I am planning a trip to Banff for early March, and really want to go hiking with my dog. Are there hiking trails that are open and not impossible for someone with no snow/ice hiking experience?
Anyone know if Tunnel mountain is open this winter for RV camping???
Hi, I'm from Myanmar. Me and my friend plan to move to Edmonton to work. I would like to get some advice about monthly income & costs. Is it ok to work part-time the whole day. The income from part-time is enough to cover up all the expenses. Is the part-time jobs are easy to get for an asian. I'll be waiting for the help. Sorry for my english.
I will be spending two weeks over the Christmas holiday with family in Edmonton and I would like to know if there is just one main website for performing arts events in the city. Like a one stop shop instead of Googling different theatres in the area. I would ask family directly but I am hoping to get tickets as a surprise. Thanks!
Hi. I have finally booked my trip to the rockies on Oct16-Oct22. My bf and I will arrive and depart from Calgary and rent a car from there. We are planning to stay in Banff fro 4 days and 3 days in Jasper. I just saw in some reviews that Lake Louise doesn't look as beautiful as it is during summer time. Is this true? Does it really lose it's beautiful turquoise colour in this months? If yes, is there any alternatives or other sceneries that we might enjoy?
Also, from Jasper, what is the quickest route back to Calgary. Our flight from Calgary leaves at 1230pm so we are wondering what time should we leave Jasper? Is it safe to drive at night? Thanks in advance.
Hi. I will be visiting Banff-Jasper for 7 days in late October. I was planning to do split the days between the two. Should I spend more time in Banff or Jasper? I will be renting a car from Calgary and drive all the way to Banff and Jasper.
Also, I was looking at accommodation options in Jasper and there is not much choices. is there any nearby town which is worth staying at? Thanks in advance.
Hi. I'm planning to go to Banff-jasper in late October for a week but as I was checking the tours. Most of them only operates until mid October and most of the attractions are also only open until mid Octobee. I will be travelling alone so hiring a car is not an option for me. Is it still worth going at this time? Badly need advice. Thank you in advance.
Two youngish senior couples driving from Lake Louise to Jasper on September 12 and planning to stay 2 nights in Jasper before doubling back on the Icefields Parkway and on to (Banff) Canmore. Can you help us plan our stops along the way going North and returning South. (We can also spend some Jasper time on the Parkway if needed.) Obviously want to see the usual top spots, but no need to add hiking. In your recommendations, please tell us if we need to make advanced reservations.
Thanks so much in advance.
Two youngish senior couples (non-hikers) driving the Rockies in mid Sept (9-17). After driving to Salmon Arm from Vancouver, based on some online input several months ago, we head to Lake Louise, go to Jasper and then double back to Banff (Canmore) and fly home from Calgary. Itinerary and places for us to stop is as follows:
Lake Louise (2 nights)
Trails around Lake
Chateau Lake Louise Hotel
Lake Louise Gondola
Emerald Lake and Takkakaw Falls
Icefields Parkway to Jasper
Wilcox Pass Hike-
Snowcoach to Glacier –
Bow Valley (Highway 1A to Banff)
Minnewanka boat tour
Canmore for lodging (2 nights)
Comments on itinerary appreciated, but specific question about the drive from Lake Louise to Jasper and back. Must we (and should we) take the Icefields to and from Jasper? Anything missing? Also, is the Annual Park pass advisable? Does not seem so for our group of 4.
I would like to walk only a part of the trail for no more than an hour each way, preferably less. I understand that the beginning of the trail is uphill through a forested area which eventually opens up into a plateau with superb views of the glacier. Timewise, how far up is it to the views of the glacier? Will I be able to see the sheep as well on this short hike? Thanks.
Looking to do some sort of sight seeing from July 12th-16th.
I will be coming from Vancouver but flying back to Halifax afterwards.
I have been looking at Jasper/Banff but accommodation prices are so steep/scarce.
Also, would my best bet be to fly to Calgary and take some sort of tour from there?
(We won't be driving so not renting a car)
Is there any other western location I should be thinking of instead that would be good for a few days trip?
I have no return flights booked yet so I could fly out of anywhere really.
Thanks in advance!
I'm planning on being in Jasper and Banff this November between the 15-30th for 5-7 days. I've been to both places before in December 5 years ago, but this time I'm hoping to get the train from Vancouver to Jasper and the hiring a car and driving to Banff at some point. Is it safe to drive between jasper and Banff at this time of year? I live in the UK and have driven in snow before in the uk and us, however I'm mindful the Rockies will be different. I will planning to drive between 7am and no later than 4pm on any day so that it's daylight. I won't be in a hurry either so will be driving slowly and hoping when I book the rental car snow tyres will be provided. Does anybody have any experience driving between jasper and Banff in November and if it's ok are there any bits to be especially careful of?
We are thinking of staying on the outskirts, around 20-30mins from the centre. How easy/expensive is it to get to trip/activity locations or the centre without a car?
I am planning to travel on May from Calgary to the Yellowstone (via Glacier National Park).
Do you think hitchhicking could work out well? Is it legal in Alberta?
I Think it will take me one day to Glacier and an other to get to Mammoth hot springs. Does that seem realistic to you?
Our first RV trip. couple + 3 kids (13, 10, 8). I would love recommendations of a good itinerary and recommended campgrounds for 10 nights (net) in August.
How long is Banff avenue. Are the shops and restaurants all the way along. Or just do far. Is it possible to walk the entire length
We are a small family of 3 and are planning a trip to Calgary from end of April to mid May. The main reason for the trip is to visit my brother and his family in Eston. I would appreciate your input and recommendations on the following:
- Affordable accommodation -> Any suggestions for affordable and safe accommodation in Calgary just to explore the city and recover from the flight for a day or 2.
- Anything special about Calgary that would give us an idea of the culture and people. (Not your typical tourist place because they are normally easy to find and spot)
- Car rental -> We are thinking of hiring a car and driving to Eston which is 4 to 5 hours away and maybe on the way do some sightseeing. Good idea or not? Any places we should stop and visit while doing it?
- Weather -> What should we expect from the weather and what type of clothing is recommended?
- Any advice is welcome.
Hello, With my boyfriend we decide to go for a 15 days hiking, be in the wilderness, surrounding by amazing sightseens and see the less of people that's possible but we don't know the great trails to do and I have a hard time to find informations about more than 3 days hiking...
We plan to arrive from Vancouver, take a bus or do "stop" to go to the National Park. We're thinking about Jasper because it's less touristic than Banff but we didn't decide yet so if you have some advices or others ideas... we will take it !
Thanks for any advice you can give us !
Planning a 10 day trip to Calgary; Canadian Rockies and finish in Vancouver
Thinking about 2 nights in Calgary; 5 nights in Rockies; 2 night in Vacouver (been there before) .... thoughts on time allotment?
What are the must sees in Calgary and Canadian Rockies; suggested towns to stay in; and any other suggestions to get me started on the planning.
Also planning on renting a car in Calgary and dropping off in Vancouver; thoughts,
Hi i am looking for the name of the Christmas shop in jasper
Hello! i´m planning to go to Banff, Jasper and every beautiful place there, but i would like go to big cities too like Montreal Toronto etc. I will go in May 2016 and have 1 month to go to all those places but dont know where to start. Why? because i dont know how is the weather in that month. I will be studying english in Vancouver before that.
The family is heading out this summer camping. We have fished Lorette ponds but that is crazy. Too many people and too few fish. I heard there is a pond or lake that has Char. Can anyone confirm this? And what lures are you using? My 6 and 8 year olds would love to catch something on this trip. Thanks Ed
Hi there, I was wondering what are the most recommended hiking trails in Waterton Lakes NP, (let's say for July through September)--particularly, I was thinking in terms of the most scenic views and/or the safest (in terms of having a good flow of other hikers at this time of year & not isolated) trails.
I am staying at the Deer Lodge Lake Louise next march, what would you advise to take wear at this time of year and any recommendations for places to go and see?
Due to work schedules, we can only travel in June and current weather forecasts show rains and cloudy days on most of our travel days. My question is , does it usually rain all day or does it rain in small bouts and there is possibility of some sunshine to get the beautiful colours of the lakes? Thanks in advance for your replies
are the stores open on Victoria day ( Monday May 18 2015 )
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.
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!
Do you have to have a passport to enter from Glacier National Park?
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.