Our intimate guided tours and self-drive adventures promise to deliver a stress-free holiday where you can rejuvenate in nature and learn about Western Canada’s history while connecting with like-minded fellow travelers.
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One of our top premier tours, Hidden Gems & Western Highlights, departs from Vancouver and leads to Osoyoos in the Okanagan Valley. BC’s desert-like Interior Plateau is characterized by a string of lakes, orchards, wineries and charming towns. Guests interested in local indigenous culture will enjoy visiting the Nk’Mip winery and cultural center.
Then, it heads east to the charming lakeside town of Nelson in the heart of the Kootenays region where travelers can enjoy the lakeside small-town vibes. The tour then travels to the Purcell mountain range to the relatively unknown region of Southern Alberta. This is where you can cruise on Waterton Lake in the Waterton Lake National Park and visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, two of the five UNESCO National Historic sites of Alberta. Following these unique visits we head to Alberta’s biggest city of Calgary and the iconic mountain town of Banff. Plenty of gems to discover!
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A visit to Western Canada isn’t complete without seeing the Pacific Ocean. You may want to enjoy a calm cruise through the mystic inland fjords of the Inside Passage. You may prefer the rocky shores of the Pacific Rim National Park. There are adventures and scenery for everyone along the BC coast not to be missed! The beachside communities of Tofino and Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim National Park, with its long sandy beaches and laid-back surfer vibes, give visitors the opportunity to unwind and connect with Mother Nature.
For people looking for less sand and more cruising, a voyage aboard BC Ferries’ Queen of the North, from Prince Rupert in Northern BC to Port Hardy on Northern Vancouver Island, is a great option. The day-long sailing through the sheltered waters of this inland waterway and archipelagos of the Inside Passage delivers a real bucket-list adventure, as the region is among the last true wilderness in North America. Discover Canada Tours’ 11-day Inside Passage & Rockies Tour goes the extra mile to provide the ultimate Western Canada discovery.
Those who don’t have the luxury of time to explore the same region can join the slightly shorter 8-day Rockies & Pacific Rim Tour. This adventure begins and ends in Vancouver and travels through the Okanagan Valley to the Rocky Mountains and then to Vancouver Island. Whether travelers are looking to sample Canada’s finest wines of the Okanagan, learn about regional indigenous culture, sail the Inside Passage, or explore the Rockies and Tofino with its wildlife and mountain playground, this tour has it all!
Written by Lucas Coldwell. Photos courtesy of Lisanne Smeele and Travel Alberta.