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Help with itinerary: Lake louise to Vancouver via Okanagan

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Help with itinerary: Lake louise to Vancouver via Okanagan

We have so far:

Tues 8th Land at Calgary airport 19.50. Hotel booked - Staybridge suites. Stay Calgary

Wed 9th Collect car from Calgary airport at 9am. Arrive Banff 11am. Explore Banff town and visit Johnston Canyon (hike to upper/lower falls), Lake Minnewanka Loop and Sulphur Mountain Gondola. Stay Banff.

Thurs 10th Moraine Lake and Lake Louise (including hiking and canoeing). Stay Lake Louise.

Fri 11th Icefields Parkway drive (Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Viewpoint at big bend and Columbia Icefields (ice walk)). Stay Lake Louise.

I think the above part of the trip is pretty sorted. But i have a few last questions about the last bit of the trip:

^^Sat 12th Drive to Revelstoke. On route visit Yoho National Park including Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls, Natural Bridge and Spiral Tunnel Viewpoint. Walks- Giant Cedars, Skunk Cabbage. Stay Revelstoke.^^

Do you think Revelstoke is the best place to stay on this part of our journey? Have we crammed too much in to this day, as i think the driving time this day is 3hrs.

^^Sun 13th Walks in Mount Revelstoke National Park – eg Meadows in the Sky. Drive South at Sicamous along Mara Lake (picnic in Park) to Naramata. Stay Naramata at Paradise Cove Guest House.^^

Are all the walks along the route between Lake Lou and Revelstoke. If they are we are stuck with what to do this day, would the drive be enough?? Is Revelsoke itself worth walking around?

^^Mon 14th Explore Okanagan Valley - Spotted Lake, Kettle Valley Steam Railway. Stay Naramata at Paradise Cove Guest House.^^

Any other suggestions for things to do in the Okanagan Valley?

Tues 15th Explore Okanagan Valley. Visit Burrowing Owls Winery in Oliver. Stay Naramata at Paradise Cove Guest House.

Wed 16th Drive to Vancouver via Princeton, visiting Manning Park and Hedley, aiming to arrive at 18.00. Drop off hire car. Stay Van. We are going to a wedding in Van so that side of trip is sorted.

Thanks for help

Becky

Alberta
posts: 616
1. Re: Help with itinerary: Lake louise to Vancouver via Okanagan

Sat 12th Drive to Revelstoke. -- Wow, you've done your research! I think your trip up to Naramata will be fine.

Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls, Natural Bridge are all around the town of Field, B.C. just over the Alberta/B.C. border. The Spiral tunnel viewpoint is fine as long as a train is going through while you're there. (Fingers crossed) You can spend a little or a lot of time on the walks (think about a picnic this day too because you're in the mountains with not many eating options).

There are plenty of things to do in the Okanagan. Naramata is wonderful and has plenty of vineyards to visit. We're leaving Wednesday to go to Naramata - annually a large group of us stay at the guesthouse of Therapy Vineyards. You will not have a problem filling your days there.

Have a wonderful trip!

london
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2. Re: Help with itinerary: Lake louise to Vancouver via Okanagan

Thanks. Have a brillant time too!!!

3. Re: Help with itinerary: Lake louise to Vancouver via Okanagan

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