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Kettle Valley Railway

Kettle Valley Railway

Lush vineyards bordered by Canada’s only desert, rejuvenating swims in the Okanagan’s most admired lakes, topped-off with epic views of glacier-capped mountains in one of Canada’s most prevalent National Parks. This six day guided tour from Penticton, B.C. in the South Okanagan to the towering, glaciated mountains that is Revelstoke, B.C. takes you through the ecological extremes of a desert climate in the south to glacier capped mountains in the north where snow can fly twelve months a year! With jaw-dropping views around each mountain, a seemingly endless number of pristine lakes and activities galore all wrapped up into an adventurous six days, it is without a doubt your taste for Canada will be filled, temporarily!

What’s Included

Guided Tours of Penticton, Kelowna and Revelstoke

Air-conditioned private transportation

Professional transportation between activities and destinations

Five nights of comfortable hotel/lodge accommodation

Five breakfasts, one lunch

Wine Tour and Tastings to three award-winning Okanagan wineries

Admission to Kelowna Mountain

Guided Paddle Board/Kayak tour on the Shuswap River

Guided organic farm tour

Small group, max 12 guests

Lead guide for duration of trip, local guides

Kettle Valley Steam Railway Admission

Kettle Valley Railway Bike or Hike experience

Allow $250 – 350CAD for meals not included.

 Trip Price – $1399CAD/pp plus taxes, based on double occupancy

Itinerary

Day 1 & 2 – Kelowna

Arrive in Kelowna anytime. Group orientation in the evening.

Start your morning with an orientation walk of Kelowna as you explore the cities highlights of City Park, Waterfront Park, Knox Mountain Park and the cultural district. Enjoy the afternoon to explore on your own time or go zip lining, parasailing, or mountain biking.

Day 3 – Penticton

Depart in the morning for the arid south Okanagan and its main city of Penticton. En route you will enjoy a visit to the Kettle Valley Steam Train in the quaint yet beautiful community of Summerland for a 90 minute ride (16 kms) on the only preserved section of this historic railway, offering views of lush orchards and vineyards complimented by lake views below. Arrive in Penticton in the early afternoon for an orientation walk of the community. Spend the afternoon at your leisure or challenge yourself waterskiing, hiking or tubing down the Penticton Canal.

Day 4 – Salmon Arm

An early morning departure to the North Okanagan. The group will travel through Naramata’s famous wine region as we travel paved and gravel roads before stopping at Chute Lake Resort nestled on a mountain lake halfway between Penticton and Kelowna. After stretching your legs, enjoying a lakefront cup of tea and snapping a few photos, we will descend into the Okanagan Valley but not before making a worthwhile stop at the much-anticipated Kelowna Mountain. You will take in breathtaking 270 degree views high above Okanagan Lake that span north, west and south while navigating numerous suspension bridges, one of which is North America’s longest!

Early in the afternoon, we will pass through Vernon on route to Salmon Arm, B.C, a down-to-earth community casually settled in a protected bay next to Shuswap Lake, an impressive body of water teeming with wildlife. Optional tours in the area include Kayaking or Stand-up Paddle Boarding on the Shuswap River, hiking in Enderby Cliffs Provincial Park or enjoying a leisurely afternoon bird watching along Salmon Arm’s protected waterfront, that is one of British Columbia’s premier migratory estuaries. The Shuswap is a region besieged with nature and regardless of how you enjoy the afternoon, this wild environment gives rise to exceptional opportunities to view animals in their natural surroundings, including eagles, osprey, great blue heron, grebes, species of salmon and trout, bear, deer and much more!

Day 5 – Revelstoke

  A scenic drive north takes you into the glacier-capped Columbia Mountains that give rise to the mighty Columbia River. In all directions you will be engulfed in the beauty of towering alpine peaks that rise 5600 feet above the valley bottom. Explore the regions lush temperate forest that hosts hundreds of kilometers of hiking, biking and walking trails and gives life to a diverse array of flora and fauna that find home in one of Canada’s most revered National Parks. In town, you will find a hip crowd of outdoor enthusiasts, exceptional restaurants, charming outdoor markets and funky shops catering to all tastes.

Revelstoke offers a diverse array of interesting opportunities for everybody. On arrival to Revelstoke, you will be driven up 1000 meters to the world-renowned Meadows in the Sky Parkway in Mount Revelstoke National Park. Once at the summit, enjoy short or long walks in an alpine environment boasting spectacular panoramic views of the Columbia Mountains and beyond. Relish an afternoon to yourself or partake in a guided tour of surrounding areas, such as kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing or take a self guided adventure up the gondola at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

Glacier capped mountains of British Columbia

Glacier capped mountains of British Columbia