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The Pacific salmon begin their journey to the inlands of the Pacific Coastal Rainforest hundreds of miles out to sea, braving predators, powerful currents and tiered ladders to arrive at the glades of this pristine area of the British Columbia coast. Luckily, with the Rainforest Adventure Tour, your travels won’t be so arduous. An experienced guide will lead you from the doorstep of your hotel to the natural cathedrals, pillared by 500-year-old trees and translucent canopies hundreds of feet above you. Marvel at the dizzying heights of the Capilano Canyon.
Distance: 83 miles
Leaving the coast today, you will traverse a great maritime plain and at the end of today's journey, arrive at the well-known vacation resort of Harrison Hot Springs. Picturesquely situated at the foot of the 70 km long Harrison Lake and flanked by mountains, you can enjoy walking on the beach or exploring the two hot mineral springs for which the town is famous. Be sure to keep an eye out overhead for potential eagle sightings. En route, we suggest a visit to Minter Gardens. Overnight in Harrison Hot Springs.
Distance: 193 miles
Enjoy the scenic drive to Penticton via the dense forests of Manning Provincial Park and approach your destination from the south. In the park, you can take a walk on the remnants of the Dewdney Trail or the Rhododendron Flats. The town of Penticton lies at the lower end of Okanagan Lake and the lush orchards and vineyards of the Okanagan Valley. The region is also renowned for its beaches and hot, dry climate. Overnight in Penticton.
Try an exciting whitewater paddle raft excursion on the Kananaskis River, a wonderful introduction to rafting, and fun for the whole family. The Canadian Rockies provide a dramatic backdrop as a professional river guide helps you navigate through wonderful mountain scenery and the natural history of the area. Rated as Grade 2-3 level whitewater. River gear, change tents, and beverages are provided.
Take a guided wildlife viewing and historical Hot Springs tour in Jasper National Park. Set out for a discovery of the park’s various wildlife and railroad history. Then make your way to the Miette Hot Springs and enjoy a rejuvenating soak in the Hot Springs pool (admittance fee is included). This tour includes transportation from Jasper.
Distance: 99 miles
From the park, it is a short drive into the dramatic cattle ranching country of the Cariboo Region. 100 Mile House was born in the 19th century during the days of the Cariboo Gold Rush, when a roadhouse was built here to service gold seekers heading into the goldfields. They travelled along the Cariboo Wagon Road, beginning in Lillooet and frequently stopped at the roadhouse that became known as 100 Mile House. Overnight in 100 Mile House.
Distance: 233 miles
Follow the scenic Skeena River Valley to the active port city of Prince Rupert. In Hazelton, you may want to visit Ksan Native Village and its tribal houses, museum, carving shed and totem poles of the Gitksan First Nation. Situated on Kaien Island, Prince Rupert was home to the Tsimshian and Haida nations for 5000 years and their legacies can be seen in the totem poles of Service Park, Roosevelt Park and the Sunken Gardens. Overnight in Prince Rupert.
We suggest a whale watching coastal excursion. This is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of orcas, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other marine wildlife. You will ride aboard a 14 metre ocean cruiser or a custom-built Zodiac boat that offers high speed with extraordinary stability giving you an exhilarating, safe and intimate whalewatching experience. Comments by a certified marine biologist and naturalist are provided.
Distance: 55 miles
This exciting itinerary is very flexible. Perhaps you may want to take a trip across the border to America and explore the Cascade Mountains in Washington or take some time out for a city break in Seattle.
Call the travel experts at Bon Voyage to discuss your dream Canada Mountain Country adventure.