I am staying 2 nts in Canmore Sept 21 since Banff is apparently booked for a big bike race that wknd. As such I'm considering spending Saturday hiking in Kananaskis Country (instead of Banff NP) since I'll have 3 days in Banff after my Canmore stay (but my friend will only have 1 day in Banff NP).
My questions are:
1 - Is K Country worth taking a day away from BNP? A couple travel books make it sound like the locals' well-kept secret but I've found very little here on TA (so maybe indeed a well-kept secret?)
2 - Any suggestions for a fabulous 8-12 mile summit hike (we like lake hikes too but seems we'll get our lake fix in BNP)
Thanks in advance for any advice and suggestions!!