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Old 08-02-2014, 08:05 PM   #1
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Best Route Into Canadian Rockies From Glacier?

We're planning to be in the Glacier area on Sunday. Looking for the best route into the Canadian Rockies from there driving a 43 ft. MH with full size pickup as a toad. Would the drive into the Canada Rockies be better from East or West Glacier? Which route might have the best campgrounds? We plan on going no further north than Lake Louise.

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Old 08-03-2014, 12:22 AM   #2
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Either route will be fine in your rig, Waterton Lakes NP is the big attraction on the east side. From there north on 22 things are a little sparse till High River then your in heavy traffic from Calgary. Alberta 40 not good for your rig.
West side , from Whitefish 93 is the route that would be my choice, more parks , Fort Steele, Fairmont & Radium all have many parks to choose from , I'd stick with 93 from Radium through Kootenay NP. Always enjoy that drive.
JMHO: #1 the Trans Canada , is the major truck route, heavy traffic in summer, and staying on 93 puts you on #1 for the shortest time to get to Lake Louise.

EDIT: Monday Aug. 4th is a holiday in BC. and I think Alberta. Crossing the border even at a smaller port of entry may be a real hassle, due to volume . Tuesday for crossing would be better.
RE-edit , I always have second thoughts , particularly when my DW reminds me of stuff. On the Canadian side en-route to Fort Steele , there is a railroad , level crossing that's not so level, had my 5er airborne over that one.

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