The Sunshine Mountain Lodge Opens June 30th for Summer Sunshine Mountain Lodge ready for summer 2017 It’s summertime; Which means fun adventures in the magnificent Canadian Rockies. Summer 2017, is the summer to discover Canada because this year across Canada we're celebrating our 150th year of Confederation. Canada’s 150th birthday has special meaning for us in Banff National Park, because the Banff Park is the birthplace of Canada’s National Parks. For us, there’s no better way to celebrate Canada than surrounded by the beauty of the Iconic Canadian Rocky Mountains. In honour of Canada’s 150th, Banff Sunshine Village is opening the Sunshine Mountain Lodge this summer for the first time in 25 years. “We’re excited to welcome guests to our Mountain Hide-A-Way, as we share the beauty of Sunshine Meadows with them.” Says hotel manager Thijs de Lint. “We’re excepting to be busy accommodating excited guests from our opening date of June 30th to September 24th.” During our summer month, guests of the Sunshine Mountain Lodge will enjoy all the breathtaking views of the mountains, wildlife, and wildflowers from the comfort of the Sunshine Mountain Lodge. For our Sunshine Mountain Lodge team, the summer opening of the Sunshine Mountain Lodge is exciting! As the hotel prepares to open, our team is busy, working to put a little extra shine on the lodge. Amy Walker, the assistant hotel manager, explains that typically in the summer months at Sunshine the mountain works to prepare for next winter. With summer operations, our team has had to work diligently to complete hotel maintenance projects in a condensed time frame. ‘‘We have a team of dedicated people who work for Sunshine. I know that there will be nothing we can’t overcome together. We are very excited to showcase the hotel to the world through the eyes of our guests!” Said Amy Walker, the assistant hotel manager. The Mountains Are Calling! “We want people to come and experience the Rocky Mountains and fall in love with them the way we have. To stay with us, leaving nothing but footprints on the trails and take nothing but a lifetime of memories” – Amy Walker. What makes the Sunshine Mountain Lodge so unique? For starters, The Sunshine Mountain Lodge is the only resort that is truly in the heart of the mountains. “Most of the time, when you wake up at 2159 meters (7,200 ft) surrounded by the mountains, it is because you have hiked up the mountain and you slept in a tent, not a comfortable hotel room… this is what makes us so unique.” Amy expresses. While staying at Sunshine, the resort offers lots of different services and activities to ensure you have a one of a kind time in the mountains. The trails of Banff Sunshine Meadows offer something for everyone. Amy exclaims that "After an inspiring day of hiking, guests love that they can toast to their adventure at one of Sunshine’s six eateries." Mankind and Nature in Harmony! At Sunshine, we pride ourselves on “mankind and nature in harmony.” Environmental integrity is integral to Banff Sunshine Village. It’s our mandate to protect our home and to educate our guests. “All summer long we will be reminding guests not to feed the wildlife, to dispose of their trash properly, and to stay on the trails when hiking to protect our delicate flora and fauna. It is our responsibility as not only employees of Sunshine but as locals to protect our back yard," said Amy Walker. Live the experience Sunshine! This summer, rediscover Banff Sunshine Village. Book your stay at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge. For more information about how to make reservation at Sunshine Mountain Lodge, click here. For more information about Sunshine Village summer activities, click here.