I am planning a trip to Banff and/or Jasper in mid-late July. I am unfamiliar with the area and in early stages of planning.
My question is, what are the crowds like in the towns/parks at that time of year? Having worked in Yellowstone and visited Yosemite on July 4th (insane traffic!, overflowing campsites!), I was just curious about the scale of visitors, tours, etc.
Is traffic in issue moving around/between the parks? Is it necessary to hit popular trails early in the morning to avoid crowds?