Summer 2017 Trail Update:
all trails now open
Conditions are good and trails are dry.
Many flowers are now out including Buttercups, Anemones, Forget-Me-Nots, and Indian Paintbrush. Check our Daily Trail Report for more information.
On your visit, try to spot some wildlife. Be on the watch for the red fox between Rock Isle Lake and the Village or the loon on Laryx Lake. Listen for the tiny pika by the Mt. Standish Sightseeing Chairlift.
Please remember to not approach or feed any wildlife!
visiting sunshine village is truly one of the world's most unique nature-inspired experiences.
In the summer, Sunshine Village is a place where wildflowers bloom as bright and vibrant as coral reefs. A place where Mesolithic creatures, such as the mighty grizzly bear, still roams the vast meadows.
Sitting on the doorstep of some of the best hiking in the world, you set the pace for your own adventure. Catch a glimpse of the local red fox while rambling to pristine alpine lakes and losing count of all those snow-capped peaks surrounding you. Dine on top of the world or go on a photo journey capturing alpine life at above 7,000 feet.
SUNSHINE MEADOWS HIKING
Sunshine Meadows features over 6 named and interconnecting routes on 12 km (7.5 miles) of hiking trails for guests to explore. In late July and early August, catch a glimpse of the colourful wildflowers blooming. In September, watch as the larch trees turn the valley a beautiful golden hue.
Gondola & Chairlift Sightseeing
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; Laryx, Grizzly and Rock Isle.
CULINARY & RETAIL OFFERING
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.
HOSTED interpretive hiking TOURS
Walk the flower-filled trails of Sunshine Meadows as they wind their way past waterfalls and lakes.
On a hosted tour, you'll learn all about the fascinating world above the treeline!