Our trip to three of the Canadian National Parks is just around the corner and I have one last question. We will arrive in Calgary and drive to Banff for the first two nights, then the next two in Field for Yoho NP, and then three nights in Jasper before returning to Calgary for our last night before our flight home. Since we will have driven up highway #1 and then the Icefields Parkway to get to Jasper we are wondering if it would be better to return to Calgary that last day by way of highway 16 to Edmonton and then to Calgary or back down the Icefields Parkway to highway 11 to Red Deer and then on to Calgary just to see a different part of Alberta. Would the extra time/distance be worth it or would the experts recommend backtracking the whole way to Calgary.
Thanks for any help.