Okay, I am starting to get pretty confused and conflicted. My husband and I want to take an anniversary trip next summer (August/Sept) to Glacier NP and/or the Canadian Rockies. We love to hike, but also don't mind long scenic drives. We only have 9 days to spend (not including travel days). This is our first trip to the area...who knows if we'll be able to return. Flying into Calgary is probably not an option. It will either be Spokane or Kalispell.
We were originally planning to stick with Glacier National Park, incorporating one or both Chalet hikes into the week. This is still an option, but we're starting to realize what we'll be missing up in Canada if we do that! Not sure it's wise to try to spend time in GNP and also drive up into the Banff/Jasper area, although we are willing to give it a go. Or perhaps we should spend all our time at Banff/Lake Louise/Jasper. The only problem is we're using airline rewards and really need to fly into Spokane or Kalispell.
Help!!!! We would love to spend 2 weeks and see it all be we just can't be gone that long. I know I'm posting on the Banff NP forum so the advice might be skewed toward that. I'll also copy and paste to GNP forum and see what I get from those guys.
Love to see an ideal 9-day itinerary for the Lake Louise/Jasper area including travel from Spokane or Kalispell.