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Old 08-21-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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Suggestions for campground in Banff N.P.

Family and I are headed from Glacier NP Montana to Banff National Park and are looking for any campground recommendations either in the park or on the way.
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In Banff we stayed here Parks Canada - Banff National Park - Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court and loved it.
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The town of Banff is in Banff national park and the campgrounds are only Parks Canada campgrounds. There are no private campgrounds unless you stay outside of the park at Canmore. For info http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/v...omodation.aspx
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #4
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Reserve ... Tunnel Mountain has at least 3 separate campgrounds, but, as the link noted, some areas may be closed due to repair work. Also, close to Canmore, flooding occurred so if staying in this area, reserving is probably wise too.

From Tunnel Mountain campgrounds, there's easy access to Banff itself, the gondola (excellent views on sunny days) and the National Park Building has the best photo-op of the main street in Banff. Also, a nice easy walk along the river to a waterfall.

If in Banff, I'd also recommend spending an extra day to do the drive up to Jasper and back - it's very scenic with stops at Lake Louise and the Columbia Ice Fields. Or spend a night or two at one of the campgrounds near Jasper, then start heading back.

Here's what happens when you don't reserve ... they send you to the overflow location. Actually, the scenery is outstanding, isn't it??

http://flickr.com/gp/97465142@N05/tP5cFj

the above photo is the Jasper overflow, but the Banff one is just as scenic but not as close to Banff and no services compared to Tunnel Mountain.

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You'll have to do the Columbia Icefield Hiway (north to south is best) and also Waterton National Park (the Canadian 1/2 of your Glacier ) is a must see.
We camped at Banff at Tunnel Mountain Trailer. They have full hook up. Kanaskis is another Beautiful Park nearby.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:23 AM   #6
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Thank you for all the suggestions! Off to Glacier NP tomorrow and Banff next week.!
Much appreciated!
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