We are planning 10 days in the Canadian Rockies in September. We're trying to decide the best time to go for hiking, photography and golf. Our choices are Sept. 8th-18th or Sept 13th-23rd. I know a week probably won't make a lot of difference, but would still like some opinions. BTW....We don't like crowds, so that's why summer is out. We don't mind hiking in cool weather but I've read after mid-Sept. can be iffy. Any thoughts?
Also, we want to shoot for 3 parks. We are definitely planning on 3 full days in Yoho/Lake Louise (including a day hiking Lake O'hara), and 3 full days in Banff. Aside from that, should we spend 3 days in Jasper, or skip Jasper and head to Waterton?
Any advice would be most helpful! Thanks,