18 days in Canada Itinerary

18 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Quesnel
Drive:  8 h
1
Jasper National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
2
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Canmore
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Calgary
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Drumheller
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
6
Fairmont Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Creston
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
8
Kaslo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
9
Nelson
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
10
Grand Forks
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
11
Kelowna
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
12
Vernon
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
End: Quesnel

1
night
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Miette Hot Springs as well as Angel Glacier. On the 11th (Mon), trek along Angel Glacier and then boost your wellbeing at Miette Hot Springs.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jasper National Park sightseeing planner.

Quesnel to Jasper National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Quesnel to Jasper National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Quesnel in May, Jasper National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. You will leave for Banff National Park on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Spas Parks Outdoors
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Miette Hot Springs ©
Miette Hot Springs
Angel Glacier ©
Angel Glacier

2
nights
Banff National Park

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paint Pots, Melissas Missteak, Peyto Lake, and other attractions you added. On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake, make a trip to Paint Pots, trek along with Sunshine Meadows, thenview the masterpieces at Samson Native Gallery, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Crowfoot Glacier, and finally explore the activities along Bow Lake. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Banff Indian Trading Post, get a new perspective on nature at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, thentrek along Ink Pots Hiking Trail, and finally head outdoors with Via Ferrata.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canmore.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Paint Pots
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Bow Lake ©
Bow Lake
Sentinel Pass ©
Sentinel Pass
Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes

2
nights
Canmore

Canmore ©
Bordered by the spectacular peaks of the Alberta Rockies, within a stone's throw of Banff National Park, the town of Canmore serves as an excellent base for outdoor adventures.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre, Cafe Books and Fireweed Glass Studio. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stop by Cafe Books.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Canmore online trip builder.

Getting from Banff National Park to Canmore by car takes about an hour. In May in Canmore, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Canmore

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ink Pots Hiking Trail
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Fireweed Glass Studio ©
Fireweed Glass Studio
Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre ©
Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre
Cafe Books ©
Cafe Books

4
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lougheed House, Pandora's Boox & Tea, Crossroads Market, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as CrossIron Mills and Stephen Avenue Walk. Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Calgary Pathway System.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Calgary holiday maker website.

Drive from Canmore to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Calgary can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Drumheller.

Things to do in Calgary

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pandora's Boox & Tea, CrossIron Mills
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CrossIron Mills ©
CrossIron Mills
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre ©

1
night
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Tyrrell Museum, World Famous Gopher Hole Museum and Jurassic Store Fossil World. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at World Famous Gopher Hole Museum, see a world frozen in time at Rowley--Ghost Town, and then examine the collection at Royal Tyrrell Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Drumheller route tool.

Getting from Calgary to Drumheller by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in May: highs in Drumheller hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for Fairmont Hot Springs.

Things to do in Drumheller

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Rowley--Ghost Town, World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum ©
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Jurassic Store Fossil World ©
Jurassic Store Fossil World

4
nights
Fairmont Hot Springs

Fairmont Hot Springs ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hoodoo Trail and Windermere Valley Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Artym Gallery and Effusion Art Gallery + Glass Studio. Change things up with a short trip to Source of the Columbia Trail in Canal Flats (about 30 minutes away).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fairmont Hot Springs vacation planner.

Drive from Drumheller to Fairmont Hot Springs in 4.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Creston.

Things to do in Fairmont Hot Springs

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Invermere, Source of the Columbia Trail, The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation ©
The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation
Hoodoo Trail ©
Hoodoo Trail
Windermere Valley Museum ©
Windermere Valley Museum

1
day
Creston

Creston ©
Creston is a town of 5,306 people in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, Canada. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kunze Art Gallery, Gold N Treasures and Glass Bottle House. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stop by Gold N Treasures, take in the exciting artwork at Kunze Art Gallery, hunt for treasures at Creston Valley Farmers' Market, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre, and finally admire the striking features of Glass Bottle House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Creston itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fairmont Hot Springs to Creston in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Fairmont Hot Springs in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Creston, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kaslo.

Things to do in Creston

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Glass Bottle House
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Creston Valley Farmers' Market ©
Creston Valley Farmers' Market
Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre ©
Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre
Kunze Art Gallery ©
Kunze Art Gallery

1
night
Kaslo

Kaslo ©
Kaslo is a village in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada, located on the west shore of Kootenay Lake. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort as well as The SS Moyie National Historic Site. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kaslo trip planner.

Drive from Creston to Kaslo in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Creston to Kaslo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Kaslo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nelson.

Things to do in Kaslo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort ©
Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort
The SS Moyie National Historic Site ©
The SS Moyie National Historic Site

few
hours
Nelson

Nelson ©
Nelson is a city located in the Selkirk Mountains on the extreme West Arm of Kootenay Lake in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Your list of things to see and do now includes Castlegar Sculpturewalk, Trail Museum & Archives, Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre, Visitor Centre, and other attractions. On the 26th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre, Visitor Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Baker Street, examine the collection at Doukhobor Discovery Centre, thenexamine the collection at CPR Station Museum, thenexamine the collection at Trail Museum & Archives, and finally make a trip to Castlegar Sculpturewalk.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nelson trip tool.

Drive from Kaslo to Nelson in 1.5 hours. May in Nelson sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Nelson

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castlegar, Trail Museum & Archives, Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre, Visitor Centre
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Doukhobor Discovery Centre ©
Doukhobor Discovery Centre
Baker Street ©
Baker Street
CPR Station Museum ©
CPR Station Museum

few
hours
Grand Forks

Grand Forks ©
Grand Forks, population 4,049, is a city in the Boundary Country of the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. Christina Lake Provincial Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll around Christina Lake Provincial Park and then browse for treasures at A Lick of Paint.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Forks day trip website.

Getting from Nelson to Grand Forks by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks Shopping
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Christina Lake Provincial Park ©
Christina Lake Provincial Park
A Lick of Paint ©
A Lick of Paint

1
night
Kelowna

Kelowna ©
At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Orchard Park Shopping Centre as well as Carmelis Alpine Goat Cheese Artisan. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for gifts at Carmelis Alpine Goat Cheese Artisan and then browse the different shops at Orchard Park Shopping Centre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kelowna day trip website.

Traveling by car from Grand Forks to Kelowna takes 3 hours. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vernon.

Things to do in Kelowna

Shopping
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Carmelis Alpine Goat Cheese Artisan ©
Carmelis Alpine Goat Cheese Artisan
Orchard Park Shopping Centre ©
Orchard Park Shopping Centre

1
night
Vernon

Vernon ©
Vernon is a city in the Okanagan region of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Your list of things to see and do now includes Planet Bee Honey Farm & Meadery, Teassential, Okanagan Science Centre, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get curious at Okanagan Science Centre.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vernon trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kelowna to Vernon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vernon

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Okanagan Science Centre ©
Okanagan Science Centre
Teassential ©
Teassential
Olive Us Oil and Vinegar Tasting Room ©
Olive Us Oil and Vinegar Tasting Room

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