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  • PT Cruiser Hire Car.
    PT Cruiser Hire Car.
    by Mikebb
  • Motor Home Towing A Motor Car.
    Motor Home Towing A Motor Car.
    by Mikebb
  • on our way to the Rockies
    on our way to the Rockies
    by la-lola
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    Car Hire - National Car Rental

    by Mikebb Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    PT Cruiser Hire Car.

    We hired our PT Cruiser at Calgary Airport and returned it to Alamo / National Car Rental in Banff ( cnr Lynx & Caribou St) 8 days later. The vehicle performed well and was covered in mud and dirt when we returned to the depot. No extra fees, there is no car wash in Banff and the staff were not concerned about the dirt.

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    Motor Home, Ultimate Travel For Rockies

    by Mikebb Written Oct 24, 2007

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    Motor Home Towing A Motor Car.

    During our 8 days in the Rocky Mountains we were amazed by the size and variety of motor homes travelling around the Rocky Mountains. It looked like the ultimate way to travel with all the comforts of home and plenty of Campgrounds located on or near the most scenic areas of the Rockies.

    Should we return I would consider hiring a recreational vehicle, it looked like great fun. Many of the motor homes had the facility to tow a small car which would be ideal when looking for a parking space when in town.

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    Driving from Calgary to Banff

    by la-lola Updated May 2, 2007

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    on our way to the Rockies

    It's really near from Calgary, less than 1 hr driving and to get there you take the TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY #1 (which takes you from coast to coast in canada, the longest road in the world), and just follow the signals to Banff.. when you arrive at the National Park, you pay like 18 dl per car....

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    You need a car to get around

    by sam_was_here Written Apr 15, 2007
    My transport

    To get around banff....and particullay as a snowboarder, you need a car. its invaluable to get your equipment to the mountains. And as a photographer, its needed to get me the places i want to go take photos.

    Yes the buses are there, but they dont go when and where you always want to go. Hire a car if you need to but well, so easy just to chuck the board in the boot and away you go again!

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    The More Scenic Route to Banff

    by VTShounen Updated Feb 19, 2004
    Just a tiny bit of the scenary on Highway 1A

    Not that the usual way from Calgary to Banff is not scenic, but I think that Highway 1A is much nicer.

    From Calgary, take the Crowchild Trail in the northwest direction. Once outside the city you will be rewarded with a magnificent, unobstructed panoramic view of the mountains on your left. Not long after you will be in Cochrane, a very quaint, picturesque town with a old-west-looking downtown. From there you can take Highway 22 south to rejoing Highway 1, or continue on 1A to Canmore, which is a fair bit windy, and slower. If you're not in a hurry to get to Banff, and certainly if you have done the Highway 1 route before, this is highly recommended.

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    We flew in twice

    by Simonneeddy Updated Oct 3, 2002

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    We flew in twice from Montreal to Calgary International Airport via ' AIR CANADA ' from MONTREAL. We drove there on another occasion in this Pontiac Phoenix. On another trip after flying in I bought my son-in-laws Oldsmobile ( as he was moving to ARIZONA ) and used it to travel into the mountains and back to Montreal.( see picture above)

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    From Calgary by car or bus

    by Simonneeddy Updated Oct 3, 2002

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    From Calgary by car or bus. To Calgary from most places in the world by AIR ( AIR CANADA). One can also take a train in Canada (VIA RAIL)
    BY car or once in Banff area on foot so as to see it all. We went once in this car.

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