I'll be heading to Calgary soon for a tour along the Icefields Parkway. I have a couple of questions:
1. Any suggestions for best route to exit city from Calgary airport that would put me in direction of Banff? I've tentatively selected 1A to Cochrane since it seems 1 would be busier. Is 1 or 1a better for cyclists?
2. I'm uncertain about water sources from Banff to Jasper. Seems campgrounds along the way have wells with hand pumps; is a water filter needed or is drinkable water plentiful along this route? I prefer not to buy bottled water; if bottled water is the primary source then I'll bring a pump.
3. Any recommendations of places/sites not to miss along the way?