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Address: Sunshine Road | Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J5, Canada
Phone Number: 4037627889
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We were talking to an assistant in one of the Banff stores about our plans for the next day and she suggested Sunshine Meadows. We put on hold the tick box walk up the trail to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were talking to an assistant in one of the Banff stores about our plans for the next day and she suggested Sunshine Meadows. We put on hold the tick box walk up the trail to Sulphur Mountain and elected to go to Sunshine Meadows instead. I was expecting to be a bit disappointed as I thought it seemed a... More 

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Olney, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure how this got the #1 day hike rating, or any other, for that matter. It's a nice enough hike around some fields and tiny lakes that would otherwise be used for cross-country skiing, but you pay for the privilege. It costs $27 per person to take the bus up from the bottom of the hill to the... More 

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Take a bus to the top of the mountain to see alpine lakes and wildflowers blanketing the alpine meadows. Pictures don't do it justice - it's amazing how many flowers there are. Take the guided tour. Our guide, Mags, was phenomenal.

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Princeton, NJ, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

There is a bus that will take you to the higher ski area. It is a great, old-timey, small-ish bus, so at peak times you'd better reserve. We were there in July, so I have nothing to say about the skiing, but the hiking starting there is wonderful.

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Viby Sjælland, Danmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Beautifull views, not very steep, quite easy to walk. We hadn't made reservations, but were there at 7.30 and got on the bus with out problems. Definately a good experience !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Snow bunnies paradise in the winter and heaven on earth in the summer. I lived in Banff for four years and have visited majority of attractions and would rate Sunshine Meadows as one of the best if not the best. If physically able, make Sunshine Meadows a must see in summer before you leave!

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a spectacular hike among beautiful, vibrant wildflowers and pristine clean lakes. The mountains surround the lakes and rolling plateau. Wherever you look, the views are breathtaking. It is a relatively easy hike with a couple of steep inclines. There are many photo opportunities and a few benches at key points to admire the scenery. Sunshine Meadows is about... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Hiking among wild flowers and lakes is the very best. We took our time because there were so many photo opportunities. The wild flowers at the lakes were in full bloom. It was a riot of color. There are 3 lakes to see and countless scenic points for photos. It was relaxing, beautiful, and well worth the time. We took... More 

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Shropshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A great half or whole day out depending how far you want to walk! 15 minutes drive from Banff then a shuttle bus up to the start of the trails. Great views of mountains and lakes and beautiful alpine meadows. Just take plenty of bug spray!

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Bowral, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Spectacular wildflowers and stunning scenery. This hike was a wonderful experience. There are some some steep parts but well worth the effort. I did the hike with the free guide who was knowledgeable and friendly. I would strongly recommend this. It is one of the prettiest hikes I have ever done. The lakes were stunning. The weather is unpredictable so... More 

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Address: Sunshine Road | Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J5, Canada
Phone Number: 4037627889
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff

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