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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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Great Fall Hike

Late September hike, colours were fantastic, trails well signed and easy to walk without ruining the natural beauty of the scenery. The bus to the start of the trails costs $30... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Late September hike, colours were fantastic, trails well signed and easy to walk without ruining the natural beauty of the scenery. The bus to the start of the trails costs $30 return, they are about every hour on the hour. We spent 4.5hrs walking 10KM or so with stops and sit downs. You could spend much longer. We missed around... More 

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

I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your time hiking through Sunshine Meadows this month and on behalf of everyone at Sunshine Village, we hope you'll visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Lindsay Gallagher Sunshine Village More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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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Lindsay G, Public Relations Manager at Sunshine Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, John. On behalf of everyone at Sunshine Village, we are so glad you chose to spend the day with us at Sunshine Meadows and that you enjoyed our beautiful views and lakes. We look forward to your next visit! Best regards, Lindsay Gallagher Sunshine Village More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, Ellien. On behalf of everyone at Sunshine Village, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Sunshine Meadows this summer. It's true that our gondola was running for the first time in over 20 years and we're excited to do it all again next summer.... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank you for writing this review and we hope to see you at Sunshine Village again soon. Best regards, Lindsay Gallagher Sunshine Village More 

Mississauga, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

We’re so happy to hear your family enjoyed your time hiking through the Rocky Mountains and that you found the views spectacular—we totally agree with you! Hope to see you at Sunshine Village again soon. Best regards, Lindsay Gallagher Sunshine Village More 

Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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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Lindsay G, Public Relations Manager at Sunshine Meadows, responded to this review

So happy to hear you enjoyed your time hiking at Sunshine Meadows and we hope you will return again soon. Best regards, Lindsay Gallagher Sunshine Village More 

Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Lindsay G, Public Relations Manager at Sunshine Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Sunshine Meadows, Dan. We are so glad you were able to experience the wonderful views of our majestic high-alpine lakes and that you spotted some wildlife. Thanks for the layering tip too! We look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest regards, Lindsay Gallagher Sunshine Village More 

Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

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