Banff is the home to the Canadian Rockies. The sights are amazing. There are hundreds of trails to hike, mountains to climb, rivers to fish and recreation to be had. This little section of the planet is an outdoor lovers dream, and it was a highlight of the expedition for all of us. We spent about five days in Banff and Jasper, and even though I have already been there 4 times, I would go back again in a heartbeat. Enjoy!
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We set off from Denver on the 21st of May and shot straight up to Montana. After a few nights at my friend Allanâ€™s house, we carried on to Canada, through Banff and Jasper. Eventually we made it to a junction just past Prince George, British Colombia for highway 37 north, which took us to Hyder, Alaska and a bunch of other stops on our push up to Fairbanks.
There’s a very real risk of hitting some serious wildlife with your vehicle in Canada.
Today officially marks the farthest north in North America for the expedition, but more importantly it also marks the farthest north for any of the crew. Right now we are in Jasper National Park in the town of Jasper. At 52 degrees, 53 minutes, -1 seconds North, this is the most North any of us have ever been in Canada. Here the days are long and the wildlife is plentiful. The mountains are grand and the lakes are numerous. It all really hit home for us when we had our first day camping and the sun did not fully set until 11pm.