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Annapolis, Maryland
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Camping?

We are driving thru on our way to Alaska in June 08 from Maryland. We plan to mainly camp, but every 3 or 4 days get a hotel.

Any suggestions on camping new the Banff/Lake Louise area?

Thanks,

Anya

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Here is some information on the campsites in and around Banff:

pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/visit9b_E.asp

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Avoid the Lake Louise campground; it is very close to the train tracks, and this is the main cross-Canada rail line-- trains go through at every hour of the night and day.

The Tunnel Mountain campgrounds are right on the edge of the town of Banff, which means you can catch public transit into downtown. Some of the campsites there have views to rival the most expensive hotel rooms in the town.

If you are camping in an RV, you will only be able to stay a short time in the Two Jack campgrounds, because they do not have hookups; however, tent campers may prefer Two Jack because it's only 15 minutes' drive from the town of Banff, and is within easy walking distance of Two Jack Lake.

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What kind of campground are you looking for? If you require RV hookups, your options will be quite limited.

There are several quieter (and scenic) campgrounds along the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper. They are pretty basic, but some do have running water (cold only). Check with the Parks Canada website for opening dates, as some don't open until late June.

If you're tent camping, there is a nice walk-in tent campground at Takakkaw Falls in Yoho NP.

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Thanks all!

Great information.

We have a truck camper. NO bathroom, but sleeping quarters and cooking. We do not necessarliy need

a hook up as our truck charges the camper.

Ideally we would like to have a place that prehaps has showers, but again, we are prepared to go a few days without a hot shower. This is a 2 month trip for us, and we realize there will be some "roughing it" involved!!

But thanks again ! Looking forward to seeing the sites!

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