Province of Alberta Transportation

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Province of Alberta Transportation

  • Airport

    Edmonton Transportation

    ~ Arrivals ~ If you're flying into Edmonton you are going to land at the Edmonton International Airport (EIA). Each time I have returned from overseas and was required to go through Customs I found that it was a relatively reasonable time to get through. It could be quicker but it was fast enough that I couldn't complain about it. The baggage...

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  • Calgary Transit System

    Calgary Transportation

    Calgary's Light Rail Transit (LRT) sysyem was begun in 1978 and completed in 1986, just in time for the 1988 Olympics. It now extends as far North as Crowfoot Center in NW Calgary and as far south as Bridlewood. It does go through most of Calgary's tourist stops. This includes Stampede Park, Downtown Calgary, Chinook Mall, Fish Creek, the Uof C,...

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  • Coach / Bus / Car / Trolley.

    Banff National Park Transportation

    This is a one day excursion I took whilst I was in Banff (in July 2005) and it took me across Great Divide of the Rocky Mountains, Johnstone Canyon, Lake Louise, Valley of the Ten Peaks, Victoria Glacier, Moraine Lake, Yoho National Park's Takakkaw Falls, Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and Natural Rock Bridge. It was a wonderful day and we had...

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  • Horse Drawn Carriage

    Banff Transportation

    I tried to book these Carriages for a stagette, just wanting to make the event special and have the carriage ride from the red carpet inn to the rose and crown. when I originally called they quoted me $120 per carriage as I was looking for 2 carriages. when I called back to book they said they had no record of that quote and it was incorrect and...

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  • THE ICEFIELD PARKWAY

    Jasper National Park Transportation

    One of the easiest ways to get to know the area is from the comfort of your own vehicle. The ICEFIELD PARKWAY(Highway 93) is often called the most scenic highway in the world. The 230 kilometre(143 miles) parkway got its name from the numerous glaciers that flank its westward side. The highway weaves through Jasper and Banff National Parks and...

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  • Train

    Jasper Transportation

    Anyone thinking of taking Via Rail's somewhat expensive 4 day trip across Canada on Via Rail's route #1 "The Canadien" had best be aware that the best part of the trip, ie crossing the Rocky mountains, will be completed in darkness from not long out of Jasper, until dawn breaks in BC, in the flat area around Abbotsford. It is amazing that this is...

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  • Driving in Edmonton

    Edmonton Transportation

    I always thought that Edmonton was a very unfriendly place but once again the wonderful people on city council are proving it, I live out of town, but I drive to the city daily to work I ride my motorcycle into the city whenever the weather allows, with all the distracted & self absorbed drivers that this city has to offer its remarkable that more...

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  • Airport

    Calgary Transportation

    Whe arriving and departing from Calgary airport, you can see the amazing Rockies. What struck me was the amount of flat land you can see. I found flying from Calgary to Saskatoon (and visa versa) put into perspective how vast this provence is, and I only saw a tiny portion of it! The flight from Saskatoon to Calgary was a brilliant experience! One...

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  • Rent an RV (Recreational Vehicle) /...

    Banff National Park Transportation

    When you're in Banff, most people go to Lake Louise as well. The route to take is Highway 1. Or alternatively, you can take the Bow Valley Parkway. It is slower, more curvy, and you get less grand vistas. But you feel much closer to nature on this route. Many places to stop off for a hike or camping or just to take pictures.

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  • Trolley/Bus

    Banff Transportation

    Even though Banff townsite is small but there are buses running around the center. Banff has an extensive public transit bus system that runs through town for $2 a ride. It connects up with all the area hotels and attractions. Transportation is available every day between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm. Roam Bus passes are available at the hotel front desk...

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  • Bus - Travel To and From

    Edmonton Transportation

    Sadly, the Red Arrow only goes to four places: Red Deer, Calgary, Edmonton, and Fort McMurray. If you're coming to or travelling from Edmonton to one of those cities, take the Red Arrow. It has leather seats, free coffee and snacks in the back (but be considerate of other passengers), and it doesn't stop in all the little towns like the Greyhound,...

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  • Taxi's

    Calgary Transportation

    I usually take a taxi twice a week, to and from the airport. Two companies distinguish themselves: Associated (403 299-1111) and Checker (403 299-9999). Both companies are computer dispatched, readily accept credit cards with onboard authorization, have their drivers dress in uniforms or suits and drive the requested route without argument. The...

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  • SKi Lift

    Banff National Park Transportation

    You have two choices - an open chair or enclosed bucket.......guess what I choose? Half way up I began looking at the floor of the bucket (Gondella they called it) every time it passed a piece of machinery to haul it further up it shuddered but when it came to a complete stop very near the top I was scared witless as it swung precariously in thin...

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  • Driving

    Banff Transportation

    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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  • Public Bus

    Edmonton Transportation

    If you plan on travelling all day on bus & LRT, you might want to consider buying a DayPass for $7.50. Staying for a week or two & using public transit? Buy a book of 10 tickets. Each ticket ($2.10) will save you 40 cents off of a regular cash fare ($2.50).

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  • Highways

    Calgary Transportation

    For my husband's birthday, we did a road trip to Calgary: a scenic 12-hour drive from downtown Vancouver, via the Coquihalla and TransCanada (#1) highways. The federal and provincial governments have been twinning the TransCanada throughout the BC Interior. If you plan on taking this same route this summer, here are a few tips: - There's a LOT of...

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  • Train

    Banff Transportation

    We arrived in Banff by hire car from Calgary and left on the fabulous Rocky Mountaineer Train on the 2 day trip to Vancouver. This is luxury travel whatever class you travel. We went "Gold Leaf" which is in the dome carriages with seating upstairs so you maximise your view of the Rocky Mountains, the rivers, gorges etc etc. The restaurant is...

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  • Getting around in Edmonton

    Edmonton Transportation

    Way back in the day, Edmonton was a trend setter with the use of streetcars. They flourished from the early 1900's until 1951, when the last car was taken out of service. During that stretch, Edmonton had the highest (50m) and longest (740m) bridge for streetcars. Thanks to the dedication and determination of the volunteers at the Edmonton Radial...

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  • Train

    Calgary Transportation

    Western Canada’s railways are not geared for passenger travel. The cities are just too far apart. There are trains of course. It was the building of the railway that brought British Columbia into the Canadian confederation. However, rail traffic is almost exclusively for freight (grain, ore, consumer goods). Having said that, there has always been...

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  • EIA Sky Shuttle

    Edmonton Transportation

    For a measly $15, this shuttle will take you to Edmonton from the International Airport, or back to the International Airport from your hotel. Unlike the shuttle services I am more familiar with, this shutlle has scheduled stops for hotel pick-ups so you can change your mind about timing at the last minute with worries :) There are a few hotels on...

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  • Biking

    Calgary Transportation

    Trails, trains and bikepaths Calgary has city highways known as trails - a method of travel unknown to lesser cities like Winnipeg. These trails get you from one part of the city to another at 80kph (if you obey the speed limits). With Calgary's recent city growth, these trails are necessary. There are considerable traffic jams now. To get people...

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  • Getting to Edmonton

    Edmonton Transportation

    I purchased a last minute fare to Edmonton, Canada with Air Canada. Excellent pricing made a last minute trip affordable. I had to do the "Western Canada airport tour" to get there. LA to Vancouver, Vancouver to Calgary, Calgary to Edmonton. Having a disability made this slew of airports a bit overwhelming. But I was pleasantly surprised when Air...

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  • Driving in Calgary

    Calgary Transportation

    When driving through Calgary on the Deerfoot, be prepared for fast speeds and crazy drivers! There were two signs prevalent alongside the road: "Smart Decisions Reduce Collisions" "No Slow Drivers" Hello? Does that make sense to anyone else?

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  • Cycling

    Edmonton Transportation

    I was surprised in a very positive way to find a good net of bicycle paths throught the city. Also the small streets in the neighborhoods were very usable for biking. Check the official webpage of Edmonton for information about biking in town. My tip is the river valley where you will find a nice bike path.

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  • Navigating in Calgary

    Calgary Transportation

    It's not that driving around Calgary is complicated; it's just that the street system isn't exactly simple. First know that, say, 7th Avenue S. and 7th Avenue N. are each on a different shore of the river. Of course it makes sense now that I'm telling you, but it is still surprising to find out when you're used to that kind of limit being a...

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  • Car Rentals

    Edmonton Transportation

    We rented a car from Avis, and were pleased with the rates offered. The car was equipped with snow tires, and had no problems with the snowy conditions. The rental office/cars are located right at the airport, and make for easy rental/return. We did find out that our US car insurance did not cover us for Canadian rentals, and decided to purchase...

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  • Car Rentals

    Calgary Transportation

    Because we had one daughter living in Cold Lake, on the border with Saskatchewan, and another in Calgary we booked our flight into Edmonton, which is roughly half-way between the two places. I got a pretty good deal on the rental car from Budget, a Compact Toyota Echo with automatic transmission and unlimited mileage. It ended up costing us...

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  • LRT

    In Edmonton there is the Light Rail Transit (LRT) which is a good way to get around the city. There are a total of 10 stations throughout the city. Coliseum station is right next to Rexall Place if you want to catch an event there. Stadium station is next to the Commonwealth Stadium if you want to go there. Churchill through Corona stations are for...

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  • Unpaved roads in Kananaskis Country

    There are many unpaved roads in Kananaskis Country with dusty gravel surfaces. Many of them are really wide, like the Smith Dorrien Spray Trail connecting Kananaskis Country (near Kananaskis village) and Canmore. Some of them are closed for the winter and open in May or even June (like road 40 or 68). So, before going out there, check the road...

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  • 3 day trip from Edomonton to Jasper and...

    hi there buddy!! spend a night in Jasper is great and visit lakes around and hike to Whistlers Mountain just above is terrific and time enough in Julyu when days are longerIcefield parkway towards lake louise aint a long way .. i took around 4 or 5 hours stopping in the main icefield and looking at waterfalls and some other lakes..so spend the...

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  • new Edmonton to Jasper Snow Train...

    VIA Rail Canada in partnership with Marmot Basin and Jasper, Alberta, launched the Snow Train Express - a new seasonal departure from Edmonton to Jasper that will run from middle of January to the end of April. The train will use VIA's Panorama (fully domed) observation cars.Developed in partnership with Marmot Basin and the town of Jasper to...

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  • new international flights for Edmonton

    "Air Canada has launched non-stop, scheduled transatlantic flights from Alberta's capital city in Canada to London Heathrow.Air Canada's Edmonton-London Heathrow flights now operate three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, increasing to daily service starting April 1, 2007. Air Canada flight AC898 departs Edmonton at 18:35 (20:25...

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  • More tips for driving in Alberta

    1. Turn signals will give away your next move. A confident Albertan driver avoids using them.2. Under no circumstance should you maintain a safe distance between you and the car in front of you, because the space will be filled in by somebody else, putting you in an even more dangerous situation.3. The faster you drive through a red light, the less...

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  • Get out of the way!!!!

    Alberta has some of the most aggresive drivers in Canada, and some of the busiest highways. Large transport trucks are always on the road - and in a hurry. When driving in Alberta, please note - go the speed limit, or higher! Driving below the speed limit, unless in extreme weather conditions, only makes others mad. If you are taking a picture,...

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  • Air Canada, or is that Jazz?

    Air Canada has several different sizes of planes they fly you around in, large jets to 16 seaters. Fear not however, on each of the planes they have a stewardess, peanuts, and a toilet. However the smaller planes, usually operated under the name Jazz, don't have movies, or much leg room. Make sure when you are taking flights with Air Canada that...

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  • The little engine that could

    If you plan on making quick jaunts around alberta, or bc, try flying Swanberg Air. Started by two brothers who took charter planes to a fishing spot, this airline is a very relaxed, calm atmosphere. You can check in 20 minutes before your flight, meaning no waiting around the airport, fly right into the City Centre Airport in Edmonton (if you take...

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  • Driving in Calgary

    Not really a tip, more of a warning...Goodluck driving in and around Calgary!!! They have the wierdest system going, that even a map isn't going to help you. Be prepared to get lost!We had a list of things we wanted to see and do in Calgary and set out to explore, and ended up driving round and round in circles all day. Things on the list we...

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  • car rental

    You should have a car or truck, so that you can travel from town to town. Additionally most of the better areas to go hiking, require that you drive to them. We decided to travel the Ice Fields Parkway. Here there are many trails and sights to see.

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  • Rental Car

    I had booked a Compact car from Budget rentals a few weeks before we were due to head west. I find that you usually get much better prices than when you just walk up to the counter. In this case, for US$270, we had a great little car for 10-days as we put almost 2000 km (1250 miles) on it.It was an automatic, without either air conditioning or...

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