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If you've discovered a wonderful eaterie in the foothills of the Himalayas or want to know the hip place to eat during your forthcoming trip to Cape Town, here's the place to post!

 
 
 

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Tabby

Canada

Mine's the same question as TinTin, we are travelling to Canada on June 1st & wondered what weather to expect. We are visiting Banff, Jasper & Vancouver area, then a mini cruise to Glacier bay.

All advice most welcome.

Tabby xx

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Expat Badger

Canada

Not 100% sure about Banff and Jasper - we moved from Van to Calgary at the end of last summer so yet to experience June.

But if you are heading to the mountains it is always wise to take long sleeves and trousers even if the weather is fine as it can get chilly, and the weather can change rapidly.

Definitely take sunscreen, sunglasses, mozzie repellant and body lotion and lipsalve. It's very sunny, bright and dry in AB, and if it rains the mozzies can get ya in the evenings.


vancouver weather is v like the UK - but in June it should be warm and sunny. But pack a mac and a brolly just in case!

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elbokeron

Canada

I've did a similar journey but that was in October.

Whatever the weather at sea level the weather at high altitude can be considerably lower.

I suggest you pack some thermals!

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Nenna

Canada

We were there five years ago , travelled from Vancouver to Calgary via Banff calling at Kamloops and Jasper on the way. We were there from the end of May to early June. The weather was lovely the whole time, warm and sunny but we were told in Banff that the road to Lake Moraine had only been passable that very week we were there, and we could see snow on the side of the road when we made the trip there. But well worth the journey, it is the most beautiful colour, unbelievable! I envy you your trip, ENJOY!

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Expat Badger

Canada

yes Lake Moraine is 'that blue one' that they show in all the Rockies pictures!!

there is some kind of mineral in the rocks that reflect the sunlight and make it turquoise. I haven't seen it in 'real life' yet as often when we go it's to ski and the lakes are frozen and covered in snow!

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Bazzer

Lakes

Wasn't Lake Louise was it?

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Nenna

Canada

No, it WAS L. Moraine! There are many beautiful lakes in Canada, we also visited L. Louise, that also is a beautiful lake and vista but the famous lake near Banff is L.Moraine. I think it is depicted on one of their bank notes, and I have a picture of it on my living room wall!

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Tabby

Canada

Thank you all for the advice, I really can't wait to go!!

Tabby x

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srpepper

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dont worry about stocking up too much for your trip. We are recently back from a two year tour and think it is worth knowing that their supermarkets and drugstores will have all the stuff you need at a much lower price than here. If you need specialist gear def buy it there. If you need cheap but very effective thermals etc then look out for MArks WOrkwear Warehouse They have all you need in termsof undies,top layers shoes gloves etc etc. Not the designer labels but the best around. Have a fab time and enjoy the country

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John S.

Canada

Where on earth did you get idea that "Marks Work Wharehouse" was a cheap place to shop?, it certainly isn't cheap even though it is owned by "Canadian Tire Corperation", I would class MWW as mid to high price range whereas CTC is low to mid range prices.

 
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