I am a pretty experience day hiker. I can hike about 8 miles a day and handle some elevation gain. I am confortable hiking over patches of snow en-route to somewhere and don't mind patches of snow.
I am interested in hiking in Banff, Jasper and other areas of the Canadian Rockies. I am planning a trip in early July (July 1 to July 7) and want to know if the trails (including higher alpine ones) are clear of snow by then? Again, I am not really worried about crossing a patch of snow here and there...just not sure if the trails are open to day hikers by then.
Also, when do the wildlflowers start coming out?
Thank you in advance.