We have a 12 day vacation planned to Northwest in mid -July. We arrive and depart from Seattle. There will be 3 of us for most of the trip and possibly 2 additional friends from eastern Washington for part of the journey. We are a family travelling with one teenager. We have been to Seattle, Victoria, San Juan Islands, and Vancouver before. We plan to spend 2 nights each in Seattle and Vancouver. We are also considering attending the Sequim Washington lavender festival on 7/15/11. We would love to go to Banff/Jasper but think it is too far given our time frame. We would like to include some mountain time in our itinerary. The ideal would include alpine meadows, snow peaks, and crystal clear lakes with hiking, bicycle riding, & water activities also available. Please give some suggestions on the best area to add to our trip given our time constraints and departure city. Thank you so much. I have been struggling with this for several days.