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RE: Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, Alberta

I like Wabasso, A little further out and quiet. Have not been there for a long time. Sites were smaller and I believe they still are.
trigley 04/12/21 02:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Yellowknife Mosquitoes!

Well I lived there for a few years a loooong time ago (late 1970s) and didn't need any blood transfusions.;) We had a partially camperized Volkswagen Van but if I recall correctly most of the camping we did was by canoe and backpack tent. Most of this would have been in the Hidden Lake area off the Ingraham Trail We would pick a small Island that had an exposure to the breeze which keeps mosquitoes away. We also hoped the bears would not consider supper worth the swim.:) I recall one Island where we couldn't get the breeze and we had to resort to the tent. It was interesting to sit inside and watch through the screen as the mosquitoes got snapped up by a large group of dragonflies. There was an audible snap each time one got caught. We never used any nets or anything other than deet if they got real bad. I am probably not the one to listen to as I grew up on a mosquito farm in Sask and seem to have an immunity to most of them. Blackflies are another matter but I only recall encountering them when we portaged through the woods. We returned many years later at the request of a son who was born there. I recall the mosquitoes being particularly bad at Hay River. We rented a trailer at Fred Henne Territorial Park. It turned out there was a major music festival at Long Lake at the time and we enjoyed two long evenings sitting on the rocks enjoying this. I don't recall a mosquito problem. I knew Fred Henne. He was the Mayor and had two Cabin Cruisers which he used for a charter service on Great Slave Lake. He once invited me to join a group of six on a trip to the East arm of Great Slave. I think we each threw in $100 for gas and beer. We towed a couple of 16 footers for fishing and I think we had 2 45 gallon drums of gas which he had arranged to replenish from a fishing camp in the east end. It is very different and beautiful in the east arm, high cliffs and water 2000 feet deep although the surface is only 600 feet above sea level. Best $100 trip I ever took. I don't recall the mosquitoes. On our later trip we took highway 7 across the territories and came out north of Ft Nelson. We tented a few days on the banks of the Liard River near Nahanni Butte. There was a nearby family who flew groups into Virginia Falls Unfortunately a nearby forest fire kept it too smoky and we could not go. I don't recall the mosquitoes:) Go for it, stay in the open whenever possible and I think you will enjoy it.
trigley 04/09/21 04:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2019–2022 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

According to CNN tonight, the US is giving 2.5 percent of its Astra Zeneca vaccine reserves to Mexico and 1.5 percent of reserves of the same vaccine to Canada. Both Mexico and Canada have approved this vaccine for use in their respective countries; US FDA is still in clinical trials for approval of this vaccine. It's good that the vaccine is being used and not just sitting there. The reports we got were that the plan (not finalized) was to lend 2.5 million doses to Mexico and 1.5 million to Canada. Presumably Canada would return the doses, from the 20 Million they have purchased but not received, assuming the U S approves and requires the vaccine. Probably the same for Mexico. The Canadian Cabinet Minister in charge of procurements was interviewed today and wasn't clear on the details, including arrival and expiry dates on the vaccines, but is desperately seeking any possible assistance.
trigley 03/18/21 11:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: Boarder Crossing

Interesting reading the borders are “closed” with so many Canadian snow birds here in central Fl. There's a surprising number of Canadians who (illegally) leave their RV in the US and just fly or drive back and forth. My sister and my BIL did exactly that for many years, until a sharp customs officer asked them where they were going to be staying and they answered that they had a Canadian RV permanently parked in the US. Ooooops. They were told in no uncertain terms that it had to leave in the spring when they did. nothing illegal about it, so not sure why a customs officer would say that. its no different than owning a house or renting a permanant holliday spot in the US. is it the smartest thing to do givent the pandemic maybe not but there are no laws being broken. the only one would maybe be them being in the US more than the max number of days which they track easier when you fly, but that doesnt mean you have to move your rv. Steve If the R V was purchased in Canada you would have to import and register it or bring it back. If it was purchased in the U S it could remain. Lots of people do leave them but!!!
trigley 03/06/21 12:15am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, Alberta

We are planning a trip to the Canadian Rockies this summer. How many nights do we need to book in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper to comfortably see the highlights of the Rockies? I'm thinking 3 nights in each area would give us 2 full days to explore. Would that be sufficient? We are travelling in a 32ft travel trailer, so I'm trying to book Canada Parks with electric. Any tips for what else to see in Alberta would be appreciated. We're driving from Ontario. I dont know if I would actualy book a campground in lake Louise. just stay and extra day in Banff and take the bus from the campsite to lake louise. a day there is enough to see the resort, rent a canoe and paddle around in the lake and take pictures. banff three or four days, you'll want one just to be a tourist in town, one to do things like the gondola and sulpher mountian hot springs, one for a trip to Lake Louise, plus another for any other atractions in the area. of course if you are into hiking and such then the sky is the limit, you could spend a month there with different adventures every day. Jasper I find a little more quante as in not as much to do in town, so one day being a tourist in town, and another for the other tourist traps. but like banff you can do a lot more depending how adventurous you are. the trip inbetween jasper and banff you could plan for a whole day, even camping at one of the places inbetween and streaching that 3 hour drive into two days. some of the most beautifull sceanery of the whole area and many little side stops to see this and that. so if you were thinking three nights in each I would do 3 nights in jasper and 4 or 5 nights in Banff. Steve Steve one thing I forgot to mention parking at Lake Louise in the last few years has got horendous. last time I was there it took 3 hours to get a parking spot. I guess if you are in there campground you could catch the shuttle, but there campground isnt normal as it has bear fences around it and it is closed in. by staying in banff you catch the city buss right to lake louise. you can chech out the scheduals here SteveAnd for me the Lake Louise, Morraine Lake, Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake areas deserve more than a one day bus ride out of Banff. Stop for a view of the Spiral Tunnel, hopefully a train will be going through. Also I prefer the Jasper Sky Tram to the Banff Gondola as it is open up top with good trails and views. Great we see it differently or the lineups would be real long.
trigley 03/05/21 09:57am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, Alberta

What you are proposing is adequate for driving around to the various sights. If you want to get out and enjoy some of the trails I would add a bit of time, particularly in the Lake Louise and Jasper areas. While at Lake Louise the east part of Yoho National Park is a must. Particularly the Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake areas. There is also the option of a drive through Kootenay N. P. The badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park and around Drumheller are interesting. Visit the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller. If in the southern part of the Province Writing on Stone P P, Head Smashed In, and Waterton N.P. Peter Lougheed P.P. in the Kananaskis is very nice and if you drive up the Highwood Pass you get to a higher elevation than the roads in the National Parks. Ptarmigan Cirque near the summit is a neat trail at high elevation that is not difficult.
trigley 03/02/21 10:53pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travel to Alberta

As a 14 year old boy, I lived in Edmonton in 1969. We had a record cold snap that lasted for weeks. It was a bit chilly there. Highly unlikely anyone here remembers that. In fact, tucked away in my filing cabinet is a newspaper article I clipped from the Edmonton journal after it was all over. I kept it for over 50 years. It was still Farenheit back then. https://i.imgur.com/PBc3CXGl.jpg I remember it well, it was proceeded by a thunderstorm and a good rain which left the whole city a sheet of ice. I was living in west Edmonton and working in St Albert. Driving was awful. Those temperatures were in F. It was before we change to metric. I had one of those certificates. I must have used it to light a fire in a subsequent cold snap.:)
trigley 01/28/21 11:16pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travel to Alberta

WAIT - - WHAT ?????? -55 C??:E Temperature -55 Celsius = -67 Fahrenheit Formula (-55°C × 9/5) + 32 = -67°F WHO IN THIER RIGHT MIND WOULD ENJOY THAT????? Oh wait,, their not right in the mind, its FROZEN! ! ! :B On behalf of the Edmonton Chamber of whatevebrrrr I must point out these would be windchill readings. Not that it would feel any better.
trigley 01/28/21 07:34pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

The emergency kit Soup recommended looks good. One thing I would add is a fairly long (maybe 30 foot), heavy duty, block heater extension cord. If you don't have a block heater that may be something you should have installed. As well as on the trip it would be beneficial in Alaska, unless you are right on the coast.
trigley 11/18/20 05:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Maritmes phone coverage

I would recommend something compatible with Bell or Telus. It has been several years since I had a Rogers phone and the reason for this is that they did not have anywhere near the rural coverage that the other 2 had. This included a trip through the Maritime provinces. Thiswebsite indicates this may still be the case. No knock on Rogers as a company. It just appeared remote coverage was not on their priority list.
trigley 11/06/20 02:18pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Daylight savings time !

In Alberta we started using Daylight Savings Time approximately 50 years ago, following a Provincial Plebiscite. At the time I was very happy to have the extra hour in the evening for recreational activities. Being old and retired it doesn't matter as much to me, but I think it is healthy for society overall. As to going on Daylight S T all year we would have at least a couple of months of darkness past 9 A M. Not overly appealing and possible causing accidents with school children. Changing the clocks takes me a maximum of 5 minutes twice a year. It is becoming less as some clocks are self adjusting. I have read the accident rate increases. I struggle with the idea as I have known few people who go do not on occasion get by with less than normal sleep. If statistics can prove it is significant well maybe. Does that mean the accident rate goes down with the fall change as people get an extra hour sleep. Whatever is done I think it should be on a national or continental basis to reduce confusion. Saskatchewan does not change time. I have heard people from there complain about how much confusion changing time causes. It causes confusion for them, not me, as they are the ones out of step.
trigley 10/31/20 03:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tire Chains

You could run into a snow storm, more likely in the spring but not impossible in the fall. Watch the forecast and the best bet is to just sit it out for a day or two. At that time of year it will not be around long and plows will be out anyway.
trigley 10/21/20 10:55pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter camping in Alberta

You could check with Wilderness Village NW of Rocky Mountain House. They have around 180 members that leave their units on site for winter camping. Washrooms including showers and the lodge remain open. This will be a real benefit if it gets cold. Unfortunately the hot tub is closed due to Covid. It is pricey but firewood is included and the lodge has books, puzzles and games although they also may be off limits due to Covid. They even set up a skating rink but you will probably be too early for that. People dry camp and use the washrooms. There are taps where you can obtain water for cooking and washing. Take appropriate containers.
trigley 10/17/20 10:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Turned back at border

I think Canada has been pretty fair. They allow Alaskans to transverse Canada to get home and possibly back to the lower 48 if necessary. As I understand they are given a specific route to travel and a tight time line to exit at a specific border crossing typically Blaine Peace Arch crossing. There is a related story of a US couple that stopped in Vancouver for a little vacation time, in the news story.. A 3/4 of a million fine is "pretty fair"? I can see issuing a fine and prohibiting their future entry into Canada but this is just power mad. No sweat, it is in Canadian dollars.:B If you read the article the charge was laid under an act which provides for maximum fines up to $750,000. They were told to proceed on their way. The actual court date was set for Oct or Nov depending on which report you read. At that time the fine would be set. With the border closed they have the perfect reason not to return and nothing is likely to happen unless they choose to try to return in the future. Probably would be banned.
trigley 10/11/20 08:21am RVing in Mexico and South America
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