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1. Posted by BIZZ (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Going to some Canadian National parks, like Jasper, Banff, Glacier, Yoho.
If one is to walk arround these parks, depending on the season of the year it is convenient to take waterpoof, fleerce layers.
Another problem comes from wildlife, bears, wolfs, cougars, coyote and other dangerous species. The best is to find a group of at least 4 persons and read the information on the distances to keep from these species.
One other problem concerns the difficulty of finding ranger guides in these parks, has anyone been lucky?

2. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I did a lot of research this summer on these parks.

You biggest problem might be the dreaded mosquitos! They can be unbearable during certain months of the year (mostly summer). Make sure you get the rundown before you go.

Also at times it can be packed! Lines and lines of cars in every direction. So find the off season or just don't go during week ends and prime weeks.

I have also heard that rangers can be real sticklers so make sure your well inside the all the laws.

Oh, and everything is very expensive! Like fishing lisences or backpacking permits, camping fees, entry fees etc.....

Have you considered the Collegiant Peak Range in the Colorado Rockies? None of the above are a problem there?

Plus I think it may be one of the most beautiful place isn the world.

Jasper and banf are also probably breath taking. So I don't mean to scare you off just give you a heads up.



3. Posted by BIZZ (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

The daily entry for Jasper, Banff, Kootenay and Yoho NP is $9,80. At Glacier is $7,80.
If one is taking 12-15 days, it's better to buy the anual pass of $67,70 - free entry for 1 year. All the prices in Canadian currency.

4. Posted by BIZZ (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Starting with Jasper:
- Pyramid lake
- Miette hot springs
- Maligne lake
These places are far away (many km), If one intends to go backpacking will not be able to do it on foot.
There is the option of renting a car or to use public transports. How good are they? Perhaps someone from Canada would like to answer .

5. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


I've just recently spent some time in these National Parks. I wasn't too sure about your post - were you looking for specific info or just providing it for anyone who's interested in visiting?

can't answer your question about the ranger guides unfortunately, but if I can help any other way let me know.

They are absolutely stunningly beautiful btw - you are going to have a great time! :) Bring a camera!!