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We had the most awesome gondola ride. It took about 20 minutes to reach the top of the mountain... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Noel C
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Glorious fields of Alpine wildflowers

I've never taken a gondola that makes a 90 degree turn in the middle until we took this gondola... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nancy F
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Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park, and is just minutes from the mountain town of Banff. Three sprawling mountains provide breathtaking sitelines, uninterrupted by any signs of civilization...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the most awesome gondola ride. It took about 20 minutes to reach the top of the mountain. You won’t get bored. This gondola has 2 90-degree turns! When you reach the top you will be amazed by God’s creation. The view is very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never taken a gondola that makes a 90 degree turn in the middle until we took this gondola. But it is the hiking at the top which is the payoff here. Lots of trails, lots of small mountain lakes, lots of wildflowers and -...More

Thank Nancy F
Jason T, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We're very happy to heat you enjoyed the summer side of Sunshine. All the best,

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Gondola up to the Standish chairlift then to the top and hiked the loop to Grizzly, Laryx and Rock island lakes. It was cold at the top and I was glad I had gloves and layered appropriately. The view were amazing and...More

Thank Karekey
Jason T, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review and sharing your experience with us. We're glad you enjoyed the hiking trails and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Sunshine Village at the start of our Canadian holiday. It is accessed by gondola or shuttle buses which run regularly from the base station, so I guess you would say it is quite remote, which is great if that is what you...More

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Jason T, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation. We delighted to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. All the best,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gondola and chair lift to beautiful scenery. Bring a coat! 8000’ elevation. Overlooing Wild flowers , lakes and mountain ranges was priceless.

Thank blinschoten
Jason T, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We agree the views are "priceless" and are very glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. All the best,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the price paid for staying at the hotel, one would expect good restaurant service. But alas, breakfast waiter couldn't handle 2 tables, and had both complaining about the lack of coffee. When waiter had disappeared for 20 minutes, I went looking for him and...More

Thank Greg C
Jason T, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're disappointed to hear about your dining experience and will review your comments with our team to ensure we're addressing concerns based on your feedback. Kind regards,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great skiresort in the middle of Banff national park. Fantastic skiing in the huge mountains. We went as a family, and there were something for everybody, often in the same runs, with nice flat snow for the less experienced, pillows and drops for the more...More

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Jason T, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and kind words about our staff and snowhosts. We look forward to welcoming you again. All the best,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a multitude of accessabile ski hills close to Calgary, where I live, but I have skiied at Sunshine Village continuously since 1973 when I moved to Calgary from BC. I love the intimacy of the village. I love the friendliness of the staff....More

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Jason T, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review and patronage! We're delighted to have fans like yourself and we look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best,

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this because we didn’t want to pay $60 to ride the Banff Gondola and so glad we did! Twenty minutes up in the gondola, then a chair lift to the top takes you to stunning views of mountains and high altitude emerald green...More

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Jason T, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation. We're glad you enjoyed your day with us and we look forward to seeing you again. All the best,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hiked laryx and grizzly lake, absolutely stunning views!! Not that busy and we were there on a Friday in July. Roy who works for sunshine village was super helpful in helping us know where to go to start the hike! Great place, great people!

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Jason T, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and kind words about our staff. We'll be sure to pass along your comments to Roy and we look forward to welcoming you again. All the best,

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Rhonda W
June 19, 2018|
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Response from kendrasonia |
Sunshine opens for skiing and snowboarding mid-November
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mpauline
February 19, 2018|
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Hey! I'm born and raised in the area and have been snowboarding at Sunshine for years! There is some flat parts (green runs) but they are pretty easy to spot and avoid. I'd suggest Goats Eye since its all blue and black... More
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OKgal55
August 20, 2017|
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Response from stevefr0madelaide | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on the weather too and what time of year you are heading up there. But yes well worth the hike, stunning scenery! And yes, wear comfortable hiking shoes.
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