i've already posted this under Canada but got no replies :( so i thought i'd be a bit more specific this time round.....we're getting married in the Rockies in July 08 and are then planning on spending the rest of our trip RV-ing through the Rockies and then over to Vancouver.
We've already booked our flights and the wedding but apart from that we're flexible;
29.06 - arrive in Calgary - overnight in hotel (any suggestions, nothing fancy but relatively central so we can explore a bit of the city)
30.06 - pick up RV, best deal so far looks like canadream. where to next for the night?
01.07 - booked in at Bear & Bison in Canmore for 2 nights, with the wedding on 2nd somewhere spectacular, its just the two of us (plus the necessary commissioner etc) so if you know of any truly wondeful places up to an hour from Canmore please let me know.
03.07 - start the real RV tour
16.07 - return flight from Vancouver - is it best to drop the rv off a day or so before?
in terms of what we'd like to see - we want to enjoy the natural beauty of the area but don't want to spend all our time hiking. we had a 5 week trip to NZ 4 years ago and loved every minute as we were able to do different activites in so many of the places, the scenery was also beautiful but varied.
do you think its worth stretching the itineray to go over to Vancouver Island aswell? We would definitely like to see some of the BC coast not just the mainland but don't want to spend too much time behind the wheel.
our interests - short hikes (not hardened walkers but we could cope with a four hour trek)
kayaking/canoing - again not something we do every day but we could manage half day tours etc.
adrenaline sports - anywhere amazing to do a tandem skydive / bungee / zip wire (just me not my boyfriend - someone has to take the pictures apparently!)
we also like a but of culture and history (but not vineyards)
any advice would be most gratefully received
p.s. i have a wealth of knowledge and tips for anyone considering a trip to NZ