Hello, Thanks for your info... If you counted the days it took you to just do the loop and some of the side loops/ excluding travel time from Edmonton... how long was it?
That is tough to answer. The loop can be done in a 1/2 day, but that could easily be stretched out if you stop a lot and take photo's. I live in Creston and can visit frequently. I think it would be a days travel each way from Edmonton, plus at least two days to drive the loop, off shoots. You also need a day to drive up the East side of Kootenay Lake and take the longest free ferry ride in North America from Kootenay Bay to Balfour Bay. From there you can go to Nelson and over the Kootenay Pass (highest pass in Canada that is open year round) or go up thru Ainsworth and Kaslo to Revelstoke and back to Edmonton on the Trans Canada. You would see some of the most beautiful country in the world. You'd need at least a week! But you'd remember it for the rest of your life.
International Selkirk Loop is 280 miles so that could be driven in 5 or 6 hours. However it is so outstandingly beautiful that you will drive slower then usual and make lots of photo stops. The wildflowers along the way are awesome. Each of the side loops range in distance from 50-112 miles, again you will want to stop to take photos of the amazing beauty. I would take 3 to 6 days and really enjoy the scenery. This is a time to slow down and enjoy yourself not rush through the countryside. Enjoy meeting the people in the little towns along the way. We had good food and met lovely people. Really, it would be a crime to rush yourself.
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