holiday. This time we were lucky and certainly weren't disappointed. The ride up on the school bus was fun in itself. We took the chair...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sheila g
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Fabulous scenery, mountain views as far as the eye can see, excellent walking trails, peace and tranquility at its best.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steveandjulie H
Reviewed 22 September 2018

The fish and chips were nice. It's within walking distance of the lodge. The restaurant was quiet and the service was quick.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Desree465871
Reviewed 21 September 2018

By bumpy bus to the ski lift and then up to the moutain top. Spectacular views of mountains and lakes - it took our breath away. Well worth a visit just for the view, but there are hiking trails too. It a gorgeous location.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Terry B
Reviewed 19 September 2018

You can spend few hours to a whole day at Sunshine meadows & its easily accessible from Banff town using public transit & then the gondola rides straight to the top. (dogs are NOT allowed) At the top, you can go for a hike/walk around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jawa82
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

When I think of the beauty of the Rockies this place is one that comes to mind. With the lifts ‘to the top’ just about anybody could enjoy the hike back to the village. Only caveat it this is a fair weather location - clouds...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Laura U
1 October 2018|
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Response from 761mindyd | Reviewed this property |
I really don’t know... I suggest you call the ticket office.
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DentistT
27 August 2018|
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Response from MizMartens | Reviewed this property |
We never went on a guided tour honestly everything is very well laid out. There is a ranger at the looked out peak that will help answer any questions and there is a map they give u before you even start. You can’t really... More
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Pilku_Feee
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.
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