Wildflowers And Mountains At Sunshine Meadows, Banff National Park

Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies is brimming with gorgeous places to hike.

One of the my favourite hiking locations here is Sunshine Meadows.

I followed a 10km trail which featured stunning lakes, a breathtaking backdrop of mountains and plenty of vibrant wildflowers.

These bright pink ones provided the perfect forefront for a photograph.



    • September 4, 2012 / 01:22

      Thanks Holly, it was blooming lovely (sorry for poor pun!)

    • September 4, 2012 / 01:21

      Cheers Claire!

  1. August 31, 2012 / 05:04

    It certainly is one of the most beautiful spots! Great photo.

    • September 4, 2012 / 01:21

      It was a very pretty hike with all of the flowers.

  2. September 2, 2012 / 02:28

    That pic is so beautiful! I’m jealous ;)

    • September 4, 2012 / 01:15

      Aww thank you, it was a beautiful place.

  3. September 3, 2012 / 16:14

    Alison, so glad you enjoyed it. We were there a little over a week ago on a near-perfect day. Sunshine is definitely one of my favourite places to hike in Banff. If you (or any of your readers) come back, I’d recommend hiking through Sunshine to Mt Assiniboine, where you can stay at a lodge or camp.

    We also just “discovered” the lakes and trails up behind the Lake Louise Ski area. More stunning scenery!
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    • September 4, 2012 / 01:11

      Thanks for the tips Drew. There are so many great places to hike, I don’t think I even scratched the surface. I saw the sign for the longer Sunshine Meadows hike – isn’t it 29km? – which would be great to do someday. I didn’t get a chance to camp out, but would love to do a proper camping trip and make my way around some of the longer trails. My favourite hike of all was Paradise Valley and the Giant Steps, which was a day hike of around 20km.

  4. September 3, 2012 / 20:05

    Beautiful photo – I can’t wait to see all this next spring, I’ve been getting lots of ideas from your posts so far!
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    • September 4, 2012 / 01:07

      Glad you’re finding some inspiration from my posts, this makes me happy :-) The Spring is such a lovely time to be here as well. Not too hot and, if anything like this spring, more sunny weather than rain.