I plan 11 days in total (including travel days) to the Canadian rockies in August with my 15 yr old son and need help with itinerary. We are not shopping but love the outdoors, kayaking, easy to moderate hikes, biking and rafting. Is the best thing to fly in and out of Calgary (from NYC) and rent car there. Do we need to stay overnight in Calgary or can I drive to Banff directly when we fly in? We are on a tight budget and are staying in HI Hostels which I tentatively booked. Here are the things we want to do, but not sure how much time to appropriate and if it can all be done and especially in what order: 1 Garden Path trail and Twin Cairns Meadow HIKE in Banff 2, Banff Gondola/ Banff Hotsprings 3, White water rafting either kicking Horse or Kananaskis RIver (which one more thrilling?)4 Boat Trip across Lake Minnewaka (do you recommend).5.RADIUM HOTSPRINGS 6 Athabasca Glacier... Lake Louise, tea at Lake Agnes, Columbia Icefields Parkway (read this takes most of the day-where should we make our base for this?) Lunch at Num Ji Ja Lodge, 7 Jasper: Skyline trail hike, Cruise on Maligne lake to spirit Island, day hike in Path of the Meadows, or ride on Jasper Tramway-Mary Schaffer Loop, 8. Yo hoake Ohara, Emerald Lake, (go canoeing). ,Miette Hot springs, Please help me put this together including how many days at the same base for lodging. Ex, when leaving Banff for Lake Louise should I spend the night in LL or go back to Banff? THANKS . It make be possible to add on another day.
HELP with itinerary for mother and son 11 days in Banff-Jasper in Aug
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