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Sunshine Meadows

Sunshine Road | Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Ranked #9 of 32 attractions in Banff
Type: Hiking Trails
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Upstate New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We snowshoed here with Michael from White Mountain Adventures. It was such a great experience. There had just been 6+ inches of fresh powder and Michael took us on a non- trail adventure, where we had lots of opportunities to run down powder hills. Michael was a pleasure to have as a guide because he paid attention to our needs... More

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Airdrie, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Spectacular viewes. Snowshoeing is a great way to experience Sunshine Meadows. We've never been here in the summer but it was so wonderful in winter. We did a snowshoe tour with White Mountain Adventures

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We have been privileged to hike many of the trails in and around Sunshine Meadows many times. The bus ride up is an adventure itself! Once arriving at the day lodge the hiking is endless and the views breathtaking! Whether you are looking for a simple hike or an all day trek you Sunshine Meadows will make for the perfect... More

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Wintergreen, Virginia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is one of the best and least visited hikes in Banff. After a nice bus ride from the base of the ski area, the hike starts with a steep climb to the area above the condos. The the view begins to open up. From then on you see views of nearby lakes and mountains near and up to 30... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Well worth a visit once the road is accessible again. If you can time it with the larches turning golden, it is absolutely stunning. We parked in the lot of Sunshine Village, then bought our tickets and took the school bus up to the ski field. There is a place there with washrooms and sandwiches/drinks to buy. The walks are... More

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Strathmore, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Sorry just can't get there this summer road is washed out due to floods parks say they think it will be ready by ski season. I,m hopeful for next summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

We really love this hike, but its worth booking an early bus if you want a nice relaxed day up there. You can book online or by phone. Currently the website says closed until at least Aug 11, and possibly longer due to flood damage to the access road, which is very sad! :(

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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We got off the highway and ran into a gate. It turns out the flood ruined the road. Someone told us it may be close through the end of the summer and beyond. This was going to be one of the highlights for us. I wish they had posted some notices at the entrance to the park. Or maybe they... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My family took some convincing to hike 13 km but when we got off the Highway 1 Exit there was a big sign saying road to Sunshine is closed (flood damage), Instead we went to Sulphur Mountain which was great.

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I did this with a few friends and what a great hike at a moderate level not too difficult. The meadows were so colorful with flowers and the air so crisp, then to top it off the view is spectacular ! Bring a picnic and enjoy the rewards when you get to the ridge.

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