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    The mountains as I drive into Banff
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    Get out of the city and see...

    by Kai112DE Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Get out of the city and see the Rockies!!! I do not want to take anything away from Calgary, it is a nice (looks brandnew to me...) and very friendly city, but hey... with the Rocky Mountains (and Kananaskis Country, Canmore, Banff Ntl Pk, Lake Louise etc.) next door, why would you want to stick around Calgary during a beautiful, sunny day?
    You can always do that on a poor day! Unless you have lots of time to spend...
    I am an outdoors person, and i love HIKING! (even got officially certified...hehe) The canadian rockies are just perfect for hiking, plus you get rewarded with amazing views from points that cannot be reached other than by foot!!! Of course, if time is short, there is still so much to see, that you can do a scenic drive to all the places! But I wouldn´t recommend just going for 'a weekend' or so... you will regret it! Take 2 weeks minimum or 3... better are 4 or more... or stay forever (wish I could... ;-) )
    For impressions (pictures), view my travelogues...

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  • Hiking around Lake Louise at...

    by sherry_c Written Feb 25, 2003

    Hiking around Lake Louise at Banff National Park. It was so beautiful and calming! The chateau was exquisite. No trip to the Calgary area is worth-while without visiting Banff.
    We found some fresh water springs and saw some adorable chipmunks.

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    Banff Upper Hot Springs

    by Poohgirl_007 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Banff Upper Hot Springs
    The hot springs are naturally heated (36-40 degrees Celsius) mineral waters. You can enjoy a relaxing dip while looking at the majestic scenery around you.

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    Banff National Park

    by Poohgirl_007 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Banff National Park
    Canada's first national park where you inhabit the same territory as grizzly and black bears, wolves, elk, deer, moose, and mountain goats. The Rocky Mountains create a magnificent backdrop when visiting.

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    You have to get to the...

    by jaec Written Feb 25, 2003

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    You have to get to the mountains around Banff/Lake Louise. Only an hour or two from Calgary they are truly spectacular. Many of the most popular sights are very close to the road.
    If you have the time be sure to do one of the many hikes back into the mountains. Many trails start at Moraine Lake or Lake Louise.

    Banff also has a great golf course. The biggest problem is to avoid hitting one of the many elk on the course!!

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    Getting out to the Rockies and...

    by sirpantsalot Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Getting out to the Rockies and seeing the mountains. I really enjoyed taking the Gondola ride to the top of a mountain just above Banff. Breathtaking view.
    Still a bit of a climb to get to the summit but it makes it all the more sweet.

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  • If you like camping, you...

    by Psychokiwi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    If you like camping, you should try visiting Banff National Park. It's located in the Rockies of Alberta. If the weather is brisk, camping should be fun and not hot and sweaty like all my other camping experiences. When I went, a few of my friends and I went white water rafting and that was alot of fun even though the water was really cold.
    The area is very peaceful. Canada still has most of it's natural beauty that hasn't been destroyed by man.

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    well we drove up from...

    by traveler_007 Written Feb 25, 2003

    well we drove up from vancouver b.c. went to Kamloops first nice clean canadian town , then I think it was 12 hours from there to hwy 83 that take you north from lake louise toward the columbia glaicer(on the southern edge of jasper prov.park) the mountians here are folded and tilted -very beautiful! unlike any others in the world we saw herds of ram and a 7'moose on the way! and more trees than you can imagine.

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    Driving in the mountains

    by trek06 Updated Jul 27, 2005

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    Highway 40 South,AB

    The Rocky Mountains are very scenic to drive through and even if you live close by, it's hard to get tired of them

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    What a beautifull nature here.

    by Alphons Updated Aug 26, 2004

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    Mountain and Lake.

    What a beautifull nature here in the Rocky's. The last snow is fall from the mountains in the lake.

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    AND MAKING A COACHTOUR TO THE...

    by truus_s Updated Nov 14, 2003
    ICEFIELDS

    And making a coachtour to Columbia icefields..This is a must ..when you visit the rocky mountians..Great!!.

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    The bear!!

    by truus_s Updated Nov 14, 2003
    THE BEAR!!

    Yes!!! More days we looking to see the bear..and yes there is he ..I go out the auto with my camera and run to the place...wow...

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    The beautifull Lake Louise...

    by truus_s Updated Nov 14, 2003

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    LAKE LOUISE

    This is so a great place!!Beautifull for hiking ...and by eveving the sunrise!!WOW..
    When you have time ...wait for the sunset..Great!!

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    Venture out of Calgary and...

    by EdinburghRoc Written Feb 25, 2003

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    I'm the little guy.

    Venture out of Calgary and hike in the Rockies.
    The scenery is wonderful and relax in the hot springs in Banff.

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  • If it's not clear by this...

    by Large_Bob Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If it's not clear by this point, you must hike and/or bike during the day and eat and drink at night.

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