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TenOC

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Posted: 11/29/20 04:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pianotuna wrote:

TenOC,

Where will you be coming from?


Glacier/Waterton NP


Please give me enough troubles, uncertainty, problems, obstacles and STRESS so that I do not become arrogant, proud, and smug in my own abilities, and enough blessings and good times that I realize that someone else is in charge of my life.

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Posted: 11/29/20 04:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TenOC wrote:

Crowe wrote:

I would stay where I will waste less time traveling to where I want to be.


But I expect that the drive is very scenic so not a waste of time.


I've been there twice-it's very scenic but with traffic it can take a very long time. If you are there for scenery no issue but if you are there to explore and do things the less time on the road some days the better.


I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be Douglas Adams

RV-less for now but our spirits are still on the open road.

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Posted: 11/29/20 05:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A nice spot but south of Lake Louise, is Johnston Canyon. Along the Bow Valley Parkway.


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TUCQUALA wrote:

A nice spot but south of Lake Louise, is Johnston Canyon. Along the Bow Valley Parkway.


We have a 36 foot 5er. Too big for Johnson Canyon CG. We do expect to make a day trip the the hiking trail

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And your destination is?


Regards, Don
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park in banff at the tunnel mountian campground villiage two. there big campground but the way they put the rvs you have room. there are different sections of it, if you want to be able to take the bus into jasper or lake louise I stay up there severl times a year. if you want a bit more like being in the bush feeling and full hookups, you pick somthing in tunnel mountian village 2 section A. you pull off the road into a little horseshoe type site. section B and C (where I usaly stay ) its just a extra wide road that you pull to the edge and camp infront of your site, but its just power at these. I pull a 40 foot 5th wheel and size has never been an issue as you can put the size of your unit in the reservations section. for yours I would put "up to 35 ft"

very reasonablely priced, conveniant to get to banff, lake louies, and canmore. the biggest issue with going into Banff or Lake louise is parking. Being able to take a city bus out there now is great.

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Pianatuna’s post is right on.
I must add that a short drive, bus ride, or long uphill walk takes you from the roomy campsite to the beautiful lake. Take time to walk to the far end of the lake.


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pianotuna wrote:

And your destination is?


To see the Canadian Rockies.

After leaving I will go to WA state.

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TenOC,

If you come in early June you will need your winter woollies. Expect snow and/or rain (and more rain).

Fill your fuel to the gills before entering Canada.

BC Provincial Campgrounds are wonderful--but do NOT have power.

There is a Campground at Sparwood BC that I love (with power, and wifi iirc). The town has a display of the "worlds largest truck".

Some areas will NOT have cell phone service. For example from Radium Hot Springs to Lake Louise. It is possible that roads may be closed due to an avalanche (snow) but the highway department is efficient at clearing such blockages.

Buy fuel at the town of Crowsnest before you enter B.C. It may save you 30 cents per (US) gallon. The same is true of Lake Louise.

There is very little in the way of boondocking locations on or near major highways. In B.C. there are some on logging roads--but I'd not dream of going to most in my class C.

Things to see and do in no particular order:

https://frankslide.ca/

https://tourismfernie.com/accommodations/camping-rv/mt-fernie-provincial-park


https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/promotion/sources-springs/miette/

https://www.scenic.ca/our-ships/our-space-ships/scenic-jasper---opal---amber

https://northernlightswildlife.com/

https://headsmashedin.ca/ This is a World Heritage site.

https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/south/........tion-facilities/camping/lundbreck-falls/

https://www.hotsprings.ca/radium

https://www.chateau-lake-louise.com/dine/afternoon-tea/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moraine_Lake It is a hike to get to the actual lake. There is a good restaurant in the resort area. Try the Monte Cristo sandwich if they still make it.

Depending on your time frame (If you come in the fall) https://shuswaptourism.ca/festivals-and-events/adams-river-sockeye-salmon-run/

Towns to visit:

Revelstoke

Golden

Cranbrook

These are just a taste of what is on offer. I hope you will love your visit to the North.

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Posted: 11/29/20 11:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Went in and camped in a 34+ ft travel trailer. Didn't have any problems, except snow!!

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