Originally Posted by jrmartin67
The DW & I are currently on the east side of Glacier NP in Montana. The smoke from the horrible fires on the west side is making this location miserable, so we (she) suggested we haul our 35' V-Lite up to Jasper NP in Alberta. I see there are fires up there, too!
Anybody have data on that? We'd prefer a campsite with at least water & electric, ideally sewer as well. I'm looking at Whistler cg in Jasper, which reportedly has such sites. We'll possibly leave Saturday morning, 9/9. Any advice is welcome! Cheers!
From the east side of GNP I would recommend crossing the US/Canada border just south of Cardston but go through Browning and via MT 464. From there drive north in Canada along Hwy 2 to Calgary. Take the 201 around the east side of Calgary (stopping at Costco) on 17th/75th if you need diesel (best price in the area for both gas and diesel). Follow that loop around until you reach Hwy 1a and drive west to Cochrane for a night or two at the Bow Rivers Edge CG.
From here it is about 90 minutes drive along Hwy 1 (not 1a) to Lake Louise. You can then drive north up the 93 (Icefields Parkway) stopping off at the glacier for a bus tour and the nearby glass bottom walkway before reaching Jasper.
There is smoke but this varies. I drove back from BC yesterday in very thick smoke between Revelstoke and Golden but it really depends on the wind.
From Jasper, you could then take the Yellowhead Hwy west towards BC. I could recommend staying at Chinook Cove Golf and RV Resort, Barriere - even if you don't play golf. From there you have a clear drive south toward Vancouver and the WA border (about 5 - 6 hours).