Two Nation Birding Vacation

The Two Nation Birding Vacation is a self-guided driving tour that explores birding locations and other great eco-tourism and cultural experiences in the southeast region of British Columbia, Canada, and the northern parts of Idaho and Washington, United States. The tour, which travels along the award-winning International Selkirk Loop, a designated National Scenic Byway and All-American Road, is part of the Pacific Flyway and counts over 250 species of birds.

The standard starting point for this tour is Creston, BC. From there it goes north along Kootenay Lake, followed by a scenic ferry ride, and then heads south into Washington and Idaho. The tour turns north again to finish back in Creston. The tour can take as long as you like and can be done in reverse or in pieces. To explore the entire Two Nation Birding Vacation, which highlights 24 birding locations of varying access and amenities, we suggest scheduling at least two weeks.

Throughout this tour, you will be delighted with the quaint towns, beautiful landscapes, and a variety of activities and lodging; all while feeling at home with the hospitable people you’ll encounter along the way. The land upon which you will be travelling represents a variety of beautiful mountain and valley landscapes and ecosystems. From rolling grasslands, towering mountain peaks and alpine vistas, lush valley bottoms guiding pristine rivers and streams, to renowned wetlands and dense green forests. You can explore many of these ecosystems, each providing unique habitat for a variety of bird and wildlife species, as well as other outdoor activities and adventures.