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Banff/Canmore, Lake Louise (Field?) and Jasper in July

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We are an Australian family of 3 (Mom, Dad and 20 year old daughter) and will have 10 nights in this area next July. Initially I was thinking of staying 7 nights in Canmore and 3 nights in Jasper. We generally like to self cater, and travel out from a base, not moving "house" too often. We enjoy beautiful scenery (I gather there is plenty of that), some walking (maybe a couple of hours, but not serious hiking), and seeing wildlife.

This is the first leg of a 4 week holiday and an easy pace to start with would be good after the long flight from Australia (flying to Calgary via Vancouver).

I am now wondering:
(1) Would Banff be a better (more central?) location for a base than Canmore. What are the pros and cons of each?
(2) Should we perhaps have 3 bases, and stay a few days in Field? Better located for visiting Lake Louise and Surrounds?

If anyone has any self catering accommodation options, we would love your input. Currently we are looking at Patricia Lake Bungalows in Jasper and a condo in Canmore ( http://www.vrbo.com/250555#rates )

Thanks.
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