60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

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60 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Quesnel
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Jasper National Park
— 8 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Banff National Park
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Calgary
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Golden
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
New Denver
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Kelowna
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Kamloops
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Quesnel

8
nights
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.
Head to Jasper Art Gallery and Mountain Galleriesfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Athabasca Glacier and Mount Edith Cavell. Change things up with these side-trips from Jasper National Park: Berg Lake Trail (in Mount Robson), Jackman Flats Provincial Park (in Tete Jaune Cache) and The Beaver Boardwalk (in Hinton). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls, and hike along Old Fort Point Loop Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jasper National Park day trip site .

Quesnel to Jasper National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Quesnel in May since evenings lows in Jasper National Park dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, The Beaver Boardwalk, Berg Lake Trail, Jackman Flats Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell

9
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 Sunshine Village and Natural Bridge. Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Samson Native Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Banff National Park to go to Canmore and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Via Ferrata, trek along Bow Glacier Falls, explore the activities along Lake Agnes, and take in breathtaking views at Mistaya Canyon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in May, plan for little chillier days in Banff National Park, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

9
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bomber Command Museum of Canada and Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gasoline Alley Museum and Royal Tyrrell Museum. Explore Calgary's surroundings by going to Drumheller (Orkney Viewpoint, Horseshoe Canyon, & more), Kerry Wood Nature Centre (in Red Deer) and Rosebud & District Centennial Museum (in Rosebud). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at CrossIron Mills, brush up on your military savvy at The Military Museums, browse the fresh offerings at Calgary Farmers' Market, and take a stroll through Stephen Avenue Walk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Calgary tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Calgary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Banff National Park in May since evenings lows in Calgary dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Golden.

Things to do in Calgary

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drumheller, Rosebud & District Centennial Museum, Bomber Command Museum of Canada, Kerry Wood Nature Centre, CrossIron Mills
Highlights from your plan
Bomber Command Museum of Canada ©
Bomber Command Museum of Canada
Kerry Wood Nature Centre ©
Kerry Wood Nature Centre
The Military Museums ©
The Military Museums

8
nights
Golden

Golden ©
Shining from its nook in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the town of Golden lives up to its name, with memorable scenery at every turn.
You'll explore and learn at Revelstoke Railway Museum and The Artym Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Pynelogs Cultural Ctr or Effusion Art Gallery + Glass Studio. Get out of town with these interesting Golden side-trips: Invermere (Copper Point Golf Club & Eagle Ranch Golf Course), Kootenay National Park (in Radium Hot Springs) and Revelstoke (Mount Revelstoke National Park, Glacier National Park, & more). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, hike along Wapta Falls, push the limits with an extreme tour, and stroll through Rotary Trails.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Golden trip planner .

Drive from Calgary to Golden in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Golden sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Denver.

Things to do in Golden

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Invermere, Revelstoke, Yoho National Park, Kootenay National Park, Greywolf Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Mount Revelstoke National Park ©
Mount Revelstoke National Park
Glacier National Park ©
Glacier National Park
Wapta Falls ©
Wapta Falls

8
nights
New Denver

New Denver ©
New Denver is a village in southeastern British Columbia, Canada, along the shore of Slocan Lake. Popular historic sites such as The SS Moyie National Historic Site and Kaslo City Hall are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Baker Street and Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Denver: Nakusp (Waterfront Walkway, Nakusp Hot Springs, Chalets, and Campground, & more), Nelson (Cartolina, Whitewater Ski Resort, & more) and Ainsworth Hot Springs (Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park & Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Castlegar Sculpturewalk, browse the exhibits of Kootenay Gallery, explore the landscape on two wheels at Galena Trail, and examine the collection at Sandon Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Denver day trip planning site .

Getting from Golden to New Denver by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Golden to New Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in New Denver sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in New Denver

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Nelson, Castlegar, Nakusp, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Kaslo
Highlights from your plan
Whitewater Ski Resort ©
Whitewater Ski Resort
The SS Moyie National Historic Site ©
Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort ©
Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort

9
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad and Mission Hill Family Estate Winery. Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre and Will Enns Art Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kelowna: Gray Monk Estate Winery (in Lake Country), Big White Ski Resort (in Big White) and Penticton (Tumbleweed Gallery, Penticton Visitor Centre, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Boyce-Gyro Beach Park, do a tasting at Lake Breeze Winery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and trek along Kettle Valley Steam Railway.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kelowna trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from New Denver to Kelowna takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kamloops.

Things to do in Kelowna

Outdoors Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Summerland, Penticton, Vernon, West Kelowna, Peachland
Highlights from your plan
Big White Ski Resort ©
Big White Ski Resort
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad ©
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery ©
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

8
nights
Kamloops

Kamloops ©
Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wells Gray Provincial Park and Monte Creek Ranch Winery. Get in touch with nature at Spahat Falls and Juniper Beach Provincial Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Kamloops: Chase (Adams River Salmon Run & Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge), Salmon Arm (Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Society, DeMille's Farm Market, & more) and Historic Hat Creek (in Cache Creek). The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Tobiano Golf Course, walk around McArthur Island Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Paul Lake Provincial Park, and browse the different shops at Aberdeen Mall.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kamloops road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kelowna to Kamloops takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kamloops

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Salmon Arm, Cache Creek, Chase, Clearwater, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wells Gray Provincial Park ©
Wells Gray Provincial Park
Historic Hat Creek ©
Historic Hat Creek
Spahat Falls ©
Spahat Falls

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