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Sightseeing Gondola & Chairlift Now Open

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It’s official—Sunshine Village has opened its 8-person gondola and the Standish high speed quad chairlift for sightseeing each weekend (Friday – Sunday) and on all long weekend Mondays starting on Canada Day, July 1st. Beat the Banff crowds and enjoy the views at Sunshine Village.

Ride the Standish quad chairlift to over 2,400 m (7,875 ft) – the highest Gondola /  Chairlift access sightseeing elevation in the Banff and Lake Louise area - and experience 360 degree views of the Rocky Mountains that surround you. From there, catch even more breathtaking scenery from the Standish viewpoint platform and take in the view of the three high-alpine lakes; Larynx, Grizzly and Rock Isle.

Be sure to grab lunch and a cold beverage at the infamous Mad Trapper’s Grill & BBQ or opt to take a picnic lunch.

Did you have a season pass last season or did you buy one at the early bird price? If so, you’ll receive 50% off your gondola and Standish chairlift tickets. Just bring your 2015-16 pass or 2016-17 receipt to receive your discount.

Summer at Sunshine


Sightseeing Gondola and Standish Chairlift

Ride the Sightseeing Gondola
Friday to Sunday, and long weekend Mondays (July 4th, August 1st and September 5th 2016) – starting July 1st. 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please note: last ride up at 5:00 p.m. and last ride down at 6:00 p.m.

Standish High-Alpine Scenic Chairlift
Friday to Sunday, and long weekend Mondays (July 4th, August 1st and September 5th 2016) – starting July 1st.  9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please note: last ride up at 4:30 p.m. and last ride down at 5:00 p.m.

   Adult (Ages 16+)  Child (Ages 6-15)     Infant (Ages 0-5)  
Sightseeing Gondola - Round-trip  $39 CAD  $21 CAD FREE
Mt. Standish High-Alpine Scenic
Chairlift Ride & Viewpoint Add-On
 $13 CAD  $7 CAD FREE

*Above prices do not include GST., please note: no pet's are allowed on the Gondola 

Ride Mt. Standish Chairlift FREE with purchase of gondola ticket, web-only special.

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Summer at Sunshine

Alpine Shuttle to the village

Monday to Thursday 
From the Sunshine Village Bourgeau base, visitors can take a round-trip bus up to the village. White Mountain Adventures operates the Sunshine Meadows Alpine Shuttle Monday to Thursday.

Alpine Shuttle schedule

Monday through Thursday

Up every ½ hour on the hour and half past the hour 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Down every ½ hour on the hour and half past the hour until 6:30 p.m.


   Adult (Ages 16+)  Child (Ages 6-15)     Infant (Ages 0-5)  
Alpine Shuttle from Sunshine Village
base to Village. Round-trip.
 $29 CAD  $16 CAD FREE


Banff Shuttle to Sunshine Village Parking Lot 

Mon - Thurs Banff return + Parking lot shuttle

Adult $55

Child $30


Fri-Sun Banff return + gondola

Adult $65

Child $40

Shuttle bus picking up in Banff at various locations between 8:15 am and 8:30 am and arriving at Sunshine Village alpine trails approx. 9:00am. 

Shuttle returns to Banff are at either 2:30 pm or 5:30 pm. Guests must be at Pick-up location 5 minutes prior to pick up time. For Group bookings of 10 or more or Pass Holder discounts, please call our Sunshine Meadows Ticket Center directly, 403-762-7889.

Click to make Shuttle Reservations.

Summer at Sunshine


Whether you’re hiking or sightseeing, you’re sure to work up an appetite, so be sure to grab a cold beverage and a BBQ burger on the Trapper’s patio located in village. With a full menu of delectable eats—everything from grilled bratwurst to snacks like nachos and yam fries and a fully stocked bar—you’re sure to find something to satisfy your hunger.


Forgot to bring sunscreen or a hat or looking for a souvenir to take home? We’ve got you covered with retails stores both at the base of the resort and in the village.


About Mad Trapper’s Grill & BBQ

Built in 1928, as a cabin for Canadian Pacific railway workers, the CP cabin, as it was called back then, has served as a hotel, a ski lodge and now a bar and restaurant. Be sure to take some time to explore all the timeless photos and artifacts from a time long ago. You’ll feel as though you’re a part of history when you walk through the doors. A full food and drink menu is available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and features weekend BBQ’s from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday to Sunday (weather permitting).



Create memorable bonds and enhance teambuilding skills with Sunshine Village’s corporate and social group rates. Just 1.5 hours from Calgary’s urban centre, the resort offers an invigorating day getaway in the heart of Canadian Rockies. Explore Sunshine Meadows’ varied paths then head back to the village to enjoy an outdoor picnic and great conversation. Customizable programs and dining options are available to help deliver the perfect event.

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Hours of Operation 

White Mountain Adventures Desk

Creekside lodge at resort base

Phone number: 403-762-7889

Hours: 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Creekside lodge Grab & Go and retail shop

Creekside lodge at resort base

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

General Office - Tour Operators / Voucher Redemption / Groups

Above the Rentals shop at resort base

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mad Trapper’s Grill & BBQ and retail shop

Village area

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

White Mountain Adventures Desk

Creekside Lodge at resort base

Phone number: 403-762-7889

Hours: 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 Summer at Sunshine


Just an hour and a half from Calgary and 10 minutes from the town of Banff, Sunshine Village Standish Chairlift brings you up to 2,400 metres (7,875 feet), straddling the Continental Divide and boundary between Alberta and British Columbia. Visitors to the mountain are often overwhelmed by the transformation from powder-covered ski runs to lush, blooming valley in the winter. 

Summer Hiking

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