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Vancouver to Banff & Jasper & Kelowna in 6 Days in late May!

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Planning a short trip to Banff & Jasper and have read through the various postings. As we will be arriving from overseas next Friday, and having to deal with jetlag, we plan to head out to Banff the day after Victoria Day. We'll stop at Revelstoke, before heading to Banff, Lake Louise & most lkely Jasper.

1 night Leave Vancouver and overnight in Revelstoke
2 nights Banff/Lake Louise
2 nights Jasper
1 night Kelowna

We got a room for 2 nights in Lake Louise, but I'm now wondering whether we were better off being based in the town of Banff itself, or to get a condo in Canmore. Or maybe even stay a night in Banff town, and the next night in Lake Louise before we head to Jasper. Altho packing & unpacking is such a pain, and I did not want to be backtracking. We are trying to cover at least the essentials of what to see/visit in Banff because I am not sure when we will get around to do this again. I sure hope it warms up so that the roads to the Lake Louise is open, and the lake thawed by then. If not, where else can we go to view turquoise colored lake : )?

We heard that the drive up the parkway to Jasper is beautiful and that was why we decided to extend our trip to Jasper, before we head back to Vancouver. I have not firmed up my reservations at Jasper -- your suggestions are welcome! Saw that there was a suggestion for us to stay at Becker's Chalet, Patricia Lake Bungalows & Pine Bungalows, so these are great ideas. We are a party of 5 so we've been trying to get suites or large rooms so as not to need 2 rooms. Anywhere else that we should consider? Have not finalized our stay in Jasper because the cancellation policies in Jasper for the chalets & bungalows are much stricter than your typical hotel. Are we making the right decision to head to Jasper given our limited time?

We are avid photographers but not great hikers, so we can only do easy hikes along the way. Also, on the way back to Vancouver, we stop in Kelowna and visit one or two winery - any one that we should not miss? Any difference with staying at West Kelowna or Kelowna -- or are they not too far from each other anyway. All we want is a good night's sleep with all the driving that we will be doing!

Your suggestions on possible itineraries hotels & would be most helpful! Thanks and looking forward to getting your travel tips!


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