I have read lot of earlier posts and FAQs on Tripadvisor but still need direct help for my queries.
We are travelling to Canada and staying with a friend in Kelowna. While we can explore Kelowna and around during week days, our friend would be free on weekend and I am planning a weekend trip from Kelowna to Banff and around on 5th and 6th October.
Is it a good idea or possible to do Banff and around from Kelowna in 2 days? I would love to cover the following: Banff Gondola, Banff Upper Springs, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Columbia Icefield.
Is this all doable from Kelowna or should we do this from Calgary?
We are also travelling to Calgary later on 11, 12 and 13th October. 12 and 13th is again weekend and we can plan a 2 day trip to Banff from Calgary.
If the wishlist above is not possible - what are the best options - National Parks etc which are weekend getaways from Kelowna?
Please help me plan this in a way that:
Day 1 - we leave Kelowna early on Saturday morning, cover what is possible on Day 1,
night stay recommendation please.
Day 2 - cover the rest on Day 2 and fall back to Kelowna.
We may not be able to cover these with ample time in hand, but we will have to live with the limitation we have.