I will driving to the Rockies in September and am trying to decided whether to drive Kamloops to Jasper and then down to LL and Banff or across from Kamloops to LL and up to Jasper (and then back down again, since fly out of Calgary). We will be staying two nights each in LL, Banff and Jasper.
Could you compare the scenery and drive of the two routes (Kamloops--Jasper vs Kamloops--LL)? We'll do the Jasper--Banff or LL route in either route, so won't miss it. I know the Northern route is longer, but it would eliminate the repeating of Jasper rt to LL. If the route is as interesting, we would prefer that, but don't want to miss exceptional scenery, etc. between Kamloops and LL. We could also backtrack some while at LL to pick up some of it (like Yolo). Are Revelstoke and the other small towns worth choosing that route vs the Northern one?