Travelling up the Coquihalla highway, you’ll get a chance to admire nature’s handiwork, not only with the gorgeous fall colours, but also by noting the variety of natural geographic and geologic features that give us glimpses into current and past natural history. During October, the banks of the Adams River, 405 km inland from the Pacific Ocean, become the scene of a natural miracle as the quiet waters of river welcome Sockeye Salmon returning to their home waters to spawn. Struggling against insurmountable odds, one out of every four thousand eggs laid in the Adams River lives to return there as a spawning adult. This trip is rounded out with a peaceful houseboat float on Shuswap lake as well as an educational wine tasting experience.
Duration: 4 day/3 nights
Departing & Ending City: Abbotsford, BC
Transportation: Coach, Houseboat
Inclusions: Adams River salmon tour, Houseboat day-trip, Wine-tasting tours, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 3+ star hotels
Day 1: Departing from Abbotsford, travel up the Coquihalla Highway enjoying the stunning mountains and other beautiful landscape. The Adam’s River Salmon Society will host an interpretive walk, telling the incredible story of the salmon life cycle. Stay overnight in, appropriately named, Salmon Arm.
Day 2: Travel to Shuswap Lake for a 5-6-hour cruise on the lake, with commentary on the natural scenery, as well as the stories that surround this unique lake. Lunch will be served aboard the houseboat. Overnight in Vernon.
Day 3: Enjoy the scenic journey down the full length of the Okanagan Valley, wine tasting as we go. After checking into our hotel, we’ll have an included group dinner at the renowned Nk’mip Cellars.
Day 4: After breakfast you’ll stop briefly at the unique Spotted Lake and make a second stop at Keremeos, fruit and vegetable-stand capital of British Columbia. Take home some fall fruits and vegetables for your fridge or freezer, a pumpkin for Halloween, or some unique fruit-based souvenirs. To end our fabulous trip enjoy the panorama of fall colours coming through Manning park and ending back in Abbotsford.
Tour Add Ons
Our trip prices are based on two people sharing rooms and tents. Single travellers will be paired up with others of the same gender for room assignments. Subject to availability, travellers may upgrade to single rooms and tents by adding a single supplement to their tour. The single supplement for this trip is $239CAD