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Old 08-04-2022, 07:04 PM   #15
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I am confused about reserving a campsite in Banff. When are reservations available for next year. Went to the site and “I think”it is about 90 days in advance. Is that correct?
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No need for reservations. Plenty of campgrounds in the area. Lots of dry camp places too. Go, enjoy.

You don't have to stay at a National campground. You can stay at any of the commercial parks too. Just google 'rv parks near banff' and a bunch pop up.
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My Google search for "rv parks near Banff" revealed campgrounds that were mostly, with the exception of Canmore, in the national park. Banff National Park and Jasper National Park are contiguous from south to north. If you want the mountain experience, you will want to go through the parks. All of the campgrounds in the parks are National Park campgrounds. There are no private campgrounds in the parks. There is no random camping permitted in the parks either, so you either have to run the reservation gauntlet or take your chance on availability.
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I highly recommend you stay IN the Provincial Parks for the best overall experience and yes, you should have reservations. Here's some info on the Banff campgrounds.

https://banffnationalpark.com/banff-...site-in-banff/

Here's some info for this season and it will probably be similar for the 2023 season. It states reservations opened in January.

Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies: 2022 Campsite Reservation Guide for Alberta and BC

The best thing to do is just call the reservations for info. 877-737-3783
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Old 08-13-2022, 06:08 AM   #19
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You're going to love Alaska. I'll offer a few thoughts.
1) If you can, wait till after breakup and they have groomed the road on the Canadian side. It should be a much nicer ride toward the end of May and beyond. Also, if you're not used to cold weather, it can seem cold for some. Check the weather.
2) Get a copy of The Milepost. There's a wealth of information in there from border crossing requirements to weather. Great investment.
3) Relax and take your time when you get there! Throw out the schedule. When driving in the south central part of the state (Anchorage, Kenai, Seward, Homer) you will be on the road and staying at campgrounds and fishing with a LOT of locals from anytime after noon on Friday till Sunday afternoon.
4) If you're going to be in Seward during the 4th of July, make your reservation NOW. If you can't get a reservation, plan on arriving at least two days or so before the 4th to get a spot on the beach.
I know I was all over with these. I hope it helps. I moved from Anchorage in '17 aftet having spent 37 of the best years of my life there. If you have any questions, I'd be more than happy to help.

My wife and I will be there next summer for a month or so. I'm looking forward to 'going home'.
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You're going to love Alaska. I'll offer a few thoughts.
The OP didn't mention going to Alaska but yes, good thoughts.
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The title of the post is Alaska Summer 2023. Did I miss something?
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