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Aug 22nd, 2018, 08:49 PM
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Jasper/Banff for 5 days in Sept any suggestions.

Two days in Banff and two days in Jasper and then one last day in Banff before we head home Sept 22- 27. Would like to hike. Any suggestions thanks Anna
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Aug 23rd, 2018, 01:43 AM
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Well you should do the hike up to the teahut behind Lake Louise( easy drive from Banff).. you can see the glacier .. its a nice hike.. its been years since we did it.. but it was nice. Bring water.. its not a long hike but we counted on the teahouse being open and it wasnt.. we were very very thirsty.. lol
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Aug 26th, 2018, 09:14 AM
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There are two tea houses on that hike, the Lake Agnes one and the Plain of Six Glaciers. We have done the hike that incorporates both of these, along with the Big Beehive inbetween them. You can do either one on their own as well.

Another hike that we enjoyed is Johnston Canyon on up to the ink pots.
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Aug 27th, 2018, 01:00 PM
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If you are only here September 22-27, you actually don't have that much time. Two of your days will be spend driving between Banff and Jasper/Jasper and Banff, so that doesn't leave much time to explore each area. It would help to clarify your exact itinerary - i.e. how many nights/full days in each location.

If you have one full day in Jasper, I'd use that for Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake. If the weather is good & there's time, perhaps take the SkyTram.

One full day in the Banff area won't be much time -- the issue will be parking. Unless you arrive very early (sometime between 6 and 7am), you will likely not get parking at Moraine Lake. For Lake Louise, you'd likely need to arrive before 9am. There are free shuttles to both from the overflow lot. A good option, but it just takes a bit more time to get to those locations that you might anticipate.

The teahouses are both open until early October, though the hours may be more limited later in September. Usually 9am to 4 or 5pm, possibly with fewer options for food later in the day as they run out of what's been baked/prepared for the day. You should always have your own water, though later in September it's equally as important to be prepared for cooler weather (good rain/wind jacket, hat, mitts etc). We had snow at those elevations yesterday and last night.
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