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Address: Sunshine Road | Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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amazing views

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Puget Sound
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
4 attraction reviews
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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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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205 reviews 205 reviews
106 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
75 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 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
48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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