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Kootenay Rockies & Okanagan Valley Loop
This relaxed fly drive holiday takes in stunning mountain scenery, picturesque towns, relaxing hot springs and lakeside retreats in the beautiful Kootenay Rockies and Okanagan Valley.
- Style: Fly Drive Holiday
- Duration: 15 days/14 nights
- Starts in: Calgary
- Mountain communities
- Lakeside retreats
- Hot springs
- Canmore caves
Day 1 Calgary
Fly into Calgary, pick up your car and enjoy the evening in this friendly city.
Day 2 Calgary to Canmore
A one hour drive west brings you to the pretty mountain town of Canmore, sitting on the edge of Banff National Park.
Day 3 Canmore
Today, why not join a tour to explore the beautiful nearby area on a Wilderness Walk or take to the skies for a thrilling helicopter flight over the fabled Canadian Rockies.
Day 4 Canmore to Invermere
Drive into the spectacular Rocky Mountains and pause in Banff for a stroll on Banff Avenue, before a beautiful drive through Kootenay National Park. Stop at the rejuvenating waters of the Radium or Fairmont Hot Springs for a relaxing soak.
Day 5 Invermere to Cranbrook
Formally a thriving railway town, Cranbrook’s history is reflected in its 19th Century heritage buildings and the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel.
Day 6 Cranbrook to Nelson
The small city of Nelson, located on the shores of Kootenay Lake, boasts elegant Victorian architecture, bustling cafés, great restaurants and an eclectic mix of shops.
Day 7 Nelson
The town’s street musicians, artists and galleries contrast wonderfully with the surrounding great outdoors.
Day 8 Nelson to Osoyoos
Continue on to Osoyoos, located at the southern tip of the Okanagan Valley, Western Canada’s burgeoning wine region.
Day 9 Osoyoos
Take a dip in the clear waters of Osoyoos Lake, sample the region’s local wines or stargaze on Mount Kobau. Visit the unique Spotted Lake – a First Nation’s sacred site and geological spectacle.
Day 10 Osoyoos to Vernon area
Continue through the Okanagan valley along the lakeshore to Kelowna, for an excellent afternoon tour of the local wineries.
Day 11 Vernon area
A short drive brings you to your resort in Vernon, boasting a spectacular setting and offering time to pamper, rest and relax.
Day 12 Vernon area to Revelstoke
Drive back into the mountains to Revelstoke, a mountain community blessed with an attractive town centre and a thriving local spirit.
Day 13 Revelstoke to Emerald Lake
On to a lakeside hideaway on the shores of Emerald Lake, in Yoho National Park.
Day 14 Emerald Lake
Relax in the serenity of the Canadian Rockies, where emerald coloured waters reflect the surrounding mountain peaks.
Day 15 Emerald Lake to Calgary
A final drive back to Calgary.
Optional Excursions:Pre-book These Unmissable Experiences:
Canmore Caves Explorer Tour
Three Sisters Peaks Helicopter Flight
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- 14 days Alamo Gold Intermediate car hire including a free tank of fuel, 3 additional drivers, 24 hour Roadside Assistance and no surprise compulsory charges on pick-up
- 14 nights 3★ to 4★ accommodation.
- Kelowna Wine Tasting Tour
- International flights
- National Parks fees payable locally
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However, to give you a general idea of prices, flights to Calgary currently cost from £482 in Economy and £1,553 in Business Class
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