WHERE CAN I PURCHASE GONDOLA/ALPINE SHUTTLE TICKETS?
You can buy tickets online through our website www.banffsunshinemeadows.com or on mountain at Guest Services (2nd Floor Creekside Lodge, at the gondola base area). Gondola/Alpine Shuttle tickets include the Standish Chairlift ride.
CAN I BUY A ONE-WAY GONDOLA/ALPINE SHUTTLE TICKET?
If you are hiking in the area, you can purchase a one-way Gondola/Alpine Shuttle ticket on mountain from Guest Services (2nd Floor Creekside Lodge, at the gondola base area) or the Interpretive Centre (at the Village). One-way Gondola/Alpine Shuttle tickets are sold at the discretion of the administration.
CAN I BUY A STANDISH CHAIRLIFT TICKET ONLY?
The Standish Chairlift ticket is included with our Gondola/Alpine Shuttle sightseeing tickets. It cannot be purchased separately.
WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR FOR A DAY IN SUNSHINE MEADOWS?
We recommend that all guests check the weather conditions prior to visiting Banff Sunshine Meadows. In the Canadian Rockies, the weather can change quickly and it is advised that all guests dress in layers and ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN. If you are missing gear or clothing, check out our Retail Stores.
WHERE DO I PARK?
At Banff Sunshine Meadows, we have a large parking lot for guests. Guests can park in the Town of Banff and ride our Shuttle Buses to the Village for FREE.
I HAVE AN ELECTRIC CAR, CAN I CHARGE IT AT SUNSHINE?
At Banff Sunshine Meadows, we have a Telsa Super Charging Stations. It is located near the entrance to our reserved parking area. With the Super Charging Station, you can charge your Tesla in 20 minutes.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Dogs are not allowed on the gondola, bus, or Standish Chairlift with the exception of registered service dogs.
If you have a registered service dog, visit Guest Services to obtain a ticket to allow the service dog on the gondola/bus. Service dogs are not allowed on the Standish Sightseeing Chairlift.
CAN I BIKE THE ACCESS ROAD TO THE VILLAGE / CAN I BIKE THE SUNSHINE MEADOWS TRAILS?
The Access Road is a private road to facilitate transportation of persons and goods to the Village and back. Biking is not recommended due to the presence of pedestrians and vehicles on the road.
Biking is NOT ALLOWED in the Village and Sunshine Meadows. We endeavor to protect the unique high-alpine meadows eco-system at Sunshine Meadows by limiting access to walking guest along marked walking trails. This allows us to minimize erosion. Help us protect the Sunshine Meadows by staying in the walking trails.
CAN I SWIM IN THE LAKES?
Swimming is NOT ALLOWED in the Sunshine Meadows’ lakes. Due to the shallow and sensitive nature of these pristine alpine lakes and the surrounding, please stay on the trails and refrain from trampling shoreline and pond bottom habitats.
There are swimming facilities in the Town of Banff and swimming is allowed in other Banff National Park areas.
CAN I FISH IN THE LAKES?
Fishing is NOT ALLOWED in the Sunshine Meadows. Please stay on the trails and refrain from trampling shoreline and pond bottom habitats. Fishing is allowed in other Banff National Park areas.
CAN I BRING MY SNOWBOARD/SKIS?
During the summer season, skis or snowboards cannot be loaded on the Gondola or the Standish Sightseeing Chairlift.