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TenOC

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Posted: 11/30/20 07:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TUCQUALA wrote:

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



TUCQUALA, Where did you camp?


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Take a slow drive on 1A between Banff and Lake Louise and you might see one of these guys. [emoticon]

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We were there late Sept '15. Only one loop was open, the largest one to the south of the parkway. Campsite number was in the 90's!! Don't remember exact number, maybe 95 or 97. Good length, large site. Only negative was the loop is nearest the rail tracks, but wasn't that bad!! That loop was pretty easy to navigate, only one tight spot where trees on opposite sides of road needed to be watched closely. Good dump station, water.

Campground info site states 27ft, but we didn't get any flack or comments from the attendants entering or during 2 day stay. Canyon is a wonderful hike, even in a cold rain!!!


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


Incorrect, some BC Provincial Park campgrounds do have limited sites with power. You will have to check the BC Parks websites to find out which campgrounds have power hookups.

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The Provincial Campgrounds I have stayed at in that area did not have power.


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pianotuna wrote:

TenOC,


There are two gas stations at Lake Louise. The Petrocan is, in my experience ALWAYS cheaper for fuel. If you are going farther west, fill to the gills as fuel costs much more in B.C.



depends where your going, its usaly cheeper by the time you hit Kamloops but ya in between its more. if your tank is big enough fill up in Calgary.

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pianotuna wrote:



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



actualy lots of them do, and more are being retrofitted every day.

there is a brand new one in the revelstoke area, just opened this summer that looks like it will be a nice one.

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TenOC, lots of good advice already posted. Here is my two cents: stay for a while in the Banff/Lake Louise area, and then relocate to the Icefields, and then to Jasper.

Maybe even start with some time at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.

Spend as much time in the Canadian Rockies as you can. You will be amazed.

"Commuting" on Icefields Parkway is not a great option -- there is often a fair amount of traffic. The road is slow -- 45 mph is posted, and most folks go slower than that because they slow down for the views, which are incredible. So it is better to hopscotch your campsites along the park system, rather than commuting, in my opinion.

The only downside of the Lake Louise campground is the train noise all night long. We had to leave sooner than we wanted to because we could not sleep.

Although we are devoted boondockers, none of the campgrounds in Canada seemed crowded to us. The sites are well spaced -- lots of trees.

If you have the time, add Yoho to your itinerary.

At the risk of repeating myself, the whole Banff/Icefields/Jasper area is world class -- probably the greatest place we have ever visited in fifteen years of adventure travel. And it is a long drive to get there. So if at all possible, devote a long time to this part of your trip.


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Here's a blog link that may be of some interest -- it'll get you to several other useful posts:

Peter Lougheed and other posts

And here's a little something to whet your appetite -- sunrise at Peter Lougheed:

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Amazing pictures profdant139. Thanks for sharing them.

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