We are renting an RV (about 28ft) from Calgary for 30 days from 1 June 2017. We want to head West for the first part of the trip to allow the weather to warm up and be in Jasper/Banff area for the last 10-14 days of the trip. We have 3200Km allowance. We are from Australia, we love scenery and hiking- don't like big towns, crowds or eating out- basically we do our own thing, that's why the RV.
I am designing the route to minimise overlap or backtracking. The return journey from Vancouver to Calgary is planned to be Squamish- Whistler- Kamloops- Mt Roberts- Jasper- IP- Lake Louise- Banff, so I want to avoid Kamloops on the way to Vancouver.
So far my route has us going- Canmore (stopping 1 night)- through Kootenay to Radium Hot Springs (stopping 1 night)- onto Revelstoke (stopping 1 night). Now I need advice..
Plans are presently - from Revelstoke via Hwy1 to Sicamous then take Hwy 97A to Kelowna and then 97 until Keremeus. Highway 3 to Princeton then onto Hope. From Hope Hwy 7 then 7a to the Capillano RV Park in Vancouver (only one I can see close to Vancouver)
My question- is that a scenic route that justifies the extra Kms?
Or is it just as good to go to Aspen Grove then Princeton from Kelowna.
Or do I skip Princeton and go Kelowna- Merritt- Hope- Vancouver
I was planning on making it a 2 day trip so stopping overnight, possibly Princeton?
Any suggestions on best route or what not to miss would be greatly appreciated.