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Traveling from Spokane, thru Banff to West Edmonton, ideas?

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Traveling from Spokane, thru Banff to West Edmonton, ideas?

We are taking a business trip to Edmonton June 21 and decided to drive through Banff. We will only be able to stay in Banff one night then on to our meeting Sunday night. Hoping to get some ideas of the must sees or things we should stop and see along the way. I was thinking of doing the Gondola and dinner on Saturday night. Probably not much time for hikes but don't mind quick walks to see something good. Any suggestions along our route would be greatly appreciated. Also maybe a place to grab a picnic lunch on Sunday to take along with us. Thanks!

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1. Re: Traveling from Spokane, thru Banff to West Edmonton, ideas?

Hi cutemom ~

It's 7 hours to Banff, so it would make sense to overnight in Banff. Then depending on which way you wanted to go, you could drive about 4 hours to drive over to Calgary and then up Hwy 2 to Edmonton. Or you could take about 8 hours and drive up the Icefields Parkway to Jasper and over to Edmonton from there.

It's a trip with a bit of pressure time and distance-wise, so maybe enjoy Banff and seriously consider driving the long way up the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Make that road your scenery.

Any grocery store (Safeway) will have a deli section where you can put together a picnic lunch.

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2. Re: Traveling from Spokane, thru Banff to West Edmonton, ideas?

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