This trip takes you into the rolling hills and turquoise lakes of the BC interior, but also includes mountain grandeur, a guest ranch and a houseboat adventure. The Okanagan is also an award-winning wine region, and wine-tasting excursions have become very popular; our tour includes several wineries and play time on our houseboat. This tour is a little more laid-back but still gives opportunities for a variety of outdoor adventure activities.
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Departure City: Vancouver. Ending City: Vancouver
Accommodations: hotels (6 nights), houseboat (1 night)
Transportation: minibus, houseboat
Leaders: Tour leader/Driver
Included meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Included activities: wine tours, house-boating, trail ride
Day 1: Meet your tour leader and fellow adventurers at the joining hotel to get your tour orientation. Then enjoy dinner at one of Vancouver’s many renowned restaurants.
Day 2: We spend most of today in Manning Park with a myriad of hiking options for all skill levels and stunning high alpine scenery. Seasonally, the alpine meadows are ablaze with splendour. Afterwards, we travel on to picturesque Osoyoos for the next two nights.
Day 3: Today is a full day to spend as you like at Osoyoos, one of BC’s summer playgrounds. Options include relaxing on Lake Osoyoos beaches or visiting the Desert Centre, a winery or two, the model train museum or getting more active with a motorboat rental or any number of hikes.
Day 4: We travel up the shores of a whole series of Okanagan Lakes with several side trips to visit local wineries, many named to entice curiosity. We may take a float down the Penticton Canal, and we’ll end the day in Kelowna, the major city of the region.
Day 5: Today is a full day to explore Kelowna. Hike or cycle the famous Myra Canyon trestles, take a farm tour, or spend a day on the lake, searching for the Ogopogo, wake boarding or waterskiing.
Day 6: We leave the Okanagan this morning and cross into the Shuswap-Thompson River basin. Today we board the Remote Escape Houseboat for an afternoon and overnight on scenic Shuswap Lake.
Day 7: Returning to the marina, we travel past more turquoise waters and up into the high plateau regions before arriving at a guest ranch. We’ll go for a trail ride in the afternoon, then be treated to a final night banquet.
Day 8: We enjoy the great scenery of the Coquihalla highway as we make our way back to Vancouver, where our tour ends.
Tour Add-on Packages (Optional Excursion Add-ons)
How to add optional tour packages
Some of our tours have optional add-on packages which secure those activities or services for you in advance, and may be less expensive and less hassle than booking them individually while on your trip. You can add these packages at check out.
Add-on 1: Single Supplement
Our trip prices are based on two people sharing rooms. Single travellers will be paired up with others of the same gender for room assignments. Subject to availability, travelers may upgrade to single rooms by adding a single supplement to their tour. The single supplement for this trip is CA$550.