My husband and I (mid 50's) are at the beginning stages of planning a September 2014 trip to the Canadian Rockies. We can stay up to 10 days, and our dates are flexible. Our focus will be on hiking (easy ones for me; he'll go on more strenuous trails in the mornings without me), wildlife and maybe some fishing. We would love to see the trees beginning to change, too. We are from the American southeast, so we don't know how to drive in snow.
I've read everything I can find on TA, but still wonder what week(s) in September might be ideal for our interests. I know rates will likely drop later, and weather is unpredictable, but seeing wildlife, avoiding crowds (which is why we're not considering July/August) and avoiding snow are out highest priorities. Any advice on timing -- and anything else for our age/interests? Thanks!