16 days in Canada Itinerary

16 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Quesnel
Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Kelowna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Grand Forks
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Nelson
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
4
Ainsworth Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Creston
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Cranbrook
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Calgary
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Drumheller
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
9
Fairmont Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Banff National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Jasper National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
End: Quesnel

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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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kelowna holiday planning website.

Quesnel to Kelowna is an approximately 6.5- hour car ride. You can also fly. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Kelowna

Outdoors Tours Parks

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night
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. To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks online visit planner.

Getting from Kelowna to Grand Forks by car takes about 3 hours. In May in Grand Forks, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Nelson.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks Outdoors Museums

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. On the 12th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Baker Street.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nelson route builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Forks to Nelson takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ainsworth Hot Springs.

Things to do in Nelson

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Baker Street ©
Baker Street

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night
Ainsworth Hot Springs

Ainsworth Hot Springs
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ainsworth Hot Springs road trip tool.

Getting from Nelson to Ainsworth Hot Springs by car takes about an hour. In May in Ainsworth Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to Creston.

Things to do in Ainsworth Hot Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

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night
Creston

Creston ©
Creston is a town of 5,306 people in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Creston Valley Farmers' Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Creston attractions planner.

Getting from Ainsworth Hot Springs to Creston by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Creston are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to Cranbrook.

Things to do in Creston

Wildlife Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre ©
Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre
Creston Valley Farmers' Market ©
Creston Valley Farmers' Market

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hours
Cranbrook

Cranbrook
Cranbrook is a city in southeast British Columbia, Canada, located on the west side of the Kootenay River at its confluence with the St. To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cranbrook trip planner.

Drive from Creston to Cranbrook in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Creston in May, Cranbrook is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Cranbrook

Outdoors Parks Golf

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nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Do your shopping at CrossIron Mills and Stephen Avenue Walk. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Calgary Pathway System and Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Calgary trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cranbrook to Calgary by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Cranbrook in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Calgary, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Drumheller.

Things to do in Calgary

Shopping Parks Trails

Side Trip

CrossIron Mills
Highlights from your plan
CrossIron Mills ©
CrossIron Mills
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre ©
Calgary Pathway System ©
Calgary Pathway System

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night
Drumheller

Drumheller
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Drumheller travel planner.

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. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Fairmont Hot Springs.

Things to do in Drumheller

Parks Outdoors Museums

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nights
Fairmont Hot Springs

Fairmont Hot Springs ©
Let the collections at Windermere Valley Museum and Effusion Art Gallery + Glass Studio capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at The Artym Gallery and River Gems Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fairmont Hot Springs: Lussier Hotsprings (in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park) and Source of the Columbia Trail (in Canal Flats).

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Fairmont Hot Springs tour planner.

Traveling by car from Drumheller to Fairmont Hot Springs takes 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Fairmont Hot Springs are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Fairmont Hot Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Invermere, Canal Flats, Lussier Hotsprings, Ozzie's Amusements
Highlights from your plan
Hoodoo Trail ©
Hoodoo Trail
Lussier Hotsprings ©
Lussier Hotsprings
Windermere Valley Museum ©
Windermere Valley Museum

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night
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), hike along Helen Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Bow Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Crowfoot Glacier, and finally explore the activities along Herbert Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff Springs, then learn more about the world around you at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and then look for gifts at Banff Indian Trading Post.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip tool.

Drive from Fairmont Hot Springs to Banff National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Fairmont Hot Springs in May, expect Banff National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bow Lake ©
Bow Lake
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum ©
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum
Herbert Lake ©
Herbert Lake

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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.
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jasper National Park day trip planning site.

Take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Banff National Park in May, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Mountain Galleries ©
Mountain Galleries

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