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Old 01-08-2020, 12:02 AM   #1
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Planing on Banff and Jasper in August. What do I need need to know? Must does, look out for. Places to stay and see. TIA
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Old 01-08-2020, 12:23 AM   #2
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The best advice I can give you is you better start booking places to camp now ! They just started taking reservations this week for provincial campgrounds. Not sure anymore what's around Banff. For Jasper you might want to consider a KOA that is in Hinton that is about 30 minutes from Jasper. The main campground in Jasper (Whistlers) is closed for reservations for the year.
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Old 01-08-2020, 09:59 AM   #3
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Bookings through Parks Canada site will open sometime in Jan...go to their site to get specific date for Banff. You will want to book on opening day, because it fills up very fast, especially July, August.
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The best advice I can give you is you better start booking places to camp now ! They just started taking reservations this week for provincial campgrounds. Not sure anymore what's around Banff. For Jasper you might want to consider a KOA that is in Hinton that is about 30 minutes from Jasper. The main campground in Jasper (Whistlers) is closed for reservations for the year.
Wapiti campground is only a mile or so from Whistlers. I've primitive camped there on a motorcycle trip. I remember that it was beautiful with clean showers but can't remember if it had full service.
Wabasso campground is a few more miles south of Whistler.
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Old 01-08-2020, 01:43 PM   #5
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Wife and I loved it on 2007 but weren't in our RV.
See Bow River falls. Where some scenes from 'River of No Return' was filmed. Take the horse trail ride, half day. Beautiful scenery. Drive the road around the golf course and ride the skylift up the mountain. Hike down if you're able. We saw tons of elk in September.
Go see Lake Louise. Great place for meal. ($$$) Moraine lake boat ride.
Lots of shops in downtown Banff. Bought wife a beautiful beaver coat there.
So much to see and do. We're likely to go again.
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Old 02-18-2020, 01:59 PM   #6
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We did that trip Summer of 2019. We booked via Parks Canada. As other have said, you better start making reservations now. When we got our approval for our vacation requests, I started visiting Parks Canada website EVERYDAY. That dates that we need were all booked. I check EVERYDAY, until someone cancelled and I happen to be at their site the right time.

Look at my post here. Several members posted their replies, which helped me a lot. ENJOY your trip.

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...on-177366.html
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Old 02-23-2020, 06:52 PM   #7
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Moraine Lake in Banff will be WAY TO OVERCROWDED!! Usually there is a shuttle bus that takes people up and it fills up quickly in the mornings!
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We stayed here https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/ban...g/trailercourt on our trip. Would highly recommend over the other campgrounds at Tunnel Mountain.

Some info on Banff National Park is here: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff

Some more info here: https://www.banfflakelouise.com/

So much to do and see in the area. We can't wait to be able to go back!
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I agree about the beauty of Banff and Jasper. The OP will definitely have a great time. We too, can’t wait until we are able to go back to both places.

We went to Moraine Lake twice. Both times, we drove our towed car all the way to the Moraine Lake parking. We got lucky both time as we were able to park. OP, I’m not sure what rig you have. But they do have plenty of RV parking ONLY at Moraine Lake. They will not allow small vehicles to patk in those spaces. RV only.
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