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Sunshine Meadows

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Beautiful panaramic views and a big choice of walks

Perhaps one of the less used gondolas in the Banff area but we loved it. It is about 15-20 minutes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thetotalpackage
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful Views

After a 20 minute Gondola ride you are treated to beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
elisehh2019
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Banff, Canada
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Located only a short distance, 16km/10m, from the Town of Banff, the pristine beauty of Sunshine Meadows is easily accessible for everyone, and can be best experienced and enjoyed through the relaxed comfort of our facilities. Take a ride up to the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Sunshine access Rd | Trailhead at Sunshine Village, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps one of the less used gondolas in the Banff area but we loved it. It is about 15-20 minutes drive from the town, so perhaps that is one of the reasons why it is not as popular. There is a bus shuttle that will...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank thetotalpackage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a 20 minute Gondola ride you are treated to beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains. It was well trafficked but not unbearable

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank elisehh2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Banff for our summer vacation, we had the opportunity to visit Sunshine Meadows. From the relaxed gondola ride with stunning views of forests and mountains, to the warm and informative welcome at Sunshine Village, it was the best start to what turned out to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 65monikah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunshine Meadows (after a 20 minute gondola ride and 7 minute ski lift) was amazing. Great views, easy-moderate hikes to beautiful sites. Our best photo’s of our vacation. We debated whether to go to the gondola’s in Banff, Lake Louise, or Sunshine, and chose Sunshine,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mary L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunshine Meadows (after a 20 minute gondola ride and 7 minute ski lift) was amazing. Great views, easy-moderate hikes to beautiful sites. Our best photo’s of our vacation. We debated whether to go to the gondola’s in Banff, Lake Louise, or Sunshine, and chose Sunshine,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mary L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful alpine meadow - truly different from anything we have previously experienced. Lots of hikes that are very easy to do. Scenery is spectacular. Saw grizzly bears from a safe distance. We got lucky and hit an 80-fegree F sunny day (it had snowed 3...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not originally in our plans we visited on our last day and it was one of my favorites! Ride a gondola up then a chair lift to the top for AMAZING views. Many variations of hikes for all levels, none being too difficult (more about...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank rachchapp1806
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the meadows can be reached by trail, take the sequential gondola-chairlift ride to the top and then hike down to the three lakes below. The views are great and the trails are very good.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank loves2travelandmore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moderate hiking and get to see lots of ground squirrels and pika, very cute. On the drive in we saw many mountain goats an added bonus.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Luanne M
Reviewed September 9, 2019

Ride the gondola for a half hour and then take a chair lift to the top for beautiful views of the mountains, alpine lakes and wildflowers. We hiked the Grizzly/Laryx loop and thoroughly enjoyed the crowd free, beautiful sights.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Jamaka123
October 12, 2019|
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Response from oldleroy2 | Reviewed this property |
I would assume so as it is a ski lift during the winter months but you’d have to contact them to be sure.
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vehs
August 31, 2019|
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Response from 233bc | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the others. We used stairs to go to the second floor of the main building to buy our tickets. Didn't notice an elevator, but wasn't looking for one. I'm sure they probably have. Gondola is right there at the main... More
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Kimb0k87
August 13, 2019|
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Response from TamagiJ | Property representative |
yes, gondola tickets can be purchased day of, no line ups and lots of parking. Summer sightseeing and hotel operated until September 8, 2019 Thank you
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