After arriving on Vancouver International Airport and picking up the car rental it is a short drive to the hotel for the first night, located at English Bay close to downtown and Stanley Park.
Today is the day to become one with Vancouver. Walk to Stanley Park to enjoy the many sights like the Vancouver Aquarium, the totem poles or just relax and take in the beauty of the Vancouver Sky line with the snow covered mountains in the background. 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.
After a lovely breakfast it is time to hit the road. 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. Nestled at the foot of Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains, is the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Unlimited outdoor possibilities await you here.
At the base of beautiful, snow capped Mount Currie, in the scenic Pemberton valley, Big Sky Golf & Country Club provides a peaceful and serene setting for a golf experience that you will not soon forget. A perfect day to relax and enjoy the beauty of the coastal mountains. Visit Garibaldi Provincial Park. The park contains rugged snow-capped mountain peaks, glaciers, alpine lakes, glacial fed streams and colourful alpine meadows. Check out Whistler Black comb’s newest summer experience, the Peak Adventure. In addition to the exhilarating open-air chairlift ride to the very top of Whistler Mountain, you will be treated to tremendous views of ancient glaciers, snow-capped peaks, dormant volcanoes and the beautiful Coast Mountain Range. Just relax and get pampered at one of the many spas that Whistler offers.
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 brings you 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 stay in a very charming Inn at the Salmon Arm Golf Course.
Vernon is a 60-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 you will play Predator Ridge; an impressive championship course that is ranked as one of the most attractive courses of Canada. This is a course not easy to forget. After the game relax on the patio and watch other players having a great time on the course. The local wineries organize daily wine tasting 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 microclimate; from desert-like valley bottoms to sub-alpine climate at higher elevations. As Vernon is beautifully nestled in between Okanagan Lake, Swan Lake and Kalamalka Lake, there are more than enough recreational possibilities.
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.
When you leave Salmon Arm behind you can 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 right into the mountain village of Banff.
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! Surrounded by beautiful scenery, with moments of solitude are broken by the voices of nature. Silvertip offers 18 holes of beautifully designed golf overlooking the impressing Bow Valley corridor, deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountain wilderness.
This would be a great day to explore the beauty of the National Parks. Take a leisurely drive to Lake Louise, with its world famous Chateau Lake Louise. The Johnston Canyon, with a beautiful waterfall or drive parts of the famous Icefields Parkway and visit the Glacier and the interpretive centre. You might meet the locals such as deer, moose or black bear. The 'Secret Tips' in the documentation will give you some fantastic hints.
Today, a two hour drive takes you back to Calgary International Airport where you return your rental car and say goodbye.
- 11 nights accommodation in high quality and unique Bed & Breakfasts, lodge and hotel
- 6 Full breakfasts
- 12 days Hertz full size car rental, inclusive of GST/PST, unlimited kms, LDW
- 5 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 without breakfast.
*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)