In Response to Re: Canada / Montana trip:[QUOTE]
Well you have been incredibly helpful! Here's what I came up with as a sample itinerary; It can be tinkered with if we need to. The thing I'm considering right now is how many different times on this trip we'll need to pack and re-pack our stuff to stay in new places, especially with our daughter. The fewer times the better, but that's something to figure out after the basic plan is figured out. Any recommendations on lodging? Normally I just rent a place on HomeAway or VRBO so I can BBQ at night and make breakfasts in the mornings... Also, we only need the 3 days you mentioned in Glacier to see the main highlights?? I really hope you don't mind all of my questions but you've been great!
DAY 1: Travel day - Fly into Kalispell - Stay in Whitefish or Kalispell
DAY 2: Day in Whitefish - Get some food and supplies - Check out the town
DAY 3: Glacier NP
DAY 4: Glacier NP
DAY 5: Glacier NP
DAY 6: Drive to/Stay around Waterton Lake NP (About 70 miles, 1.5 hours)
DAY 7: Drive to/Stay in Jasper (423 miles, 8 hours)
DAY 8: Jasper
DAY 9: Jasper
DAY 10: Drive to/Stay around Banff/Canmore (194 miles, 4 hours)
DAY 11: Banff/Canmore
DAY 12: Banff/Canmore
DAY 13: Banff/Canmore
DAY 14: Drive back to Kalispell (311 miles, 6 hours)
DAY 15: Fly home
Posted by Ssophier[/QUOTE]
I think the above itinerary will work pretty well for you. Instead of staying in Kalispell or Whitefish, consider staying in West Glacier nights 1,2,3. Night 4 consider the lodge at St. Mary's or if open, the Many Glacier Lodge is charming. Waterton has limited accomodation. Consider overnight at Fort MacLeod if you can't find anything here.
You can settle in at Jasper for several nights, and in Canmore (which I recommend over staying in Banff, but see where you get the best deal.
Now you just need to fill in details and you'll have a wonderful time! Good luck with everything.
By the way, my blog has a bunch of posts and lots of photosincluding a decent one of Glacier N.P. and highlights of some of the hikes around Banff N.P. Give it a look as you do your research. www.drfumblefinger.com