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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 #8 of 53 Activities in Banff
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Banff
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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27 reviews 27 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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Gosforth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Went on this walk and the views and tranquility are to die for. This has got to be one of the most easily accessible walks in Canada. The bus ride up and down is an experience in its self , great day out.

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Stavanger, Norway
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We did the whole loop, inlcuding the two lookouts in 3 hours. About 12 km easy hiking with not too much elevation gain. We had to walk a bit fast as we were in a hurry for the last shuttle bus. The views are spectacular, you are above the treeline in most of the hike. Just be aware to allow... More

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Calgary
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78 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Amazing scenic views of the mountain skylines silhouetted against the blue bird sky of the Rockies in September. Lovely larch changing color. Pleasant manageable well marked hiking trails. Reliable shuttle bus service from Sunshine parking lot to ski area trailheads,

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Collingwood, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Hike this in August and by far our favourite hike! So, so gorgeous at the top (so long as it's a sunny, warm day). Better than Lake Louise in our opinion....so much more natural and less crowed. One word of caution: Even though they advertise the bus going to the top until 3:45pm. IT DOES NOT! We got there at... More

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was a highlight of our late August Canadian Rockies trip, and our favorite short hike. I initially questioned whether it would be too big of a time commitment and was skeptical about reserving and paying for a bus shuttle, but both of these concerns were non-issues. I reserved the 10:00 a.m. shuttle for a weekday and it was seamless,... More

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