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Old 07-31-2012, 12:21 AM   #111
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Maple Ridge, BC here. Just got back from 10 days with our new 2012 Tracer 2670 BHS. Stopped in for a night at Halcyon Hot Springs then onto Calgary for 4 nights. Stayed in Okotoks at the Woodhaven campground. North to Alder Flats to visit more family for 3 nights then a beautiful drive northwest through Jasper to an overnight in Valemount at the Yellowhead campground. 7 hours back home. TT pulls really nice with the 2007 F150 5.4. Nice to be here great forum. Cheers.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:26 AM   #112
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Hi to all from LA Tuque Quebec. Were seasonal campers near Trois-Rvieres Qc.
Where do you camp near Trois-Rivieres? Would love to go camping there and visit friends in the area. But, it must be dog friendly, as I have several dogs.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:14 PM   #113
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thunderbay ontario area. we have a 08 31 foot sunseeker and love it. planning a trip south of the boarder for the first time.just got our passports. happy camping to you .
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:14 AM   #114
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I'm from Calgary too, and I was amazed at Jasper National Park. Even the overflow, where we spent our first night, was gorgeous. We camped at the Snaring River campground (no power or water) but we didn't mind. It was great. Buy a National Parks Pass and the firewood is all included. We have also camped around Saskatchewan too, and it is also beautiful. We stayed at the park north of Moose Jaw and toured the Tunnels in town. We have a Shamrock 21BH and I absolutely love it.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:03 AM   #115
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I'm from Calgary too, and I was amazed at Jasper National Park. Even the overflow, where we spent our first night, was gorgeous. We camped at the Snaring River campground (no power or water) but we didn't mind. It was great. Buy a National Parks Pass and the firewood is all included. We have also camped around Saskatchewan too, and it is also beautiful. We stayed at the park north of Moose Jaw and toured the Tunnels in town. We have a Shamrock 21BH and I absolutely love it.
Was the overflow full? We would love to hit Jasper this year, but we didn't manage to get any reservations. Is there any chance of just showing up and getting a spot, services or not?
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:20 AM   #116
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That's what we did last year, just showed up. First I did not want to pay so much for the other campsites, so we took our chances. We were held up a for few days in Hinton when I lost the top gears in my truck (bad luck) and the transmission had to be replaced. So on the Friday of the Sept long weekend we arrived and even the campground we chose was full, which is how we ended up the Snaring River overflow. If you get there early enough you can pick your spot, it's just a big field but the edges are nice to camp near. And the scenery that night, as the sun went down, was incredible. You can see all the mountains all the way around the campsite, even tho by then all the RV's had filled up the center of the area. The very next morning we found an empty spot inside Snaring River campground and moved. Quite a few were empty by then. There is a train track right next to the overflow but that never bothers me, couldn't see it thru the trees, just hear it. We were there the first two weeks of Sept, and it was mating season for the Elk,so please, watch carefully as you drive. One huge bull marched right across the highway in front of us. The Hot Springs was okay, we found it far too crowded and the road up the mountainside to it is full of turns and crazy drivers wanting to speed. Once we set up our base camp in the campsite, we went down to the Athabasca Glacier for the bus tour of it, and we did the boat trip on one of the lakes (fantastic scenery), and the old town site of Jasper is full of old buildings, including the train station. I'm a bit of fanatic with my photography and couldn't decide what to shoot first. The campsite is only about 12 -20 minutes east of Jasper, depending on the traffic. I would recommend the parks pass if you plan to stay for more than a few days, it now includes the historic buildings all across Canada now. We buy an annual one. Jasper is now my favourite National Park and I woud definitely go back again.
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Didn't mention this, but there are great hiking trails in the area too if that's what you like. I used to hike quite a bit, till a pretty bad fall basically wrecked my knee and a ligament, but I still do shorter, gentler hikes. I decided to look around in the old hotel in Jasper and spend most of the time looking up at the ceiling and beautiful chandeliers... , and the last thing I can mention is that there IS a Tim Horton's as well. We didn't eat out anywhere as we usually prefer to do our own cooking at the campsite. We had great weather while there, altho were told by residents that all summer it had rained. In the mountains, rain can make things kinda' cold as you probably know. Other than going back to NS where I grew up, this has become my next favourite place to go.
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Didn't mention this, but there are great hiking trails in the area too if that's what you like. I used to hike quite a bit, till a pretty bad fall basically wrecked my knee and a ligament, but I still do shorter, gentler hikes. I decided to look around in the old hotel in Jasper and spend most of the time looking up at the ceiling and beautiful chandeliers... , and the last thing I can mention is that there IS a Tim Horton's as well. We didn't eat out anywhere as we usually prefer to do our own cooking at the campsite. We had great weather while there, altho were told by residents that all summer it had rained. In the mountains, rain can make things kinda' cold as you probably know. Other than going back to NS where I grew up, this has become my next favourite place to go.
Thanks! Yes, we love to hike and bike, and we also enjoy kayaking a bit with the kids if there is calm water available. We have an annual National Park Pass which we use as often as possible (living in Calgary has its benefits). I haven't camped in Jasper for several years, so its high time we got back there!

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Old 08-07-2012, 11:56 AM   #120
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Where do you camp near Trois-Rivieres? Would love to go camping there and visit friends in the area. But, it must be dog friendly, as I have several dogs.
Here's an address where you can find several camping site near trois-rivières.
Guide Camping This is a campground guide for all the Province of Quebec.
Onfortunately i can't help cause i've never been to any of them.
Hope this will help and if i can help somemore, well let me know.
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