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My Final Trip- Need review and advice

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My Final Trip- Need review and advice

Hi

This is what I ended up planning and need some advice from local members:

I need one help- I have one extra day (Feb 24) at Banff/or Calgry and need some planning help. How do you guys suggest I spend that day? Me & My wife are adventurous so do not mind activities. I can spend a day at Banff or Calgary or drive around. Suggestions pls. I will have a rented car with me.

Feb 20- See calgary

Feb 21- Sking lessons at Mt Norquay

Feb 22- Snow shoeing + Snow Mobiling (2-3hrs)

Feb 23- Half day ice Climbing (2hrs) & maybe half a day sking

Feb 24- NEED HELP

Feb 25 go back to Calgary & fly back

Thanks

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1. Re: My Final Trip- Need review and advice

February 24 - full day of skiing.

Edited: 2:50 pm, February 17, 2014
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2. Re: My Final Trip- Need review and advice

there was an article in the Seattle Times this sunday about dog sledding at Lk Louise. It really looked beautiful.

https://www.google.com/url…

Edited: 4:33 pm, February 17, 2014
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3. Re: My Final Trip- Need review and advice

After all that activity, you may appreciate a day that's more relaxing. The dogsledding sounds like it's right up your alley. There are 4 dogsled operations in the Banff area: Kingmik, in Lake Louise ( http://www.kingmikdogsledtours.com/ ); Howling Dog ( http://howlingdogtours.com/ ), Snowy Owl ( http://www.snowyowltours.com/ ) and Mad Dogs and Englishment ( http://www.maddogsexpeditions.com/ ) in Canmore.

You could book some spa time at one of the many Banff spas: tripadvisor.com/Travel-g154911-c72190/Banff:…

Edited: 5:26 pm, February 17, 2014
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4. Re: My Final Trip- Need review and advice

Any nearby places I can drive by?

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Is the ice climbing really only two hours? That seems very short, considering that it could easily take an hour just to get the safety briefing, gear up, learn to walk in crampons and have the guide set up the top rope. Usually half day courses are 3 hours minimum. Anything less and you won't do much climbing. Which company are you using?

I'd also allow time for getting to and from the climbing location - possibly Junkyards or Johnston Canyon if it's out of Banff. I would probably use that afternoon for something low key - if this is your first time ice climbing, you will be sore and tired. And by the time you get back, changed and out to the ski slopes, there won't be that much of the day left. You could relax that afternoon and go skiing the next day.

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6. Re: My Final Trip- Need review and advice

Feb. 24: trip to physiotherapist, soak in epsom salt bath for 14 hours

(that's only me)

Have fun

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7. Re: My Final Trip- Need review and advice

Sounds like a lot of activity for a final trip...

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8. Re: My Final Trip- Need review and advice

LOL, I think he means this is the final draft of their itinerary!

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