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Mountain Magic in BC Fly Drive

  • Vancouver
  • Osoyoos
  • Nelson
  • Invermere
  • Golden
  • Revelstoke
  • Sun Peaks Resort
  • 14 nights from
  • £2,079 per person
  • Trip Code: 943

Holiday Overview

If it is a Canada holiday off the beaten track packed with awesome scenery, wildlife and endless activities you are looking for,  then look no further than our 15 day trip -  Mountain Magic in British Columbia self drive road trip.

This trip will take you from Coastal Vancouver to alpine mountain resorts, national parks, rail road towns and even a beach resort. You will have plenty of time to take in hikes, biking, canoeing, winery tour, boat trips and wildlife spotting with this trip.

Mountain Magic in BC Fly Drive includes:

  • Return UK flights
  • 14 nights Accommodation
  • Car Hire
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop off Sightseeing pass
  • Vancouver Airport Transfers
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Day 1 - Fly to Vancouver

On arrival in Vancouver transfer to your downtown hotel. Transfer not included.

Featured accommodation

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 2 - Sightseeing Vancouver

Today we have include a complimentary Hop on Hop off Vancouver Sightseeing pass.

Schedule: May - October: every 20 minutes November - April: every 40 minutes

Explore Vancouver onboard clear-top buses and San Francisco-style Trolleys. This flexible Dual Pass combination of the CITY and PARK Routes offers all the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour.

This flexible city tour offers up the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Take an up close and personal look at Vancouver's urban oasis, Stanley Park, have lunch at Granville Island, visit the historical Gastown or the trendy Yaletown, and don't forget Robson Street to do a little shopping! Highlights of the route include English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District. Full commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean & Mandarin on the clear top convertible Hop-On, Hop-Off busses. Enjoy Commentary in English onboard the San Francisco-style Trolleys. Both bus types (clear top and trolley) will be travelling on all routes. There is no designated bus type per route.

Highlights: - Commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin (clear top buses only) - Convertible clear top buses for stunning views, rain or shine - San Francisco-style Trolleys with live commentary - Hop-Off at any stop in Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Chinatown, Gastown and more - Hop-Off at any of the connecting stops on both routes at Canada Place, False Creek Ferries, Library Square, Chinatown, Sports District, and Gastown - False Creek Ferries Pass

Featured accommodation

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 3 - Vancouver via Oliver to Osoyoos

Pick up your hire car from downtown Vancouver this morning and head to Osoyoos - Canada's only true desert. Along the way make a stop at one of British Columbia's stunning provincial parks - E. C. Manning Provincial Park. The park has a range of walking routes from 15-minute trails to full-day, such as the Canyon Nature Trail, approx 2km in length, which follows the Similkameen River. From here continue to Oliver, a small argricultural town and head to Covert Farms which sits on 650 acres of land and take a tour and you might be lucky enought to sample a taste. Finish the day in Osoyoos and relax on the shore of tempting Osoyoos Lake.

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Watermark Beach resort

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Day 4 - Enjoy Osoyoos

Today is yours at your leisure. We suggest you spend the morning in Osoyoos at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre with a great interpretive centre, and see of you can spot one of the wild horses that roam the area. Dip your toes in Osoyoos Lake, known as the warmest lake in Canada, or head to the marina to try some watersports, or simply enjoy the facilities on offer at the Watermark Beach Resort.

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Watermark Beach resort

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Day 5 - Osoyoos to Nelson (261km/162miles)

This morning leave Osoyoos for Nelson. The drive between the two towns is spectacular, experience the true open road and climb into the mountains, passing rural communities and incredible vistas. Stop at one of the small quirky roadside cafes or at Cristina Lake. Arrive in Nelson and enjoy the small mountain town with a big personality.

Featured accommodation

Prestige Lakeside Resort (Nelson)

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Day 6 - Enjoy Nelson

Surrounded by the Selkirk Mountains, set on the shores of Kootenay Lake and clustered with some 350 heritage buildings, Nelson's storybook charm and stunning scenery create the quintessential small town setting. Why not hire bikes and cycle the West Arm of Kootenay Lake to the trestle bridge, stop for an ice cream on the way and head to the Touchstones Museum of Art and History opposite the beautiful City Hall. Perhaps enjoy an evening cruise on the S.S paddle wheeler.

Featured accommodation

Prestige Lakeside Resort (Nelson)

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Day 7 - Nelson to Invermere (363km/225miles)

This morning depart Nelson for Invermere. The town of Invermere is all about sun and fun. People come here to relax, spend summer afternoons at the beach, go boating, river rafting and golfing. There are spectacular parks in the area, offering hiking, fishing and even wild hot springs.

Featured accommodation

Copper Point Resort (Invermere)

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Day 8 - Enjoy Invermere

Spend today at your leisure in Invermere and the surrounding area.

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Copper Point Resort (Invermere)

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Day 9 - Invermere to Kicking Horse (131km/82miles)

This morning make your way from Invermere to Glacier Mountaineer Lodge in Kicking Horse, an alpine resort. You can be on the mountain by lunchtime, we recommend having lunch at Eagles Eye Restaurant, Canada's most elevated dining experience. with spectacular views into five national parks. Head into the nearby town of Golden to get active, as there are plenty of activities to enjoy such as world-class rafting, biking, hiking and even ziplining. For something a little more relaxed head 15 minutes north to Northern Lights Wolf Centre and walk with the wolves on a photography session.

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Glacier Mountaineer

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Day 10 - Enjoy Yoho National Park

Take a day to explore Yoho National Park. Head to some of the more accessible trails at Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls and Natural Bridge, or take the bus to Lake O'Hara for some hidden beauty and a hike that far fewer will reach. To reach Yoho take Highway 1 east out of Golden, it is possible that even on this main highway you can spot wildlife such as elk and bears, so keep your eyes peeled!

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Glacier Mountaineer

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Day 11 - Kicking Horse - Revelstoke

Today cross through two more of British Columbia's National Parks : Glacier and Mount Revelstoke. Start off in Glacier National Park where the moisture trapped by the valleys and peaks has created an inland rainforest. Try hiking the short walk to Bear Creek Falls right near the highway, or scramble through Rockgarden, a site which has existed since the last ice age. Continue on through Mount Revelstoke National Park and take the Meadows in the Sky Parkway to the summit of the mountain and head out on foot to explore the alpine meadows and marshlands which are home to a variety of bird species. Spend the night at in Revelstoke, a historic railroad town with its very own mountain coaster.

Featured accommodation

Glacier House Resort

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Day 12 - Revelstoke to Sun Peaks (265km/165miles

Descend along the scenic mountain roads until you reach Shuswap Lake, with a 1km sandy shoreline and numerous water sports to try. Spend some time paddle boarding and boaring on the inviting lake, or visit one of the local wineries to sample the produce and tour the vineyards. Head west to Little Shuswap Lake and Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, which every October is home to one of the largest Sockeye salmon runs in North America. Before you reach Sun Peaks spend some time at the BC Wildlife Park, with over 40 species of animal included the elusive Spirit Bear, the park is also home to one of the most successful Burrowing Owl conservation programs in North America.

Featured accommodation

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Nancy Greene`s Cahilty Hotel and Suites

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Day 13 - Explore Sun Peaks

Spend the day in the beautiful alpine town of Sun Peaks, with numerous activities to enjoy. Take a segway tour from the village, you might even spot some local wildlife such as a black bear, coyote or chipmunk. Fly down the slopes at North America's first mountain cross cart track, an exhilarating way to desend, or head out on horseback to explore the town and its stunning surroundings. Enjoy a relaxing evening on the mountain.

Featured accommodation

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Nancy Greene`s Cahilty Hotel and Suites

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Day 14 - Sun Peaks to Vancouver (414km/257miles)

Depart Sun Peaks this morning and take a drive southwest back to Vancouver. Take highway 5 which runs alongside valleys and rivers and spend any spare time grabbing some fresh seafood at the quaint seaside village of Stevenson.  

Featured accommodation

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 15 - Fly Vancouver to UK

Depart Vancouver today for your return flight back to the UK.

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