Itinerary: Western Canada Lifestyle Tour

 

Day 1:

Welcome to Canada! Your tour escort will meet & greet with you in the arrival section of the airport and together we will start our  journey for the next 8 days. We will drive to the hotel to check in and give you a briefing. The rest of the day/evening is to rest, relax and settle in!

Day 2:

Today we will start the day with our breakfast and then take you on a Vancouver City Tour (when you start in Calgary then please read in reverse from Day 8), a nice stroll through Stanley Park and a visit to Granville Island. There will be plenty of time to discover this wonderful city so you will get a good impression of Vancouver before we drive back to our hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 3:

After breakfast we’ll check out and “hit the road” to drive out of the city and into the beautiful Fraser Valley. You will have a lot to digest today! Our first stop is Abbotsford where we will visit the Tulip Festival family that not only trades tulips but other beautiful flowers as well, followed by a visit to on of the many Blueberry Farms in this region, then continue our day and visit a Dairy Farm and a Winery where not grapes but fruit are the main ingredients. Then it’s time to check in at our hotel.

Day 4:

Today we scheduled a drive from the Fraser Valley into the Okanagan, a region where the only Canadian Desert is and at the same time the most “fruitful” region in Western Canada so finish your breakfast, check out and let’s get rolling! First stop will be to visit the beautiful Bridal Falls. Part of this journey is also for you to explore and experience the fascinating natural environment with all of its variety and diversity. Our next stop is Kelowna where you will experience a mix of vineyards and orchards, ancient history and modern culture. Here we have made arrangements for our group to enjoy a wonderful lunch with wine tasting and some great views of the vineyards and the Okanagan. From there we will continue our journey to Vernon where we will visit a wonderful orchard that is already more than 80 years operating as a family business. Time for an afternoon tea/coffee and some delicious home baked sweet or savoury snacks. Then it’s time to find our hotel and check in and spend the night.

Day 5:

After breakfast and checkout we will start our scenic drive into the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains while driving through 4 of the 6 National Parks in British Columbia & Alberta: Mt. Revelstoke NP, Glacier NP, Yoho NP and Banff NP. you will see Lake Louise and enjoy the small but so famous little town Banff after we’ve checked you into the hotel.

Day 6:

Today we continue our journey towards the prairies. First we will drive to Drumheller and visit the Royal Tyrell Museum where you not only have a chance to see the amazing Badlands but also you will be introduced to real size dinosaurs (skeletons)! From there we wil take you to a real and authentic Prairie Ranch where horses are the core focus as well as other animals and activities on and around the Ranch. This will be a true experience for all of us. Enjoy a real ranch lunch, our first encounter with the horses and a “campfire” dinner. We will be introduced to FEEL & EAL (click through for more info) and enjoy the “country style” in full before we check in at our nearby accommodation.

Day 7:

After breakfast we will explore a bit more from our surrounding and we will visit a few more places of interest that are located near Calgary (which is called “Cowboy City” although there is a lot of Oil & Gas business going on there). This day is full of “last day surprises” before we wrap it all up in the evening.

Day 8:

Today is the day that we will bring you to the airport where we will not say Goodbye, but we will say: ” Till We Meet Again” wishing you a save journey back home and sincerely hope to welcome you again in the near future….(for those starting here in Calgary read in reverse, starting at Day .