Myself and my husband will be doing a two week driving holiday around the Rockies/BC from 6th July. We very much want to try and see some bears whilst we are on our trip, and I was wondering where our best bet would be? We have three nights in Banff, 2 in Jasper and 3 in tofino which I assume will be the best locations, but not sure which of those and if booking a specific tour is best or whether we can hope to see some whilst driving the icefields p/way or walking around the national parks? We don't want to waste money on a tour if we don't need one as we'll be paying to go on a whale watching tour, an ice walk and also a hot springs tour at some point.
Any advice would be much appreciated!