Next summer flying into Calgary from Florida. We like to do 1/2 day hikes, sightsee, find wildlife, scenic drives, but also variety (in other words not just 2 weeks hiking every day). Here is what I preliminary have come up with, but need help. I see places like Morraine and Peyto lake are less crowded, Yoho Park same, but also must do Icefield drive, etc.
Fly into Calgary-day 1. Day 2 drive to Edmonton for sight seeing (unlikely will ever be there again).
Day 3, 4, 5, drive to Jasper and stay.
Day 6, spend time on Icefield southern part (assume one day on Northern part above) and then Day 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 stay in Banff
Day 11 drive through Yoho and stay in Golden 2 night.
Day 13 drive back to Calgary.
Day 14 fly home.
Also, some consideration has to be made about expense. Would love to stay in Lake Louise but everything is $200 plus that I find here. Found a reaonsable place in Banff under $150/night.