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Kosher Food/ Restaurants:
The local supermarkets (e.g. Nesters or IGA in Banff) have many kosher shelf products.

Synagogue:
None, though check GoDaven for temporary minyanim

Things to Do:

Banff
Johnston Canyon hike, Upper Falls recommended, 2 hr round trip.
Banff Gondola, take boardwalk (15 min, spread out stairs) to peak for amazing views
Mountain Biking - e.g. Tunnel Bench Loop (moderate, lots of fun with great views)
Bow Falls and Bow River
Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake loop drive - boat cruise tour and speedboat rentals available

Lake Louise (45 min drive from Banff)
Shoreline trail walk
Canoe rentals
Lake Agnes teahouse hike (moderate, 2.5 hrs round-trip, can continue to Little Beehive or Big Beehive)
Plain of 6 Glaciers hike (moderate, 5-6 hrs round trip, Tea House along the way)
Lake Louise gondola


Moraine Lake (30 min drive south from LL)
Parking is extremely limited, arrive very early or later in the day, road is closed when parking is full
Walk along lake
Canoe rentals sometimes available
Rockpile climb to great viewpoint

Athabasca Glacier Adventure (90 min drive from Lake Louise or Jasper)
Early arrival recommended (first tour is at 10:30am, book online in advance)
2 hour duration, bring bottle to drink glacier water
Wear layers, temperature is unpredictable
Skywalk is a tourist trap, you can skip it and stay on bus to return to parking lot

Icefields Parkway drive from Athabasca Glacier to Banff with scenic stops:
Parker Ridge trail 2-hour round-trip hike (medium difficulty, uphill climb)
Peyto Lake viewed from Bow Summit (cars must park in lower lot and walk 10 min, but later in the day the upper lot can be used)
Bow Lake (quick pullout stop)

Jasper

Yoho Park


Hotels:

Getting Around:
A car is basically a must, though there are shuttles from Banff to the major attractions.
The nearest commercial airport is Calgary (YYC), a 90 min drive from Banff.

Notes:

Author Topic: Banff and Jasper Master Thread  (Read 120871 times)

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #180 on: August 07, 2014, 08:27:38 PM »
So who's going to be with me in Lake Louise in a week ?

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #181 on: August 08, 2014, 12:03:53 AM »
Been there. It is AMAZING!! Good luck on that hike by the lake. Took me a couple hours and theres no lift down!

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #182 on: August 13, 2014, 12:05:51 PM »
having issues ordering kosher meal on my flights to calgary. they say its not available...
any workarounds?
flying first aa the way there, and first on us airways the way back

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #183 on: August 13, 2014, 11:25:04 PM »
who can recommend a good budget-friendly hotel in banff (with a hot tub - mikva)

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #184 on: January 21, 2015, 11:03:41 PM »
Anyone have destination report on Banff. Cant find any. Please send me link(s).

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #185 on: January 21, 2015, 11:05:45 PM »

Anyone have destination report on Banff. Cant find any. Please send me link(s).

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #186 on: January 25, 2015, 09:57:29 PM »
Anyone stay at the Rimrock resort? Is it a nice hotel?

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #187 on: January 25, 2015, 11:37:00 PM »
Seeing this thread while bracing the upcoming storm is like... no words can describe.
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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #188 on: January 27, 2015, 10:48:48 AM »
Whats the temp. like in the winter months there?

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #190 on: January 27, 2015, 11:38:14 AM »
Not bad

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #191 on: February 09, 2015, 06:28:22 PM »
Anyone stay at the Rimrock resort? Is it a nice hotel?
We stayed at the rimrock last summer.  Really nice and pleasant hotel, though not as classy as the Fairmont. Was half the price though.

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #192 on: February 11, 2015, 03:17:34 PM »
What's the right amount of time to for Banff?
Make sense to fly into Edmonton and out of Calgary and do Edmonton->Jasper->Banff->Calgary?
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« Reply #193 on: February 12, 2015, 08:51:47 AM »
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« Reply #194 on: February 12, 2015, 09:06:25 AM »
I got the feeling that whether you spend 3 days or 3 weeks there you'd find plenty to do.
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What's the weather like end of May beginning of June?
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