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Itinerary and more

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Itinerary and more

We r spending 3 nights in Canmore and 2 nights in Jasper and then 1 more in Banff before we leave the next day. So exciting. As we try to plan out the details, so many questions pop up. Hoping u can advise. We r not big hikers, because of health issues...so thinking Moraine Lake and Peyto Lake one day and Lake Louise another? Gondola at Banf or wherever the day is the nicest and explore the town. Do the Glacier on the day to Jasper...worth it to do the ride and walk on glacier or just see on our own? Skytram in Jasper? Are the boat cruises worthy? Where would u recommend? Best opportunities to see wildlife? Restroom facilities along the Parkway?

Sorry for the barrage of questions. Eventhough we have read about the sites, we have always learned the most valuable info from the forums. Thank u in advance!

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So I babbled too much in one posting. Let me simplify and hopefully will get some answers.

Which lake cruise do you favor, Minnewanka or Maligne in Jasper?

How would u divide up the easier walks/ hikes in Banff area over 3 days?

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One of the regulars on this forum is a tour guide/escort who has done both boat cruises, and he recommends the Maligne Lake one. However, weather is a factor ... if the forecast is not looking good for when you will be here in Jasper, you might want to do the other one.

I would see Moraine Lake and Lake Louise in one day, since to get to Moraine Lake, you have to drive almost all the way up to Lake Louise anyway. Go to Moraine Lake first (earlier) since parking is more limited there.

The Peyto Lake viewpoint (Bow Summit) is on the Icefields Parkway; you can visit it on your drive to Jasper. There are picnic areas along the parkway with dry toilets (and hand sanitizer); "real" washrooms (and food services, if you haven't packed a picnic lunch) are at The Crossing "Resort" and the Icefields visitor centre.

The sno-coach tour on the Athabasca Glacier comes packaged with the Skywalk; doing both requires about 2.5 to 3 hours and is pricey.

The Maligne Road is a wildlife hotspot - lots of people see bears (usually black bears), bighorn sheep and moose along the road.

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Thank u so much for your input!

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