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    • calgary trains

      Calgary Apr 8, 2014 at 3:30 PM

      how much fare does it cost if I ride from Marlborough station to chinook station?

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    • Jasper Itinerary

      Jasper National Park Mar 25, 2014 at 2:01 AM

      I'm celebrating the big 60 - so I want to make this day special towards the end of June

      Planned itinerary: Hotel is in Patricia Ave Jasper

      Early trip on Parkfields Iceway - first trip out! continue to Maligine Canyon - Google puts this round trip as 56 minutes - then approx. 2 hours for Parkfields Iceway

      Then head in the opposite direction to Moose Lake, Berg Lake - OK I accept we have to come back into Jasper first as Moose Lake is in exactly the opposite direction. Google maps puts this at 54 minute drive

      We tend to leave the hotel at about 8am, arrive back by 8pm having eaten and head straight to bed - case of seeing as much as we can - we adjust itineraries on the day as some places are too far. I might be 60 but I'm super charged and have been know to wear my sons out with our previous sightseeing!!

      Evening meal: yes I want something nice but restaurant prices seem horribly expensive - could possibly take in lunch instead - thinking of Downstream Restaurant or Jasper Brewing Company - both seem to have reasonably priced food with a fairly decent selection. We can't afford to go too much upmarket as we're on a budget.

      Plan to do Lake Louise Lake Bow and others from Canmore

      Hoping someone can make my big 60 special! Thanks

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    • Best time for wildflowers

      Banff National Park Apr 9, 2014 at 5:49 AM

      Our summer/fall is open. What's the best time for wildflowers in Canadian Rockies and best time for clear skies? I realize the latter is very unpredictable!

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    • Hot Springs

      Jasper National Park Apr 4, 2014 at 2:03 AM

      Given that there are 3 hot springs within the par - Banff Hot springs, Radium & Miette which is the best - we could do either of them - more interested in the scenic views. We will be there 22 June until 1st July - will it be warm enough outside in a swimsuit?

      Any other addition advice for a newbie visiting Canada for the first time much appreciated. Driving from Canmore through to Jasper on the Canadian Trans high way and looking forward to it. Trying to sort out fuel stations en route - any recommendations please?

      Many thanks

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    • Fuel stops/Rest Stations

      Jasper National Park Apr 7, 2014 at 1:29 AM

      We are driving the Trans Canadian Highway from Canmore to Jasper in the middle of June. I have been trying to find out rest stations/fuel stations enroute. The only ones I can see are: Hardisty & Deadmans Flat. Someone has mentioned that there is one at Skatchewan Crossing and that it is expensive. Whilst we will start with a full tank of fuel it would be nice to know in advance where the next fuel station is in case we hit traffic. We intend taking a picnic with us but need comfort stops - which are the best stations and the ones to avoid

      Many thanks

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    • Best time for wildflowers

      Banff National Park Apr 9, 2014 at 5:49 AM

      Our summer/fall is open. What's the best time for wildflowers in Canadian Rockies and best time for clear skies? I realize the latter is very unpredictable!

      4 Answers Apr 12, 2014 at 8:17 AM
    • calgary trains

      Calgary Apr 8, 2014 at 3:30 PM

      how much fare does it cost if I ride from Marlborough station to chinook station?

      2 Answers Apr 8, 2014 at 9:32 PM
    • Fuel stops/Rest Stations

      Jasper National Park Apr 7, 2014 at 1:29 AM

      We are driving the Trans Canadian Highway from Canmore to Jasper in the middle of June. I have been trying to find out rest stations/fuel stations enroute. The only ones I can see are: Hardisty & Deadmans Flat. Someone has mentioned that there is one at Skatchewan Crossing and that it is expensive. Whilst we will start with a full tank of fuel it would be nice to know in advance where the next fuel station is in case we hit traffic. We intend taking a picnic with us but need comfort stops - which are the best stations and the ones to avoid

      Many thanks

      9 Answers Apr 7, 2014 at 10:25 PM
    • Hot Springs

      Jasper National Park Apr 4, 2014 at 2:03 AM

      Given that there are 3 hot springs within the par - Banff Hot springs, Radium & Miette which is the best - we could do either of them - more interested in the scenic views. We will be there 22 June until 1st July - will it be warm enough outside in a swimsuit?

      Any other addition advice for a newbie visiting Canada for the first time much appreciated. Driving from Canmore through to Jasper on the Canadian Trans high way and looking forward to it. Trying to sort out fuel stations en route - any recommendations please?

      Many thanks

      4 Answers Apr 4, 2014 at 8:34 AM
    • Jasper Itinerary

      Jasper National Park Mar 25, 2014 at 2:01 AM

      I'm celebrating the big 60 - so I want to make this day special towards the end of June

      Planned itinerary: Hotel is in Patricia Ave Jasper

      Early trip on Parkfields Iceway - first trip out! continue to Maligine Canyon - Google puts this round trip as 56 minutes - then approx. 2 hours for Parkfields Iceway

      Then head in the opposite direction to Moose Lake, Berg Lake - OK I accept we have to come back into Jasper first as Moose Lake is in exactly the opposite direction. Google maps puts this at 54 minute drive

      We tend to leave the hotel at about 8am, arrive back by 8pm having eaten and head straight to bed - case of seeing as much as we can - we adjust itineraries on the day as some places are too far. I might be 60 but I'm super charged and have been know to wear my sons out with our previous sightseeing!!

      Evening meal: yes I want something nice but restaurant prices seem horribly expensive - could possibly take in lunch instead - thinking of Downstream Restaurant or Jasper Brewing Company - both seem to have reasonably priced food with a fairly decent selection. We can't afford to go too much upmarket as we're on a budget.

      Plan to do Lake Louise Lake Bow and others from Canmore

      Hoping someone can make my big 60 special! Thanks

      3 Answers Mar 27, 2014 at 9:28 AM
    • Patricia Lakes Bungalows

      Jasper National Park Mar 11, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      I've never been to Jasper.
      For the summer I booked a cabin for 4 at Patricia Lakes Bungalows. It is the newly built "Pyramid Cabin". On the whole Internet I cannot find any outside pictures of this cabin. Even the reception at the Bungalows told me they don't have any outside pictures.

      Did any of you spend a vacation there and can at least describe the Pyramid Cabin?

      3 Answers Mar 14, 2014 at 10:16 PM
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      Living and working in Banff

      Banff Feb 19, 2014 at 9:44 AM

      Hey, Ive been traveling the last 8 months primarily through Asia and now in Europe. Im from Montreal Canada and am heading back home in April but have been rethinking living in Montreal. I have always wanted to travel to Alberta as im big on hiking,camping and snowboarding but have never had the opportunity. I lived in Vancouver during the Olympics for 4 months and never had a chance to go to Alberta. How easy would it be to get a descent job? Im a 28 year old female that has loads of work experience including retail managing and insurance at Standard life. I also Have a bachelors degree in Human Relations.

      4 Answers Feb 26, 2014 at 5:22 PM
    • Distances-Calgary-Banff-Norquay Ski- calgary (YYC Airport)

      Calgary Feb 18, 2014 at 10:04 AM

      Hi
      Can members pls let me know a good safe time for the following distances by car. I am from texas so what would be worst safest time I should consider based on current weather ( Fri & saturday Feb 22,22)

      Calgary YYC to Banff
      and
      Norquay Ski Resort to Calgary YYC

      Day time driving this friday/ saturday

      3 Answers Feb 26, 2014 at 5:28 PM
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      Motorcycle travel in late May

      Banff Feb 18, 2014 at 9:11 AM

      I have the last week in May off, and want to visit Banff during that time. I know it'll still be chilly during the day, but from my web research, it should be above freezing, averaging around 40-50F. Would that be a fair assumption?

      Would I be limited to the major thorough fares (CA-1), or would most roadways be clear of ice and snow by that time?

      Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

      2 Answers Feb 26, 2014 at 5:30 PM
    • My Final Trip- Need some review

      Banff Feb 17, 2014 at 11:37 AM

      Hi
      This is what I ended up planning and need some advice from local members:

      I need one help- I have one extra day (Feb 24) at Banff/or Calgry and need some planning help. How do you guys suggest I spend that day? Me & My wife are adventurous so do not mind activities. I can spend a day at Banff or Calgary or drive around. Suggestions pls.

      Feb 20- See calgary
      Feb 21- Sking lessons at Mt Norquay
      Feb 22- Snow shoeing + Snow Mobiling (2-3hrs)
      Feb 23- Half day ice Climbing (2hrs) & maybe half a day sking
      Feb 24- NEED HELP
      Feb 25 go back to Calgary & fly back

      Thanks

      3 Answers Feb 18, 2014 at 5:14 AM
    • My final trip- Advice Needed

      Calgary Feb 17, 2014 at 11:36 AM

      Hi
      This is what I ended up planning and need some advice from local members:

      I need one help- I have one extra day (Feb 24) at Banff/or Calgry and need some planning help. How do you guys suggest I spend that day? Me & My wife are adventurous so do not mind activities. I can spend a day at Banff or Calgary or drive around. Suggestions pls.

      Feb 20- See calgary
      Feb 21- Sking lessons at Mt Norquay
      Feb 22- Snow shoeing + Snow Mobiling (2-3hrs)
      Feb 23- Half day ice Climbing (2hrs) & maybe half a day sking
      Feb 24- NEED HELP
      Feb 25 go back to Calgary & fly back

      Thanks

      3 Answers Feb 18, 2014 at 9:07 PM
    • Looking for Group to join- Ice Climbing? Group Discount- get in touch

      Banff Feb 15, 2014 at 1:03 PM

      Hi
      We are two people and I am looking for other members who wishes to do Ice Climbing as a group lessons. We will be doing ice climbing as beginners. I will be there at Banff on Feb 21 to Feb 24

      Any members who wish to join as group, please let me know coz that makes a huge price difference in rates for the ice climbing lessons.

      Thanks

    • Car Rental

      Banff Feb 14, 2014 at 3:46 PM

      Hi,
      I am planning to come to Banff for the next week- Feb 21 to Feb 24. I dont have snow driving experience. I will be driving from calgary to Banff.

      Although I plan to stay in Banff for 3-4 days, I see that most of the ski resort, tours like snow mobling, icewalks etc etc do pickups etc. Hence I do not see much car travel. Maybe will use car for nearby 15-20 min drive.

      Can I go with compact cars? I see the prices are half than full size.

      Recommendations pls

      3 Answers Feb 14, 2014 at 11:48 PM
    • Driving to Vancouver

      Calgary Feb 14, 2014 at 11:03 AM

      My family and I are staying over in calgary from the 7th to 27th. We are hiring a car for the duration of our stay and thought it would be a good idea to drive over to Vancouver to see friends for a few days. We would be planning to drive over about the 21st of May. What will the weather conditions be like in mountains? Is this a good time to be traveling through?

      2 Answers Mar 9, 2014 at 10:01 PM
    • Ice Climbing

      Calgary Feb 13, 2014 at 11:08 AM

      Hi
      I am a newbie with snow. I am coming to Calgary and wish to do a Ice Climbing. I am a novice so would like to take some tour packages or something.

      Can members please suggest me any Ice Climbing deals or give directions?

      1 Answer Feb 13, 2014 at 11:26 AM
    • waterton in April

      Waterton Lakes National Park Feb 11, 2014 at 7:01 AM

      We booked a hotel there over easter ,reply came back saying nothing is open only their own restaraunt and hotel ,is the place realy shut down with nothing open locally -is this just a scam from the hotel

      2 Answers Feb 11, 2014 at 8:34 AM
    • Aboriginal Day

      Jasper National Park Feb 5, 2014 at 1:53 AM

      Just realised that Aboriginal Day is on the day that we depart from Jasper to travel back to Canmore - is it worth delaying our departure time ? We think it will take a good 5 hours on the trans Canadian Highway to get to Canmore - equally it looks a fun thing to do. We will be there on the 20th - does it have any peripheral activities the day prior to the formal aboriginal day? Are there any entrance fees - Google info looks sketchy so I need some help please from those who have visited before or are locals

      Many thanxs

    • Getting to Banff and not driving around? Is it easy to access all the sites?

      Banff Jan 27, 2014 at 4:21 AM

      Hi there,

      Planning a trip in April 2014 from Vancouver to Banff. Are there any recommendations on: 1. Best, easiest and most scenic route from Vancouver to Banff - via trains / buses? I will not be driving 2. Is it easy to get around Banff on public transport? 3. Can I get to Lake Louise, the national parks and all the other tourist spots without a car?
      4. Would 4 days be enough to to all of the above?

      Any tips would be much appreciated. I really wanted to do the rocky mountineer but that doesnt start til the end of April and I will be travelling at the very beginning of April.

      Many thanks
      Anita

       

      11 Answers Apr 3, 2014 at 4:34 PM
    • Calgary to Yellowstone

      Calgary Jan 22, 2014 at 8:08 PM

      We wish to travel from Calgary to Yellowstone (oneway) we would like to use a hire car but know now that they do not do this and the Coach has ceased to run. Can anyone let us know how we can get there?? We would like to see the countryside and not just fly. Is there a train?

      7 Answers Jan 23, 2014 at 7:24 AM
    • Available activities in April

      Banff Jan 13, 2014 at 7:44 AM

      Planning a trip to Banff, but it looks like the soonest we could come is in April. From what I've read, skiiing is still available at that time, but it sounds like we might be too late for other winter activities (icewalks, shoeshoeing, dog sled) but probably too early for the summer activities.

      What are you thoughts on Banff in April...will there be enough to do for several days? Or will some of the Winter activities still be going on at that time?

      2 Answers Jan 18, 2014 at 10:16 AM
    • Bus between canmore and bow valley campground

      Canmore Jan 3, 2014 at 2:06 PM

      Hi! I will be housing and working at bow valley campground and I was wondering how can I travel from the campbto Canmore?

      1 Answer Jan 3, 2014 at 7:08 PM
    • Car rental in Canmore

      Canmore Jan 3, 2014 at 12:37 PM

      Hi! I'd like to know if there are some car rentals in Canmore that rent a car to a person who is 18 years old?

      3 Answers Jan 4, 2014 at 5:40 AM
    • Backpack for 2 months

      Banff Jan 3, 2014 at 7:53 AM

      Hi!
      I'm leaving for Western Canada this summer with only a backpack for luggage! I need to buy a new one, and I don't know a lot about backpacks since it is my first big trip! I hesitate between a 60L and 70L... Does a 70L is too big??
      Thank you!!

      7 Answers Jan 12, 2014 at 4:10 PM
    • Muggings & Crime

      Banff Jan 2, 2014 at 12:59 AM

      TV interview with the charity runner who was mugged recently has said it is not "if" you are mugged it is "when" you are mugged. My husband and I are driving from Canmore to Jasper - had planned to visit Banff - just how safe is this route and should we adjust our trip to avoid getting mugged - OK there are pickpockets in every city and you have to be as streetwise as possible, but comments such as expect to get mugged in Banff has put us off of visiting. Comments welcomed please. Thankxs

      7 Answers Jan 2, 2014 at 8:54 PM
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      Driving Icefields Parkway with a trailer?

      Province of Alberta Dec 31, 2013 at 8:11 AM

      We will be driving from Banff to Jasper in July of 2014. If we camp in Jasper we would be hauling a small trailer with us. Will this be difficult to park at the sites along the road or is there plenty of parking?

      I'm not worried about driving with the trailer on mountain roads (I live in Colorado) but I know that at some of the Nat'l Parks here, like Rocky Mountain, there is very limited parking to just pull off and snap a few photos. If the trailer will be too difficult I could leave it in Banff and stay in a hotel in Jasper. Thanks for any advice you have!

      3 Answers Jan 27, 2014 at 3:57 PM
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      Jasper: Places to stay with kids?

      Jasper Dec 31, 2013 at 7:48 AM

      We are planning a July 2014 trip to Jasper with two kids (age 8 & 12.) We will drive up from Banff and spend two nights in Jasper before heading back south. Any recs for inexpensive lodging or a fantastic campground for tenting? We will likely take the tram to the top of Whistler on our full day in Jasper and/or a short hike. Thanks!

       

      2 Answers Jan 1, 2014 at 1:16 AM
    • best transportation to Jasper Alberta

      Province of Alberta Dec 22, 2013 at 3:19 PM

      Looking for transportation from Edmonton to Jasper possibly via train. any suggestions would be appreciated.

      3 Answers Jan 1, 2014 at 1:43 AM
    • New Years Eve in Hinton

      Hinton Dec 16, 2013 at 7:48 PM

      I am having trouble finding events going on in Hinton for New Years Eve, Ill be staying at the Holiday Inn and would like to plan a fun couples night for me and my boyfriend.

      2 Answers Dec 16, 2013 at 10:36 PM
    • Lake Louise

      Lake Louise Nov 17, 2013 at 2:32 AM

      We arrive early hours of 16th Dec and fly out late morning on the 19th. We want to stay in the Fairmont Hotel and Banff. Best suggestions of transport and what to do while there please!

      5 Answers Dec 7, 2013 at 12:06 PM
    • How to travel from Jasper National Park to Yellowstone Park?

      Jasper National Park Nov 2, 2013 at 2:12 PM

      Can anyone tell us if it is possible to travel by train between Jasper National Park and Yellowstone Park? That is: where do we get on the train and do we have to change trains somewhere in between until arrival near to Yellowstone Park?
      Who can give us advice on how to do this train journey?
      Many thanks,
      Alice

      8 Answers Nov 3, 2013 at 8:45 PM