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Driving trip from Vancouver to Rockies in June

Driving trip from Vancouver to Rockies in June

Apr 26th, 2014, 07:44 AM
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Unless I know someone's hiking ability personally, I never like to suggest hikes. What one person finds 'easy' or 'moderate' another may find 'difficult' or 'strenuous' and vice versa.

There are plenty of online sources for you to look at. Just do a little Googling.

https://www.google.ca/#q=best+hikes+banff+and+jasper
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Apr 26th, 2014, 08:26 AM
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Thanks for both of you that checked in all the time to help me with this trip.
I am greatly appreciated.
Both sites will be a big help in my planning.
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Apr 29th, 2014, 07:19 AM
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Make sure to drive the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper!! It's the best road trip ever! http://www.tour-guide-canada.com/roa...fields-parkway
and Duffey Lake Road as part of the Sea to Sky Highway, also a gem! http://www.tour-guide-canada.com/can...ne-of-the-best

I would go
Day 1 Vancouver
Day 2 road trip Sea to Sky Highway. Stay 1 night in Whistler
and take the Peak to Peak Gondola
Day 3 Duffey Lake Road. Drive Whistler to Clearwater. Long but beautiful trip. Spend 2 nights in Clearwater/Wells Gray Park
Day 4 Visit the waterfalls of Wells Gray Park. http://www.tour-guide-canada.com/whe...ells-gray-park
Day 5 Drive to Jasper. Take a River Safari in Blue River or hike to Kinney Lake at the base of Mount Robson. 2 or 3 nights in Jasper
Day 6 Jasper National Park: visit Edith Cavell (short hike: path of the glacier)and Maligne Canyon. Stroll along the breathtaking canyon. Drive to Maligne Lake and back again. optional: Miette Hot Springs.
Day 7 Drive the Icefields Parkway. Stay in Lake Louise or Banff the next 3 nights $$$ (Canmore is a cheaper alternative..)
Day 8: Visit Lake Louise and surrounding area http://www.tour-guide-canada.com/lak...e-alberta.html
Day 9: Drive Bow Valley Parkway early morning for wildlife viewing http://www.tour-guide-canada.com/lak...ts-lake-louise, and visit Banff and vicinity.
Day 10 Visit Yoho National Park http://www.tour-guide-canada.com/yoh...ark.html.Short hikes and sightseeing
Day 11: Drive to Revelstoke and enjoy a spectacular rafting trip on the Kicking Horse River from Golden, BC. 1 night Golden or Revelstoke
Day 12: Drive to Vancouver. Make sure to stretch your legs at the Othello Tunnels near Hope!
Day 13 Vancouver (you end day 14 in Vancouver when you decide to stay 3 nights in Jasper)
Day 14 Fly home
If you like I can provide you with a detailed itinerary of this trip including:
* A day-to-day tailored itinerary, including suggested activities and outfitters
* A day plan including a travel schedule and travel distances
* Background information of your destination(s)
If you're interested please get in touch http://www.tour-guide-canada.com/contact-me.html

Hope this helps. It's the best trip ever, all the highlights are included.
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Apr 29th, 2014, 08:38 AM
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I would skip Whistler - spend an extra night in the Rockies. The scenery in Whistler will pale in comparison to that in the national parks and the surrounding provincial parks.

The road to Edith Cavell opens around mid-June, so you may or not be able to do that hike, depending on the timing of your trip.
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Apr 30th, 2014, 02:05 PM
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TourGuideCanada, I find it amazing that the OP has decided on what they want to do and it does not follow your suggested route but you post your route AFTER the OP has made a decision.

Do you think it will be helpful to the OP to now perhaps cause them some confusion? Or did you post solely for your own potential benefit? I think I know the answer to that question.
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May 6th, 2014, 08:04 AM
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I'm sorry if my additional info caused any confusion.
This was not my intention at all.
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