Wow, thanks everybody!!!
96Brigadier, I would greatly appreciate your advice on the best landscape spots. We are re-thinking Waterton, and will probably just stick to Banff and Jasper. I will definitely get the books you suggested. I have a few reserved from the library as well. If you would prefer to send me a direct message so we don't go off topic, feel free. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks Trevor! Already ordered and on it's way.
Harvard, Thanks for the advice. I've had no troubles to date. I always pay photographer fees if I have to, and avoid those places where the fees are unreasonable. It's the first visit to Canada with 6 months to research the regulations. I appreciate the heads up!
We were wishing for an RV in Alaska because we were driving to Seward, Homer, Denali, Whittier etc, and each night having to drive all the way back to Anchorage to sleep. The first day we saw the RVs, we realized we could just go from place to place and not need to go 'back' anywhere. In Banff, we were thinking the same thing. I am a professional photographer, so I get up before dawn and stay out after sunset to get the best animal shots. Having our bed on location would just make it easier. Having never been there, I just don't know about the limitations. Alaska had so many pull-outs, and the rv's just stopped and slept anywhere. We are planning to go north to Jasper and south to Waterton. We have 9 days total. Thanks for your input!
After visiting Alaska last year and wishing we had rented an RV, we didn't want to make the same potential mistake in Banff. So a few questions... Does anyone have experience renting there? Can you just pull over and sleep like Alaska, or must you find an official campsite? Do the national parks have showers available? Any preference on company? I wish we could drive our own up from Missouri, but we just don't have enough days, so we are going to fly then rent one their if it will work. Thanks for any tips you care to provide!