Hi. We're going to be between calgary and jasper Aug 20 - 28th. We fly in late, so we plan to spend 2 nights in Calgary. Then we've booked the 22nd in Canmore and the 23rd in Lake Louise. Then the last night of the trip, the 27th, we're back in Calgary again.
So, does anyone have any recommendations for the 3 nights remaining? We'd like to drive up to Jasper during those 3 days. A couple possibilities would be to stay another night in Lake Louise, then stay either in Jasper 2 nights or somewhere in between. Or we could stay a night in Banff or another in Canmore on the way back to Calgary?
We're not really sure what the best plan is; we know we want to spend some time around Banff and Lake Louise, but we're not sure how much time we need. Also, we'd like to drive to Jasper, but once again, how much time should we spend? Do you recommend sleeping in Jasper? Somewhere on the Icefields highway? Or just do the highway as a day-trip? I know we want to do a glacier hike at some point in there, too, which we'd do at some point between banff and jasper.
Also, any recommendations on which glacier hike is the most interesting? There's a Columbia Icefields Glacier (bus?) tour for $38 departing 2 hrs north of banff, a Mount Edith Cavell Glacier tour for $60 from jasper, a Maligne Canyon Ice Walk for $50 from jasper, or an Ice Walk (Ice Cubed or IceWalk Deluxe) $55-65 from Columbia Icefield (1.5 hours south of jasper).
Thanks for your help!!