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Rock Isle Lake

Rock Isle Lake has been a quiet spot this summer due to closure of the Sunshine Road.

The popular hiker’s shuttle bus to Sunshine Meadows has been stalled all summer by June (2013) flooding that washed out many sections of the Sunshine Road. Shuttle operator White Mountain Adventures had hopes of getting back on the road sometime in August, but damage was extensive and sections of the road are still under construction. As a result, they reluctantly cancelled their bus service for the 2013 season on Wednesday, August 28.

Though Sunshine Village staff are travelling to and from the ski area complex, the road is still in rough shape. The lower section of the Sunshine Road leading to the bottom of the gondola and the Healy Creek trailhead are still closed to the public.

But it’s never too early for planning your 2014 hiking trip to Sunshine Meadows. Read about all the best trails in our Canadian Rockies Trail Guide.

Photo © Brian Patton