Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Canada
Reload this Page >

Directions from Jasper to Kelowna and then Back to Edmonton

Directions from Jasper to Kelowna and then Back to Edmonton

Old Apr 10th, 2011, 08:01 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,339
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Directions from Jasper to Kelowna and then Back to Edmonton

Hi all! Well we are finally going to drive to Kelowna this summer!! We live in Edmonton, but never seem to travel our own country, so i would really like some advice on the route.

First of all..we will be staying in Jasper for 3 nights, it is tradition to stay there every summer! We have a small dog with us...We would like to head from Jasper to Kelowna, via the Coquihalla Highway but stay a night in between...Any suggestions?

ON the way home we will go the other way...and travel back to Edmonton via Revelstoke, Banff, etc...Any suggestions on where to stop in between Kelowna and Banff?

And keep in mind we need pet friendly accommodations, i have looked up the Pet Friendly website, however, would still like some advice.

Thanks

Tracy
TracyB is offline  
Old Apr 10th, 2011, 10:35 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 963
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Unless you just want to be able to say you've driven the Coquihalla, there's no need to take it to go from Jasper to Kelowna. In fact, you'd be going beyond Kelowna and have to backtrack quite a ways.

You could take the Yellowhead (#5) to Kamploops and then head back east on the Trans Canada (#1) to #97 south to Kelowna. Alternatively, you could drive south from Jasper on the Icefields Parkway and get on the #1 at Lake Louise. You have the choice of turning south at Sicamous or Salmon Arm.
ShelliDawn is offline  
Old Apr 10th, 2011, 11:59 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2,087
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Actually the Coquihalla and connector is quicker than Hwy 1 and 97. I would recommend your plan via Coquihalla as you would be driving the 97 and Hwy 1 on your way back via Banff.

We stay at the Coast Hill Crest in Revelstoke as we also have a dog but it is an easy drive in one day from Kelowna to Banff.
traveller69 is offline  
Old Apr 11th, 2011, 08:12 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,339
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks for the replies.. Where would one stop for an overnight if we took the Coquihalla? And is there any points of interest along the way? We would like to take a different route each way, and we have been down the Banff/Jasper Hwy a million times so it is not necessary on this trip!! Thanks again!!
TracyB is offline  
Old Apr 12th, 2011, 08:30 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2,087
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The drive to Kelowna from Jasper is around 7 hours so you could easily make it in one day. Kamloops would be the only feasible stop if you wanted a shorter day. The coquihalla isn't really all that scenic so I would opt drive right to Kelowna and spend your time in that area.
traveller69 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
AMATTHE
Canada
5
Apr 23rd, 2007 09:48 AM
aussie3
Canada
6
Apr 30th, 2005 10:03 PM
PamelaJane
Canada
6
Apr 1st, 2005 04:59 AM
travel4fun_
Canada
4
Aug 9th, 2004 01:31 PM
Frank
Canada
5
Jun 25th, 2002 02:19 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -