Canada Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Canada activity »
  1. 1 Vancouver for Christmas
  2. 2 Border crossing
  3. 3 Help for Central Canada Itinerary
  4. 4 Driving to Fort ST. John
  5. 5 Eastern Townships late Dec. 2016
  6. 6 Alternatives to expensive hotel parking in Niagara Falls, Canada?
  7. 7 Eastern Canada Itinerary
  8. 8 Restaurants in Montreal and Quebec City
  9. 9 7 Days in Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper
  10. 10 March in Montreal?
  11. 11 Eastern Canada in December
  12. 12 Seeking Trans Canada train recs
  13. 13 Montreal two nights with kids (10 and 6): anything fun?
  14. 14 Toronto-Vancouver VIA Rail Canada
  15. 15 driving from Vancouver airport to Smithers
  16. 16 The Rocky Mountaineer
  17. 17 Trip Report Tips for an awesome road trip in Canada BC !
  18. 18 Niagara-on-the-Lake with Kids
  19. 19 Tofino
  20. 20 Lesser Known BC Travel Gems
  21. 21 Prince Edward Island-must do things
  22. 22 Need Help with Banff/LL/Jasper Itinerary
  23. 23 11th and 12th grade
  24. 24 Trip Report Vancouver trip report!
  25. 25 Moving to Nova Scotia
View next 25 » Back to the top

Feedback please on BC and Alberta itinerary

Jump to last reply

Hello.
We are a family of 4 (including six year old twin boys) planning a trip to BC and Alberta in June/July. After some time in Vancouver and Victoria we are flying to Edmonton. We will hire a car there and set off, with the aim to finish in Calgary when the Stampede is on.
We would welcome any feedback on the intinerary as I am not sure if we are trying to pack too much in. We definitely want to see Jasper, Banff and the Calgary Stampede and we will be staying at a dude ranch near Cranbrook. With that as the starting point and the fact we have 23/24 nights I have come up with this:

Edmonton - 3 nights (West Edmonton Mall, Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market , Fort Edmonton Park)
Edmonton to Jasper - 4 hours
Jasper - 3 nights
Jasper to Lake Louise - with stops: all day drive? overnight Lake Louise (see Lake Moraine in the morning)
Lake Louise to Revelstoke (via Wolf Centre at Golden)? 3 hours - overnight Revelstoke
Revelstoke to Nelson (given ferry crossings, not sure how long this will take - any ideas?)
Nelson - 2 nights (I have read that the town is pretty and worth a visit, might go rafting)
Nelson to Cranbrook - 2.5 hours?
We will be staying at a dude ranch near Cranbrook for 5 nights
Cranbrook to Banff - 3 hours? Stop at Fairmont Hot Springs
Banff - 3 nights (will visit the sled dogs in Canmore)
Banff to Drumheller - 3 hours maybe? What's the best route to get to Drumheller from Banff? See Dinosaur Museum in afternoon, overnight Drumheller
Drumheller to Dinosaur Provincial Park , 2 hours, take tour in afternoon. Overnight Brooks
Brooks to Calgary
Calgary - 3 nights

I am wondering whether the detour to Dinosaur Provincial Park is worth it, but I like the idea of the boys seeing fossils in the ground (rather than just in a museum). Do you think we should do both Drumheller and the Park?
Thanks so much!

8 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement