14 days in BC and Alberta
Replies: 4 - Last Post: May 21, 2012 12:06 PM Last Post By: travelinstyle46
May 16, 2012 10:23 AM
14 days in BC and AlbertaHello,
We are planning a 14 days trip leaving from Vancouver BC and flying from Calgery, Alberta. we are traveling with 2 kids (ages 3 and 5) and I am trying to create our route in order to see alot in a relaxing way.
We were thinking to drive from Vancouver to Osoyoos, spend 2 nights there and another 2 nights in Kelona. From this point I am a bit confused since I don't know if to go all the way to Banff or to stop before at YOHO (Field) and Lake louise. we also want to be in Jasper of course.
If someone can help me please with planning our route including how many nights to stay in each place that will be fantastic!
May 17, 2012 5:22 PM
May 18, 2012 9:12 PM
2It would make a lot of sense to get to Jasper from the west (i.e. Kamloops or Barriere) but that would mean going north from Kelowna which takes you away from Revelstoke and Yoho. On the other hand you could do an out-and-back from Banff to see those two.
Study maps carefully because a lot of roads in eastern BC don't connect in ways you might expect and sometimes a "non-connection" means a ferry.
May 20, 2012 3:09 PM
3A visit to the Okanogan is about the scenery and the wineries. So really a couple of days is adequate. Really there is nothing much to see/do in Kelowna that is worth 2 days out of your 14. I might be tempted to just stay 2 nights in Osoyoos, see some wineries, take a swim in the lake (one of two that dispute the claim for the warmest lake in Canada) and then head east on Highway 3 rather than north on 97. Then north on 93 to Kootenay National Park where you can choose to go to Jasper or Banff.
An alternative would be to take Hwy. 3 to 3A and go north before cutting across east to Kimberley and on to Hwy. 93. Tip: This route lets you stay in Kimberley which is a ski town with some nice hotels. In the summer their rates are very low compared to ski season rates.
May 21, 2012 12:06 PM
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