28 days in Kootenay Rockies Itinerary

28 days in Kootenay Rockies Itinerary

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Glacier National Park of Canada
— 1 night
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Yoho National Park
— 5 nights
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Cranbrook
— 2 nights
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Fairmont Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Fernie
— 7 nights
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Invermere
— 4 nights
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Kimberley
— 2 nights
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Radium Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park of Canada

— 1 night
Glacier National Park of Canada shelters free roaming, protected wildlife, from foxes to cougars.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rogers Pass Discovery Centre, Hemlock Grove Boardwalk Trail, Loop Brook Trail, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stroll through Rock Garden Trail, admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, then hike along Loop Brook Trail, and finally stroll through Hemlock Grove Boardwalk Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Rogers Pass Discovery Centre.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park of Canada trip maker tool.

Georgetown, USA to Glacier National Park of Canada is an approximately 33.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Georgetown to Glacier National Park of Canada is minus 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Georgetown in September, with highs in Glacier National Park of Canada at 64°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park of Canada

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Yoho National Park

— 5 nights
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Velvet Antler Pottery & Gallery, Hamilton Falls, Travel Alberta Field Visitor Information Centre, and other attractions you added.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yoho National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park of Canada to Yoho National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glacier National Park of Canada in September: high temperatures in Yoho National Park hover around 56°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cranbrook.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Cranbrook

— 2 nights
Cranbrook is a city in southeast British Columbia, Canada, located on the west side of the Kootenay River at its confluence with the St. Your day by day itinerary now includes Casino of the Rockies, Landmark Cinemas Cranbrook, Cranbrook Aquatic Centre, and other attractions you added. On the 2nd (Fri), tee off at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Cranbrook History Centre, take a pleasant ride with Global Outdoor Travel - GOT Adventure, then putt your heart out at Elizabeth Lake Lodge Mini Golf, and finally stroll around Jimsmith Lake Provincial Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cranbrook tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yoho National Park to Cranbrook takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Yoho National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Cranbrook, with highs around 53°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fairmont Hot Springs.

Things to do in Cranbrook

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Fairmont Hot Springs

— 2 nights
You've added Funtasia - Fairmont Fun Park, Columbia Valley Escape Rooms, Columbia Lake Provincial Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 5th (Mon), get outside with Mineral Mountain Ziplines, indulge in some personalized pampering at Natural Springs Spa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoodoo Trail, then get outside with Coys Par 3, and finally test your team's savvy at Columbia Valley Escape Rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): play a few rounds at Mountainside Golf Course, then walk around Columbia Lake Provincial Park, and then have fun at Funtasia - Fairmont Fun Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fairmont Hot Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cranbrook to Fairmont Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in October, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fernie.

Things to do in Fairmont Hot Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Fun & Games

Fernie

— 7 nights
Fernie is a city in the Elk Valley area of the East Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, Canada, located on BC Highway 3 on the eastern approaches to the Crowsnest Pass through the Rocky Mountains. Your list of things to see and do now includes Fernie Brewing Co., Fernie Arts Station, Fernie Wilderness Day Adventures, and other attractions.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fernie tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Fairmont Hot Springs to Fernie in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In October in Fernie, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Invermere.

Things to do in Fernie

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Invermere

— 4 nights
Invermere is a community in eastern British Columbia, Canada, near the border of Alberta. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pete's Marina - Boat Rentals, Westside legacy trail, Effusion Art Gallery + Glass Studio, and other attractions you added.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Invermere tour planning site.

Drive from Fernie to Invermere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Fernie in October, expect nights in Invermere to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kimberley.

Things to do in Invermere

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Kimberley

— 2 nights
Kimberley is a city in southeast British Columbia, Canada along Highway 95A between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains. Your list of things to see and do now includes Kimberley Visitor Centre, Wallinger Day Spa, Olde Koots Vintage, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): play a few rounds at Bootleg Gap Golf, take a memorable tour with Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway, relax and float downstream with Kootenay Raft Co, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Northstar Rails 2 Trails, then trek along Marysville Falls & Eco Park, and finally catch all the local highlights with Kimberley Snowmobile Adventures. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Kimberley Nature Park, stroll through Kimberley Alpine Resort, enjoy some diversion at Spirit Rock Climbing Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Cominco Gardens, then walk around St. Mary's Alpine Provincial Park, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Olde Koots Vintage.

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Traveling by car from Invermere to Kimberley takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Invermere in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kimberley: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Radium Hot Springs.

Things to do in Kimberley

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Radium Hot Springs

— 2 nights
Radium Hot Springs, informally and commonly called Radium, is a village of approximately 800 people situated in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. You've added FAR OUT Adventure Hub, Bugaboo Provincial Park, Radium Hot Springs Visitor Centre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): boost your wellbeing at Radium Hot Springs Pools and then get the adrenaline pumping with Kootenay River Runners. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Valley Zipline Adventures, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kootenay National Park, tee off at Spur Valley Golf Resort, take some stellar pictures from Kootenay Valley Viewpoint, then get answers to all your questions at Radium Hot Springs Visitor Centre, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bugaboo Provincial Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Radium Hot Springs travel route planner.

Drive from Kimberley to Radium Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Radium Hot Springs

Outdoors · Adventure · Parks · Tours

Kootenay Rockies travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Ski Areas · Bodies of Water
Advertised as "British Columbia's Mountain Playground," pristine Kootenay Rockies impress visitors with their snowy peaks, rising out of a landscape that includes deep valleys, alpine forests, and foaming rivers. In this area of scenic natural beauty, holidays in Kootenay Rockies remain an ideal option for nature lovers of all ages. You could spend your entire vacation gazing up at the humbling peaks, oblivious to the fact that this area remains Canada's premier destination for hiking, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting. With the great outdoors so epic, it's not surprising the mountains draw adventurers from every corner of the world. Relaxing pursuits in the Kootenays include fishing, golfing, and touring tiny heritage towns and thriving artist communities.