Driving times

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Oct 6th, 2002, 06:03 AM
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John
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Driving times

Does anyone have any idea of the likely time required to drive the following routes during mid-March -
Edmonton/Calgary
Calgary/Lake Louise
Lake Louise/Jasper
Jasper/Kamloops
Kamloops/Vancouver
Many thanks!
 
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Oct 6th, 2002, 09:27 AM
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Edmonton-Calgary: 2-2.5 hrs
 
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Oct 6th, 2002, 09:56 PM
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Robyn
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Another idea is to go to Mapquest

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/

and enter each location. They should give you the rough estimate as well.
 
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Oct 6th, 2002, 09:57 PM
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sorry, the link should have been:

http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp
 
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Oct 7th, 2002, 06:41 AM
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Assuming you're on a holiday and want to enjoy scenery, stop to take pictures, etc., rather than just trying to cover the territory....

Edmonton to Calgary: a morning or an afternoon, with lots of time on either end, if you stay on the main highway.

Calgary to Lake Louise: No problem having breakfast in Calgary, stoipping in Banff to look around, and arriving in Lake Louise in time for lunch.

Lake Louise to Jasper: It takes a day, arrifving in Jasper in time for dinner.

Jasper to Kamloops. A day.

Kamloops to Vancouver: Half a day-light day. Breakfast in Kamloops, late lunch in Vancouver if you don't do much sightseeing.

Of these legs, Edmonton to Calgary is pretty dull but everything else is scenic, with lots of reasons to stop and look around. To make Edmonton to Calgary intereting, try going west from the main highway, and then working your way south along the backroads through Drayton Valley and Rocky Mountain House. It's cowboy country in large part. If you do this, you'll use a whole day.
BAK
 
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Oct 13th, 2002, 04:15 AM
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Many thanks Brian. You have solved all my planning problems; also for the cowboy country sggestion which is the main reason for driving from Edmonton to Calgary.
Will also check out Mapquest. Thanks very much!
 
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