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Address: Sunshine Road | Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Mid summer hiking at its scenic best!

Wildflowers beyond belief - a must do hike - surrounded by mountains the wildflowers are truly amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wildflowers beyond belief - a must do hike - surrounded by mountains the wildflowers are truly amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Brilliant ski resort, organized, vast terrain, picturesque trees, fast lifts and gondola, fantastic restuarants on mountain. Great service. Cant wait to return to Sunshine!

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

having worked a season at Sunshine Village, it was good to go back in the summer and see it with no snow. Wow! Absolutely stunning. The terrain is so different! The walk is quite easy after the bus ride up the access road (Banff Ave Ski Out for anyone who has been there in winter). Up to Bruno's (top level... More 

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Puget Sound
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

expected crowds when we arrived at the parking area, but the mountain is expansive and opens up to three separate areas at the top, yielding wide open runs and short lift lines. Amazing views of the areas gorgeous peaks in all directions.

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hartford ct
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Enjoyed the mountain. Highly recommend ski tour with mountain guides. 3 hours. You learn the mountain and have fun skiing without thinking. True vacation!

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Calgary, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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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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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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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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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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