I am a solo travel who will go on a Canadian Rockies tour, Banff/Lake Louise/Jasper, in August 2022. I'm flying to Calgary early and will have three nights before tour begins and am undecided where to spend those nights. (free nights August 18 - 21, 2022). I originally thought I'd spend the time in Calgary, but decided I'd prefer to have opportunity to hike and be in a more natural setting. I will not have a car.
It would be convenient to stay in Banff as the tour starts there. But I'm thinking Canmore might be less hectic and an easier location to adjust to elevation/time change. Though Canmore is small and doesn't have museums, walks, etc as Banff (again traveling solo & no car).
I am talking with a company about taking two guided hikes. If that works out, I'll only have 1 day to keep myself occupied. If it doesn't I'll have 3.
This is new territory for me and any words of wisdom would be most appreciated.