Book early, with limited camping available, the campgrounds fill up quickly: online Parks Canada booking
Dried apricots are heavy
Beer is heavy, stream chilled cold beer is refreshing
Excellent long distance hike for newbie backpackers, only one day with a much in the way of elevation
Carry a tarp in the Rockies, makes dinner a positive experience, even if it is raining
Umbrellas are great in the rain, if its only drizzling, easier to regulate temperature since not wearing a waterproof jacket.
Carry rope for a bear hang. There is supposed to be enough bear hangs for the campsites, but once there was no bear hang available for us
Do a test with the SPOT, to make sure everyone is going to receive the “We are ok” message, who wants/needs to receive it