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Hidden Gems & Western Highlights

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HIDDEN GEMS & WESTERN HIGHLIGHTS

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Banff
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Overview

Discover the lesser-known regions of Western Canada. This journey leads to the Okanagan Valley, the Rockies, Kootenay National Park and Southern Alberta. The trip includes visits to Waterton Lakes National Park and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, two UNESCO Heritage Sites. It explores Alberta’s Gateway City of Calgary and the Town of Banff where we take in the pristine beauty and spectacular wildlife.

Itinerary

1

Vancouver to Osoyoos

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Manning Provincial Park
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Spirit Ridge
  • Depart Vancouver from Canada Place at 9:00am
  • Enjoy incredible sights travelling through the Fraser Valley and Manning Park, a road less travelled
  • Sightseeing tour of the Osoyoos area with the afternoon and evening at your leisure
Sightseeing
Tour of the Osoyoos
2

Osoyoos

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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre
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Nk'Mip Cellars
  • Breakfast included at your hotel
  • Visit the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre (pronounced in-ka-meep) to learn more about the stories of Canada’s only desert and share in the rich living culture of the Okanagan people.
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at Nk’Mip Cellars
  • The remainder of today is at your leisure
Winery
Wine tasting at Nk'Mip Cellars
3

Osoyoos to Nelson

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Kokanee Creek Provincial Park
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Downtown Nelson
  • Breakfast included at your hotel
  • Say farewell to Osoyoos from a magnificent lookout
  • Visit Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, bordering the West arm of Kootenay Lake
  • Explore the charming town of Nelson on a tour of the city
  • The remainder of the day is at your leisure
Meal
Breakfast
4

Nelson to Waterton

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Purcell Mountains
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Waterton
  • Breakfast included at your hotel
  • Travel through the Purcell Mountains before entering the vast landscape of the rolling prairies
  • Arrive in Waterton Lakes national Park where you check-in to your hotel
Meal
Breakfast
5

Waterton

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Waterton Lake
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Waterton
  • Breakfast included at your hotel
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on Upper Waterton Lake through the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
  • This afternoon, join your guide for a short hike of the area
Meal
Breakfast
Cruise
Scenic Cruise on Upper Waterton Lake
6

Waterton to Calgary

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Head-Smashed in Buffalo Jump
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Calgary Tower
  • Breakfast included at your hotel
  • Visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site that preserves and interprets over 6,000 years of Plains Buffalo culture
  • City Tour of Calgary upon arrival
  • Visit Calgary Tower to marvel at the stunning city views and Rocky Mountains in the distance
  • Check-in to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at your leisure
Meal
Breakfast
Sightseeing
Calgary City Tour
7

Calgary to Banff

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Calgary
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Moraine Lake
  • Depart Calgary from the Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown at 9:00am
  • We are leaving the city behind us and are heading straight for the crown jewel of Western Canada – The Canadian Rockies
  • Before checking into Banff, we will continue on for a tour of the area including Peyto Lake and Moraine Lake
  • The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at your leisure
Sightseeing
Peyto Lake and Moraine Lake
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Banff

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Banff Gondola
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Banff
  • Breakfast included at your hotel
  • Enjoy a Gondola Ride up Sulphur Mountain followed by a scenic drive to Lake Minnewanka & Two Jack Lake Loop and enjoy a tour of Banff townsite
  • The rest of your day is at leisure for some optional activities, to relax at your hotel, stroll along Banff Avenue for some souvenir shopping
Meal
Breakfast
Gondola
Banff Gondola
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Banff to Vernon

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Lake Louise
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Wine Tasting
  • Breakfast included at your hotel
  • Marvel at the vistas at Lake Louise and Emerald Lake before heading back to the Okanagan Valley
  • Enjoy a wine tasting in Vernon
  • The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the many murals that can be found in the town of Vernon, highlighting the cities heritage and culture
Meal
Breakfast
Winery
Wine tasting in Vernon
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Vernon to Vancouver

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Okanagan Valley
  • Breakfast included at your hotel
  • Head to Davison Orchards for a quick visit to one of the many orchards that the Okanagan Valley is famous for
  • Return to Vancouver at approximately 7:00pm
Meal
Breakfast
duration

Duration

10 Days | 9 Nights
duration

Size

Max. pax: 22
duration

Quad

From $2,639/pp

Triple

From $2,859/pp

Double

From $3,509/pp

Single

From $4,729/pp
Prices are in Canadian Dollars and include taxes. They may vary during peak season. Special rates available. 6% booking fee excluded.
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Highlights

  • Take the road less travelled
  • Explore Canada only desert
  • Roll through the Southern BCs Mountain ranges
  • Marvel at the magnificent landscape of Waterton Lakes National Park
  • Immerse yourself in the heritage and culture of the First Nations people of southern Alberta

Inclusions

  • Bed9 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • OSOYOOS - 2 Nights
  • NELSON - 1 Night
  • WATERTON - 2 Nights
  • CALGARY - 1 Night
  • BANFF - 2 Nights
  • VERON - 1 Night
  • GuideExperienced, fun & friendly driver guide
  • BusCoach transportation
  • Meal9 Breakfasts
  • AdmissionWaterton Lake Cruise
  • Nk'Mip Cultural Center
  • Calgary Tower
  • GondolaBanff Gondola
  • SightseeingScenic sightseeing stops including Head- smashed-In Buffalo Jump National Historic Site
  • WineryWine tasting and tour in Vernon and Osoyoos
  • BeerCraft beer tasting in Nelson

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