Vacations To Go

 

National Parks Galore

 

Day 1 Wednesday August 8th  
Train:      
4:45 p.m. Depart: Portland  
  Do: Amtrak 28 $90  
12:13 p.m. Arrive: Spokane  

 

Day 2 Thursday August 9th  
  Do: Free Day  
  Lodge: Julie's Villa  

 

 

Day 3 Friday August 10th  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Spokane  
10:30 a.m. Arrive: Sandpoint 72
12:40 p.m. Arrive: Cranbrook 113
  Do: Lunch-Tim Horton's Cranbrook
1500 Cranbrook St N
 
1:30 p.m. Depart: Cranbrook 89
3:00 p.m. Arrive: Radium Hot Springs  
    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)
Valid the day of until 4 p.m. the next day
 
  Do:
Hot Springs
(9 a.m.-11 p.m.) $5.85/ $4.95 Sr & 3-17 yrs
 
  Lodge: Cedar Motel $80 King/$85 2 Queens (274)

 

Day 4 Saturday August 11th km
9:00 a.m. Depart: Radium Hot Springs  
  Do: Buy National Park Pass $9.80/$8.30 until 4 p.m. the next day.
$136.40- family of 7 for 2 years
 
  See:
Kootenay Valley Viewpoint
16
   
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.
87
12:00 p.m. Arrive: Banff 135
  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
 
  Depart: Banff  
  Arrive: Canmore 26
  Lodge:

Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge
1711 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, Alberta, Canada T1W 1L7
($244.16- Separate bedroom with a queen, loft with 2 more queens, kitchen
$165.68- 2 Dbl beds

(264/
164)

 

Day 5 Sunday August 12th  
    The Three Sisters Letterbox  
    What is This Doing Here? Letterbox
Three Sisters Parkway
 
    Three Sisters Letterbox
Canmore Cemetery
100 Glacier Drive
 
    The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go
Canmore Cemetery
 
9:00 a.m. Depart: Canmore  
  See: Bow Valley Parkway  
   
Johnston Canyon

Lower Falls 1.1 km
Upper Falls 2.7 km (700 ft elevation gain)
 
  Arrive: Lake Louise 57
  See:
Lake Louise
 
  Depart: Lake Louise  
  Arrive: Canmore 57
    Canmore-Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe (9-11)
717 Main St
 
    Three Sisters Letterbox
100 Glacier Drive
 
  Lodge: Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge (Sent email to book this)
1711 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, Alberta, Canada T1W 1L7
($244.16- Separate bedroom with a queen, loft with 2 more queens, kitchen
$165.68- 2 Dbl beds
(114/
71)
Option:      
7:00 p.m. Depart: Canmore  
8:20 p.m. Arrive: Calgary 68
  Lodge:    

 

Day 6 Monday August 13th  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Canmore  
10:20 a.m. Arrive: Calgary 68
  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
 
  Lodge:

Econo Lodge Motel Village
2440 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB T2M 0M5
$84/3 2 Dbls,
(Continental Breakfast, Micro, Fridge)
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2231 Banff Trail
Calgary, AB T2M 4L2
(Continental Breakfast, Micro, Fridge)
$94/3 2 Queens

(102/
64)


Day 7 Tuesday August 14th  
Girls:      
   
Glenbow Museum (9-5)
$16/$11 sr, Free 6 & under)
Diverse collection represents art, history and human creativity from our own backyard and around the world. 
 
   
Devonian Gardens

317 - 7 Ave. S.W.
 
Guys:      
  See: The Camera Store (9-6)
802 11 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0E5
 
    Saneal Cameras (9:30-6 Mon-Sat)
1402 11 Av SW
Calgary, AB T3C 0M8
 
2:00 p.m. Depart: Calgary  
4:30 p.m. Arrive: Cardston 146
5:15 p.m. Arrive: Waterton Lakes National Park $7.80/$6.80 Sr 34
  Lodge: Bear Mountain Motel -Deluxe B 2 Bedrooms with a Queen and 2 Twins $130  

 

 

Day 8 Wednesday August 15th  
  See:
Cameron Falls
 
    Fudge Factory  
  Do:
Prince of Wales Hotel
 
    Home in the Northwest Letterbox  
10, 1, 4, 7   Waterton Shoreline Cruise (2 hrs) $49/Child $16

Join us for a scenic cruise from Canada to the United States. Enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain scenery the Rocky Mountains have to offer. View majestic towering cliffs, unique geological formations, beautiful waterfalls, snow clad mountain peaks and the International Border. Bring your camera; tour boats make photographic and wildlife stops. Bald eagle, bear, moose, deer, mountain sheep and mountain goats are often seen.

The shoreline cruise vessels feature indoor and outdoor seating, twin powered motors for safety, and are Coast Guard Certified each year. Our flagship is the Historic M.V. International which has been in service since 1927. Step aboard this classic vessel and cruise back into the history of the International Peace Park.

The cruise is accompanied by an informative and entertaining commentary given by experienced local tour guides. The majority of our crew will have served aboard Shoreline Cruise vessels for 5 or more years. In fact, some of our Captains have been with the company in excess of 20 years!

The duration of the cruise is 2 and ¼ hours, which includes a ½ hour stop at Goat Haunt – the northern gateway to Glacier National Park. Debark at this beautiful, sheltered, uncommercialized area to experience the visitor center which exhibits park history, flora and fauna. 

 
   
Welch's Candy Shop
 
  Lodge: Bear Mountain Motel -Deluxe B 2 Bedrooms with a Queen and 2 Twins $130 (180/
112)

 

 

Day 9 Thursday August 16th  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Waterton  
10:20 a.m. Arrive: Many Glacier 50
2:00 p.m. Do:
Swiftcurrent Lake Boat Ride
$27.50/$13.75 (4-12)
 The tour begins on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake, below the expansive Many Glacier Hotel. Take the Chief Two Guns across Swiftcurrent Lake, dock, disembark and walk 0.2 mile (over a steep hill) to the shores of Lake Josephine and board the Morning Eagle. Cruise to the head of Lake Josephine where you can either disembark and go on a guided or self-guided hike, or remain on the boat to return back across both lakes to the Many Glacier Hotel.
 
  Lodge:
Many Glacier Hotel:
Julie & Ron-Deluxe Lakeside 1 Queen $344.54
Paul & Autumn- Standard Lakeside 1 Double/1 Twin $265.36
Sherry, Ray & Ginny- Standard Lakeside 1 Double/1 Twin $281.41
Swiftcurrent Motel:
Barb & Tim - Motor Inn 2 Doubles $176.55
(50)
    Nells Dinner $3.85-$21.00 Breakfast served all day, sandwiches, pizza, burgers, entrees  

 

Day 10 Friday August 17th  
    Breakfast $11.20-$15.75 Buffet  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Many Glacier  
9:30 a.m. Arrive: St. Marys 20
  See:
St. Marys
 
  Depart: St. Marys  

9:45 a.m.

 

Rising Sun Lodge

6

     (.3 miles-Sunrift Gorge Parking area)   

10:00 a.m.

 


Baring Falls

4

    (4.5 miles after pass)  

11:00 a.m.

 

Jackson Glacier Overlook

8

 

 

Going to the Sun Road

 

11:30 a.m. 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  
  See:
Lake McDonald Lodge
24
    Apgar Village  
  Do: Do Not Feed the Bears Letterbox  
  Arrive: Whitefish Mountain Resort 65
  Lodge: Hibernation House $110.88
Rooms 217, 218, 219- 2 queens in each
(127)

 

Day 11 Saturday August 18th  
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  
1:30 p.m. Arrive: Kalispell 23
  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  
5:00 p.m. Depart: St Regis  
6:15 p.m. PT Arrive: Spokane 126
      (260)

 

Day 12 Sunday August 19th  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Spokane  
12:30 p.m. Arrive: Kennewick 142
  Do: Lunch  
1:30 p.m. Depart: Kennewick  
5:30 p.m. Arrive: Portland 205
      (347)

 

Fees Optional
Fun Stuff
Paul or Autumn Ray, Sherry Julie & Ron Ginny
Radium Hot Springs $5.85/
$4.95 Sr & 3-17 yrs
$5.85 $9.90 $9.90 $4.95
Cedar Motel*     $80.00 $110.00  
National Park Pass Sr Pass Free Free Free Free
Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge $244.16 $48.83 $97.66 $165.68 $48.83
Heritage Park $26.25/$20.50 Sr/$13.50 3-6 $26.25 $41.00 $41.00 $20.50
Calgary Hotel          
Devonian Gardens          
Glenbow Museum   $16.00      
Waterton National Park Pass          
Bear Mtn. Motel (2)          
Waterton Shoreline Cruise   $49.00 $98.00 $98.00 $49.00
Swiftcurrent Lake Boat Ride $27.50/
$13.75 4-12
$27.50 $55.00 $55.00 $27.50
Many Glacier Hotel   $132.68 $187.61 $344.54 $93.80
Alpine Slide $25.00/4
$8 each
$25.00 $50.00 $25.00 $8.00
Gondola $15/$11 Sr
6 & under free
$15.00 $22.00 $22.00 $11.00
Hibernation House          
Conrad House $12.00 $12.00 $22.00 $11.00 $11.00
Gas 1300/ $200   $33.33 $66.66 $66.66 $33.33
Total          

 

Short Trip- All U.S.

Day 1 Tuesday August 14th  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Portland/Vancouver  
2:00 p.m. Arrive: Kennewick 205
  Do: Lunch  
3:00 p.m. Depart: Kennewick  
5:30 p.m. Arrive: Spokane 142
  Lodge:   (347)

 

Day 2 Wednesday August 15th  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Spokane  
12:00 p.m. Arrive: Montana Border Rest Area 92
  Do: Lunch  
1:00 p.m. Depart: Montana Border  

 

 

(Continue west on I-90.   Exit 33 going north onto Hwy 135.  Turn right/east on Hwy 200.  After 10 miles turn left on FR 382.  This will join Hwy 28.  Go north.  At Elmo turn left on Hwy 93.)  

 

3:00 p.m.
MT

Arrive:

Kalispell

140

3:30 p.m.

Arrive:

West Glacier

33

4:00 p.m.

Arrive:

Essex

27

 

See:

                                           
Glacier National Park
$30 per car for 7 days car  

 

4:30 p.m.

Arrive:

East Glacier

28

  Lodge:   (320)

 

Day 3 Thursday August 16th  
9:00 a.m. Depart: East Glacier  

9:20 a.m.

Arrive:

Two Medicine

13

 

See:


Running Eagle Falls

 

10:30 a.m.

Depart:

Two Medicine

 

11:30 a.m.

Arrive:

St. Mary

38

  See: St. Mary's Lodge  

12:00 p.m.

Depart:

St. Mary

 

 

 

(Go north on Hwy 89, then west on Glacier Rt 3.)

 

12:45 p.m.

Arrive:

Many Glacier

21

  Do: Lunch  
2:00 p.m. Do:
Swiftcurrent Lake Boat Ride
$27.50/$13.75 (4-12)
 The tour begins on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake, below the expansive Many Glacier Hotel. Take the Chief Two Guns across Swiftcurrent Lake, dock, disembark and walk 0.2 mile (over a steep hill) to the shores of Lake Josephine and board the Morning Eagle. Cruise to the head of Lake Josephine where you can either disembark and go on a guided or self-guided hike, or remain on the boat to return back across both lakes to the Many Glacier Hotel.
 
  Do: Dinner  

 

Lodge:

Swiftcurrent Historic Cabin $132.68

(72)

 

Day 4 Friday August 17th  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Many Glacier  
9:30 a.m. Arrive: St. Marys 20
  See:
St. Marys
 
  Depart: St. Marys  

9:45 a.m.

 

Rising Sun Lodge

6

     (.3 miles-Sunrift Gorge Parking area)   

10:00 a.m.

 


Baring Falls

4

    (4.5 miles after pass)  

11:00 a.m.

 

Jackson Glacier Overlook

8

 

 

Going to the Sun Road

 

11:30 a.m. 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  
  See:
Lake McDonald Lodge
24
    Apgar Village  
  Do: Do Not Feed the Bears Letterbox  
  Arrive: Whitefish Mountain Resort 65
  Lodge: Hibernation House $99 (127)

 

Day 5 Saturday August 18th  
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  
1:30 p.m. Arrive: Kalispell 23
Optional: 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  
5:00 p.m. Depart: St Regis  
6:30 p.m. PT Arrive: Spokane 126
  Lodge: Our house (260)

 

Day 6 Sunday August 19th  
Train:      
2:45 a.m. Depart: Spokane  
  Do: Amtrak 27  
10:10 a.m. Arrive: Portland