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We're considering taking a train from Banff to Vancouver during the last week of July. Does anyone know details of the train trips? (how long does it take? cost?) For a one week trip total to Calgary/Banff and Vancouver, is it more worth it to fly than take the train? Any help would be appreciated. Perhaps we are trying to do too much in seven days.

Also, this is our first visit to the area so any tips on lodging, logistics, things to do, etc. would be appreciated. We like to hike, raft, horseback ride, shop, etc.

Thank you.

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