Approximately 2200 km
Calgary, if you are in the city July 5-14 you can experience the world’s greatest rodeo The Calgary Stampede. Visit the Calgary Tower 160 meters 525 feet in the air, or travel back in time to 1864 - 1950 at Heritage Park Historical Village. There’s the Calgary Zoo to explore or ride some rollercoaster’s at Calaway Park. Another place to explore is the science at Telus Spark - The New Science Center.
Calgary to Drumheller
From Calgary to Drumheller, 135 km: Visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum, to discover 35 complete Dinosaur skeletons or visit Writing on Stone Provincial Park to see First Nations carvings or petroglyphs which cover sandstone cliffs. You can take helicopter tours to see the Badland Canyons and valleys or hike the badlands starting with Rosedale suspension bridge. You can also go on an archeological dig. Another gem is the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic site.
Drumheller to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo
Jump Back to Calgary, then to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, archaeological site. Visit the Museum and Interpretive center, showing the Prehistoric life and customs of Aboriginal people, the Blackfoot People.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump to Crowsnest Pass
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump to Fort MacLeod, 22 km: The first headquarters of the North West Mounted Police, now the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). On your way to Crowsnest Pass 100 km you’ll see Frank Slide. See what’s left of a mountain after the great rock avalanche that destroyed part of the coal mining town. Crowsnest pass has a colorful past that includes rum running and coal mining, it offers great hiking, beautiful scenery, mountain biking, ATVs, skiing, horseback riding, and fishing.
Crowsnest Pass to Sparwood
From Crowsnest Pass to Sparwood, 41 km: Sparwood has a coal mining heritage. Take a guided tour of Elkview Coal Mine (July and August only). Take a picture in front of the Terex Titan big green truck, one of the world’s largest trucks. You can go climbing, caving, hiking, biking, skiing, or golfing. Try your hand at fly fishing or go whitewater rafting with Mistaya Rafting.
Sparwood to Fernie
Sparwood to Fernie, 30 km: It’s at the foot of Trinity Mountain, in the British Columbia Rockies. Fernie Alpine Resort will help you find that great place for skiing, sleigh rides, snow shoe safaris in the winter or fishing, boating and hiking in the summer. The Guide’s Hut is where you’ll find supplies for your hike, climbing or biking excursion. For great wilderness viewing tours, you could try Fernie Wilderness Adventures. If you are into fly fishing, Elk River Guiding company has great fly fishing guides and a fly shop too.
Fernie to Cranbrook
Fernie to Cranbrook, 96 km: Cranbrook is known to be the sunniest area in British Columbia. Take a tour through the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel in Cranbrook. It displays vintage “sets” known as “Deluxe Hotels-on-wheels” from the 1880s to 1930. You can go on a Heritage walking tour or visit the local ghost town - Fort Steele.
Cranbrook to Creston
Cranbrook to Creston, 105 km:Creston sits at the edge of the broad valley created by the Kootenay River. Fruit stands by the roadside sell local fruit in season. The Creston Valley Wildlife Management area is an exceptional facility that safeguards a valuable wetland ecosystem for migratory birds and other animals. The Interpretive Center offers permanent displays, and visitors can view wildlife from the boardwalks built out into the marshes or take a guided canoe trip.
Creston to Castlegar
Creston to Castlegar, 124 km: 5,000 Doukhours (Russian Immigrants) settled here to escape religious persecution. Visit the Doukhbour Village Museum, or Zukerbery Island CPR Station Museum, and Zukerbery Island Suspension bridge. Take a trip to Syringa Creek Provincial Park, you may see bighorn sheep while you’re going on a hike. Take time to visit the Keenleyside Dam (167 ft high) open daily for guided tours May through August.
Castlegar to Osoyoos
Castlegar to Osoyoos, 221 km:After such a long drive you’ll be ready for a spa treatment in one of the many spa’s in the area, Sonora Day Spa or Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort and Spa or take a dip into the warmest fresh water lakes in BC, Osoyoos Lake. You have to check out Osoyoo’s Desert Model Railroad, a gem you cannot miss. Visit Adega Estate Winery or take an amazing bird watchers tour with Great Horned Owl EcoTours Ltd. You can go bird watching to the Desert Center; it’s a nice walk on a sunny day. Don’t miss visiting the Dominion Astro Physical Observatiory, you’ll be amazed. If you are here in the spring, catch the Spring Wine Festival, or anytime see beautiful art made by First Nations People. If you like horses, check out Satary Stables, they’ll take you on a wonderful trip, you’ll see lots. Above the board Watersports is worth a check out, for boating, tubing and more.
Osoyoos to Aspen Grove
Osoyoos to Penticton, 63 km:Take a boat tour, a food and wine tour, a relaxed sightseeing tour of your choice. You can go caving, or float down the 8 km river channel from the mouth of Okanagan Lake to Skaha Lake. Take an afternoon cruise on Casabella Princess or go visit the SS Sicamous Inland Marine Museum, where you’ll see such beautifully restored boats, one of them is 1914 SS Sicamous, the largest remaining steel hulled steam sternwheeler in Canada. At Pier Water Sports you can rent a boat, or go wakeboarding, or waterskiing or. If you’d like you can now head to Aspen Grove, 63 km.The city that’s in the heart of mountain goat country
Aspen Grove to Douglas Lake
Aspen Grove to Merritt, 30 km:“Country music capital of Canada” has more than 100 lakes, visit Nicola Lake or Monk Park. Douglas Lake Ranch is a working cattle ranch which is Canada’s largest. Stop for a picnic at Ballie Property, visit and explore this historical building.
Douglas Lake to Kamloops
Douglas Lake to Kamloops, 92 km:Visit The BC Wildlife Park with 65 species of animals including cougars and wolves. Visit Kamloops Heritage Railway for steam locomotive and heritage train rides (please call for daily opening hours and rates on tours 1-250-374-2141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) . Don’t forget to check out the Secwepemc Museum and Native Heritage Park, designed to interpret the history and culture of the Secwepemc, or Shuswap nation. A 2,400 year old archeological site is within the park.
Kamloops to Spences Bridge
Kamloops to Ashcroft, 93 km:Ashcroft rests along the banks of the Thompson River, a great place for hiking, golfing and fishing. You can visit Ashcroft Manor, developed 1862 named for the English home of its settlers Clement and Henry Cornwall, who lived with such English traditions as afternoon tea and riding hounds through sagebrush in pursuit of coyotes. Next on to Spences Bridge, where there is excellent steelhead fishing and you’ll have a good chance to spot Bighorn sheep.
Spences Bridge to Lytton
Spences Bridge to Lytton, 35 km: “One of the finest canyon landscapes in the world” abundant hiking possibilities, go biking, or check out Siska Art Gallery and Museum. Ken Glasgow’s outdoor metal sculptures are something to check out. If you are into a moderate hike, check out Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park, you’ll be able to do cable crossing and a suspension bridge.
Lytton to Boston Bar
Lytton to Boston Bar, 43 km:Visit the Hell’s Gate Airtram, “The tram ride crosses over the narrowest, deepest point, where over 200 million gallons of water squeeze through which is twice the volume of Niagara Falls.” Relax at one of the local spa and wellness centers. Visit Tuckkwiowhum Village, you’ll experience story telling, see a pit house, a smoke house and a sweat lodge.
Boston Bar to Hope
Boston Bar to Hope, 64 km:Visit a guest Ranch for some horseback riding, take in a gliding flight between April – October, Hope sightseeing Tours. You can go canoeing or kayaking, or check out local Aboriginal art galleries, such as Muskwa Gallery and Ruby Creek. Lightening Lake is a great place to rent a canoe or mountain bike, have a picnic or swim, fish or hike. Skyline Trail takes you through the forest to some great scenic ridge views.
Hope to Agassiz
From Hope to Agassiz, 32 km: If you like to stop for a cheese diversion, The Farm House Natural Cheeses in Agassiz is a specialty shop that cheese lovers will appreciate. Visit Minter Gardens (between April and October) it’s really a beautiful garden to spend the afternoon in or visit Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, another beautiful stop.
Agassiz to Delta
From Agassiz to Mission, 64 km: You can visit the Roman Catholic Mission built in 1861 to serve the Indian tribes. It’s set high on a hill, overlooking the valley. It has 64 stained glass windows and a tower with 12 bells. Guests welcome for services or retreats. Nice to even just walk around the grounds. One viewing area is spectacular, overlooking the valley. Mission to Abbotsford 24 km. Visit Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery and Trethewey House on Mill Lake heritage site. Now to Langley, 26 km. You may like to visit Fort Langley, known as the birthplace of British Columbia. Then off to Fraserway 747 Cliveden Place Delta, 38 km.