After arriving on Vancouver International Airport it is a short walk to the hotel for the first night, the Fairmont Airport Hotel. After checking in you can pick up your rental car at the Hertz desk.
Ferry from Tsawassen to Swarz Bay on Vancouver Island. Enjoy the magnificent scenery during this 90 minute sailing trip.
A 30 minute drive brings you to the capital of BC, Victoria. Also called the city of sea and gardens, has a mild climate, which makes it possible to play year-round golf. The Inner harbor of Victoria is a meeting place for musicians, artists and entrepreneurs of all kinds. There is never a dull moment and it is a pleasure to sit down and have a look at the ships and floating planes and watch performers on the street. The city offers a variety of shops, museums and theatres. After checking in at the accommodation, only a few minutes walking from downtown in a quiet neighborhood, you will drive to the Arbutus Ridge Golf Course. This par 72-18 holes Championship golf course offers the grandeur of different views and the layout is a challenge by itself.
Today, you have ample time to explore Victoria. Enjoy the relaxed lifestyle, nice coffee places and visit some very interesting sites. The 'Secret Tips' in the documentation will give you some fantastic hints.
A 20 minute drive west is the Olympic View Golf Course with a magnificent view on the Olympic Mountains on the other side of Puget Sound in Washington State, named by sea captain John Maeres in 1788. This is a beautiful and challenging course. Do not get distracted by the sound of the two waterfalls located at the Golf course. You will have a good chance you will pair up with a couple of deer and if you hit the ball too high a Bald Eagle might swing by to drop it in the hole.
After the game you might want to visit the picturesque little town of Sooke.
After a lovely breakfast it is time to hit the road. Driving North to Nanaimo from where the ferry to Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) leaves. On the way to Nanaimo you will pass a number of interesting places to visit. Check the tips in the package. From Horseshoe Bay you will drive North on the 'Sea to Sky Highway' to Whistler, the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. This highway is a spectacular drive is following the scenic shoreline of Howe Sound. After about 90 minutes you will arrive in the resort Whistler, an active and outdoors oriented mountain village.
Very nice restaurants, bars and shops will make your stay a pleasant one. The unique accommodation is close to the center in a quiet neighborhood.
Explore all Whistler has to offer and play Nicklaus North Golf Course, just minutes from cobblestone walkways and street side cafes of the resort. This par 71, 18-hole course winds along a gentle valley floor offering a spectacular setting. Nicklaus North stands out as one of the great courses in North America. It's no wonder this is only one of a few rare golf courses in the world bearing Jack Nicklaus' name. Golf Digest has rated Whistler as one of the "Top 20 Greatest Golf Destinations in the World". After this exiting game you might want to relax in one of the spas or have a massage in the privacy of your own room.
A beautiful drive from the Coastal Mountains of Whistler to Salmon Arm in the North of the Okanagan Valley. During this drive you will be amazed by the change of scenery. From the snow covered mountains via the surprising 'Duffy Lake Road' towards the little town of Lillooet, dating back to the Cariboo Gold Rush in the mid 1850's. This is where the North Thompson River and the Fraser River meet. Past Marble Canyon Provincial Park you drive through Kamloops, the biggest city of the Thompson Okanagan, where every year the famous cattle drive is held. In Salmon Arm we have chosen for a two-day stay in a very charming Inn at the Salmon Arm Golf Course.
Golf Digest ranks the Salmon Arm Golf Course in the top 10 courses of BC. Go with the flow. The course skirts the base of Mount Ida, an extinct volcano, which creates a gorgeous setting as fairways and greens follow the natural contours and character of the surrounding terrain. The result: a visually stunning set of links cunningly interspersed with bunkers and waterholes, sculpted amidst towering fir and pine. Why not visit an authentic wine house after the game. The Okanagan Valley is the place to check out the beautiful local wineries and enjoy fantastic outdoor dinners.
Hyde Mountain Golf Course is close to Salmon Arm. It is rated as 'Best New Course' in 2003, lies above Mara Lake and offers a nice challenge and spectacular views on the lake. After the game it is nice to take the time to enjoy an outdoors lunch on the deck of the restaurant.
Vernon is a 75 minute drive from here and is beautifully nestled in between Okanagan Lake, Swan Lake and Kalamalka Lake. It is the hart of the sunny Okanagan valley. Here your stay is at the peaceful grounds of Predator Ridge Golf Resort from where you have great views over the valley.
After breakfast you will play Predator Ridge. A great championship course that is ranked as one of the most attractive courses of Canada. A course not easy to forget.
The local wineries organize daily wine tastings and a drive up to the cozy Silver Star Mountain Resort brings you into the cooler sub-alpine meadows. In summer the meadows are all covered with wildflowers. This part of the Okanagan Valley offers a very special micro-climate; from desert-like valley bottoms to sub-alpine climate at higher elevations.
Via a 90 minute scenic drive along the shores of Okanagan Lake you will enter the city of Kelowna. Kelowna, originally called Skela'un-na (Grizzly Bear) is called the City of Summer. It is a bright and modern town situated on the eastern shores of the 128 kilometer long Okanagan Lake. Downtown has a waterfront with lakefront parks and sandy beaches. Besides Golf, Kelowna is best known for its award winning wineries.
Our 'secret tips' give you nice opportunities to get to know Kelowna; art galleries, museums, water sports, hiking trails and a variety of good restaurants and nightclubs. Check-in in a cozy Bed & Breakfast.
Gallagher's Canyon Golf Course is a par 72 18-hole Championship Golf course and takes you along the edge of the canyon with views like no other. Impressed by the diversity of the course and without doubt you will be talking about this one for a long time. If you like the spa experience, this is the time as we have selected a number of first class spas for in and around Kelowna.
Going south on Highway 97 you will turn west on Highway 3A towards Keremeos. This is a jump back in time. The village, with wood-fronted buildings dating from the early 1900's, emits a feeling of the Old West. The village, originated as an ancient native village site, started out as a trading post for the Hudson Bay Company in 1860. Going further west to Vancouver, the drive continues through farm country, on mountain roads and farm country again.
In Vancouver we have chosen another unique accommodation, located in the downtown area.
Today is the day to become one with Vancouver. Stroll downtown, take in the atmosphere that makes Vancouver such a pleasant city. We have selected some special spots and neat places that are more than worth visiting. A part of the travel package advises about actual theatre performances, art shows and other special events.
Today, a short 40-minute drive takes you back to Vancouver International Airport where you return your rental car and say goodbye.
- 14 nights accommodation in high quality B&B's and authentic resorts
- 9 Full breakfasts
- 15 days Hertz full size car rental, inclusive of GST/PST, unlimited kms, LDW
- 7 green fees, practice balls and shared power cart
- All local taxes (Hotel Tax and Goods & Services Tax)
- Toll-free local contact number
- Full Travel Package*
The DELUXE package includes:
Same as above - but all in deluxe accommodations with 5 breakfasts included.
*Full Travel Package, contains:
- a tour map of the area
- area background information, focusing on the package interest
- general description of the tour
- 'secret tips' to connect your clients with
- day-to-day description (driving time, directions, best points of interest to visit, date specific tips, such as festivals, interpretive hikes and concerts, lunch/dinner tips and Visitor Info addresses)