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Address: Sunshine Road | Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J5, Canada
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Sunshine Village Sightseeing Gondola and Scenic Chairlift Package
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very quiet and scenic palce

Not many people but very very beautiful. Great for hiking. There are both short and long trail. Can also see small animals. It is a must do if you have time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 February 2017
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Ningbo, China
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Ningbo, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Not many people but very very beautiful. Great for hiking. There are both short and long trail. Can also see small animals. It is a must do if you have time.

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great day trip for the whole family. I would recommend taking the gondola up but the shuttle is cheaper. Wonder trails and the lakes are beautiful. Check the weather report before heading out, this trip would be a lot less fun in foul weather! Some parts are fairly hilly which can be taxing for little kids, be forewarned!

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Strathmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We arrived early in the morning with our picnic lunch. The staff were very efficient at the font desk where we bought our tickets, We then took the 20 minute ride up the gondola to the Sunshine Village. From here we took the Standish Chairlift up to the top of Standish Mountain where we walk onward into Sunshine meadows. The... More 

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Orillia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

My friend and I took the bus/shuttle up to Sunshine Village where we hit the Sunshine Meadows trail for a 12km walk! It was incredible!!! 100s of pics of water, flowers, trees, and mountains! It was not a hike really, more of a really long and beautiful walk, highly recommend it to anyone who just wants to take a day... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Absolute highlight of our Canadian trip. Can't put into words how stunning the sunshine meadows were in August, beautiful sunny day, stunning scenery. Marmots and pika everywhere hiding on rocks. Saw an osprey and a bald eagle. Do not miss this hike!!!

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North Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We got the 8am ( the earliest) shuttle up to the Village and the handful of other people dispersed quickly. We headed up to Grizzly and Larix Lakes and didn't see anyone else for 1 1/2 hours of walking through the vast beautiful meadows. Perfect! The 11.6 km circuit, including the haul up to Standish Lookout for the huge panoramic... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We hiked this trail in mid-July when the wildflowers were in full bloom (see pic) and again in mid-September after a light snowfall (see pic). In July we did the entire loop but neglected to hike up to Standish viewpoint - a mistake we did not make in September. The views from Standish are nothing short of spectacular!

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

Thanks so much for visiting us twice this summer and for the lovely review. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter! Warm regards, Lindsay Gallagher Sunshine Village More 

Stromstad, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Easy car access just off the Transcanadian Highway near Banff. For off-season weekdays the car park is well-dimensioned and your chance of getting on the bus that takes you up to the trailhead on the private gravel road is much higher than at Lake O'Hara. The internet reservation system seemed to suffer from malfunctions when we booked but a direct... More 

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

Thanks so much for the review of your experience hiking at Sunshine Meadows. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the views of our high-alpine lakes and the beautiful Rocky Mountain peaks. Thank you for reminding people to stay on the trail as well. Warm regards, Lindsay Gallagher Sunshine Village More 

Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We did this hike on Sunday, 25 Sept. You can take a shuttle bus from downtown Banff or from Sunshine Village to take you to the start of this hike at an elevation of 7,150 feet. We made reservations several days in advance (recommended) for the 10am shuttle bus from Sunshine Village. It is not a simple “stroll in the... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting Sunshine Meadows and for taking the time to write about your experience hiking with us, John. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains. I agree with you that the hike can be more moderate than easy depending on whether or not you take the Standish lift... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Doing the entire circuit takes some time, but it's a very nice hike with some great views. It took us about 5 hours or so which included stopping to take plenty of pictures. We went up to Standish Viewpoint and around Larix and Grizzly Lakes. It will be significantly colder in the Meadows than in Banff, so dress appropriately. There... More 

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

Thanks so much for visiting Sunshine Village this summer and for taking the time to write this review. I'm happy to hear you were challenged on your hike and that you were rewarded with beautiful views of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. On behalf of everyone at Sunshine, we hope you will visit us again. Best regards, Lindsay Gallagher Sunshine... More 

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