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Address: Sunshine Road | Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Great hiking - scenery - flowers

In the summer it is best if you take the bus from Sunshine village up to the top. You can walk if you like but it is about 5K on a gravel road - Let the bus do the work. At the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

In the summer it is best if you take the bus from Sunshine village up to the top. You can walk if you like but it is about 5K on a gravel road - Let the bus do the work. At the top it is a short hike to rock island lake. The wild flowers there are spectacular and there... More 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed 5 days of skiing at Sunshine. Great weather and great snow. Lots of runs to suit our ability (Intermediate) and not at all crowded. Quite often we had a whole piste completely to ourselves.

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United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a must do hike in the area to see natural beauty. There are wild flowers and natural lakes. Book a bus to the top and wear layers for changing weather.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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195 reviews 195 reviews
103 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This area does of course serve as a ski resort in the winter, but we enjoyed it at its summer best. The journey up and down in the old school buses is quite an experience, but is the only practical way of getting to the starting point. There are several choices of route, and they are quite well marked. The... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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181 reviews 181 reviews
75 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 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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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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