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Group of 30 traveling thru Banff to Glacier Natl Park in MT

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Group of 30 traveling thru Banff to Glacier Natl Park in MT

What are the top must sees? We are 30 mostly adults and not everyone is in super great shape for extensive hiking but we want to go outdoors and see natural sites vs things in town.

We will be coming from Vancouver/BC thru Blanff to MT via cars.

Thank you!

Any hotel suggestions would be great also..doesn't have to be in Banff.

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1. Re: Group of 30 traveling thru Banff to Glacier Natl Park in MT

Welcome to TripAdvisor and the TA forums!

The following TripAdvisor Traveler Articles should help you get started; please don't hesitate to come back with further questions!

"Must sees" for the Canadian Rockies


Banff Hotel Districts and Amenities - includes a complete list of Banff hotels, with links to their reviews, arranged geographically


Traveller Articles are written, and compiled from forum postings, by members like you; you can see more Traveler Articles by clicking the "Travel Guide" link on the left hand side menu bar for any destination.

Edited: 16 February 2010, 22:31
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2. Re: Group of 30 traveling thru Banff to Glacier Natl Park in MT

It would be helpful if we had an idea of how many days you have to spend in the area.

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3. Re: Group of 30 traveling thru Banff to Glacier Natl Park in MT

If you are travelling by cars, have a look into renting a GyPSy Guide per vehicle

(TripAdvisor Reviews) tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g154911-d1…

It's a device that you rent and it automatically plays commentary (varied - covers history, geology, wildlife, folklore and some directions) as you drive.

It won't cover hiking, but their website shows you the driving routes coverage (4000+ points) and might give you some ideas about what not miss (with sample commentary). http://gpstourscanada.com/where/where.html

banffinfo - Banff Lake Louise and Jasper Reservations

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4. Re: Group of 30 traveling thru Banff to Glacier Natl Park in MT

There is a whole lot of "drive-by" sightseeing available in Banff National Park, I like to call this "accessible wilderness". Most visitors, don't actually leave the asphalt and as such - there are a lot of incredible places you can drive to with your car. If you are arriving from the West, do enjoy a stop at Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge. It would be a great place for the more active people to go enjoy a flat walk and for everyone to relax and have a meal. Take the time to enjoy a day at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake - with a possible side trip to Num-ti-Jah Lodge on Bow Lake or a day trip to the Icefields Parkway. Attractions like the Icefields Explorer and the Banff Gondola are a real gift for all visitors, but especially for folks who don't walk much or have limited mobility. Make sure to put these 2 attractions on your list, as well as the boat ride at Lake Minnewanka. Also, make sure to enjoy a drive on the Bow Valley Parkway, the Lake Minnewanka Road, Vermillion Lakes Road, the Mount Norquay Road and Tunnel Mountain Road. These are all short, must-do drives in and around the Town of Banff. If you want a few quiet places to have lunch the patio at the Juniper Hotel is fantastic and a scenic drive to Storm Mountain Lodge can't be beat. Give them a courtesy call before you're group arrives.


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