Horseback Riding & Ranch scenery in Vancouver Island
Horseback Riding & Ranch scenery in Vancouver Island
Okanagan Valley
Okanagan Valley
Hiking, Mountain Biking & Family Fun in British Columbia
Hiking, Mountain Biking & Family Fun in British Columbia
Echo Valley Ranch
Echo Valley Ranch
Echo Valley Ranch activities
Echo Valley Ranch activities
Terra Nostra Ranch
Terra Nostra Ranch
Spruce Hill Resort & Spa
Spruce Hill Resort & Spa
Whistler scenery and village
Whistler scenery and village

Explore BC - Mountains, Wilderness & Ranches

14 Nights from £2,179 Including Flights

Overview

Venture deep into British Columbia’s interior on this self-drive itinerary. Enjoy time on a couple of different guest ranches, experience life in the mountains hiking through alpine meadows and biking along craggy ridges and sample wine in Canada’s premier wine-making region. This is a suggested itinerary and we can tailor-make the destinations and duration to suit you.

Highlights

  • Experience life on a horse ranch, set on a lakefront in the British Columbia wilderness. Horse ride, hike or bike by day, and relax by the camp fire at night.
  • Stay in two different mountain resorts to try out the mountain biking trails and alpine walks, and perhaps go black bear spotting in Whistler on a guided excursion.
  • Enjoy time on the Echo Valley Ranch, where west meets east in a unique combination of Canadian outdoor activities with Thai-influenced spa, yoga and cuisine.
  • Explore the fertile Okanagan Valley, sampling the farm to fork cuisine and the world-class wines

Itinerary Overview

Fly into Vancouver stay 1 night – Kelowna 2 nights – Sun Peaks 2 nights – Echo Valley Ranch 2 nights – Williams Lake 1 night – Terra Nostra Guest Ranch 3 nights – 108 Mile Ranch 1 night – Whistler 2 nights – Return flight from Vancouver
 

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Day 1

Fly to Vancouver

Fly to Vancouver and check in to your hotel for the night. We’ve only included one night in Vancouver on this itinerary but you may want to spend some more time in this great city- just let us know and we’ll change the itinerary.

Overnight: Georgian Court

Day 2

Vancouver – Okanagan (243 miles)

Leave Vancouver and head north east into the Okanagan Valley, a region known for its wineries and fruit orchards with a pleasant climate. Okanagan Lake is surrounded by pine forests and provincial parks, and is a wonderful place to relax for a couple of days.

Overnight: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

Day 3

Okanagan

A day to relax in this lovely region. Enjoy wine tasting, hike along the lakeshore, explore downtown Kelowna.

Overnight: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

Day 4

Okanagan – Sun Peaks (137 miles)

Today you’ll be heading into the mountains and ascending into the lovely resort of Sun Peaks – a well-known ski resort in the winter, this is also a breath-taking summer destination. Not only can you enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, the town has become a renowned music destination, with live music events scheduled right through the summer weekends. With two nights in the itinerary, you’ll have chance to enjoy much that this resort has to offer.

Overnight: Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Hotel

Day 5

Sun Peaks

A full day to enjoy biking, hiking and alpine sightseeing. Adrenalin junkies can enjoy the mountain biking right from the summit. But if you’re looking for gentle walks through rolling alpine meadows or bracing hikes to panoramic summits, then the best time to visit is July and August when the wildflowers are at the height of their bloom and you can enjoy the kaleidoscope of colour and sweet aromas. There are 16 different hiking trails, some from the village and some accessed by chair-lifts. The lifts also have bike carriers, and there are 40 mountain bike trails, taking in the three surrounding mountains and including wilderness trails that meander through the forest for beginners and families.

Overnight: Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Hotel

Day 6

Sun Peaks – Echo Valley Ranch (143 miles)

Today you will drive into the remote Cariboo Region, in the heart of British Columbia, a beautiful wilderness of grasslands, forests, lakes and rivers. Your destination is Echo Valley Ranch where you will be able to immerse yourself in a great ranch experience, with a host of outdoor adventures. We love the eastern influences of this western ranch, with a spa offering a full range of Thai treatments and Thai cuisine options. The weekly entertainment programme includes roaring camp fires, barbeque dinners, authentic Thai banquets and traditional Thai dancing.

Overnight: Echo Valley Ranch

Day 7

Echo Valley Ranch

You can book an optional tour (extra charge) such as white water rafting, a 4 x 4 canyon drive or flight-seeing. Or take your pick from horse riding, hiking, biking and fly fishing. If you’d rather be pampered, then book in to the spa, housed in the beautifully crafted Thai pavilion, for a mountain-mist herbal steam bath or relaxing massage.

Overnight: Echo Valley Ranch

Day 8

Echo Valley Ranch – Williams Lake (83 miles)

Today you will take a short drive north through the Cariboo region to the town of Williams Lake. Head to the Tourism Discovery Centre where you’ll find information for this afternoon’s activities, such as hiking trails and kayak rentals.

Overnight: Coast Fraser Inn

Day 9

Williams Lake – Terra Nostra Guest Ranch (148 miles)

Head further into the wilderness of British Columbia, skirt Provincial Parks, rivers and lakes as you drive west into the unspoilt Chilcotin region. Check-in to your home for the next three nights – the Terra Nostra Guest Ranch. This 200 acre historic horse ranch is situated on the shores of Clearwater Lake with a beautiful backdrop of the Coast Mountains. Here you will find solitude and space to enjoy outdoor activities in the daytime and then relax on the porch or by the campfire in the evening after a hearty home-cooked dinner.

Overnight: Terra Nostra Guest Ranch

Days 10 & 11

Terra Nostra Guest Ranch

Choose from a wide range of activities included in the price, such as canoeing and kayaking on the lake, mountain biking or hiking the trails around the ranch. And of course horse riding is also available, with daily riding tours for beginners to experts, lasting one to three hours, at an extra charge. Firstly you’ll be taught the secrets of western riding whilst in a round pen and a suitable horse will be selected for you, then you’ll be taken on the trail with an experienced wrangler to make sure you get the most from your wilderness experience.

Overnight: Terra Nostra Guest Ranch

Day 12

Terra Nostra Guest Ranch – 108 Mile Ranch (194 miles)

After a leisurely morning return along Highway 20 and then back down Highway 97, arriving at the Spruce Hill Resort for mid afternoon. Stretch your legs with a walk along one of the trails and then either relax in one of the hot tubs or in the spa.

Overnight: Spruce Hill Resort & Spa

Day 13

108 Mile Ranch - Whistler (199 miles)

You might want an early start today as you’ll be heading into a different British Columbia landscape – the mountains – and the much-loved mountain resort Whistler. The pedestrian-only, well-designed village offers a plethora of restaurants, bars and shops and has an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy.

Overnight: Aava Whistler Hotel

Day 14

Whistler

Enjoy a day in the mountains, and why not let us book some activities for you, so that you make the most of your time here. You could go on a Bear Viewing Tour to see the famous black bears of Whistler. Or immerse yourself in the forest on a Treetrek Canopy Walk. Or how about a guided canoe trip – get close to nature as you paddle along the River of Golden Dreams.

Overnight: Aava Whistler Hotel

Day 15

Whistler – Vancouver Airport (75 miles)

It’s time for your exploration of British Columbia to end. Leave Whistler behind and drive west to Vancouver airport for your flight home.

 

International flights to Vancouver

Fully comprehensive car hire

Personalised printed roadbook

14 nights accommodation (or similar):

  • Vancouver – 1 night room only
  • Kelowna – 2 nights room only
  • Sun Peaks – 2 nights room only
  • Echo Valley Ranch – 2 nights full board including drinks starting with dinner on the first evening and ending with breakfast on the last day; Facilities & activities – Outdoor hot tub, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, mountain bikes, self-guided hiking trails, daily Thai yoga, fly fishing, evening entertainment programme.
  • Williams Lake – 1 night room only
  • Terra Nostra Guest Ranch – 3 nights room only (full board available at a supplement); Facilities & activities – canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, hiking & biking trails
  • 108 Mile Ranch – 1 night room only
  • Whistler – 2 nights room only


What’s not included
Activities and excursions unless detailed above. We can book various tours for you, including:

  • Whistler Bear Viewing Tour from £185 per person
  • Peak 2 Peak Gondola 360 Experience from £50 per person
  • Guided Canoe Trip – Paddling the River of Golden Dreams from £112 per person
  • Treetrek Canopy Walkfrom £37 per person


 

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