My family is planning an RV trip in Alberta for the end of June/start of July 2011.
I am starting to get ready to book campsites as soon as registration opens for a family summer trip with two 7 year olds. We will be flying into Calgary around June 23, picking up our camper early in the morning (as early as possible - we have "early pick up option) getting groceries at an organic grocery store I found on line in calgary and then probably heading to the Lake Louise area for 5 days.
After Lake Louise/Banff, we are going to Drumheller for a night or 2 and then to Dinosaur Prov. Park for 3 nights returning to Calgary on the 4th of July, flying out early on the 5th.
My questions are:
Currently I am thinking of doing Dinosaur Prov. Park over Canada Day weekend. My thinking is that it will be less busy than Banff? (or maybe not more busy than usual and I can reserve tours/campsites soon.)
Where to Stay in Drumheller. River Grove? Dinosaur Trail? Dinosaur RV Park in town? How long? The only thing I really want to do in Drumheller is see the museum. We will be driving from Lake Louise or Banff, the stop in Drumneller, and then going to Dinosaur Prov. Park last. Banff and Dinosaur Prov. Park are higher in my list of places to spend time. We will probably stop for groceries again going through Calgary to Drumheller.
Is Three nights at Dinosaur Prov. Park too much with 7 year olds? (Heat? is there swimming?)
We are driving from Lake Louise or Banff the day we go to Drumheller. Plan to spend a night in Drumheller, then a day at the museum, another night in Drumheller then drive in the morning to Dinosaur Prov. Park. Probably spending 3 nights in the park to be able to do some tours before heading to Calgary for a night and then home. Does that iteneray seem reasonable, or should a shave a few days off Drumheller/Dinosaur Park and add some time to Calgary or maybe somewhere else along the Banff/Drumheller Calgary area?
Thanks for your help!