15 days in Kelowna, Banff National Park & Drumheller Itinerary

15 days in Kelowna, Banff National Park & Drumheller Itinerary

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Kelowna
— 2 nights
Fly to Calgary, Shuttle to Banff National Park
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Calgary, AB - Westbrook Mall, Drive to Drumheller
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Drumheller
— 9 nights

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Kelowna

— 2 nights

Orchard City

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then learn about winemaking at Tantalus Vineyards, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, cast your line with Rodney's Reel Outdoors, then do a tasting at Off The Grid Organic Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Kalala Organic Estate Winery.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kelowna online journey maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kelowna. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Banff National Park

— 3 nights
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 inner history buff will appreciate Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canada House Art Gallery and Samson Native Gallery. Explore Banff National Park's surroundings by going to Natural Bridge (in Yoho National Park) and Kicking Horse River (in Field). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Willock & Sax Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park journey site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kelowna to Banff National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kelowna to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. May in Banff National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Drumheller.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Drumheller

— 9 nights

Dinosaur Capital of the World

Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Step off the beaten path and head to Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site and East Coulee School Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Tyrrell Museum and Fossil World Discovery Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Drumheller: Wyndham - Carseland Provincial Park (in Mossleigh), Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park (in Cluny) and Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park (in Elnora). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Horsethief Canyon, see a world frozen in time at Rowley--Ghost Town, take an in-depth tour of Anthony Henday Museum, and see the interesting displays at Valley Doll Museum & Gifts.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Drumheller itinerary planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Drumheller by combination of bus and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Drumheller: highs are around 22°C and lows about 5°C.

Things to do in Drumheller

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips