BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Old Dec 12th, 2005, 08:29 AM
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BANFF NATIONAL PARK

I wish to visit the Canadian rockies this summer. If I could either combine a trip to BANFF and GLACIR NP or BANFF and JASPER, which should I do.
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Old Dec 12th, 2005, 08:37 AM
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Yes! Depending on how much time you have, of course.

Banff and Jasper definitely because, if you don't go close to Jasper you will miss much scenery, the glacier, Athabasca Falls, Lake Louise area, Peyto and much wildlife. I consider those two points a part of the same trip.
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Old Dec 12th, 2005, 08:40 AM
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I vote for Banff and Jasper. The Icefield Parkway is one of my favorite scenic mountain drives! If you have the time add Yoho to the list, it's right next Banff & Jasper.

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Old Dec 12th, 2005, 12:19 PM
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Banff and Jasper - most definitely. They are both gorgeous areas. You'll find a lot to do, as well. Make sure to bring your camera... there's a lot of beauty and animal wildlife you won't want to forget.
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Definitely Banff and Jasper. In my opinion the Icefields Parkway drive that connects the two towns is the most scenic drive in North America.
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I agree. I also think the drive along the Icefields Parkway was incredible. Walking the Athabasca Glacier and visiting Lake Louise are a must do.
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Another vote for Banff and Jasper. The area is so beautiful!
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Old Dec 12th, 2005, 03:56 PM
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Another vote for Banff & Jasper.

And, although it is a bit more out of the way than Lake Louise, You absolutely MUST see Lake Moraine. Just awesome! Just around a mountain from louise.
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Old Dec 12th, 2005, 05:19 PM
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First, which Glacier do you mean? US or Canada?

Of the various attractions out there, the Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise to Jasper is at the top of the list.

There are only 3 places along the route that offer overnight accommodations, other than a couple of hostels and campgrounds. These are the Num Ti Jah Lodge, the Icefields Chalet at the Icefields Center, and a motel at a settlement called The Crossing.

There are some places south of Jasper as well near Athabasca Falls.

The drive can be done in one day, but it is a long day if you stop often, which is very tempting. Of attraction to many people is the ice coach ride onto the Athabasca Glacier at the Icefields Center.

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I agree with all of the above and especially loved Jasper and surrounds. I think we have made up your mind for you? Have fun,you will enjoy it!
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Old Dec 12th, 2005, 08:17 PM
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If you get to Banff you are at Jasper also. In fact the sign on the IceFields Parkway (93) between the two has Welcome to Banff on one side and Welcome to Jasper on the other. Do both, and if time permits Glacer NP.
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Old Dec 13th, 2005, 08:06 AM
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When we did our tour in 2000 we stayed 3 days in Jasper then down the Columbia icefields to Banff(breathtaking) and stayed three days in Banff. There's so much to see. We then crossed Yoho and followed the Comumbia valley and stayed at Waterton lakes(Canadian side of Glacier. The next day we did the going to the sun road in Glacier N. Park WONDERFUL.Try to take the time, dont rush.Paul
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Old Dec 15th, 2005, 09:19 AM
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I got engaged at Moraine Lake Lodge and we named our first child Jasper so I think you know what my vote would be.....
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Banff to Jasper
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