We are staying in Banff for 3 days with a car. We plan to visit Lake Louise and experience the highway drive. Is it worth another long day driving to Colombia Icefield, bearing in mind we are going to visit Mendenhall glacier in Alaska following week? Is one glacier much like another?
We will be staying in Canmore. Some people have mentioned it taking about 7 hrs to enjoy Icefield Parkway....is that to Jasper and back? I am sure we will want to stop and see as much as possible along the way. BUT I additionally, would like some input regarding doing the boat tour on Maligne Lake. Is it possible to do it in one day and drive back to Canmore? Would we need to consider doing the Parkway 2 of our days...one maybe going to lake? Is this just asking for too much? If we do the Tour Pkg deal...should we just settle for the Banff Lake tour instead? Any suggestions would be appreciated.