Hidden Gems – Vancouver to Calgary

Hidden Gems Vancouver to Calgary

Travel One-Way From Vancouver and Calgary

Overview

If you are looking to get off the main tourist trail and find the hidden gems of Western Canada then this is the tour for you. Starting in Vancouver, with the Pacific Ocean and the North Shore ski hills as the backdrop, you’ll head east to the Okanagan, Canada’s lone desert. Here you’ll visit Osoyoos and enjoy a wine tasting before visiting the Nk’mip Desert Cultural Centre to learn about the rich history of the local indigenous culture. Afterwards, you’ll continue east for a stay in the charming town of Nelson, in the heart of the Kootenays. Staying in a lovely lakefront hotel, you’ll be just steps away from the boutique shops and breweries (beer tasting included!) that this ski town is famous for. Next, you’ll travel through the Purcell mountain range as you head into Alberta for a 2-night stay in spectacular Waterton Lakes National Park. Relax in the park and indulge in the spectacular scenery – lake cruise included! Finally, you’ll visit Calgary with a stop at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump National Historic Site (UNESCO approved) to learn more about the indigenous culture of the area. After arriving in Calgary, for a city highlights tour and overnight stay, your adventure across Western Canada comes to an end.

Photo Credit: Destination Canada, Destination BC | Andrew Strain, Kari Medig, Dave Heath, Ryan Creary, and Shayd Johnson

Tour Itinerary

This itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen (weather) conditions. Departure times may vary by date, please see your confirmation email for exact departure times.

Optional Activities

  • Ice Explorer
  • Banff Gondola
  • Horseback Riding in Banff
  • Fly Fishing on the Bow River (early bookings essential)
  • Via Ferrata in Banff
  • Whitewater rafting in Canmore

Price Includes

  • 6 nights hotel accommodations
    • 2 nights in Osoyoos
    • 1 night in Nelson
    • 2 nights in Waterton
    • 1 night in Calgary
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luggage handling in each hotel
  • Wine tasting in Osoyoos
  • Visit of the Nk’mip Cultural Centre
  • Beer Tasting in Nelson
  • Waterton Lake Cruise 
  • Visit of Head-smashed-In Buffalo Jump National Historic Site
  • Admission to Calgary Tower
  • Fun and friendly driver-guide
  • All taxes and park fees

Price Excludes

  • Additional meals
  • Optional activities
  • Transportation to the start point of the tour and from the end point

2022 Tour Pricing Starting From
(Super Early Bird Discount of 10% Applies)

Single

Single Person per Room
$3189
$ 2,871 /pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee

Double

Two People per Room
$2199
$ 1,980 /pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee

Triple

Three People per Room
$1814
$ 1,633 /pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee

Quad

Four People per Room
$1649
$ 1,485 /pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee

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