Hello everyone, and thank you all for your patient advice over the last few weeks! I *think* I have nailed my itinerary, but would really appreciate any comments on my proposed itinerary. Hope you don't mind, but I am listing the whole itinerary.
Any advice welcome, especially accommodation as I would like to book as early as possible (and check that task off my list!). I tried to ensure that we're staying 2 nights in each place at a minimum, since we have young kids. I read all the comments for respective properties, but still not sure about the Field and Jasper accommodations. (Fireweed vs Cathedral Mountain Lodge, Patricia Lake vs Alpine village, if we don't get the tented camps in Whistlers, our first choice)
thanking you in advance
Day 1: Arrive Toronto
Day 2-5: Tofino
Day 6: Courtenay Museum then catch plane Comox to Calgary. Overnight Calgary. (Airport hotel?)
Day 7: Drumheller, Royal Tyrell Museum. Overnight Brooks (Ramada or Super8), or at the Dinosaur Provincial Park if we can book one of their fixed tents (2 nights)
Day 8: Dinosaur Provincial Park. Overnight Brooks or Dinosaur Provincial Park
Day 9: Heading west, Blackfoot Crossing then to Kananaskis. Overnight Sundance Lodge (2 nights)
Day 10: Some activity in Bow Valley Park or nearby. Chill out. Overnight Sundance Lodge
Day 12: Yoho Park/ Moraine Lake
Day 13: Big drive: Icefields Parkway, Columbia Ice fields to Jasper. Accomodation (if we can’t get the Fixed Tents at Whistlers) are a tossup between Patricia Lake and Alpine Village. (2 nights)
Day 14: Jasper/Maligne Lake? Jasper Tramway?
Day 15: Jasper in the morning, then catch VIA RAIL in the evening. Overnight to Vancouver
Day 16-18: Vancouver, flying out morning of Day 18