I had originally posted this in BC forum but somebody helpfully told me I should add it on here too, all advice welcome
I would be grateful for some advice on our trip. We are planning our honeymoon, travelling from Ireland and have the following itinery. This is a once in a lifetime trip for us so we want to be sure we have made the best of it!
My two main concerns are:
1: Driving: are the roads likely to be clear from snow / ice by 17th April? I will be doing all the driving and am a bit nervous about ice etc. Also do you think we have split up the driving enough? I don't want to be driving all the time!
2: we are hugely excited about the trip and have budgeted to be able to do trips / excursions etc. We don't mind if they are the summer or winter ones however, I am concerned because we are going end of April we may miss out on both the Winter and Summer activities as some will have ended and some not started yet. For winter activities we would love to do the dog sledding, ice walking, maybe try skiing for a day if we could etc. We would also like to do some hiking, but would probably be happy with lower levels although a guided peak tour would be great. Kayaking, white water rafting or horseriding would all be fantastic too! Any of the above would be great my concern is we will miss out on a lot because things aren't running at that time.
This is our itinery, any advice or tips would be great!
Arrive Vancouver Mon 12 April - stay five nights Listel Hotel
Sat 17th April - drive to kamloops stopover night Executive Inn
Sun 18th April - arrive in Jasper stay 2 nights Marmot Lodge
Tuesday 20th April - drive to Lake Louise stay 1 night Fairmont chateau
Wed 21st April - Drive to Banff stay 3 nights Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Sat 24 - drive to Calgary and fly home
we could add an extra night in Jasper and Banff