Does anyone know what the weather is like along Trans Canada HWY 1 between Lake Louise and Revelstoke? My family will be traveling on this route sometime within the next month or two, and I was just wondering what to expect. We were planning on traveling from the Columbia Icefields (in Banff/Jasper National Park) to Kelowna, BC during the day, and making several brief stops for sightseeing at all of the "best" attractions along the way. Most of all, we'd like to tour the towns, parks, etc. as well as any other major attractions, and maybe do a little bit of really low-key hiking in the mountainous areas. My understanding is that the Columbia Icefields are really cold while Kelowna is really hot, so I was just wondering what the weather is like along the route in between. My main concern is that I've heard it is really cold in the mountains at places like Rogers Pass, while it is pretty warm in towns like Revelstoke, even though the two are not very far apart.
Since we will be with 3 small children, I just wanted to plan ahead as far as what to wear during the trip, since we will try to visit as many places as possible along the way, and it seems that the weather fluctuates quite a lot. It certainly doesn't help that my older daughter is always hot and my other daughter is always cold...and they are both VERY picky regarding temperature! There are a couple of reasons why I'd like to avoid having to change clothes several times, so I was wondering if we could just dress "in between" and wear a jacket when it gets cold, for instance. Or, are the weather changes so extreme that we have to dress in layers for the cold areas, and keep taking them off whenever it gets warm? Also, I figure sneakers will be the best shoes to wear, but I just injured my ankle pretty badly, and it really hurts when any pressure is applied to it (I can actually walk pretty OK besides this)...So in case it doesn't heal by the time we travel, do you think I could get away with wearing my open back clogs along with socks, or are sneakers a must because of the amount of walking or the terrain? Finally, can anyone give me a list of the stops they would make (best places to visit) if they were doing this trip (Columbia Icefields to Kelowna) within a day? We'll be visiting Lake Louise and Banff separately so those are taken care of. Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks so much :)