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Old 08-09-2015, 11:01 AM   #15
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Thank you all for your wealth of info. Wife and I have made up our minds per your suggestions - will go Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Glacier NP, Icefield and Yoho. We are going to take the viewing slow, probably 10 - 14 days. I assume in most days we can stay in Trailer Park Village. Is it convenient to go all of those places from there and back there on daily basis? Or are there other parking places that we can use, so we can stay in Trailer Park Village for X days for AAA, then at another site for Y days for BBB, and another for Z days for CCC? (AAA, BBB and CCC are referring to one or more scenes as mentioned above).

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You will have a great trip! I suggest staying in Banff and do all the sights from Banff to the Icefields. Jasper is too far to commute. So take your coach to Jasper, as there is another Provincial park in Jasper and lots to see up there.
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You will have a great trip! I suggest staying in Banff and do all the sights from Banff to the Icefields. Jasper is too far to commute. So take your coach to Jasper, as there is another Provincial park in Jasper and lots to see up there.
great, thanks Joe!!
have you driven 93->95 south to get back to US I-90 from Banff? We intend to go that route don't know if it is big rig friendly.
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You will be ok on 93 to 95. Radium Hotsprings is a very scenic drive. I've done it in a 83' semi with no problems. Only tight spot is Sinclair canyon. Just take it slow an stay on your side of the road.
If Banff is full you could try Canmore which is outside of the park on the east side. About 10 to 15 minutes from Banff.


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great, thanks Joe!!
have you driven 93->95 south to get back to US I-90 from Banff? We intend to go that route don't know if it is big rig friendly.
I agree with Dave. And very scenic.

You have a choice on which side of Flathead Lake you choose. If you travel south on the east side of the lake you can head over to West Glacier. Stay outside the park. A couple of good choices for RV Parks. And stop at Bigfork on the way south. Or if you stay on 93 on the west side of Flathead Lake, a very nice park to stay is in Paulson at the south end of the Lake.

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Take the gondola ride incredible views. Check out the natural hot springs. Take a tour of the banff springs hotel. Spend a day checking out the shops and walking Main Street. Don't feed the Bears !!!

Excellent choices. We enjoyed all of these except the shops
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spring creek rv campground in canmore is just minutes down the road and much nicer than tunnel moutain
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awesome. since we did glacier in alaska so this time we will probably skip glacier. we plan to go south along 93-95, stop at two hot springs and paulson, and go back to i-90.

i called banff np and tried their reservation website, all sites for my size are full. spring creek rv campground appears to be perfect for us. thanks gents!!
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will head to banff np in a week. could you please share your experience on what to see and where to stay? no time restraints as only worth seeing. tia.

This site may be helpful in choosing an RV park:

Campgrounds / Places to Stay / Home - Banff Lake Louise Tourism

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Campgrounds / Places to Stay / Home - Banff Lake Louise Tourism

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thanks jim. looks like the site is for hotel/lodging, not quite fit for my rving
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thanks jim. looks like the site is for hotel/lodging, not quite fit for my rving
OOP"S--Sorry about that...
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OK, I'll try again, many years ago on our trip into Canada we stayed at this campground:

http://http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np...g/tunnel2.aspx

As I recall it was very nice and reasonably priced. Common to see Elk walking down the streets in Banff.

Be sure to take the cable ride up the White Sulphur Mountain.

Hope I did better this time
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thanks again jim. it's all full inside banff np. per beaverfever, i booked at spring creek rv campground at 42 cd/day equivalent to 32 usd/day, including electricity and water, not bad. i'll be arriving in there on 13th.
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We feel that Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks is more scenic than Lake Louise. It is in Banff NP not far from Lake Louise.
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thanks again jim. it's all full inside banff np. per beaverfever, i booked at spring creek rv campground at 42 cd/day equivalent to 32 usd/day, including electricity and water, not bad. i'll be arriving in there on 13th.
Glad to hear you found a spot..have a great time--beautiful country up there...
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