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Supplementary question: location of toilets

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Supplementary question: location of toilets

Thanks for the advice re gas stations. Perhaps more importantly, we will also need toilet stops. Would they be just be in the same locations as the gas stations, or are there other ones along this route?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Supplementary question: location of toilets

Along the Icefields Parkway, flush toilets are located at The Crossing Resort (motel, gas station, restaurant and gift shop) and the Icefields Visitor Centre and the restaurants at Num-ti-jah Lodge and Sunwapta Falls Lodge would also have public restrooms, and there are Parks Canada facilities at the various picnic sites and popular attractions, like Athabasca Falls, Tangle Falls, Johnston Canyon (on the Bow Valley Parkway), and at various trailheads and campgrounds.... there is no shortage of place to "go". :)

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2. Re: Supplementary question: location of toilets

Great. Some in our party will be able to sleep more easily. Cheers

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3. Re: Supplementary question: location of toilets

Ha ha. As mentioned there are plenty of facilities, but no trees to 'go' behind. So what is the next question? Methinks you have a real worrier over thinking this trip. :)

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My wife threatens to write a book on great toilets of the world, and toilet adventures, so happy wife, happy life.

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Ah, Dunnies of the World. :)

My first exposure to Nth America toilets in LAX was a shock. They do not flush - they drain. So much water wastage. Tried the longdrop on top of Mt Wellington in Hobart yet?

Your planning is coming along great, and I think you are in for a memorable trip.

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for her book she will be happy to know that the ladies room at the Icefield Center holds the worlds record for largest with the most stalls. Bring a book and enjoy!

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7. Re: Supplementary question: location of toilets

It's perhaps worth noting that most of the opportunities to "go" are at outhouses. Just pull into any picnic area or campground, which are everywhere. They should be stocked with paper.

Flush toilets are much rarer, and I think krp listed them all.

Could be worse. There's nothing so memorable as being the first to use an outhouse on a crispy winter morning, with ice crystals on the seat. :)

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8. Re: Supplementary question: location of toilets

Many of them are pretty "deluxe" outhouses these days. Many of the pull-offs have the cedar panabode ones with a concrete floor, which are quite large (maybe 5 or 6 feet, square), so they are big enough for more than one person, in case you need to assist a child. They are not the old-style "pit-in-the-ground" type; they have a tank that is pumped out when full, to avoid contaminating groundwater, and to avoid the need for continual re-digging of pits and moving the outhouse when the current pit is full. They are cleaned on a daily basis by Parks Canada staff and usually well stocked with TP and hand sanitizer. ... one of the park services that is provided from the park entry fees.

LOL, Frommy, there are plenty of trees to "go" behind in case of emergency ;-) but it's best, for environmental reasons, to use the facilities provided. The wilderness hostels along the parkway draw their water from nearby streams, although of course, no one is supposed to drink untreated surface water, even if it appears to be pristine - there could be giardia and other nasties lurking in it.

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9. Re: Supplementary question: location of toilets

Sounds like some more material for the book.

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