toronto- south dakota - YNP - Calgary (Drumheller, banff gondolo, columbia icefields)-- drive through rockies (lake louise-- okanagan and down to Vancouver -- seattle-- redwood forests-- SF --utah-- Nebraska and back. we have decided No theme parks this time around.l69norm wrote: ↑Gardiner to Lethbridge is about 7 hours driving time. I'm assuming that you would be spending about 2-4 hours in Yellowstone before proceeding onto Lethbridge?
Probably add an additional 3 hours for breaks and meals = 12- 13 hour day. It's doable. I believe one of the hotels in Lethbridge has a waterpark
Did you have the drive from Ottawa to Yellowstone figured out?
pcbc168 wrote: ↑We also are planning to go to YSP, Grand Canyon, Utah etc. in this July, but our routes are different, We will fly out from Buf to LAS, then rent a car for 2 weeks from LAS, drive up through Utah, Utah has so many national parks such as Zion NP, Bryce NP, Arch NP etc. then go through Salt Lake City, then to YSP, then back down to Grand Canyon North Rim. We already booked our 2 nights in YSP last year because our dates are so specific and must plan accordingly, we will stay at Canyon Lodge, East entrance, cost around $90 for the room for 4, 2 double beds with private bathroom. Here is the website that you can book YSP accomodations:
https://ynpres.xanterra.com/cgi-bin/lan ... 1;0;010;?/
Most of July dates are already sold out. Good luck.
thanks. All sold out. we will stay a couple of nights at West yellowstone. This will be our last joint driving trip and possibly next yr will do what you had planned flying down to las vegas. Are you also planning to stop at Hoover dam. My neighbour told me to visit the south rim instead of the north ( the Glass platform is in the north rim and you enter a Native reservation IIRC. )