Read lots of posts on this forum and would really appreciate someone’s expert view on our proposed itinerary. My partner and I enjoy easy to moderate walks, max 3-4 hours, would love to see some wild life (wouldn't everyone!!), and quite enjoy early starts (5-6am). We are planning to fly into Calgary 14th June and out of Vancouver on 1st July. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also I have read it is the rainy season in June, is it likely to rain heavily every day, or more like occasional heavy rain and some showers?
Well here goes - please let me know if I'm trying to fit too much in.
Day 1: Land Calgary midday. Drive to Waterton or as close as possible to Waterton dependant upon time. - Is this approx 3 hours drive?
Day 2: Waterton national park. Red rock parkway, Cruise on upper Waterton lake, Walk at Cameron lake.
Day 3: Early morning, drive red rock parkway. Drive to many glacier. Afternoon many glacier.
Day 4: Glacier national park, Drive going to sun road’ if open, if not explore east side of glacier national park.
Day 5: Drive to Kananaskis, through Peter Loughead, stop in Kananaskis.
Day 6: Drive to Banff, Banff gondola, Hoodoos, Banff town site.
Day 7: Banff, Cruise on lake minniwanka, drive bow valley parkway, walk Johnston canyon.
Day 8: Drive circular route, kootenay, yoho back to bow valley. Stop at Johnston canyon lodge. Will we be able to access after 6pm and before 9am or is highway 1A completely shut during these times?
Day 9: Spend day at lake louise, and Moraine lake. Walks and gondola. Saty at lake louise area.
Day 10: Set off to drive icefields parkway, stopping at peyto lake and other sights along the way. Stop over night at Saskatchen river crossing.
Day 11: Drive Saskatchen river crossing to Jasper, stopping at sights along the way. Explore Jasper on evening.
Day 12: Jasper national park. Moose lake, Maligne canyon, maligne lake, drive miette road. Stop in Jasper.
Day 13: Drive to mount robson, via yellowhead highway and onto wells gray provincial park. Stop at Clearwater.
Day 14: Morning at Wells gray, long drive to Whistler.
Day 15: Spend day at whistler, ride gondola, possible quad bike or hummer tour. Stay at Whistler.
Day 16: Morning at whistler, drive to Vancouver, evening at Vancouver:
Day 17: Day at Vancouver, Stanley park etc.
Day 18: Possible early morning whale watching, Catch 23.00 flight home.