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Seattle to Banff/Jasper- to go in May end or July first week

by coolvoila Online Now Apr 9, 2008 at 1:07 PM

> I am planning a trip to Jasper and Banff from Seattle with my husband
> and my 11 month old baby. I have a few questions and would request
> inputs as I need to figure out my plan in the next day or so
> - Should we go in end of May 2008 or July first week. I know July is
> overall mroe recommended because of warm weather but is Memorial week in
> may end a definite no no. what kind of weather variation can I expect
> and will it prevent us from enjoying our trip/seeing places. Is July a
> compeltley different experience from May and worth delaying the trip
> - we only have 5.5 days max including travel time. Believe that
> vancouver to Banff drive is abt 10 hrs one way and driving so much in
> such a short vacation may not be the best idea. So we were thinking of
> flying to Calgary ( so we could get max time in the rockies) and use
> that as the starting point to go to Lake Louise, jasper and Banff and
> fly back from calgary to seattle. is that recommended Do we miss out on
> any picturesque places
> - recommended cities/hotels to stay ( nothing too cheap not too fancy )
>
> - advise activites with a 11 mth old and must see places

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