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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 #7 of 56 Activities in Banff
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
86 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
69 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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