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Three weeks in Canada July 2014, help!!

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31. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1260 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Can you make a booking at HI hostel before becoming a member?

32. Posted by CheersT (Inactive 2578 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

At the non member rate, yes.


33. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5157 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

You can just book at the member's rate through; they only check your membership at check-in (if at that point you opt not to become a member, you just have to pay 10% more). Same sort of thing at any other YHA/HI-owned booking site that I know of. (I also checked just now to confirm.)

34. Posted by splaydon (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

I live in Edmonton, which is about 4 hours east of Jasper. I wouldn't miss Banff or Lake Louise. Jasper is a nice alternative to Banff as its not as commercialized and a little less busy. You can also do the Icefields parkway from Jasper to Banff its a really nice scenic drive through the mountains with views of the glaciers. If you are looking for inexpensive and short on time I would avoid VIA Rail while its nice, it can be pricey and is almost never ever on time. If I had to pick between Okanagan and Kamloops I would definately pick the Okanagan it's a little nicer has tons of awesome fresh fruit in the summer, Kamloops gets that too its just farther north, and I don't think it's as exciting however if you want to go to Mount Robson Kamloops is probably your best bet as its just north of there. If you are coming from London you might be better off flying to Calgary it's only about an hours drive from the mountains and Banff area, if you go to Toronto your going to end up flying out west anyway or staying 4 days on a bus. Flying within Canada isn't that cheap Edmonton to Toronto round trip is usually $500, so your probably looking at the same to fly to Calgary as we are only 3 hour drive from them. Anymore questions pm me, as my summers growing up were spent all over both BC and Alberta I know them pretty good :)
Thanks Steph

35. Posted by Bada Bing (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Really consider flying into Calgary if you want to do all the western Canada excursions.

Get your friend to meet you in Calgary your excursions in eastern Canada. There is lots to see down east also BUT to try and do both in 3 weeks...........nearly impossible on a low budget. If cost were not the issue and you could fly where you wanted, it would be somewhat manageable but I am afraid that you will not see what you really want in only three weeks going across Canada.

However, enjoy yourself and don't sweat the small stuff!:):):):)

36. Posted by Camaro (Budding Member 32 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

If your going to be in Canada in July, the Calgary Stampede cannot be missed!

37. Posted by nerosmama (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

If you want to spend time in the Canadian Rockies, stay in Canmore and take day trips to many places such as Banff. You do need a car tho and if touristy places turn you off, then you might not like Canmore.

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39. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1260 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Quoting mahzimheart

Hey everyone,

I am 27 year old female from London, will be travelling to canada and will base at Toronto by 3rd July.

I am wanting to travel to only British Columbia and maybe Alberta for three weeks. Can anyone help me shortlist the places I should visit. And I am on a low budget as well so want to crash into some BnB's or campsites if not cold. Adventure is the main agenda here.

hoping to find something great.



So - what did you decide?


40. Posted by mahzimheart (Budding Member 12 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hey Steve it's nice to hear from u again. Plan has been postponed as I have moved to a different country now. Trying to settle in here first n then arrange for travel to canada. Tentatively it's in august now and before coming I shall bug u all.
Thanks for checkin up on me