Banff Sunshine Village: Gondola, Chairlift and Guided Hike

Banff Sunshine Village: Gondola, Chairlift and Guided Hike

From US$ 45.71 per person

Enjoy the vistas of the Sunshine Meadows and alpine lakes atop chairlifts and gondolas while learning about the surrounding mountains, wildlife, and history from your trail host.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 6 participants
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 1 - 2 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire breathtaking views on top Standish Mountain’s viewing deck
  • Ride Banff’s biggest gondola and for amazing views of the valley and wildlife
  • Take in the vistas of the Sunshine Meadows and alpine lakes on the standing chairlift
  • Enjoy an easy hike via the Sunshine Meadows down to the village
Full description
Admire breathtaking views of the Sunshine Meadows and alpine lakes on top Standish Mountain’s viewing deck and while riding the chairlifts and gondolas. Your trail host will also help you learn more about the surrounding mountains, wildlife, and history of this World UNESCO Heritage Site. Ride Banff’s biggest gondola (8-passenger cabin capacity) with the whole family. Start at the base at an elevation of 1,659 m and ride the gondola to the top Village terminal at 2,159 m. Take in all the views of the valley and wildlife. From the Village, join a trail host at the Interpretive Centre before riding the Standing Chairlift to 2,385 m (7,825 ft) and enjoy the vistas of the Sunshine Meadows and alpine lakes, all while learning more about the surrounding mountains, wildlife, and history of this World UNESCO Heritage Site from your knowledgeable host. You will travel past one of the three high alpine lakes, Rock Isle Lake, as you make your way back to the Village via the Sunshine Meadows hiking trails. Select from a 1-hour hike or a 2-hour hike for eve more time to take in the panoramic views of the mountains and alpine lakes.
Includes
  • Gondola ticket
  • Chairlift ticket
  • 1 or 2-hour hike with a Sunshine Village trail host
  • Free shuttle bus from/to Banff
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Take the Sunshine Village Gondola from the base area to the village area. In the village area, meet at the Interpretive Centre, located in the day lodge.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Hikes are easy, flat, and downhill.
  • Free shuttles from Banff depart every hour from 7:00 AM-3:00 PM and from 8:30 AM-6:30 PM from Sunshine Village to Banff
  • No reservation is required for the shuttle
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