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Sunshine Meadows hiking at Sunshine Village


MeadowsKnown as one of the most stunning alpine settings in the Canadian Rockies, and ranked the #1 day hike in Canada by Lonely Planet, Sunshine Meadows offers visitors unparalleled views. As spring turns into summer the meadows are in full bloom and ablaze with colourful wildflowers, setting off jaw-dropping views of surrounding peaks, including Mt. Assiniboine, “the Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies.”

As summer progresses to autumn, the trees change from vibrant yellow to deep red, offering another natural wonder. In all, you can find of some of the country’s most stunning natural terrain during your hike.

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Getting here

Getting hereJust an hour and a half from Calgary and 10 minutes from the town of Banff, the incredibly accessible day hike sits at 2,220 metres (7,300 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.

From the Sunshine Village Bourgeau base, visitors can take a round trip bus ride up to the village, where the hike begins. White Mountain Adventures operates the Sunshine Meadows Alpine Shuttle every day from June 16th until October 6th, 2016 (weather dependent). Shuttles run every hour from the Sunshine Village parking lot and once daily from designated spots in the town of Banff.

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Culinary and Retail Offerings 

Summer culinaryNew this summer, Sunshine Village will offer summer guests enhanced dining options including freshly baked goods and fresh meat sandwiches, picnic lunches to take on your hike, and weekend barbecues in the center of the village. The resort will also open two new retail spaces filled with hiking essentials.

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Guided Tours 

Guided toursExplore the trails of Sunshine Meadows as they wind their way past colourful flowers, waterfalls and lakes. With a professional interpretive guide you'll learn all about this fascinating world above treeline. The walk is designed so that you'll be able get back to the nature centre by 2 p.m. All guided hikes begin with a 9 a.m. shuttle from Sunshine’s base. Maximum distance: 12 km (7.5 mi). Difficulty rating: Easy.

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GroupsCreate 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 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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Schedules and Pricing

Sunshine Meadows hiking is open June 16th to October 6th (weather permitting).

Shuttle Bus   Adult  Children (3-12 years)
 From Sunshine Village Parking Lot  $27 CAD  $16 CAD
 One-Way Backpacker  $16 CAD  
 Return to Banff $55 CAD $30 CAD

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