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Sunshine Meadows

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Banff Sunshine Village Gondola and Sightseeing
from US$ 34.82*
Banff Sunshine Village Gondola and Sightseeing
from US$ 34.82*
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“wild flowers”(22 reviews)
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

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.

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank jawa82
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank waterboiler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Compared to the lakes, the crowds here were much better and we did, like most visitors, a bus ride up to the chair lifts, followed by chair lifts up to the meadows. The views from the viewpoint were spectacular and the walk around the lakes...More

Thank Aiwyne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing views right from the start we hiked to and round the furthest lake then back down to the foot of the chairlift and it was just the right length (2-3 hrs) with a stop for lunch. The 'not off the path' gets a little...More

Thank OmanRob
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our day here. It was a really long gondola ride to the top, but well worth it and the price we paid. It is truly another world at the top, July saw lots of wildflowers, the beginning of the pinecones, lovely colors....More

Thank LookingForFamilyFun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful spot (even on a cold, windy, cloudy day). We went here expecting 60 degrees and sunny but the mountains tricked us. Spectacular scenery in all directions when you get to top of mountain. Pictures were wonderful and I would have stayed all...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the gondola price. Beautiful scenic landscapes with 3 lakes to walk around amongst wildflower meadows. Almost a hidden garden high up in the Rockies. Spectacular.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views. Great hiking for all levels. Easy access to see amazing things. We took the gondola and chairlift up to cut down on a big trek up so we could spend more time in the meadows. Fall is a wonderful time to go. We...More

Thank deathracerJH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were out here hiking here on September long weekend. Although most of the flowers were finished the hiking trails and the scenery were still spectacular! The gondola ride up and down were great. Don’t miss this location if you’re in the area.

Thank bernieb526
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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
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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