7 days in Kootenay Rockies Itinerary

7 days in Kootenay Rockies Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kootenay Rockies holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport, Drive to Creston
— 1 night
Radium Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Yoho National Park
— 2 nights



— 1 night
Creston is a town of 5,306 people in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, Canada. Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Wynnwood Cellars and then stroll through Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Creston Museum, then learn about winemaking at Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery, then learn about winemaking at Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Columbia Brewery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Creston trip itinerary website.

Prince George to Creston is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prince George to Creston. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prince George in August; daily highs in Creston reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Radium Hot Springs.

Things to do in Creston

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Radium Hot Springs

— 3 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. Explore Radium Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Golden (Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Kootenay National Park (Stanley Glacier & Marble Canyon). The adventure continues: test the waters at Radium Hot Springs Pools, tee off at Eagle Ranch Resort, explore the activities along Olive Lake, and take in the awesome beauty at Kootenay National Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Radium Hot Springs trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Creston to Radium Hot Springs takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Radium Hot Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Yoho National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kicking Horse River, then admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, and finally hike along Iceline Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Burgess Shale and then explore the activities along Emerald Lake.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yoho National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Radium Hot Springs to Yoho National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Kootenay Rockies travel guide

Ski Areas · River Rafting & Tubing · 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.