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Sunshine Meadows

Address: Sunshine Road | Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Ranked #8 of 54 Activities in Banff
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Vernon, Canada
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157 reviews 157 reviews
69 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We did this in summer of 2014, after reading about it year after year. We finally took the plunge and paid for the bus ride up there (worth it as it is a long ways!). You start off from the Gondola terminal at the parking lot and you climb into some old school buses. Its too bad they don't run... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Sunshine Meadows is nice at several times of the year. Late summer for the wildflowers! Late Sept and early Oct. for the turning larches! Great that you can take the bus up and then hike around.

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Banff
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Did it twice. Not a difficult hike at all, and the view you'll be rewarded with is absolutely beautiful.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I went in October last day before closing for the season. No meadows, plain brown mountains, bland scenery plus weather wasn't great, so pretty disappointed. However in the right season im sure it would have been spectacular views! Especially when you reach the View point, you can see 360 degrees views of valleys, mountains and all three lakes. Its definitely... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Caught the bus to this great little spot- out of season Sept. Able to walk around and hike to the lakes- not too far. Great little trading post and bar with a log fire.

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18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I just had the most wonderful day at Sunshine Meadows courtesy of White Mountain Adventures. (Also posted this review to their page as they organize everything) It was very easy to organize the shuttle through the website, and I was able to call and move my reservation to a different day with no problems - the lady I spoke to... More 

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Ingaro, Sweden
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Bus service up is just great, worth every penny. There are so many trails and loops, depending how avid hiker you are. Beautiful flowers and lakes. When you are done hiking you can enjoy a cold beer while you are waiting for the bus down.

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Gosforth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Went on this walk and the views and tranquility are to die for. This has got to be one of the most easily accessible walks in Canada. The bus ride up and down is an experience in its self , great day out.

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Stavanger, Norway
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We did the whole loop, inlcuding the two lookouts in 3 hours. About 12 km easy hiking with not too much elevation gain. We had to walk a bit fast as we were in a hurry for the last shuttle bus. The views are spectacular, you are above the treeline in most of the hike. Just be aware to allow... More 

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Calgary
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191 reviews 191 reviews
78 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Amazing scenic views of the mountain skylines silhouetted against the blue bird sky of the Rockies in September. Lovely larch changing color. Pleasant manageable well marked hiking trails. Reliable shuttle bus service from Sunshine parking lot to ski area trailheads,

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