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Old 06-21-09, 04:51 PM   #1
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Long-term parking for Icefields tour?

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Does anyone know of someplace to park a car in Radium or Invermere or Fairmont for about 10-12 days while we ride the Icefield Parkway up and back? I,ve tried some hotels and Chamber of Commerce but have not had a reply.
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Old 06-21-09, 05:23 PM   #2
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You might be able to just pull into a side street and park like you would if you were a resident.
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You might be able to just pull into a side street and park like you would if you were a resident.
I did just that in Jasper when I rode the parkway last summer. Shouldn't be an issue in any smaller town.
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Church parking lots too.
Google one up, tell them what you are doing, and ask the pastor ahead of time.
I've done that a couple of times camping.
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Are there LBSs in those towns? They might have car parking space...
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Are there LBSs in those towns? They might have car parking space...
There are LBSs in those towns, but when they might only have 4 or 5 spots designated for their store for car parking, they might not want a vehicle parked there for an extended period of time taking up one of those spots.
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Thanks for your suggestions.
I did hear back from the Radium Chamber of Commerce and they said there's a free lot behind the visitors center in Radium. Non-secured but they said they've had no problems.
I would think that visitor centers in other towns might have the same thing?
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We ended up parking in the lot behind the visitor center in Radium. We left a note with the folks in the center and they told the RCMP next door. When we returned two weeks later everything was fine.
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Good to know.

How was the ride?
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The ride was the best we've ever had. We'll be back next year.
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/icefields2009
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