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    • Victoria day

      Waterton Lakes National Park May 18, 2015 at 7:59 AM

      are the stores open on Victoria day ( Monday May 18 2015 )

    • Best Cell / Mobile Phone to use in Banff / Sunshine / Lake Louise area of Canada

      Banff May 15, 2015 at 2:45 AM

      I will be in the Banff area for a number of months and would like some advice on what is the most cost effective and useful cell / mobile service provider to use. My uk issued smartphone is quad band so should work for calls but the 3G frequency will be wrong for internet service. Internet service in Canada seems relatively expensive compared to UK so I am wondering if it would be better to use wifi hotspots where possible. Any advice would be appreciated.

    • Finding Cheap Flights

      Calgary May 3, 2015 at 12:04 PM

      I plan on going on a trip this summer but seeing as I am on a students budget I was hoping that I could just improvise based on what trip seems to be the most affordable.
      I was hoping that someone could recommend a resource where I do not have to know my destination, only a travel date and location from which I am departing.

      Thanks so much!

      4 Answers May 4, 2015 at 6:35 AM
    • passport required?

      Do you have to have a passport to enter from Glacier National Park?

      5 Answers May 4, 2015 at 8:28 AM
    • Drive from Newn York to Calgary

      Calgary Mar 26, 2015 at 7:39 AM

      Hi All - I'm planning a 7 day one side trip from New York to Calgary, Canada. Can you suggest me what all places I can see on my way to Calgary during my drive.

      4 Answers Mar 26, 2015 at 4:26 PM
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      Half day in Calgary- advise please

      Calgary Mar 12, 2015 at 1:29 PM


      I will be visiting Calgary for 1 day on business. I will have 3-4 hours in the evening of mar 18 to explore Calgory. I have a reservation in the downtown hotel.

      can someone advise what the best thing to spend few hours, any must see places I can visit.

      thanks in advance

      1 Answer Mar 12, 2015 at 1:35 PM
    • advice on a 10 day trip from calgary to vancouver and back

      Calgary Jan 18, 2015 at 10:17 PM

      Hello VT friends,
      My family and I will be travelling to Calgary from Toronto June 3-14. We are a group of 6 age ranging from 10 months baby to 65 years. We also want to visit British Columbia- Victoria Island, Whistler. I need help planning my itinerary. Some of the places I would like to visit are : Banff, Jasper, Icefield parkway, Skywalk glacier, Kamloops, Kelowna etc My questions is:

      Can you please recommend a high level 10 day itineray that we can follow. We are flying back from Calgary so definitely need to come back.

      i was thinking of heading of the following driving plan:
      calgary => banff => kelowna => vacouver => vacouver island
      vacouver => whstler => kamloops => jasper => edmonton => calgary

      does that sound feasible?
      please let me know.

      24 Answers Feb 17, 2015 at 9:36 AM
    • Parking passes

      Banff National Park Nov 28, 2014 at 7:12 PM

      We were caught in a snow storm and and got stuck in the wrong lane at the gate. Is there anywhere to get a parking pass in the town of banff

      3 Answers Nov 29, 2014 at 5:32 AM
    • Just one day in Jasper!

      Jasper Nov 4, 2014 at 6:51 AM

      Hi all,

      My partner and I are arriving in Jasper for just two nights at Sawridge Inn before catching the train to Vancouver. This gives us one full day in Jasper. We have no car and are completely relying on public transport. What do you think we should do? My favourites I think so far are Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake and Medicine Lake.

      If you only had one day there, what would you do?

      Also, is it possible/straightforward to hike from Jasper to Maligne Canyon? We are both fairly fit, but I wouldn't want to get lost!

      Thanks so much,


      4 Answers Nov 9, 2014 at 6:38 AM
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      November 5-10 What to do?

      Lake Louise Oct 11, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      What are the best things to go do at this time? I'm a photographer and would love to get good shots. Also what are the best restaurants in lake louse banff canmore. How are the roads during this time? Staying at the Fairmont would like to drive ice fields? How to dress properly weather related? Thank You

      3 Answers Oct 11, 2014 at 5:40 PM
    • Flying to Calgary

      Calgary Sep 8, 2014 at 4:42 AM

      I want to go to Calgary for about 3 weeks departing between 20th June to 27th June 2015. I can fly from Gatwick for around £630. I have heard that you can get flights from say France or Germany much cheaper - even taking into account the cost of getting there and back. Can anyone offer any advice please?

      5 Answers Sep 21, 2014 at 5:53 PM
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      hotel in edmonton

      Edmonton Sep 3, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      need a hotel for just one night for my exam in Edmonton. what do you recommend ?
      it will be in December. maybe in downtown close to everything will be fine. thanks.

      3 Answers Sep 20, 2014 at 6:29 AM
    • Transportation

      Cold Lake Aug 12, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      If I drive with a friend to Cold Lake on Thursday, how can I get back to Calgary on Friday as she is staying in Cold Lake for a few days? Is there bus service, plane, and what is the least expensive?

      5 Answers Aug 15, 2014 at 8:34 AM
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      things to do

      Edmonton Aug 12, 2014 at 5:05 AM

      I will be I edmonton Canada from 8/28-9/2/14. any suggestion for must do? Thank you!

      2 Answers Aug 25, 2014 at 7:19 AM
    • 27yr old backpacker - where's the best base or place to meet other travellers!

      Banff National Park Aug 11, 2014 at 9:25 PM

      Travelling to canada at the end of August and hoping to meet other travellers to then explore Banff and jasper with! Can anyone recommend a good tour agency, or a hostel base where I will meet more backpackers doing the same :)
      Thanks in advance for any info

      1 Answer Aug 12, 2014 at 3:16 AM
    • Elbow Valley : Activities and its near by place to visit ?

      Drumheller Aug 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM

      What all activities we can do in Elbow valley ?

    • 4 nights in Banff and Jasper. Comments please

      Banff Jul 15, 2014 at 9:03 PM

      I will be leaving for this wonderful are in a week time. I am able to come up with itinerary based on some past reviews and posts. I will be doing camp tenting and campsites are already booked. I am facing difficulty in filling places in correct order. This will be my only once in a lifetime trip, so I do not want to skip major points. We are not much into hiking.
      Day-1 Reaching Calgary at 12. Pick car and and leave for Lake Louise. Overnight stay at Lake Louise Campground. Same day Lake Louise and Lake Moraine.
      Day-2 Yoho NP, Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge, Wapta Falls, Takakkaw Falls. Will I have time to go further on Trans-Canada and see some more places ? Back to Lake Louise campground and night stay.
      Day-3 Packup and head to Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Icefields Parkway tour by Brewster, Maligne Canyon (or Mt. Edith Cavell), Medicine Lake, Athabasca Falls. Overnight stay in Wapiti campgrounds.
      Day-4 Packup tent and leave for Banff, Vermillion Lake. Overnight at Two Jack Campground.
      Day-5 Lake Minnewanka boat tour. I will have return flight at 7 in evening. What else I can see on this full day ?
      Really need help to plan.

    • A Day in Jasper

      Jasper National Park Jul 15, 2014 at 5:01 PM

      If you will spend just a day in Jasper, is that enough time to see Athabasca Falls, canyon, Skywalk?

      1 Answer Jul 15, 2014 at 10:31 PM
    • A Day in Jasper

      Jasper National Park Jul 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM

      If you will spend just a day in Jasper, is that enough time to see Athabasca Falls, canyon, Skywalk?

      8 Answers Jul 18, 2014 at 1:32 AM
    • A Day in Jasper

      Jasper National Park Jul 15, 2014 at 4:59 PM

      If you will spend just a day in Jasper, is that enough time to see Athabasca Falls, canyon, Skywalk?

      3 Answers Jul 15, 2014 at 8:46 PM
    • Car Parking

      Jasper National Park Jul 14, 2014 at 6:33 AM

      We are thinking of staying in a hotel just outside of Jasper and driving in to the national park and then hiking from there. Is this a possibility? I have tried to research places to park a car for the day in Jasper and the costs associated with that but i haven't been successful. Any advice or help with car parking facilities would be greatly appreciated!

      1 Answer Jul 14, 2014 at 6:54 AM
    • A short trip to Vancouver/Banff/Jasper. Suggestions ???

      Jasper National Park Jun 27, 2014 at 12:47 AM


      I will be flying in Vancouver in July end and want to visit Banff and Jasper too. I am trying to figure out best possible use of my short time. Please check, if this looks ok.

      Wednesday - Reaching Vancouver in evening and overnight stay.
      Thursday - Pick rental car. Full day at Vancouver. Overnight stay. (Still needs to check places to see)
      Friday - Leave Vancouver in morning towards Jasper. Overnigh stay at Jasper. (Which route should I take ? Toll road should save some time ? Or I should go via Revelstoke, Golden, Lake Louise ? This will give me some backtrack to and from Jasper) (OR, if it way long distance, where should I break my this long day ?)
      Satuday - Full day at Jasper NP, Icefield parkway. Overnight stay at Jasper.
      Sunday - Jasper to Banff NP. Around area and overnight at Banff NP.
      Monday - Half day at Banff and leave for 8 PM flight from Calgary.
      Really need help to make my itenerary

      3 Answers Jun 28, 2014 at 12:44 PM
    • clothing essential s for Calgary and Banff in early september

      Calgary Jun 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM

      I'm going to Canada September 9th. Never been before and I'm really not sure what to pack. I'm so used to British weather . rain!!! Can anyone help
      Helen xx

      5 Answers Jul 11, 2014 at 6:47 PM
    • 8 Day Itinerary September 1-8

      Banff Jun 23, 2014 at 10:39 AM


      My wife and I are arriving in Calgary from California on August 31. We will drive to Banff and I'm looking for advice on how to go about visiting Banff and Jasper National Parks. Should we locate in Lake Louise area and stay put, driving to Banff area and Jasper area for day trips? Or should we move our lodging around, staying some in Banff, some in Lake Louise and some near Jasper.
      Any advice from those in the know would be appreciated.


      5 Answers Jun 27, 2014 at 10:58 AM
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      Columbia icefields

      Jasper Jun 8, 2014 at 1:47 PM

      In trying to plan out our itinerary, can somebody suggest how much time we will need to tour the glacier. We were thinking of taking the tour of the glacier our drive back from Jasper to Banff. I've heard that it could take up to 3 hours to take a tour of the glacier but I wasn't sure if that was realistic.

      6 Answers Jun 9, 2014 at 7:02 AM
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      Maligne Lake Tour

      Jasper Jun 8, 2014 at 1:42 PM

      Can anybody make suggestions about seeing Maligne lake. As it will be our first time there, is there a particular time of the day to do a boat tour of the lake and Spirit Island to get the best views/photos. I've heard not to do the tour in the morning as the views are not as stunning, but I don't know if that's actually true.

      3 Answers Jun 8, 2014 at 10:44 PM
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      Restaurants with a view

      Lake Louise Jun 8, 2014 at 1:33 PM

      We are going to be heading to the Canadian Rockies in a few weeks and was wondering when we go to Lake Louise if you would recommend any particular restaurants with a great view/outdoor seating of the surroundings?

      2 Answers Jun 9, 2014 at 5:55 PM
    • Need to contact Mountain top souvenir shop in Banf

      Banff Jun 8, 2014 at 7:46 AM

      Can someone help me find the phone number of the Mountain Tops shop. It is a Souvenir shop in Banf and has the address
      HDS 7224

      1. 0888219

      2 Answers Jun 8, 2014 at 8:45 PM
    • Need to contact Mountain top souvenir shop in Banf

      Banff Jun 8, 2014 at 7:46 AM

      Can someone help me find the phone number of the Mountain Tops shop. It is a Souvenir shop in Banf and has the address
      HDS 7224

      1. 0888219

      1 Answer Jun 9, 2014 at 9:49 AM
    • Banff - and Jasper?

      Banff Jun 4, 2014 at 4:13 PM

      We have 4 nights in the Canadian Rockies (July 18-22),coming up from Glacier NP, and will be heading over to Vancouver afterwards.
      We have two young boys, aged 1 and 3, so have to be conscious of amount of time spent in the car, and am wondering: should we include Jasper, or just focus on Banff?

      4 Answers Jun 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM