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2373 Banff Trail North West, Calgary, T2M 4L2, Canada

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coming on July 4 weekend..need inputs

by coolvoila

I am visiting Calgary, Banff and Jasper over the July 4 weekend. First 2 nights in Banff , then 2 nights in jasper and then on the way back last nite stay again in Banff. Can you please let me know which are the MUST SEE places in these 2 areas. IWe plan to see all the famous places/lakes but dont know if will need to hike to get to these places or are they accessible by car. will be coming with a 1 year old and husband and another couple. Can we manage with a stroller or should we get a child carrier instead?Also hows the weather like in July 4th weekendand should we carry clothes for extreme heat- shorts /t shirts etc and a light jacket.Any other tips about visitng that place with a 1 yr old.
Lastly if we have 1 afternoon available for Calgary whats the ebst thing to see in calgary or in the famous stampede.

A quick response will be highly appreciated as I only have few days to plan?
thnaks in advance?

Re: coming on July 4 weekend..need inputs

by Redang

- For Banff Nat. P.:

- For Jasper Nat. P.:

- For Calgary: (no, it's not a mistake, type exactely what I wrote: www1. ).

Re: coming on July 4 weekend..need inputs

by Redlats

Hopefully you have booked your accommodations already. You are travelling in high season. With a one year old, you will primarily be sight seeing - driving from place to place - going to check out the views, back into the car to the next place.

There are many many such highlights in the Rockies. Places that people remember about Banff and Jasper. I don't know how one chooses which places to go to. Perhaps check out the web pages that Redang directed you to. Certainly people like to walk around Banff - it has enough souvenir stores to last for a day. I would visit Lake Louise and perhaps Lake Moraine. One of the only hikes you take a stroller on is the Johnson Canyon Lower Falls hike on the way from Banff to Lake Louise - a lovely hike along a river deep below.

The trip from Banff to Jasper (the Icefields parkway) should take you all day. Stop at the view points and admire the views. I love the Peyto Lake viewpoint which I think is at the beginning of that drive. Of course you have to see the Columbia ice fields in the middle of that drive. Spend a couple days around Banff, the third whole day to get to Jasper, the fourth day around Jasper (check out Athabasca Falls south of Jasper) and fifth day back seeing the Icefields parkway from north to south. Personally I wouldn't bother spending time with the Stampede (you've seen one horse, you've seen them all). Spend more time in Banff - there are so many roads to try and places to discover.

Have a nice trip.

Travel Tips for Calgary

Just see as much as you can. I...

by PhilipBoylan

Just see as much as you can. I mean I travelled all over the city and then travelled into the Drumheller badlands and to the Banff national park and both were tremendous areas and truely breathtaking Probably the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff, when you get up there, you really get to see the beauty of the surrounding areas and you get the idea that maybe you are just one of a billion ants on this planet.

8th Ave walk

by mht_in_la

This traffic-free downtown walk is an outdoor pedestrian mall, stretching from Stephen Ave Mall (1st St. to 3rd St.), to TD Square and Penny Lane. At night there are bustling clubs, restaurants, and bars. At day this is the favorite hangout for downtown workers during lunch break. This isn't necessarily my fondest memory. But if you are like me, visiting here early Sunday morning before shops are open, you'll see garbage on the streets from yesterday's party and homeless people. No place to shop or dine, except for McDonald's.

Always some fun things to see

by scottishvisitor

Calgary pulls out all the stops when it comes to fun and friendliness, the atmosphere around the city during Stampede week is electric with tourist and locals alike joining in the carnival atmosphere. Every where you turn there is clever advertising usually on a cowboy theme. When we returned to our hotel one evening the World's most famous Cowboy was showcased and lit up wonderfully on the hotel's wall. During the busiest week in the tourist season people here still stop to give a friendly greeting and ask where your from = showing a genuine interest in you as a person and not just another tourist.

Get into the swing of things

by penumbra

Calgary’s golf season runs from April until October. That’s not a lot of time, but dedicated golfers make the most of it. There are ~60 courses in or near the city. Eight of those courses are run by the City of Calgary and offer computerized booking allowing you to book over the phone up to four days in advance. Club rentals are available at some courses, but check in advance when booking a tee time. During the off season, there are in door driving ranges and simulators to keep your game from going into the rough.

Take a stroll around Calgary

by juniperjune

Calgary has one the most extensive bike trails around. They wind all around the city. The below link will show you all the trails in Calgary. Princess Island Park is a nice place. You can bring your dog and strut your stuff, walk by the water, or just enjoy the city skyline.


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