8 days in Banff National Park & Kelowna Itinerary

8 days in Banff National Park & Kelowna Itinerary

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Banff National Park
— 2 nights
2
Kelowna
— 4 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sulphur Mountain and Surprise Corner. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Bow Lake, take some stellar pictures from Fairview Lookout, take in the dramatic natural features at Crowfoot Glacier, and hike along Ink Pots Hiking Trail.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park day trip site.

Kelowna to Banff National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelowna to Banff National Park is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Banff National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Two Jack Lake ©
Two Jack Lake
Bow Lake ©
Bow Lake
Surprise Corner ©
Surprise Corner

4
nights
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 Horseback Riding Tours, Tonics Pub & Grill and Doc Willoughby's Downtown Pub. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Mission Creek Regional Park. And it doesn't end there: walk around Bear Creek Provincial Park, learn about winemaking at Tantalus Vineyards, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kelowna Farmers' and Crafters' Market, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kelowna trip tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Kelowna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Kelowna is minus 1 hour. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kelowna

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

West Kelowna
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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Zipline
Mission Creek Regional Park ©
Mission Creek Regional Park
Bear Creek Provincial Park ©
Bear Creek Provincial Park

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