Canada Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Canada activity »
  1. 1 http://www.vitaminofhealth.com/alpha-prime-elite/
  2. 2 Hotel near Stanley Parc
  3. 3 Looking for travel lapel pins HELP
  4. 4 Itinerary feedback, please
  5. 5 Romantic 4-Day July Getaway Ideas Needed
  6. 6 Need Help!! 1 week itinerary vancouver, whistler & islands
  7. 7 Vancouver and possibly elsewhere for two weeks?
  8. 8 Trip Report Ocean Odyssey: Vancouver Island (and Vancouver)
  9. 9 Canada's 150th anniversary in the Maritimes
  10. 10 Prince Edward Island-must do things
  11. 11 RoadTrip Toronto- PEI
  12. 12 Best Way
  13. 13 Nova Scotia & New Brunswick and New Foundland
  14. 14 Montreal and Quebec City in August
  15. 15 9 hour layover in Montreal, what to do?
  16. 16 Bay of Fundy
  17. 17 Toronto 2 nights from Buffalo
  18. 18 Best way to do Vancouver to Calgary as a group
  19. 19 First trip to Vancouver
  20. 20 40th birthday party ideas in canada, May 5th 2017
  21. 21 Portland/Seattle/Victoria/Vancouver Honeymoon
  22. 22 Alberta Trip_2017
  23. 23 Vancouver with toddlers - getting around
  24. 24 Banff - Day Tours + Eateries
  25. 25 Best Way to travel from Calgary to Banff and back again
View next 25 » Back to the top

Feedback on itinerary - Mid October Banff/Lake Louise/jasper

Jump to last reply

We are a group of 6 including myself and hubby, 2 kids (10&13) and parents (60s) travelling from Australia to Banff, lake Louise and jasper in mid October ... Would appreciate thoughts and additional ideas on activities for our itinerary. We realise the weather can be quite varied. Even "warm days" will be quite chilly for us, so we have lots of layers in case it gets really cold. How likely is snow???

In terms of wildlife ... Are we still a chance of seeing any bears (please say yes!) ? Marmots/pikas/moose? Any special spots to look? Assuming we need to carry bear spray ... can we carry bring it over the border?

We have never been to the area before and are interested in general site seeing with a few short hikes (easy to moderate, less that 2-3 hours). We are quite happy to drive long distances.

Planned itinerary:

14/10 - travel by car from Whitefish, MT (USA) to Banff via Kootenay NP ...5-6 hr drive. Possible quick stops at Marble Canyon and radium hot springs. Arrive Banff early/mid arvo and just relax around town

15/10 - BANFF: bow valley parkway to Johnston canyon with hike. Banff gondola in afternoon (depending on weather) with short walk at top & Banff hot springs.

16/10 - BANFF: drive and short walks at local Banff attractions ... Surprise corner, Bow river falls, lake minnewanka, vermillion lakes, drive up mount norquay. Possibly tunnel mountain trail hike.

17/10 LAKE LOUISE: drive full way along bow valley parkway to yoho national park - natural bridge and emerald lake. ( I have read yoho valley road to takkakaw falls will likely be closed? And road to Moraine Lake?) Head back to Lake Louise, wander lakeshore trail.

18/10 LAKE LOUISE: Hike to Lake Agnes tea house. LAke Louise gondola.

19/10 ICEFIELDS PARKWAY TO JASPER: highlights- bow lake, peyto lake, mistaya canyon, walk up to edge of Columbia ice fields glacier (sno-coaches and skywalk closed :-(. ), tangle falls, athabasca falls. * ANY OTHER MUST SEES?

20/10 JASPER (staying at Pyramid lake) : maligne canyon and maligne lake. Pyramid lake trails.

21/10JASPER: valley of five lakes , horseshoe lake, sunwapta falls (want quiet day without too much driving)

22/10 head to Kamloops and next day to Seattle.


Accomodation is all booked so dates are locked in. Would greatly appreciate any feedback or ideas. Thanks :-)

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement