Hi! We are doing a trip with friends who are more physically active than we are. They may want to hike up to five miles. Due to hip and knee problems, my husband and I will just do one mile round trip (but can do so several times!). We'll have rental car so we could drop them off at a trail head and then come back to get them at specified times. Here are times and places we have reservations. There is so much to do and see, we cannot decide what to include and how to plan our time. Sorry that we prepaid for lodging at each place and are not real close to the beautiful Lake Louise sites.
Sat., Sept 6 - drive from hotel in Calgary to lodging in Canmore. Have that afternoon and all of next day to do things in area.
Mon., Sept 8 - drive from there to Jasper. Wonder about stops along the way (remember we will drive same route back to Banff). Have all day Tuesday and Wednesday in that area. Should we make a day trip from the Fairmont in Jasper to do Icefields excursion? Or stop there on either way there or back from Banff?
Thur., Sept 11 - drive to Banff. Again, at which spots should we stop? We have all day Friday to explore good things we missed on first part of trip.
Sat., Sept.13 - We fly back home. Boo-hoo - not long enough! Appreciate if you tell us what not to miss and how long to spend with various activities. Thanks!