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Address: Sunshine Road | Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J5, Canada
Phone Number: 4037627889
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Sunshine Village Sightseeing Gondola and Scenic Chairlift Package
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Rode the bus to the ski park top from the bottom parking lot as the lift was down for maintenance. About a 20 minute ride up a steep mountain, some people were hiking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rode the bus to the ski park top from the bottom parking lot as the lift was down for maintenance. About a 20 minute ride up a steep mountain, some people were hiking this....why??? Trail up to Rock Island Lake was mostly still uphill from ski area. The other two lakes are more beautiful, each one different. Lots of other... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can reach Sunshine Village by shuttle bus or, since the summer of 2016, with the Gondola as well. The Gondola used to operate in winter only, but is now also open in summer. There is a beautiful Gondola station and from there you can hike in may directions. There are easy walks with almost no elevation, Rock Isle, Grizzly... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From Sunshine Village, take the gondola or the bus up to the meadows, and explore the landscape using an easy to hike trail system

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing hike! If hiking in the summer, go on a Sat/Sun when you can take the gondola ride up the mountain. My husband and I and our 7-yr old son went during the week so we had to take the bus. It is a great 8 km hike that takes you around 3 lakes and across the Continental Divide between... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area really gets up there in altitude. We drove to the base of the mountain. Took a bus ride up to about 7,000 feet and then enjoyed a hike up to about 8,400 feet. Absolutely gorgeous. Bus has a cost, but it is worth it.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even in sketchy weather, we rode the gondola and ski lift to the top. Well, weather cleared and we were glad we chose to go. The views of the three lakes and the hiking trails are easy, mostly downhill since the beginning is at the top. Watch for wildlife as we saw a huge buck deer and mountain goats. Dress... More 

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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the gondola up to Sunshine Meadows and then hike to the beautiful alpine lakes. Lovely even when it is 40 degrees F at the start of your hike.

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Lindsay G, Public Relations Manager at Sunshine Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to visit Sunshine Meadows this summer. We're so glad you enjoyed your time hiking and we look forward to welcoming you back again! Best regards, Lindsay Gallagher Sunshine Village More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was so beautiful. Weekend visit so we were able to ride the gondola them the open lift to the top. Saved time that we were able to hike around the 3 lakes. Rock Isle was so gorgeous with the monster in the middle. Then on to the other two lakes. Beautiful weather. Not a hard hike. Nice trail... More 

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Lindsay G, Public Relations Manager at Sunshine Meadows, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this review, Pam. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Sunshine Meadows namely the gorgeous views of the mountains and three stunning lakes. Hope to see you back soon. Best regards, Lindsay Gallagher Sunshine Village More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because we heard so much about how great this trail is, we were extremely disappointed to arrive at the lodge only to find out that we had to pay $29/per person to take a shuttle to the trailhead or walk 6.5 km to start this "#1" hike. We chose to leave the area because the weather was iffy and we... More 

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Lindsay G, Public Relations Manager at Sunshine Meadows, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, Virginia. We appreciate you sharing your comments with us, so we can improve our customer experience going forward. It is free to hike our Sunshine Access road, but there is a fee for riding the shuttle bus from the base of the resort to the village. Warm regards, Lindsay Gallagher Sunshine Village More 

Stanford, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this hike as an alternative to the Banff Gondola at a nearby ski resort. During the weekdays, you pay $30 for a school bus to shuttle you most of the way up. Most people then take the Rock Isle Trail (1.8 km one way, 121m uphill) up (shortest route). The alternative on the weekend is to take the... More 

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Lindsay G, Public Relations Manager at Sunshine Meadows, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Sunshine Meadows, Wei. We're to hear you enjoyed your time with us exploring the trails and visiting our three lakes. We look forward to your next visit. All the best, Lindsay Gallagher Sunshine Village More 

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