Day 3: Started our day with a very early breakfast at Nelson. Side destination for today: Ainsworth Hot Springs. After a relaxing day at the hot springs, we started inching our way back to Calgary right after a 30min ferry from Balfour from the west, across the lake to Kootenay Bay to the east.
Highway 3A of Kootenay Bay to Cranbrook is a very scenic drive over twisties and stunning views of the water and the mountains. Luckily, we got off early from the slow traffic!
This route is loooonggggg! Creston to Cranbrook, continuing to Invermere, to Radium Hot Springs and then cutting off to another scenic route, Highway 93, then finally coming out to Highway-1 to Banff, Canmore, and finally home - Calgary!
That was a very long drive!