Fly to Vancouver
Arrive into Vancouver and transfer to your hotel independently for a three night stay
Hotel: Georgian Court Hotel or similar
Days 2 to 3
Enjoy a couple of days in this great city, and you’ll find myriad things to see and do. We’ve included a gastronomic tour of Granville Island Market, which is a great way to discover the food of Vancouver There is an abundance of local produce and seafood, and this added to the Asian and worldwide culinary influences which run through the city, make for a delicious and diverse cuisine. You can explore the different neighbourhoods on foot or by bike. Perhaps you want to take that iconic mode of transport for this waterfront city and take a trip on a floatplane. Or head out onto the water on a wildlife and whale spotting cruise.
Vancouver – Kelowna, Okanagan Valley (240 miles)
Today you will pick up your hire car and drive deep into British Columbia and the fertile lands of the Okanagan Valley. With rolling hills and beautiful lakes, it’s easy to see why this is where the city-dwellers of western Canada come for their holidays. Your destination is Kelowna, a lively lakeside resort. Check-in to your holiday for a three night stay.
Hotel: Ramada Hotel Kelowna or similar
Days 5 to 6
There are plenty of outdoor pursuits to choose from in and around Kelowna, so depending on your preference you can either head to the lake to relax on the beach, swim and enjoy watersports, or hire some bikes and follow a cycling trail. We’ve included an afternoon Okanagan Wine Country Tour in this itinerary. You will get picked up from your hotel and then driven to four different wineries to sample and learn about the local wines.
Kelowna – Monte Creek – Kamloops (104 miles)
Today you’re heading north along the shores of Lake Okanagan and then westwards. Break your journey with a stop off at the Monte Creek Ranch Winery for an hours tour and tasting. This working ranch is home to cattle and two stunning estate vineyards in a pristine setting. Classic and fruit wines, grass-fed beef products and all natural honey are produced on-site. Then continue onto Kamloops for an overnight stay.
Hotel: The Plaza Kamloops or similar
Kamloops – Whistler (186 miles)
Today will be the most picturesque drive of your road trip, continuing westbound through British Columbia, through beautiful valleys surrounded by craggy mountains, alongside gushing rivers and by sparkling lakes. There are various points you may want to pause for a stroll, such as the Nairn Falls Provincial Park, which has a trail marked to a viewpoint for the falls which will take you about 20 minutes. Arrive in Whistler and check into your hotel for two nights.
Hotel: Aava Whistler or similar
Whistler is a lovely year-round mountain resort with a pedestrianised centre filled with shops and restaurants. There are plenty of outdoor pursuits such a hiking and biking and you can take the Peak 2 Peak gondola for some beautiful trails with spectacular views. There are also some great guided canoe trips you could take. Or book a wildlife viewing tour and see if you can spot one of the black bears who live on the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.
Whistler – Vancouver Airport (75 miles)
Time to head back to Vancouver for your flight home.