Getting Here is Easy

 Sunshine Village is located in Banff National Park, just an hour-and-a-half from Calgary, Alberta. Getting there from the Calgary International Airport is a breeze by car or coach. 


Gondola Hours

Sunshine Village’s high-speed eight-passenger gondola whisks guests from the base area check-in up to the Sunshine Mountain Lodge in approximately 20 minutes.

Winter Season

Saturday – Thursday:  8:00am – 5:30pm
Friday: 8:00am – 10:30pm

If arriving outside our gondola hours, contact Sunshine Mountain Lodge at 403-762-6500 to arrange transportation. Please note a fee will be charged. 


Dates & Times to be determined.

Arriving outside of gondola hours? During the summer, we offer complimentary hotel shuttles from our hotel check in to the village. Our shuttles run nightly from 6 pm to 11 pm.  If you are arriving after 11 pm, we request that you contact Sunshine Mountain Lodge at 403-762-6500 to arrange your transportation. We recommend guests dress warmly for the gondola ride and keep any important items with you while we transfer your luggage up to the hotel.

By Air

Calgary International Airport is served by non-stop flights from major cities throughout the world including London, Frankfurt, Dallas, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, Denver and Salt Lake City. Banff Central Reservations can book your car rental for you either as part of a vacation package or on its own. Call 1-877-542-2633 or click here.


Driving Directions

  1. From the Calgary International Airport: drive time approximately 90 minutes.

  2. Follow Barlow Trail to exit for Airport Trail (W) onto Airport Trail until you reach the exit for Deerfoot Trail (Highway 2), turn right (N) onto Deerfoot Trail (Highway 2). Continue north on Deerfoot Trail and exit onto Stoney Trail (W). Continue on Stoney Trail (W) exit onto Highway 1 (Transcanada West).

  3. Continue along this highway until you reach the gates for Banff National Park. At the park gates you will be required to purchase a Park Pass for the vehicle.

  4. After the gates you will continue west on the Highway for approximately 15 minutes.

  5. Take the Exit for Sunshine Village (right) and continue up the access road until you reach the base area for Sunshine Village.



Shuttle from town of Banff to Sunshine Village

The Sunshine Village shuttle bus operates between the town of Banff and Sunshine Village Resort. There are pickup points convenient for all the hotels in Banff . 



By Shuttle bus from Calgary or Canmore

Winter Season Only.

Calgary International Airport - Sunshine Village

The Banff Airporter is the official airport shuttle provider of Sunshine Village and the best way to get to and from Calgary Airport. Banff Airporter offers 10 transfers daily between Calgary Airport and Banff and Canmore. Banff Airporter also offers 10 transfers daily between Canmore and Banff as well as private transportation from Canmore and Banff right to Sunshine Village. Reservations are required; please book online or call 1-888-449-2901. 


Calgary and Canmore - Sunshine Village

Sunshine Coach offers a convenient trip from Calgary and Canmore to Sunshine Village. With daily departures from several locations during the ski season the coach will provide you a comfortable and convenient way to get to the resort. There are combined bus & lift ticket rates available as well as discounted bus rates for season pass holders and Sunshine Marmot card holders. For more information on pick up times and locations or to book your seat visit the Sunshine Coach website or call 1-866-666-6Bus or 1(403)241-8314.

Weather Conditions

Sunshine Village is famous for its mild temperatures during mid to late-season. In late April and May, you can ski or snowboard in a T-shirt. Throughout the majority of the season, temperatures remain moderately below freezing. However, early season conditions can be quite cold, so it’s important to dress for the temperatures. To see the latest on regional conditions, click here