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Possible trip to Banff in October

Discussion in 'Canada Timesharing' started by DianeH, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. DianeH

    DianeH TUG Member

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    Mark has a seminar in late October for a few days and I thought I might tag along. We'll be staying at the Fairmont. Besides shopping :), is there other things for this wife to do to keep her occupied and away from boredom eating while he's busy?

    Thanks!
    Diane

    PS I don't ski
     
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    Diane, you will not be bored. Read my journals and you can see what we did. Lots of good ideas. It's on my forum. I also have pics of the area if you want to see them. I loved it. The area far exceeded my expectations and they were very high. shaggy
     
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    Shaggy, where can we find these journals?
     
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    There's always the spa and of course touring around the area - Sept/Oct is a wonderful time in the mountains. The mobs of tourists are gone, there's a real crispness to the air - beautiful!
     
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    Thanks Leslie and Caribeansun.

    I too need to know where to look for your journals. I think they might be at tstips.com.

    Diane
     
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    Dianne, I have been out of town for a couple of days so missed the post. Go to timeshareforums.com Go to share your memories with Shaggy. Scroll down to the several days I wrote about my Canada trip. I am confused. Did I send you the link to my pics? shaggy
     
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    Go!

    Dianne,

    This is one of the most beautiful places on earth - you should definitely tag along (can I come too?!)

    If you are into fitness - bring your hiking shoes and you can easily fill the time with different hikes. I believe the hotel even has a guide you can go with/use. If you are into pampering hit the spas and shopping.

    Make sure to have afternoon tea in the hotel - a great experience.

    The outdoor pool is amazing. When we were there, there was a lot of snow on the ground and the elk came right up to the pool. Our kids were blown away.

    If you have a car, there are lots of great places you can do a short drive to.

    Have a great time,
    Colleen
     
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    Did you find the journals ok? Pics ok? shaggy
     
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    Heaven on earth

    You'll never be bored in heaven, there is so much to see. God created this place to give us a glimpse of his kingdom, check out this website,
    http://www.num-ti-jah.com/ ,it a an incredible lodge just north of lake louise....yu can try a overnight visit, you'll never forget this place.
    One thing you should know about Banff in October, things slowdown a lot. A lot of the parks trails shutdown so hopefully you're going early enough to see as much as possible
     
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    Many of your options will depend on whether you have access to a vehicle or not. Quite a bit to do right in town, with some nice museums and historical sites. You can book a horseback ride, take a horse-drawn carriage (I think they would still do that in late Oct), rent a bike, find an Internet Cafe, eat your brains out at all the many restaurants (!), take in some entertainment at the Banff Centre, and so on.

    Definitely a nice quiet time, as most tourists have moved on, and the skiers haven't arrived yet... :D

    If you have a car, then you can drive to many other nice places - try searching for Banff and see what the archives bring you!

    Bart
     
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    Hi all, its me, Diane, not Dianne. :)

    Shaggy, I just accessed and copied your trip info from your trip. Why did I think TSTips? :confused:

    Barto, I won't have access to a car but may try a horseback ride, and Strong1, I am fit (I clog every week) so will take the hiking boots and hire a guide for a great work out and 'look see' as well! Perhaps I'll even pool it one day although I am a warm weather pool-gal and have a big problem with the chill factor from water to warmth!

    Thanks everyone, from Diane and I think Dianne too!
     

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