I have had such great help from this forum in the past, I thought I'd see how I went with a Vancouver-Rockies-Vancouver roadtrip question. I have been poring over the forums, and have worked out what I think would work for us - but would love any suggestions or advice.
The travellers are myself, hubby and two kids age 13 and 10. I am a mad keen amateur photographer and my family do put up with this (to a point) so I am hoping to maximise the scenery opportunities. The kids are happy pottering around along hiking trails (as long as it isn't too far) and we all love wildlife so will probably do any bear-watching/wildlife tours we can find too.
We are landing in Vancouver on 21st of June and will stay three nights there before heading over to Vancouver Island where I have booked a vacation rental in Ucleulet for 4 nights. On returning from there back to Vancouver we will stay another night, and have booked an early pickup (10am - 12pm departure)for the RV on the 29th of June. This is where I'm at with the itinerary from there:
29th - drive to Whistler via Sea-to-Sky Highway (I've heard this is a lovely scenic driving route)
30th - drive to Clearwater
1st July (Canada Day) - drive to Mt Robson, hopefully do a Blue River bear-watching safari on the way
2nd - visit Lake Kinney, drive to Jasper
3rd - Jasper
4th - Jasper
5th - Jasper to Banff (taking all day)
6th - Banff
7th - ?Yoho/Kicking Horse Pass somewhere, or maybe stay Lake Louise
8th - Revelstoke
9th - somewhere (?recommendations) in the Okanagan Valley
10th - Okanagan Valley - hubby and I enjoy visiting wineries, and maybe just spend some time swimming in a lake
11th - ?Harrison Hot Springs
12th - return to Vancouver, late drop-off organised for the RV, head to the airport for a 6pm departure
How does that look?
I'd be interested in recommendations of somewhere maybe by a lake but near the wineries to stay in the Okanagan Valley.
I was also trying to be somewhere where there might be some Canada Day activities and considered not going to Whistler and heading straight to Jasper so we can be there on Canda Day but I'm struggling with that decision a little.
Thanks for any help!