Western Canada Hidden Gems Explorer

Outdoor Activities
Western Canada Hidden Gems Explorer

7 Days from $849 + GST

This self-drive tour will have you explore some of the most stunning and less crowded areas Western Canada has to offer. You will have the opportunity to sightsee your way through the most beautiful parts of Western Canada. There are some areas on this adventure that are still considered hidden treasures! There will be many chances to see some of the wildlife that is native to Western Canada, including moose, elk, black and grizzly bears and bald eagles. You will also visit several wineries, a cidery and the opportunity to taste some of Alberta's best beers.

+ GST per person

*Price will vary depending on the season

Package Includes:

7 days / 6 nights
6-nights accommodation including
2 nights in Osoyoos, 1 night in Nelson, 1 night in Fairmont Hot Springs, 2 nights in Banff
Admission to: Sulphur Mountain Gondola
Self-drive itinerary with all of the suggested things to see and do


Day 1 - Vancouver to Osoyoos

At your leisure, depart Vancouver in the morning and start the road less travelled. We suggest leaving town along Highway 7, leading you through small towns, villages and past farmland and beautiful landscapes. On your way to Osoyoos, stop at the Othello Tunnels near Hope, go for a quick hike in Manning Park or pick up some delicious fruit at a fruit stand in Keremeos.

Day 2 - Discover the Okanagan Valley

Today is at your leisure. You can spend the day exploring some of the many wineries between Osoyoos and Kelowna, have a relaxing day by the beach, go for a bike tour (not included) or visit the Nk'Mip Desert & Heritage Centre in Osoyoos and learn more about the indigenous people that call these lands their home (admission not included).

Day 3 - Osoyoos to Nelson

Leaving the desert land behind, your trip will see you travelling further east. Slowly but surely you will head into the Kootenays. Before arriving at your hotel, we suggest you drive out to Ainsworth Hot Springs for a nice, relaxing soak in the warm waters and enjoy stunning views over Kootenay Lake (admission not included). Back in Nelson, make sure you enjoy one of the many fabulous restaurants this charming small town is known for.

Day 4 - Nelson to the Town of Fairmont Hot Springs

Enjoy a leisurely drive from Nelson to Fairmont Hot Springs. Along the way, you can stop in Kimberly, a small mountain village that is known for a bit of old school german charm. We recommend arriving early at Fairmont Hot Springs to be able to enjoy a nice soak in the hot springs (included when staying at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort).

Day 5 - Fairmont Hot Springs to Banff

Today will be a day of highlights. At your leisure, depart Fairmont Hot Springs and drive through Kootenay National Park offering many viewpoints and opportunities for small hikes. As you make your way towards Alberta, the magnificent Rocky Mountains will rise out of the landscape and your stay in the most famous mountain town of all, Banff, awaits you.

Day 6 - Explore Banff at Your Leisure

Today is at your leisure to do whatever your heart desires. Whether you want to sleep in and go shopping along Banff Avenue or explore some of the nearby glacier-fed lakes – anything is possible. Admission to Banff Gondola is included in your package. Enjoy stunning views from atop Sulphur Mountain at your leisure.

Day 7 - Banff to Calgary

Today your journey ends. If you are planning on driving back to Vancouver, reach out to us for a customized itinerary, as there are many fantastic places to explore on various routes back to the Pacific Ocean.

Terms and Conditions

General Terms & Conditions:
Conditions apply. Valid on travel booked through Uniglobe Travel. All advertised prices include or disclose taxes & fees. Prices and offers are valid for new bookings only. Air only prices are per person for return travel in economy class unless otherwise stated. Package, cruise, tour, rail and hotel prices are per person, based on double occupancy for total length of stay unless otherwise stated, and are applicable for the departure date listed at the advertising deadline. Pricing that includes airfare is valid only for the departure gateway listed. Airport transfers to/from the hotel may not be included and are supplier and destination specific. Some packaged travel products for certain destinations may include flight connections at an additional cost ($). Taxes & fees due during travel or in destination are additional and may include, but not limited to, local car rental charges & taxes, one-way car rental drop fees which are to be paid upon arrival, resort fees & charges, tour ‘kitty’ or local payment, airline baggage fees, departure taxes, and cruise gratuities. Prices are for select departure dates and are accurate and subject to availability at advertising deadline, errors and omissions excepted, and subject to change without notice by the supplier. Advertising deadline: Jun 16, 2020. For full terms & conditions please speak with a Uniglobe Travel consultant.

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