I am planning a trip late July/ early August for myself and partner to take in as many if the main day hikes in the Banff/LL/Yoho area as possible. We have a budget of around $4000 pp. (excluding flights from the UK) for a two week trip and will hire a car if necessary.
We are wondering what others believe to be the most convenient way of exploring the area. Is there a huge advantage camping close to these areas or is it possible to get up early enough from a lodge base in Banff/LL and explore these areas before the huge crowds set in?
The possibility of visiting Jasper for a few days has also been discussed but that decision will rest on whether we decide to spend say 10 days in LL area and 4 in Jasper or if we progressively move in that direction over the two weeks.
Any advice from past experience will be greatly received.