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Calgary
Washington
Day 5
09:00 am
2h 30m
Estimate time
11:30 am
Plane
1,808 km
Day 5
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Travel Tips

Certainly! Your trip to Calgary, Banff, and Jasper in Canada will be filled with stunning natural beauty, wildlife experiences and plenty of outdoor activities. Here are some travel tips to ensure you have an unforgettable journey:

Best Time to Visit:
The ideal time is summer, between June and August, when the weather is warmer, and all hiking trails are open. For ski enthusiasts, winter (November to March) is the best time to visit.

Route and Accessibility:
You might start from Calgary, which serves as a great base to explore the Canadian Rockies. Banff is about a one and a half-hour drive from Calgary, while Jasper is further north, about a 3.5-hour drive from Banff. But, take your time and enjoy the picturesque Icefields Parkway that connects Banff and Jasper.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Calgary is approximately 1045 metres, Banff is around 1380 meters and Jasper is about 1060 meters above sea level. Drink plenty of fluids, and take it slow to accommodate to the altitude.

Accommodation and Booking:
Both Banff and Jasper have a wide range of accommodations, from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels and campgrounds. Booking in advance is highly recommended, especially during peak tourist seasons.

Clothing and Essentials:
Pack layers to accommodate the changeable weather even in summer. A good pair of hiking boots is highly recommended for those planning to explore the trails. Don't forget your sunblock, hats, and sunglasses because the UV rays are stronger at higher altitudes.

Health and Safety:
Inform someone about your hiking plans if you're going on an excursion. Also, remember that you're in bear country - get informed about bear safety. Carry a basic first aid kit with you.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Respect wildlife by keeping a safe distance and not feeding them. Stick to marked trails to protect the fragile vegetation. Remember to "leave no trace", which means whatever you bring into the park, take it back with you.

With these guidelines, you should be well prepared for your adventure to Calgary, Banff, and Jasper!