I'm trying to decide if a trip to the Canadian Rockies is for us. We are a couple with an 18 year old. Most of our vacations are to European cities, where we enjoy the hustle and bustle and seeing sites. This time we want to spend more time in nature. A few years ago we visited Yellowstone, Bryce and Zion parks and enjoyed them very much, but we combined that with California. My basic question is , is there enough to do in the Canadian Rockies? I understand that the main attractions are the beautiful lakes, mountains and trails, which is great. Are there other activities available (boating, etc)?
In addition, how long would you recommend for this trip? I was thinking a week to 10 days. We would be coming in August.