Hiking Sunshine Meadows

Hiking on the Sunshine Meadows near Banff was always on our list and we used our trip to Kananaskis to go there since it is just a 30 minute drive from Canmore. A shuttle bus took us high up into the mountain to the trailhead. From there leads the trail into the meadows.

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We passed the continental divide and it was such a great feeling walking on a high altitude with this scenerie. You see the snow capped mountains and we finally realized how high we were.

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We reached the Rock Isle Lake and it took our breath away.

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I could have stayed there for hours but we decided to go further.

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The trail leads through high forest with small creeks,  waterfalls and beautiful wildflowers. After passing another lake we reached a lookout point with a view of the mountain valley. This trail had everything what we were looking for.

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Latest here we realized that we were really high up in the mountain. Er did another loop around a lake and began to hike back to the trail center since we had to catch up the last shuttle down.
What a hike and what a day. It felt almost unreal to be there.

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2 responses to “Hiking Sunshine Meadows

  1. Beautiful shots!! I’ve only ever passed through Sunshine coming in/out of Assiniboine… I think I need to make a day of this 🙂 Thanks for the great post.

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