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A Road trip through the Canadian Rockes

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For the first time in almost ten years, we’re planning a road trip….in North America! Europe and Asia are great, of course, but we know there are really interesting sights and experiences in our own backyard.

Planning is still in the preliminary stages. Our general itinerary is to drive a loop, starting in Seattle. After (potentially) pausing in Vancouver, BC, we’d be off to Kamloops (emphasizing scenery over speed), then to Jasper, AB. Thence south to Banff and Lake Louise, then – by way of Calgary and Lethbridge – back into the US to brush against Glacier Park, and other sights in western Montana. Finally, via the Washington state Palouse and perhaps Lake Roosevelt, back to Seattle. Details of length of stops are still TBD, but the overall plan is to complete the loop in 10-15 days.

So my main question for those of you who have visited the Canadian Rockies: would timing this trip for mid- to late-September be a good idea?

We’re eager to avoid the worst of the tourist crush, and perhaps take advantage of off-season lodging rates. But if typical weather conditions at that time of year would mean we couldn’t enjoy much of what we hope to see, we’ll adjust the timing to a bit earlier.

We’re not campers or hikers, so we’re not concerned about being drowned or frozen in a tent. We’re mostly hoping that skies will be reasonably clear, so that we can enjoy the scope of the landscape we’re passing through, without a huge hassle from crowds.

Does anyone have any caveats or pointers to offer?

Many thanks in advance.

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