As you leave the vibrant metropolitan city you will head east towards the beautiful Okanagan. You will pass through the small towns and incredible scenery. As you begin to drive along the Okanagan Highway, you will have the stunning view of the Okanagan to the side of you. Once you arrive in Penticton, you will be in the south central region of British Columbia.
Enjoy the warm weather and sandy beaches as you explore the Okanagan Valley. It is an ideal destination for wine lovers and freshwater sport enthusiasts.
Begin your drive north towards to a well known Mountain town. Revelstoke is nestled between the magnificent Selkirk and Monashee Mountains. Take time this evening and explore what Revelstoke has to offer.
Overnight: Revelstoke, BC
On your way to Emerald Lake join a guided river rafting excursion on the Kicking Horse River, visit the Bear Refuge and ride the gondola to the top of Kicking Horse Mountain. After your day of adventure, continue to Yoho national park, where you will find Emerald lake. Emerald Lake Lodge offers 24 cabin style buildings, surrounding the lake in a true wilderness escape.
Overnight: Field, BC
Today you can just enjoy the tranquil setting or set out to find one of the many hiking trails and go canoeing.
Begin your drive into Banff National Park, which offers spectacular mountain scenery and many attractions. Make a stop in Lake Louise to view the picture perfect lake setting with the World Famous Fairmont Lake Louise overlooking it. Take time to go up the Lake Louise Gondola and then continue on to Banff. This evening you will enjoy an evening wildlife Safari to try to spot all the wilderness living in this beautiful park.
Follow Highway 1 towards Calgary which is known as the entrance to the Canadian Rockies. Calgary offers and entrepreneurial energy while embracing the rich western heritage. Drop your car rental off at the Calgary International airport where you package will end.
This itinerary is available in reverse from Calgary to Vancouver.