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 or scenic bus.
Don't want to drive? Sunshine Village operates a daily shuttle service to and from the Town of Banff, 7:00 – 17:00.
FREE Bus Service.
No reservations required.
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.
opens june 29, 2018
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.
June 29 – September 3, 2018.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays
Operating Times: 8:00 to 18:00
We recommend guests arrive 30 minutes before last gondola time.
scenic alpine shuttle OPERATIONS
Sunshine’s shuttle fleet takes guests up the famous Banff Avenue "Ski-Out" right to the Sunshine Meadows Interpretive Center doorstep on days that the gondola is not running.
July 3 – August 30, 2018
September 4 - 23, 2018 - 7 days a week
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Operating Times: 8:00 to 18:00
SUNSHINE MEADOWS INTERPRETIVE CENTER
AT THE SUNSHINE MEADOWS INTERPRETIVE CENTER, WE OFFER:
- General information on products and services offered in the Village and the Sunshine Meadows.
- Scenic Alpine Shuttle and Banff to Sunshine Bus reservation confirmation and changes.
- Reservation and sales of Hosted Trail Tours (45- and 90-minute tours).
- Distribution of multi-language Self-Guided Trail Tours information booklets.
Operates 7 days a week, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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 bring my skis/snowboard?
During the summer season, skis or snowboards cannot be loaded on the Gondola or the Standish Sightseeing Chairlift.