We are intererested in visiting the Rockies and have looked at some tours. However we were wondering if a trip was feasible independently. I think we can book the VIA rail to Jasper and similarly the Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Vancouver but I'm not sure about sightseeing from Jasper and Banff and also getting from one of these places to the other. We would not wish to drive- are there daily trips from the hotels which can be booked at short notice to see some of the main sights (we don't mean detailed hiking)? and how easy is it to get from Banff to Jasper or vice versa?
Also are most of the hotels/lodges in Banff and Jasper near to eating places or do most people eat in the hotels?
Thanks very much for any advice and information