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3 Days in Banff Without a Car? Is it possible?

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3 Days in Banff Without a Car. Is it possible? What trails should we take to see wildlife and scenery?
3 years ago, May 23rd 2010 No: 1 Msg: #111560  
Hello,

Me and my friend is visiting Banff from Toronto during last week of June. To save money we are planning to stay 3 days in Banff without a car ( After 3 days we will take a car from Banff to explore Banff to Jasper).

Main purpose of our trip is to take pictures of beautiful Banff and some wildlife. We would also like to camp in backcountry since we have never done that before.

Given above, how should we plan our 3 days?

With little research we came up with following:

Day 1: Two jack lake Campground (Hike around lake Minnewanka). Backcountry camping possible in this area?

Day2: Fenland Trail (Vermilion Lakes) We heard it is good for both wildlife and scenery?

Day3: ?

I was thinking exploring the Bow Valley Park for some length during day 2 and doing backcountry camping and returning to Banff on Day 3 afternoon. However, I am not sure if I can go from Fenland Trail to Bow Valley Park?

There is no special preference for above trails. Appreciate if someone could guide us in the right direction. Reply to this

3 years ago, May 23rd 2010 No: 2 Msg: #111612  
You could do some research on the bus routes in Banff.


For an Aerial view of Banff, take a ride on the Gondola.
I was in Banff in December and even then, lots of people travelled around Banff on foot, even some on bike. In June, i don't see much issue getting around on foot.
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3 years ago, May 25th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #111727  
I remember seeing a number of people walking around or catching the bus the last time I was there - about 3 years ago in December. I'm planning on heading up early September and will probably travel around by foot.

I checked the official town website (http://www.banff.ca/home.htm) a week or so back and there are a number of hiking trails around the town site. I wouldn't have a clue about the camping though but the website may be of help. Reply to this

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