I am traveling to the Banff area in mid June with three teenage girls who love to hike. We are currently planning on the Johnston Canyon Hike with ink pots and maybe the Plain of Six Glaciers if it has thawed enough by then. We have two full days in Banff (three nights) and then are heading out to Jasper to see the icefields on the way and hike there.
1.) With only two full days in Banff, what hikes should we do?
2.) Are the hot springs worth it to take time away from hiking? Any other special things we should try?
3.) What is the best 4-5 hr hike in the Jasper area?