Day 1: Edmonton/Calgary - Salmon Arm, BC
Depart Edmonton and travel south, picking up more passengers en route to Calgary, then continue west on the Trans-Canada Highway through the scenic
Rogers Pass. Sit back, relax and enjoy the rushing rivers, majestic mountains and fall colours as we travel through Banff and the Kootenay
National Parks. Arrive in Salmon Arm, the gem of the Shuswap.
Day 2: Salmon Arm - Kelowna, BC
We continue our travels to the fertile Okanagan Valley today, stopping at Planet Bee Honey Farm and Meadery, just outside Vernon to see the amazing
Bee Dance and taste honey and honey products. Then visit Davidson Orchards Country Village, a family owned operation. Get on a Johnny Popper
for an orchard tour with a delicious picnic lunch including the orchard’s own apple juice and homemade apple pie. Arrive in Kelowna and check
into your hotel, located on the shores of majestic Okanagan Lake, for a 3 night stay.
Day 3: Day Trip to Summerland, BC
This morning travel to Summerland and board the Kettle Valley Steam Railway, showcasing a unique part of the Okanagan’s and British Columbia’s
history. Ride the only preserved section of this historic railway: ten miles of beautiful vistas; from lush orchards and vineyards to a spectacular
view of lake and land from the Trout Creek Bridge 238 feet above the canyon floor. The sight and sound of our restored 1912 Steam Locomotive,
the 3716, will bring the era alive as you ride along on this 90 minute journey in a vintage passenger coach or open air car. Visit Summerland
Sweets, a family owned and operated business with roots in the food processing business since the 1950’s. Try some of their products – syrups,
jams, nuts, brittles. Located nearby is the Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery, specializing in table and dessert wines. Travel back to Kelowna with
a stop at Summerhill Pyramid Winery promoting organic winemaking through traditional methods. The evening is at your leisure to stroll the
waterfront or relax and enjoy the views.
Day 4: Kelowna, BC
Today travel across the bridge to West Kelowna, offering beautiful lake views mixed with vineyards and market gardens. Take a wine tour of Quail’s
Gate Winery, internationally and nationally recognized as one of the country’s top agri-tourism sites. Enjoy a delicious farm to table lunch
at the winery with expansive and picturesque views of the Okanagan Valley. Weather permitting you will be dining al fresco. Then take a short
drive to Mission Hill Winery to experience the nature and art of winemaking by walking the lush on-site vineyards and visiting the underground
cellars. Sample fine wines by the glass, marvel at the vista and reflect on a process that's almost as old as time itself. Before returning
to the hotel stop at the Kelowna Kasugai Japanese Garden, tucked behind City Hall. The garden offers a tranquil environment with traditional
elements such as stone lanterns, pine trees, a waterfall and pond.
Day 5: Kelowna - Revelstoke, BC
This morning it is time to leave the Okanagan and retrace our route back through Vernon, where lunch is served at Sparkling Hill Resort. Over 3.5
million Swarovski crystal elements emulating the coolness of waterfalls, warmth of fireplaces act as captivating focal points and emanate light
and vibrancy. Board the coach and continue west on the scenic Trans-Canada Highway, stopping at Craigellachie, where the last spike on the
Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Arrive at Three Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town, nestled between the clear waters of Three Valley Lake
and the sheer cliffs of the Monashee Mountains, and site of a railway roundhouse and turntable. Enjoy a guided tour of the Ghost Town followed
by a delicious dinner, the rest of the evening is yours to relax and enjoy.
Day 6: Revelstoke - Calgary/Edmonton, AB
Following a delicious breakfast, we board the motorcoach and continue homeward through the Roger’s Pass, passing through five long tunnels to the
actual pass which is located at the summit of Glacier National Park. You are surrounded by some of the most awe-inspiring panoramas in Canada
as you travel back into Alberta, with wonderful memories of the Okanagan.