Guided Hikes and Activities at Sunshine Meadows

Join one of our professional naturalist/guides for a hike on top of the world! You'll have great opportunities to learn about the unique alpine ecosystem, about different plants and animals found in the alpine, and about the colorful history of the area. And best of all, you'll stretch your legs and see a lot more of one of nature's finest landscapes!


Rock Isle Lake guided hike

Sunshine Vistas Daily Guided Hike: Available from July 1st to September 7th, 2014

Experience the No.1 Hike in Canada with our guide!

(Lonely Planet's guide book names the Meadows No.1 Hike in Canada!)

Walk the flower filled trails of the Sunshine Meadows as they wind their way past waterfalls and lakes. With a professional interpretive guide you'll learn all about this fascinating world above treeline! The walk is designed so that you'll be able get back to the nature centre by 2:00 pm. Max. distance: 12 km. Difficulty rating: Easy

All guided hikes begin with the 9:00 AM shuttle from the parking lot. Appropriate clothing for a full day hike is required and please bring a lunch with you or purchase a hiker's lunch from the deli. Watch a guided hike video from here!

Cost from the parking lot:
$35 per adult ($20 per child) + Shuttle Fare


Special Package from Banff: Shuttle & Guided Hike

Only $69 per adult ($49 per child) includes:

  • Professional Guide
  • Banff Shuttle departing from 8:15 AM
  • Use of binoculars, daypack & trekking poles
  • GST

Save $21 off of our regular price!

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**Shuttle Bus Reservations cannot be made on the day of service.
Available tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Watch a video of Sunshine Meadows summer hiking!

Private Guided Hikes daily

If joining a group on our Sunshine Vistas hike doesn't fit your plans or your time, why not hire your own private naturalist for a morning, an afternoon or for the whole day. You'll be able to go just the distance that's right for you, at your own pace and have nothing but one on one time with one of our knowledgable naturalist. Distance: Variable. Difficulty rating: Variable.

Your private guide hike can begin with any of the shuttle departures. Appropriate clothing for a full day hike is required and please bring a lunch with you.

Cost: 1-7 persons: $441.00 includes tax and shuttle fare.

private guided walk at Sunshine Meadows

Sunset on the Mountain Evening Nature Walk

This is a perfect way to catch a great alpine sunset and a beautiful way to spend an evening. It is a small group experience with an intimate feel and once you're on the short trail up to Rock Isle Lake, you'll feel like you stepped away from the rest of the world. Sunset over the lake is magnificent!
Cost from the parking lot: 1-7 persons: $441.00 includes tax and shuttle fare.

looking west across Sunshine Meadows

Eco-Yoga with Ronna Schneberger

Yoga on the Mountain

If you like Yoga and hiking you will LOVE EcoYoga in Banff National Park. Eco Yoga is like an outdoor spa treatment for the Soul.  It combines hiking, walking meditation and yoga in an inspiring mountain landscape so you can rediscover your mountain of calm. This program can easily be delivered without yoga poses putting more emphasis on walking meditation and quiet sit spots.  Please note the bus fare is an extra $27 fee.


2014 Prices:
1-2 People
Full day: $300
3-5 People
Full day: $430

6+ People
Full day: $82 per person

Call Ronna directly to book this activity at 403-678-0101- or email her at: or visit her website at:


New! Sunset Eco-Yoga: July 23rd, August 6th

Dusk is a magical time of day in the mountains. This unique experience will give you the opportunity hike and do yoga at Sunshine Meadows at its quietest moment. Remember to dress warmly and bring your yogi sense of adventure.

  • Meet 6:15 PM at the Sunshine Village parking lot
  • Finish 9:30 PM back at the parking lot
  • Cost:  $69/pp  incl. Eco-Yoga  Instructor & Shuttle Fare
    **Min. of 4 participants Required**

Call to book: 403-762-7889 or Email us :

Ronna Schneberger

Biography of
Ronna Schneberger:

Ronna, the owner of EcoYoga Adventures, has been a professional interpretive hiking guide in the Canadian Rockies since 1994 and a Hatha Yoga instructor since 2000. She is a pioneer in combining hiking, yoga, and storytelling.

Ronna Schneberger

Wildflower Photography Workshops in the Sunshine Meadows

Join National Geographic Traveler award winning photographer, Mark Unrau for an intimate and in-depth workshop to learn essential skills to get better photographs!

What you get:

  • Free bus ride to and from Sunshine Meadows.
  • Formal instruction for two hours by National Geographic Traveler award winning photographer, Mark Unrau.
  • Bagged lunch (Please make note if you are vegetarian).
  • One free 8×12 print from Resolve Photo in Calgary – just mention Mark Unrau’s Workshop in the upload message area.

The workshops are available Saturday, July 27th and August 3rd, 2013. Cost is $350 per person.

For more information and to book your wildflower photography workshop, contact Mark Unrau at: Photography School of the Rockies


For all Sunshine Meadows telephone inquiries please call:

1-403-762-7889 (June 21 - Oct. 5)
Oct. 6-June 20, please call 1-403-760-4403


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