- Distance from Banff:
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When to go
Hiking routes at Sunshine Meadows range from 30 minutes to 5+ hours. Keep an eye on the time to catch the last Gondola down by 6 pm.
Up here in the alpine, you’re naturally more exposed to the elements so make sure a hat and rain gear are in your backpack.
Being wildlife aware is a key part of every hike in the Rockies, which includes having bear spray handy. Pick some up in town before leaving for the Gondola, and don’t be shy to ask for tips on how to use it.
Our favourite time of year at Sunshine Meadows is late July when wildflowers bloom and light up the landscape.