Location

GETTING HERE from the town of banff

The Sunshine Village Access Road is only 8 km (5 miles) west of Banff on the Trans-Canada #1 Highway. There is plenty of parking with easy access to the meadows via the gondola.

FREE BUS SERVICE - NO RESERVATION REQUIRED

Don't want to drive? Sunshine Village operates a daily shuttle service to and from the Town of Banff.

GETTING HERE from calgary

The Banff Sunshine Village is 159 km (98 mi.) from Calgary International Airport. The airport is served by non-stop flights from major cities throughout the world. Rental cars from the Calgary International Airport are located on the departures level. You must cross the departures roadway to get there.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM THE CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:

  •  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 (Trans Canada West).

  •  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.

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

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

 

Hours

GONDOLA OPERATIONS:

OPEN DAILY - June 28 - September 8, 2019

Sunshine Village’s high-speed eight-passenger gondola whisks guests from the base area to the Upper Village and the Standish Sightseeing Chairlift in approximately 25 minutes.

TIMES: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 

STANDISH SIGHTSEEING CHAIRLIFT OPERATIONS:

OPEN DAILY - June 28 - September 8, 2019

Sunshine Standish Express Chairlift brings you to the top of Mount Standish and within walking reach of the Standish Viewing Deck.  The chairlift ride is approximately 8 minutes.

TIMES: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Plan your visit to allow sufficient time to ride the Gondola up to the Village, and enjoy the sights from the Standish Viewing Deck.  We recommend you arrive to the Village by no later than 15:30.

 

SUNSHINE MEADOWS INTERPRETIVE CENTER

OPEN DAILY - June 28 - September 8, 2019

TIMES: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM