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Banff 7 day itinerary help

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Banff 7 day itinerary help

We will be in Banff on Sept 9 late. Need help suggesting things to do around Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper. My husband and I both enjoy hiking, not strenuous. We were also planning river rafting.

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1. Re: Banff 7 day itinerary help

Welcome to TripAdvisor and to the TripAdvisor forums! (I see you have just joined today!)

There is lots of information here that can help you, but like most new users, it's probably a bit overwhelming - and unfortunately, the site is not always the easiest to navigate.

This compilation of many trip reports will help you plan your own vacation: tripadvisor.ca/Travel-g659487-c123791/Canadi… On that page, you will also see more useful articles - these are written by other TA users like you.

Also, on the right side of this page, you will see a list of "Top Questions about Banff"; these include a lot of basic and background information.

Here are some other online resources that will be useful for the Rockies -

The Jasper and Banff/Lake Louise tourism offices:



Parks Canada: www.pc.gc.ca - pick whichever park you want info for (Banff, Jasper, Yoho & Kootenay; once you are at the park's page, you'll see a menu down the left - choose "Visitor information"). Also, when you enter the park and pay your fee, you will be given an informative booklet that has information for all four parks.

The Parks Canada websites have lists of hiking trails and natural areas/places to see and visit. (Look under "visitor information/things to do"). I would suggest looking them over, and then if you have more questions, post them here in the forums... most of us who are residents enjoy hiking and know the trails.

One of the main attractions in the area is the drive from Lake Louise to Jasper on a highway known as the Icefields Parkway - www.icefieldsparkway.ca . Although only about 225 km long, I usually recommend making a full day of it, stopping at the many scenic viewpoints, lakes, waterfalls along the way. There are also limited food services so I would suggest bringing along a picnic lunch and some beverages. There is lots of info about the drive, and links, in this TA page: tripadvisor.ca/Travel-g659487-c74055/Canadia…

Hope this helps!

Edited: 03 September 2011, 19:39
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2. Re: Banff 7 day itinerary help

Must do's not mentioned yet specifically ......

Canoe on Lake Louise - the views from the lake and being on that blue water is truly magnificent. You can rent there no problem

Rafting - suggest 'Chinook' for family rafting trip on Kananaskis river, interesting enough ride and great scenery


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3. Re: Banff 7 day itinerary help

Rafting will be very tame for that date. All the snow runoff is gone and it hasnt rained much in the past couple of weeks.

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