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Touring the Canadian Rockies - Trans Canada Highway near Field, BC


By touring - Posted on 29 July 2010

Touring the Canadian Rockies - Trans Canada Highway near Field, BC

On the Trans Canada Highway in Yoho National Park (Field, BC)

Field, BC is the classic Canadian Rocky Mountain town. The townsite was built by the CPR to service the railway as trains scaled the Kicking Horse Pass.

Field, BC has a cozy small town feel to it. The town is on the shore of a mountain flood plain at the base of a towering Rocky Mountain peak. Trains pass through the center of the town while the Trans Canada Highway skirts the edge.

We like visiting the area in all seasons. The mountains are large, rocky and usually snow-covered well into July. There's only about 200 permanent residents in town and even in the heights of the summer tourist season, the town retains it's frontier feel.

Field is located just west of the Alberta/BC border along the continental divide. It's 2.5 hours west from Calgary, Alberta or just 30 minutes from Lake Louise. If you're out in the Alberta rockies, it's worth it to cross the border to view Field, BC.

Driving directions to Field, BC.


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Field, BC - Honestly

Services in Field, BC are limited. Since the town is so small, there's not a lot of infrastructure for tourism. Don't get me wrong, there are spectacular accommodations with food services in some of the most beautiful mountain settings we've ever seen, but the town site is too small to accommodate more tourism expansion.

And I'm sure the residence don't want their little-piece-of-paradise to change much. Travellers do have the option of staying in Lake Louise, Banff & Canmore which have all amentities.

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