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Tentative itinereary for Rockies (and Edson). Please help!

Tentative itinereary for Rockies (and Edson). Please help!

Feb 11th, 2004, 06:27 PM
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Oh I just looked up Cochrane on my map. COme in Judy!!!!! This is definately worth a stop! Thanks Borealis.
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Feb 11th, 2004, 06:37 PM
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Kodi - I just looked it up, and here's their website:


Unfortunately I can't tell you the address, but I think that it is right on the main street.
I hope Judy can give you some more information (plus recent ratings of the ice cream; unfortunately I can't eat anything with dairy, I know about this place only by reputation!!).
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Feb 11th, 2004, 09:54 PM
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Sorry, Borealis, I was out at a meeting tonight, and got home to find that you'd posed the question but then had valiantly found the answer.

What else is there left for me to say other than Butter Pecan?
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Feb 12th, 2004, 11:24 AM
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You will have a good trip if not a great one. I will be there in July and I am already xing the days off my calendar. We are going north along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper, and then we are driving all the way to Prince Rupert and then back to Yoho before coming home. Go!!!

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Feb 12th, 2004, 02:04 PM
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I've just been reading the website for MacKay's. Oh, so many flavours!!! I'll have to do lots of hiking so's I can try many different flavours. Mmm, sounds good.
Brookwood, wow your trip sounds great. All the way to PRince Rupert. HOw long will that take you? I'd love to do the Alaska Highway some day from Edmonton to Whitehorse...but that's another trip!
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Feb 12th, 2004, 06:55 PM
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We will do this excursion in early July.

We plan on two whole days to get to Prince Rupert from Lake Louise.

We will have been there a few days before we leave and drive to some favorite spots on the Icefields Parkway before staring for Prince Rupert.

So I am not giving the best drive in North America short service. Also, I was there last summer for a repeat of a repeat.

Then we plan to take the ferry along the inside passage to Port Hardy. From there we plan to drive to Victoria, and then return to Yoho NP for a hike up to Twin Falls Chalet.

We will allow whole two days for the Victoria to Yoho drive.

Not sure how I will do the latter.
Coquahalla Highway to Merrit?
Then where? Okanagen Valley or Kamloops?
Not sure yet. I need to study my maps some more. One thing is fairly certain; we will drive over Rogers Pass to Golden.

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Feb 12th, 2004, 07:15 PM
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Brookwood - drive through Merritt to Kelowna on the Coquihalla Connector (highway) and spend some time in the Okanagan. Great weather there - usually sunny and hot! hot! hot! in July (but a "dry" hot), and in July the cherries should be ready for the picking!! Visit Mission Hill winery - great view of the lake and valley and vineyards from there.

Actually, the drive to Prince Rupert and ferry to Port Hardy is something that we had planned to do some years ago, but didn't because of a change to our plans. So please please do a trip report when you get back - I'll be looking forward to seeing it.
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Feb 13th, 2004, 07:18 AM
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I looked at the AAA map travel time estimates and 2 days should allow us time to drive from Lake Louise to Prince Rupert. I have tenatively planned to drive to Prince George or Vanderhoof the first day via Mt. Robson.
We have seen Robson before, even hiked up to the first lake that has a good view of the top some 8,000 feet up.

We have also visited Mount Edith Cavell and the Angel Glacier a couple of times on visits to Jasper, as well as Athabasca Falls and the Icefields Center. I will probably not linger on the Icefields Parkway as long this time because it is about a 6 to 7 hour drive to Prince George.

We will spend a couple of nights in Field before heading farther west. I want to look around that area again, even though I was there last year.

Coming back, I would like to spend the night near Revelstoke so we can stop in Glacier NP if the day is clear. Some of those trails are too steep for me now, but the views are gorgeous.

I will remember to post the details after we do it. But the trip is not scheduled until July. Our ferry booking is for the 8th. It is a long day, but there is little to do but sit and look and stroll about the ship, the Queen of the North. I went ahead and booked because our whole trip schedule is dictated by reservations at Lake O'Hara Lodge. One goes there I think when someone else cannot make it! Resevations must be inherited!! It was booked for July and August two months ago. Granted, going there is optional, but we wanted to do it. So once that decision is made, other events have to fall into place around it.

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