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The lush vineyards of Kelowna in  Okanagan Valley

Peaks & Grapes Tour

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The lush vineyards of Kelowna in Okanagan Valley
Take in the beautiful sights of western Canada as you traverse from Vancouver to Kelowna during this 11-day self-drive tour. Discover the beautiful alpine village of Whistler, explore the heart of Canadian Rockies, visit renowned wineries and sip fine wines in Okanagan Valley.
Self-Drive
Independent tours

Highlights

Rockies resorts of Banff & Jasper

Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper

Ice Explorer Ride onto the Athabasca Glacier

Glacier Skywalk

Banff Gondola

Kelowna Winery Tour

Start your self-drive journey in Vancouver then drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway until you reach Whistler. Whistler is a charming town located in north of Vancouver and home to Whistler Blackcomb, one of the largest ski resorts in Northern America. Its central neighbourhood is located at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains making it one of the top destinations among tourists. After your adventure in Whistler, drive to Clearwater then to Jasper. Experience the enthralling Ice Explorer and the jaw-dropping Glacier Skywalk. Then, head to Banff and explore the gems of Canadian Rockies - Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. You will also have time to explore Banff, a popular resort town offering countless of activities such outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, fishing, ice skating, skiing, snowboarding and more. Your last stop is Kelowna, a city located on Okanagan Lake known for its vineyards and wineries.

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Included

10-night accommodation
Banff Gondola
Admission to Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
Ice Explorer Ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
Glacier Skywalk
Kelowna Winery Tour

Excluded

  • Car rental
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Road tolls

Itinerary

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Day 1
Vancouver - Whistler (120 km)
Depart Vancouver along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler. Stop at Shannon Falls, Sea to Sky Gondola (admission not included) and the Stawamus Chief Rock along the way.
Day 2
Whistler

Enjoy Whistler today with its pedestrian-only alpine village atmosphere and an abundance of outdoor activities to choose from.

Note: Peak to Peak Gondola tickets are included (operates seasonally; price will be adjusted on dates not in operation)

Day 3
Whistler – Clearwater (425 km)

Follow Highway 99 today as you drive through the Coastal Mountains and into the interior of British Columbia. Passing Lillooet and Cache Creek to join Highway 97 to Clearwater.

Day 4
Clearwater – Jasper (320 km)
Today, leave BC and enter Alberta and the magnificent Canadian Rockies! Get your cameras ready as you approach Mount Robson, at 3954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
Day 5
Jasper

Explore this charming mountain village close to many terrific scenic highlights. Take a tram ride up Whistlers Mountain, or visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, and enjoy a 90-minute cruise heading toward the south end of this postcard setting (cruise not included, operates seasonally).

Day 6
Jasper – Columbia Icefields (105 km) – Lake Louise (130 km)

Linking between Jasper National Park and Banff National Park, the Icefields Parkway is one of the most beautiful journeys on the planet. The Icefields Parkway is a 232 km stretch of double-lane highway winding along the Continental Divide through soaring rocky mountain peaks, icefields and vast sweeping valleys. Includes tickets for Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk at Columbia Icefields Centre.

Day 7
Lake Louise – Banff (70 km)
Drive via the Bow Valley Parkway to Banff; this 50-kilometre scenic route runs parallel to the Trans-Canada highway, offering a great alternative drive to connect Lake Louise and Banff.
Day 8
Banff

A bustling mountain resort surrounded by Rocky Mountain peaks and the meandering Bow River. You have a full day to explore Banff including Banff Gondola tickets.

Day 9
Banff – Kelowna (482 km)

Today, head towards the orchard country of the Okanagan Valley. Set on the shores of Lake Okanagan, over 90 kilometres long, Kelowna has become a much-loved lakeside resort.

Day 10
Kelowna

Today, you will enjoy a winery tour visiting up to 6 wineries. Each winery has its own wines that they specialize in.

Day 11
Kelowna - Vancouver (371km)

Head back towards the Pacific Coast where your self-drive tour will end upon arrival into Vancouver.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Currency
Canadian Dollars
10 nights
from AUD1,689
per person, twin share
Vancouver (Daily)
1 May - 10 October 2020
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Important notes

Itinerary can end on Day 9 with choice of driving to to fly out or connect with a Rocky Mountaineer rail journey.

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