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PACIFIC-TO-ROCKIES - Trip Details (GOLD package)
   Fast Facts:

A fantastic 15-day package, with the focus on Golf and Nature. From lovely ocean views, high Coastal Mountains and warm valleys, to the high quality well-manicured golf courses.
Our 'Secret Tips' and friendly, first class accommodations are part of this unique creation of Canadian Travel Design.

TRIP LENGTH:
14 days / 13 nights

DEPARTURES FROM : 
Vancouver, British Columbia

GOLF INCLUDED :
6 green fees

PRICES PER PERSON:    
Suggested Retail Price from
Cad$ 2,319 (Silver),
Cad$ 2,659 (Gold)


Contact us
for our 2006 Wholesale Rates.

2006 DEPARTURE DATES: 
Daily, May 1 - September 30

Day   1 - Arrival Vancouver
After picking up your rental car at the Hertz desk, a 40 minute drive will take you to Downtown Vancouver where you will stay at a beautiful B&B.

Day   2 - Vancouver
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.

Day   3 - Victoria – Bear Mountain Golf Resort
Ferry from Tsawassen (Vancouver) to Swartz 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 Harbour 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 float planes and watch performers on the street. The city offers a variety of shops, museums and theatres. After checking in at your unique accommodation, you will drive to the Bear Mountain Golf resort. This par 72-18 hole championship golf course offers the grandeur of different views and the layout is a challenge by itself.

Day   4 - Victoria
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. Maybe you would like to go whale-watching.

Day   5 - Victoria - Golf Olympic View
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. 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.

Day   6 - Whistler
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 your 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 and 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 and host to the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Very nice restaurants, bars and shops will make your stay a pleasant one. Nestled at the foot of Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains, is your beautiful accommodation. Unlimited outdoor possibilities await you here.

Day   7 - Whistler - Golf Nicklaus North
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.

Day   8 - Kelowna
A beautiful drive from the Coastal Mountains of Whistler to Kelowna in the middle 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. You will be following the mighty Fraser for a while before turning east to find your self amidst real cowboy country where real cowboys still bring cattle in. 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.

Day   9 - Kelowna - Golf Gallagher's Canyon
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.

Day   10 - Salmon Arm
Via a 90 minute scenic drive along the shores of Okanagan Lake and the northern part of the valley, you will enter the city of Salmon Arm. Here we have chosen for a beautiful country Inn located at the ninth hole of the salmon Arm Golf course.

Day   11 - Salmon Arm- Golf 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.

Day   12 - Banff / Canmore
Leaving Salmon Arm behind to wonder off in the beauty of the Columbia Mountains. During the day you will have ample opportunities to take short hikes and experience the grandeur of the mountains first hand. Visit Revelstoke, an old restored railway town where you can still feel the excitement of the early 1900’s. Rogers Pass will give you a first glance of all the difficulties the first settlers had to endure during the late 1800’s. High, snow-covered mountain peaks will guide you through Banff National Park to Canmore. Canmore has been more than once the decor of famous Hollywood movies and TV series. The next days will be spent in a wonderful B&B Inn.

Day 13 - Canmore - Golf SilverTip
Silvertip Golf Course is going to be the last golf challenge this trip. Carved from the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies, Silvertip is a world-class, 7200-yard championship course located in Canmore. Designed by the famous golf architect Les Furber, Silvertip is as challenging as it is spectacular! At Silvertip, golf is much more than a game. It's about being in one with nature. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, with moments of solitude are broken by the voices of nature. Silvertip offers 18 holes of beautifully designed golf overlooking the spectacular Bow Valley corridor, deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountain wilderness.

Day 14 - Departure Calgary
Today, a short 90-minute drive takes you back to Calgary International Airport.

 


GOLD package includes:
- 13 nights accommodation in high quality and unique Country Inns and Bed & Breakfasts
- 13 Full breakfasts
- 14 days Hertz full size car rental, inclusive of GST/PST, unlimited kms, LDW
- 6 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*


SILVER
package includes:

- 13 nights accommodation in standard hotels
- 2 Full breakfasts
- 14 days Hertz full size car rental, inclusive of GST/PST, unlimited kms, LDW
- 6 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*

*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)