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Hidden Gems of the West

From Vancouver to Calgary

HIDDEN GEMS OF THE WEST

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Overview

Travel the road less traveled and explore some of the hidden Gems Western Canada has to offer. This tour will guide you from Vancouver through the Okanagan Valley, the Kootenay Rockies before entering the rolling prairies of Southern Alberta and the magnificent views of Waterton Lakes National Park before finishing this trip off in Calgary. 

 

If you want a longer experience that includes more sightseeing in the Rocky Mountains,  there is a 4-day extension that includes 2-nights in Banff and 1-night in Vernon, before returning to Vancouver – the Hidden Gems & Western Highlights. 

Itinerary

1

Vancouver to Osoyoos

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Manning Provincial Park
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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre
  • Depart Vancouver from Canada Place at 9:00am
  • Enjoy incredible sights traveling through the Fraser Valley and Manning Park, a road less traveled
  • Sightseeing tour of the Osoyoos and Oliver area with the afternoon and evening at your leisure. We recommend a visit to the Oliver District Wine Village
Sightseeing
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 with time to enjoy Osoyoos lake, go wine tasting or participate in optional activities
Winery
Wine tasting at Nk'Mip Cellars
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Osoyoos to Nelson

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Kokanee Creek Provincial Park
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Downtown Nelson
  • Breakfast included at your hotel
  • View Osoyoos lake 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 in Nelson
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 y
Meal
Breakfast
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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
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
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End of Trip

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Calagary
  • Breakfast is included at your hotel
  • Check-out from your hotel by 11am. Make your on way to the Airport or the continuation of your travel arrangements
Meal
Breakfast
duration

Duration

7 Days | 6 Nights
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Size

Max. pax: 22
duration

Quad

From $1,649/pp

Triple

From $1,814/pp

Double

From $2,199pp

Single

From $3,189/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 traveled
  • Explore Canada’s 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

  • Bed6 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • OSOYOOS - 2 Nights
  • NELSON - 1 Night
  • WATERTON - 2 Nights
  • CALGARY - 1 Night
  • GuideExperienced, fun & friendly driver guide
  • BusCoach transportation
  • Meal6 Breakfasts
  • AdmissionWaterton Lake Cruise
  • Nk'Mip Cultural Center
  • Calgary Tower
  • WineryWine tasting and tour in Vernon and Osoyoos
  • BeerCraft beer tasting in Nelson

Travel One-Way From Vancouver to Calgary

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