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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2011, 12:04:21 AM »
anyone have any experience going to the rockies with little kids??
am i going to be in over my head? any advice or opinions on this?
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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2011, 10:21:24 AM »
Should work okay considering lack of night life in that region anyway!
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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2011, 11:13:46 AM »
anyone have any experience going to the rockies with little kids??
am i going to be in over my head? any advice or opinions on this?

We're hoping for a trip to Banff this summer without the kids.  I don't know about your little kids, but mine would not do well driving a few hours into the ice fields or Jasper, hiking and then driving back.

We're going to VT or NH with the kids - there's more variety that they can appreciate in addition to the natural beauty.

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2011, 09:11:44 PM »
We're hoping for a trip to Banff this summer without the kids.  I don't know about your little kids, but mine would not do well driving a few hours into the ice fields or Jasper, hiking and then driving back.

We're going to VT or NH with the kids - there's more variety that they can appreciate in addition to the natural beauty.

Should work okay considering lack of night life in that region anyway!

Thanks for the responses.

So the only issue would be the distance from place to place? how about the actual places is there a lot of walking and climbing
 to do? or is it easy to access with kids?

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2011, 09:56:33 PM »
Most vistas and attractions can be accessed , however there are basic ways to take in the views,  and more aggressive hiking, horseback ways to see the views. the latter would be difficult with small children
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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2011, 05:28:38 AM »
There are some nice trails that can be managed with a stroller. In general you should be fine. Most of the trip is driving and stopping to look so if your kids get edgy from not doing much expect to look for ways to keep them busy.

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2011, 12:39:03 PM »
Looking for a recommendation for budget hotel in the Banff area for Aug. 14-16 for 6 people...any suggestions?

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2011, 02:01:15 PM »
Looking for a recommendation for budget hotel in the Banff area for Aug. 14-16 for 6 people...any suggestions?


Banff Park Lodge was reasonable when I went a couple years back
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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2011, 02:56:30 PM »
it's $340 CAD per night

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2011, 09:52:52 PM »
Any new tips for banff?  Lodging?  Low difficulty activities?  Good drives?  Heading there for a quick 3 day trip and any tips would be great!   Should we take a day to drive to Jasper?? 

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2011, 11:23:31 PM »
  Should we take a day to drive to Jasper?? 

I haven't been to Jasper, but from what I heard it's worth the trip.
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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2011, 07:16:46 PM »
Hows the drive from the calgary airport to banff?

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2011, 05:51:56 AM »
very easy and nice - it takes a little more than an hour and a half

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Re: Banff - Canada
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2011, 11:30:04 PM »
is the Banff gondola ride worth it or its just another tourist waste of money?

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Wherever you go the view is breathtaking. For a start lake Louise, lake moraine, Ice fields, Gondola at Banff, Bow lake, Takkawa falls, Lake minnawanka loop.
How long r u staying? It will be very cold there right after pesach

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2011, 11:37:02 PM »
Looking for a recommendation for budget hotel in the Banff area for Aug. 14-16 for 6 people...any suggestions?

try canmore its 25 min from Banff .Grand Rocky  Resorts