Would appreciate a bit of help please as the more i research the more muddled i get. Driving from Vancouver to Calgary, stopping of for the Stapede (3 days) and then doing Banff-Jasper (5 days) and then taking the RM from Banff to Kamloops to Vancouver. We have about 6 days to do the Vancouver to Calgary bit and have decided to go straight to Manning Park from the airport, next day Osoyoos area, following day Kelowna, but then i have problems as there are several interesting routes to Calgary.
1) - is it worth the extra couple of hours and 1 night to go to Kelowna
2) if so we cannot decide between
Kelowna - Nelson - Revelstoke - Radium HS - Calgary
3) Kelowna - Vernon - Revelstoke - Radium HS - Calgary.
Interested in seeing the scenery as we drive, short (2/3 mile) hikes in some areas, visiting a wineary and probably spending a bit of time at a sandy lake (but not essential).
Don't want to drive for the sake of driving or 'duplicate' too much of the same sort of scenery when there is soooooo much to see, but would like to see different parts and aspects of your country (so would not want to do option 3 if it covers the same scenery as the RMountaineer).
I know at the end of the day it is down to 'personal choice', but a few opinions would help to clarify things for us.