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Banff Sunshine Village Gondola and Sightseeing

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    Visit: Sunshine Meadows, 1 Sunshine access Rd Trailhead at Sunshine Village, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J5 Canada

    Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park. It features three sprawling mountains with breathtaking sights, uninterrupted by any signs of civilization. Just a quick 15 minute drive from the town of Banff, Sunshine Village is the perfect place to escape the crowds and enjoy nature.

    Visit the gift shop and cafe before getting on a 22-minute gondola ride that will take you up through the rocky mountains and into the village. Take the tour at your own pace and either take the Mount Standish Chairlift or hike up the mountain to the viewpoint.

    Ride the Mount Standish Chairlift over 2,400 m (7,875 ft), the highest sightseeing elevation in the Banff and Lake Louise area. Experience 360 degree views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains. You will feel like you are on top of the world. From there, catch even more breathtaking scenery from the Standish viewpoint platform or connect to the Sunshine Meadows hiking trails and visit the three high-alpine lakes; Larynx, Grizzly and Rock Isle. Then finish your day off with a cold drink and some delectable eats at Mad Trapper's Grill & BBQ (not included).

    Free shuttle buses are available to Banff Sunshine Village Gondola, with 6 daily pick-ups in Banff at various locations starting at 7:00am. Free shuttle bus with 6 daily returns to Banff at various times throughout to the day, last one departing the Banff Sunshine Village Gondola base area at 5:45pm

    Duration: 3 hours

    Visit: Sunshine Village, 1 Sunshine access Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1J5, Canada

    Just a quick 15 minute drive from the town of Banff, Sunshine Village is the perfect place to escape the crowds and enjoy nature. Visit the gift shop and cafe before getting on our 8 passenger 22-minute gondola ride that will take you up through the rocky mountains and into the village. Take the tour at your own pace and either take the Mount Standish Chairlift or hike up the mountain to the viewpoint.


    Duration: 3 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Sunshine Meadows, 1 Sunshine access Rd Trailhead at Sunshine Village, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J5 Canada
    Departure Time
    6/28/2019 - 9/8/2019Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    6/27/2020 - 9/8/2020Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Duration
    1h
    Inclusions
    • Sightseeing Gondola and Mount Standish Chairlift
    • Free Shuttles from the town of Banff. Various pick up locations
    • Entry/Admission - Sunshine Meadows
    • Entry/Admission - Sunshine Village
    Exclusions
    • Product for foot passenger only.
    • No Sport equipment permitted skis, snowboards, snow bikes, snow shoes, snow kites, bicycles
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Summer season 7 days a week from June 28th 2019 to September 8th 2019. Operates during winter season (November 15, 2018 thru May 20, 2019)
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately for season.
    • Winter Sightseeing info: please wear winter clothing, jacket, pants, gloves, hat, boots. Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. It is recommended that sightseeing guests head up the gondola no later than 2pm. (Winter only)
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • NO Pets allowed with the exception of service animals
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was one of the highlights of our trip! Driving in from Calgary that morning we needed a spot where we didn't have to arrive at sunrise to get parking. Arrived mid morning and took the gondola then chairlift to the top for hours of...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank ricefamily5
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Pros: Nice easy hiking, well manicured trails, bathrooms with TP along the way, beautiful views Cons: Nothing significant really other than lots of people and minimal food options up at the top of the Gondola. You can walk to the top and skip the Gondola...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank mklsu1977
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Very much enjoyed this. Loooong gondola ride + ski lift ride to get to our starting point. I did this as part of a hiking tour. This route is definitely more of a walk (rather than a hike) than the other two tours I did....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank SusanK88
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My husband and I have always wanted to try the hiking at Sunshine Village Meadows & decided to go on a beautiful Thursday afternoon, the third week of August 2019. Parking is free at the base of Sunshine Village. There is a store and a...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    4  Thank AlbertaChristiegirl
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We have taken the Sulphur Mountain gondola, Lake Louise gondola and Grouse Mountain gondola. Sunshine has been the best yet with a 25 min ride with stunning views and a chair lift ride included. Once you reach the top there are multiple well maintained trails....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Sarah S
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    lisaguit63
    9 July 2019|
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    Yes, you are able to purchase tickets the same day at the village. You can save some money by purchasing ahead, but as I just found out the weather doesn't always cooperate.
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