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Old 09-12-2016, 09:38 PM   #1
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Canada RV park suggestions BC and Alberta

I am planning a trip starting in Portland Oregon, we are planning on visiting the Vancouver/Whistler areas, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, and perhaps a few others. Any suggestions for good RV parks in those areas? At least 2 and possibly 4 rigs traveling together. Planning to leave around August 23rd or so and return 3-4 weeks later.
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I just stayed in capilano rv park in vancouver. Basically a parking lot, but clean and safe. Not a place to hang out outside due to lack of space. But you can't beat the convenience of the park to Stanley Park and vancouver downtown.
In Lake louise, we stayed at the public park. Very nice. Right near the village.
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Two points. First thing: Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper are very busy. On our way up to Alaska in early June, I had made reservations for Banff and Jasper campgrounds. Banff has 3 main national park campgrounds. One is all dry camping like 500 site, the middle one is all full service which has been remodeled in the last few years. The 3rd was set to be closed this summer to be remodeled, but they kept it open till July 1st. So not sure if it will be completed for 2017. Both of these are like 300-400 campsites each.

In order to get a parking space in downtown Banff arrive before 10am. And this was early June before the regular tourist season starts July 1st.

Jasper has two campgrounds in the park. Total of over 1000 sites. Only about 150 electric. On our flip flop back from Alaska a few days ago it was still very busy. Called ahead 2 days and no sites in Banff. Ended up staying in Jasper. Could not even get to Lake Louise. People were parking 2 miles away and walking up the road.

Point two if in Prince George don't stop at Blue Ceders campground. Too close to the freeway.
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We would go later but many of the campgrounds seem to close around mid to late september and almost all are closed by the beginning of October. :(
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We were thru the Ice Fields Parkway ( Jasper to Banff corridor) last Friday and Saturday Sept 9-10. The following day they were calling for snow in Banff. Same thing once we hit Montana two days ago. We had wet snow hitting the windshield over two sections of I-90 heading east towards Rushmore. Some passes in MT were forecasted to get 6-12" this past Sunday night. Then it will warm up back to the 60-70's. Just something to keep in mind.
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We regularly do Calgary, Alberta, to either Vancouver, BC or Portland, OR, so I'm familiar with both.

In the Vancouver area, we tend to stay at the Fort Langley campground that is just east of Vancouver (Fort Camping in Fort Langley, BC, Brae Island Regional Park). The campground has full hookups (up to 50A), free wifi (great coverage), and a pool. It's also walking distance to the small town of Ft Langley, that has some neat shops and restaurants.
As you head east:
We tend to stay overnight in the town of Cultus Lake (Sunnyside Campground — Cultus Lake Park) which has a neat waterslide park (if there are kids), as well as a lake that rents motorboats, Seadoos, etc.
Our next stop heading is the town of Revelstoke, where we've stayed at the Crazy Creek "Resort" (RV Sites). There's some decent things to do in Revelstoke. For example, check out:
The Pipe Mountain CoasterÂ*|Â*Revelstoke Mountain ResortÂ*|Â*British Columbia, Canada
The next place we stay overnight is Golden, BC, where you can dry camp overnight for free at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (kickinghorseresort.com). You can take the gondola to the top in the summer, and either go for lunch, or mountain bike down (they rent bikes, including electric mountain bikes that pedal for you!)
From there we tend to bomb home to Calgary, so I'm not sure where to stay in Banff.
From Calgary back to Portland, we tend to go down through Spokane, and stay overnight in Sandpoint, ID, where there's a few nice campgrounds on the lake. Because we usually spend time in Hood River, we go that way to Portland.
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Planning a trip from St Paut,MN to Newburyport, Ma going thru Canada, any suggestions?
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Planning a trip from St Paut,MN to Newburyport, Ma going thru Canada, any suggestions?
You might get better input starting your own specific thread. You are limiting your audience by posting in a thread about another topic.
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Was in Banff in mid-July for 3 nights. Got lucky and got a site. Town was crazy. Main CG is Tunnel Mountain Campground. Make your reservation. Shuttle bus has a stop out front to take you to town and other stops. A free service, tips optional.
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