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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:

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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #375 on: August 28, 2016, 07:13:33 PM »
I'm sorry I didn't get your message in time. There is a kosher Milchig non Cholov Yisrael cafe called Karen's Cafe hosted in the JCC on 90th ave across from Glenmore Landing. They are not open late, but you can make it there for supper. If you were stuck, we probably could have had you over :-).
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« Reply #376 on: August 28, 2016, 07:16:35 PM »
So besides the lost luggage and a lot of wasted (costly) time, we are finally back from our trip. Hard to describe the beauty. One thing for anyone going. I got this recommendation right before we left. There's an APP called the gypsy guide to the Canadian rockies. They have a number of modules. I went with the recommendation and paid 14.99 for all of it. Basically, while driving from one place to another it knows where you are and gives you history, ideas, what's at each turnoff, how long are the hikes, what to see, etc. It really a great thing to have. I had something similar many years ago when we went to San Fransisco on a three whelled car. The radio did it. Anyway, highly recommended.
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« Reply #377 on: December 01, 2016, 01:44:02 PM »
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« Reply #378 on: December 26, 2016, 12:08:07 PM »
If i take  a flight from NYC - YEG with a stop in YYC,
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« Reply #379 on: December 26, 2016, 12:52:23 PM »
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« Reply #380 on: December 26, 2016, 12:55:31 PM »
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« Reply #382 on: December 26, 2016, 12:58:56 PM »
Is there a list of all places included in this pass?
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« Reply #383 on: December 26, 2016, 12:59:03 PM »
Banff DO anyone?
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Re: Banff Master Thread
« Reply #384 on: December 26, 2016, 01:04:58 PM »
Banff DO anyone?
Sure, amazing $20 off an entire trip to Banff, let's all go there in droves.

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« Reply #386 on: December 26, 2016, 01:23:01 PM »
Sure, amazing $20 off an entire trip to Banff, let's all go there in droves.

Who needs Flight and hotel deals.
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« Reply #387 on: December 26, 2016, 01:33:58 PM »
If i take  a flight from NYC - YEG with a stop in YYC,
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