At last, we have all campgrounds in the Canadian Rockies reserved! I posted about our 2017 travel plan previously. We had to modify the plan a bit due to the lack of availability in Jasper National Park campground during the time in my original plan. So far, our travel schedule this year is shaping up with some fixed schedules in the summer (for the Rockies) and end of year (for the overseas trip) and some flexibility in between.
We’ll be in Oregon in April for solar system installation, Stimpy services, visiting with friends. May is still up in the air. Our first campground reservation in Canada is in June. Here are where we will be in the Rockies.
|Timeframe||Campgrounds||Places to Visit|
|Early June (2 wk)||Bow RiversEdge, Cochrane, AB||Calgary, Kananaskis Country|
|Mid June (10 d)||Whistlers, Jasper NP||Jasper NP|
|Late June – Early July (2 wk)||Tunnel Mountain, Banff NP||Banff NP, Yoho NP|
|Mid July (1 wk)||Redstreak, Kootenay NP||Kootenay NP, perhaps area around Bugaboo Provincial Park|
|Late July (2 wk)||Lamplighter, Revelstoke, BC||Mount Revelstoke NP, Glacier NP in BC|
Note: Read about our experience in Parks Canada campground reservation if you think about getting a spot in the Canadian national park campgrounds.
And on the map…
I’d love to spend more time in the Rockies into late summer. However, we’re planning some time in the Vancouver, BC area after the Rockies, around early August. We also want to make our way down to Oregon by mid August for the solar eclipse, which will occur on August 21st this year.
I’ve been reading about places to see and things to do in the Rockies. We would like to hike as much as we could handle. Many of fellow bloggers have shared their experience and I’m definitely taking notes. I’ll post about what on my list of things to do in each national park when we get closer.
Have you visited the Canadian Rockies? What was your experience?