As we only have a week to do this journey, we're considering missing out Jasper, which would cut around 12 hours travelling time. Any thoughts on whether Jasper is worth the extra travelling time? I understand the bus has to go around the Rockies rather than through them to get from Jasper to Banff. If we do decide to go to Jasper, is this journey scenic enough to be worth doing it during the day, or would we be better spending the day in Jasper and travelling overnight?
Also, does anyone know how easy it is to get cheap accommodation in the Rockies if you haven't booked?
Any advice is much appreciated!