Sunshine Meadows Outing–August 18, 2014

The Canmore Camera Club will be hosting a field trip to Sunshine Meadows on August 18, 2014.

Sunshine Meadows area is a stunning alpine setting in the Canadian Rockies. Situated at an average elevation of 2220 m, the meadows straddle the Continental Divide and the boundary between Alberta and British Columbia. Surrounded by some of the Rockies’ highest peaks, the unobstructed views are beyond compare and the wildflowers are quite beautiful in August.
What to expect: a spectacular hike at a relaxed pace with opportunities to photography beautiful landscapes, flowers, and Rock Isle Lake. There is also an option to hike up to Standish Viewpoint, which rewards hikers with a vast view of the Sunshine Meadows area, including views of Rock Isle Lake, Larix Lake & Grizzly Lake. This hike will also be a great opportunity get to know other camera club members and to discuss various photography techniques.

Shuttle bus drop off to Rock Isle Lake – Distance: approximately 1.1 km one way – Elevation Gain: 105 m

Rock Isle Lake to Standish Viewpoint 
- Distance: 1 km one way
- Elevation Gain: 120 m

Approximate Driving Time: 45 minutes from Canmore one way

Approximate Time at Sunshine Meadows: 3 – 5 hours (return)

Meeting Place & Time: Canmore Library Parking Lot at 8:45 am. Please be on time (8:45 am). We will wait for 5 minutes max and then we will head out. If you’re running late please meet us at Sunshine Village parking lot by the shuttle bus stop (our shuttle bus leaves at 10 am).

Please RVSP to Lindsay at by August 17 at 8 pm and indicate if you require a ride or are willing to be a driver.

It’s strongly suggested that members purchase their shuttle bus tickets in advance.

Tickets for the 10 am bus on August 18 can be purchased through White Mountain adventures for $27 per person at:

A parks pass is also required. National Park Fees: Adult – $9.80, Group – $19.60 (unless you have an annual pass or someone in your car has a Family/Group Park Pass).

Suggested Clothing & Gear: 
Bring appropriate clothing for warm and cold weather – dress in layers. 
hiking clothes, rain gear, 
hiking boots, sun screen, bug spray, hiking poles, lunch, snacks,  personal first aid kit,
bear spray  and camera gear.