Vacations To Go


Summer Fun in Canada


Day 1 Saturday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Post Falls  
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
Hot Springs
(9 a.m.-11 p.m.) $7.30/ $4.95
  Lodge: Cedar Motel $115 King/$125 2 Queens/with a kitchen $10 more (274)


Day 2 Sunday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Radium Hot Springs  
Kootenay Valley Viewpoint
    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.
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

Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge
1711 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, Alberta, Canada T1W 1L7
($389- Separate bedroom with a queen, loft with 2 more doubles, kitchen
$269-Queen, $279-2 Queens



Day 3 Monday    
    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 Letterbox
Canmore Cemetery
9:00 a.m. Depart: Canmore  
9:45 a.m. See: Bow Valley Parkway  
Johnston Canyon

Lower Falls 1.1 km
Upper Falls 2.7 km (700 ft elevation gain)
  Arrive: Lake Louise 20
Lake Louise
  Depart: Lake Louise  
  Arrive: Calgary 109
  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


Day 4 Tuesday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Canmore  
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
  Depart: Calgary  
3 hrs Arrive: Edmonton 190




Day 5 Wednesday    
9:00 a.m. See: West Edmonton Mall -2 Day Multipass $119-Enjoy Galaxyland, World Waterpark, Sea Life Caverns, Sea Lions' Rock, Santa Maria, Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace, Professor Wem's Adventure Golf, Dragon's Tale, Ed's Bowling and Crystal Labyrinth Mirror Maze. 
  • Limit of one Sea Lion's Rock show and one Galaxyland wall game per day.
  • Not valid at Alien Outbreak Escape Room, Flowrider or SkyFlyer Zipline.
    10% off food & non-alcoholic drinks at World Waterpark and Ed’s Bowling.
    25% off either 3 rides or ½ hour or 1 continuous hour admission on Flowrider.
    25% off Skyflyer Zipline. $9 per ride/$13 double ride
    World Waterpark (10-7 Mon-Sat, 11-6 Sun) $49 plus GST/$39 55 & up
Towels $3, Innertube $6, Lockers $8, Jumbo Locker $12,
    Galaxyland $49/ $39 55 & Up
Dragon's Tale Minigolf $7, Crystal Labyrinth Mirror Maze $2
    Sealife Caverns $14 (10-6 Fri-Sun, 11-6 Mon-Thurs)  
    Ed's Bowling $25 per lane Sun-Thurs 11-5 (11-9)  
    Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace $12/$10 Sr  
    Professor Wem's Adventure Golf $14 (10-8)  


Day 6 Thursday    
  Do: West Edmonton Mall  


Day 7 Friday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Edmonton  
12:00 p.m. Arrive: Calgary 190
  Do: Lunch  
1:00 p.m. Depart: Calgary  
3:50 p.m. Arrive: Waterton, AB 169
Cameron Falls
    Fudge Factory  
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 -1 or 2 Queens $140, 2 Bedrooms with a Queen and 2 Twins or 2 Queens $165, Family Suite with 2 bedrooms with queens and living room with daybed $155 (359)


Day 8 Saturday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Waterton  
10:35 a.m. Arrive: Many Glacier 72
2:00 p.m. Do:
Swiftcurrent Lake Boat Ride
$27.50/$13.75 (4-12) 8:30, 9, 11, 1, 2, 3, 4:30
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 (8:30, 9 and 2 pm cruises only), or remain on the boat to return back across both lakes to the Many Glacier Hotel.
Many Glacier Hotel
    Nells Dinner $3.85-$21.00 Breakfast served all day, sandwiches, pizza, burgers, entrees  


Day 9 Sunday    
    Breakfast $11.20-$15.75 Buffet  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Many Glacier  
9:45 a.m. Arrive: St. Marys 20
St. Marys
10:15 a.m. Depart: St. Marys  

10:25 a.m.


Rising Sun Lodge


     (.3 miles-Sunrift Gorge Parking area)   

10:35 a.m.


Baring Falls


    (4.5 miles after pass)  


Jackson Glacier Overlook




Going to the Sun Road


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  
Lake McDonald Lodge
    Apgar Village  
  Do: Do Not Feed the Bears Letterbox  
  Arrive: Whitefish Mountain Resort 100
  Lodge: Hibernation House $109
2 queens in each


Day 10 Monday    
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

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. PT Arrive: Spokane 131