Vacations To Go

Summer Fun in Canada

Day 1

Friday

 7/5

 

8:00 a.m.

Depart:

Spokane

 

10:30 a.m.

Arrive:

Sandpoint

78

12:45 p.m.

Arrive:

Cranbrook

113

 

Do:

Lunch-Tim Horton's Cranbrook
1500 Cranbrook St N

 

1:30 p.m.

Depart:

Cranbrook

 

3:00 p.m.

Arrive:

Radium Hot Springs

90

 

 

Voyageur Souvenirs
7553 Main St, W

 

 

 

Radium Bighorn Gift and Souvenir 
7533 Main St W

 

 

 

Simple Pleasures and Little Treasures 
4886-4888 St Joseph St
Gifts, clothing, jewelry, and more

 

 

 


Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe (10-9)
7527 W Main

 

 

 

Kootenay National Park Visitor Centre (9-5) 
Per Car $19.60 until 4 p.m. the next day /Discover Yearly Pass $136.40 for seven people in one car

 

 

Do:


Hot Springs (9 a.m.-11 p.m.) $7.30/ $4.95

 

$128 

Lodge:

Radium Park Lodge  4873 Stanley Street, VOA 1MO Radium Hot Springs, Canada, 2 qns Conf#3480.768.843

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Day 2

Saturday

 7/6

 

9:00 a.m.

Depart:

Radium Hot Springs

 

 

See:


Kootenay Valley Viewpoint

10

 

 

Paint Pots

42

 

 


Marble Canyon-Turquoise, glacial waters and startling canyon walls grow ever more impressive along this short trail. Multiple bridges span the narrow gorge, crossing several times for spine-tingling views of the river below. Watch for fuchsia fireweed and mountain bluebirds in a landscape shaped by fire, erosion, and mountain-building.

2

12:00 p.m.

Arrive:

Banff

28

 

Do:

Lunch

 

 

See:

Shops

 

 

 


Banff Sweet Shoppe (9-10 Sun-Thurs, 9-11 Fri-Sat)

 

 

 

The Fudgery (9-11)
215 Banff

 

 

 

Banff Vistor Centre (9-7)
224 Banff

 

 

 


The Spirit of Christmas (10-7 Sun-Thurs, 10-9 Fri-Sat)

 

 

 

Gaia Goes to Earth Letterbox

 

 

 


Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

 

 

 


Bow River Falls

 

 

 

Cave and Basin $3.90 Adult/Child Free
Discovery Tour: Experience nature, culture and history just minutes from Banff Avenue. Impressive architecture, bubbling mineral waters, and an accessible underground cave gave rise to a huge idea, the birthplace of Canada’s national parks—one of Canada’s most treasured icons. Tours are included with your site entry fee and available October to April Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and twice daily in the summer at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Lantern Tour: Visit the Cave and Basin in Banff National Park after dark with only a lantern for light! Join a small group of visitors to learn more history and tales of the discovery and days of old. Lights, sounds and a little magic from the fog machine conjures up the past including your host, the ghost of David Galletly, the first caretaker of the Cave and Basin. While the Parks Canada hosts speak of the history of the site, carefully walk through the unlit tunnel to visit the shadowy cave. Entering the cavern in the dark relies on all your senses. The water drips louder, the minerals smell stronger, the shadows grow taller the water feels hotter and the stories from Mr. Galletly are mesmerizing. Watch how the lanterns cause the shadows to dance on the rugged cave walls. Include a stop at Story Hall to learn more about all the national parks in Canada through interactive displays and visual experiences.

  • Saturday nights, June through September. Two tours each night, 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • A family-friendly 40-minute program. $10.80 per person. Registration required.
  • Call 403- 845-3524 to make a reservation. Payment is required over the phone and a confirmation will be sent to you via email. Please note that Lantern Tours are non-refundable. 

 

 

Depart:

Banff

 

 

Arrive:

Canmore

16

$212 

Lodge:

Rundle Mountain Lodge, Standard rm, 2 qns
1723 Bow Valley Trail, T1w 1L7 Canmore #3665.365.660

(98)

 

 

Day 3

Sunday

 7/7 

 

 

6:00 am 

 

 

 

Depart: 

 Do lake Moraine an&  Lake Louise  (20 min drive)d Lake Louise first

 

 

Arrive:

Lake Moraine

92 km
(20 min)

 

See:


Lake Louise

 

 

Arrive:

Lake Louise

 25 km (25 min)

 

Arrive:

Calgary

$149 

Lodge:

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2231 Banff Trail
Calgary, AB T2M 4L2
(Continental Breakfast, Micro, Fridge)
2 Queens #80597511

178 km
(1hr 50 min) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4

Monday

 7/8

 

9:00 a.m.

Depart:

Calgary

 

 

See:


Heritage Park Historical Village $26.25/$20.50 Sr/$13.50 3-6 yrs (10-5)
Parking $5 until 5 p.m.
1900 Heritage Drive SW

 

1:00 p.m.

Depart:

Calgary

 

3:50 p.m.

Arrive:

Waterton, AB

275 KM
(2hr 55 min)

 

See:

Cameron Falls

 

 

 

Fudge Factory

 

 

Do:

Prince of Wales Hotel

 

 

 

Welch's Candy Shop

 

$166 

Lodge:

Aspen Village  111 Windflower Av  TOK 2MO Waterton Park
Standard QN #2526.176.313

 

 

Day 5   

Tuesday

 7/9

 

9:00 A.M.

Depart:

Waterton

 

Arrive

St. Marys  1.5 hrs

75.9 km 
(1 hr 10min)

 

See:


St. Marys

 

10:15 a.m.

Depart:

St. Marys

 

10:25 a.m.

 

Rising Sun Lodge

6

 

 

 (.3 miles-Sunrift Gorge Parking area) 

 

10:35 a.m.

 


Baring Falls 

4

 

 

(4.5 miles after pass)

 

 

 

Jackson Glacier Overlook

8

 

 

Going to the Sun Road

 

 

See:


Logan Pass Visitor Center(9-7)
Climb the hill behind the visitor center to a view of the valley or continue down to a lake.

 

 

 


Weeping Wall

 

 

 

(10 miles from Avalanche Creek)

 

 

 

Bird Woman Falls Overlook

 

 

 

(North of Avalanche Creek Campground-2 miles NE of McDonald Lake)

 

 

 

Trail of the Cedars Nature Trail 
(.4 mile loop

 

 

 

Trail of the Cedars Letterbox

 

 

 

(Turn right at N. Lake McDonald Rd at the beginning of the lake.-view from bridge)

 

 

 

McDonald Falls

 

 

Arrive:

Lake McDonald

 96 miles
(2 hrs)

 

See:


Lake McDonald Lodge

24

 

 

Apgar Village

 

 

Do:

Do Not Feed the Bears Letterbox

 

 

Arrive:

Whitefish Mountain Resort     2.5 hrs

 

Lodge:

Hibernation House $109
2 queens in each #102517

40 miles
(1 hr)

 

Day 6

Wed

 7/10

 

10:00 a.m.

Do:

Alpine Slide (10-6) $8/4 rides $25/$7 addt'l rides

 

 

 

Gondola $15/$11 Sr/6 and under free

 

1:00 p.m.

Depart:

Whitefish Mountain Resort

 

1:40 p.m.

Arrive:

Kalispell

24

 

See:


Conrad Mansion $12/$11 Sr (Tues-Sun 10-4) & Gift Shoppe
330 Woodland Avenue 
Built by Cutter. Construction began in 1892 and the family moved in around Thanksgiving 1895. The 13,000 square foot, shingle style home with a Norman period interior has 3 floors; 26 rooms, three of which are bathrooms; and 8 sandstone fireplaces.

 

2:30 p.m.

Depart:

Kalispell

 

 

 

A River Runs Through It Letterbox

 

4:30 p.m.

Arrive:

St. Regis

111

 

See:

St. Regis Travel Centre

 

 

 

Spanish Dancer Letterbox

 

5:30 p.m.

Depart:

St Regis

 

6:15 p.m.

Arrive:

Spokane

131

 

 

 

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