My wife, 15-year-old son, and I are planning a two-week Rockies adventure for mid-July. We're scrambling at the last minute to make these plans, due to another trip falling through...so I am hoping to get some advice on my proposed itinerary.
As first time visitors to Canada from California, we want to "get to know" a few special places in the Rockies, as opposed to hurrying through all the highlights. Photography is a key interest. I will doing a lot of early morning sunrises and late sunsets. Moderate daily hikes and scenic drives are also important.
With that in mind, do the following 3 "base" sites provide enough interest and variety with suitable distance between them?
(1) 4 nights in a lakefront cabin at Moraine Lake Lodge (booked).
(2) 6 nights in Canmore
--i have a great deal at my Worldmark condo in Canmore, so was hoping to use it as a base for a while.
(3) 2 nights at Lake O'Hara Lodge in Yoho NP (waitlisted)
If #3 falls through, any alternate suggestions?
Thank you very much for your time and input!