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Kelowna to Victoria

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Toronto, Canada
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Kelowna to Victoria

Wine tasting in Kelowna/Peachland area and a day or two hking. Then on to Victoria.

We have around 10 or 12 days to play with.

Any itinerary suggestions and places to see would be most welcome.

Penticton, Canada
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1. Re: Kelowna to Victoria

Hi

are you driving? when are you going to be doing this?

please clarify how many days you want to stay in the Okanagan since you can do more than one day visiting the wineries. What level of hiking do you want to do? and do you want to stop along the way to victoria.

Edited: 6:46 pm, August 09, 2012
Toronto, Canada
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2. Re: Kelowna to Victoria

Hi. We have a car. Our timing is totally flexible. We have our daughter's place in the Okanangan for as long as we need it - and then - on to the rest of our tour. We can certainly stop along the way to Victoria- but not in Vancouver as we have been there a few times before. We have about 10 to 12 days of time off to do this.

Hiking ... not hard core - 2 or 3 hours hike at medium elevation. We are an active couple in our 50s. (hubby runs 10 kms about 3x a week and I can keep up).

Welcome any suggestions.

Edited: 10:00 pm, August 09, 2012
Penticton, Canada
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3. Re: Kelowna to Victoria

After the Okanagan One option is to take the US route to Victoria as per this map http://goo.gl/maps/wUUe7 Suggestion is to stay in Oak Harbour and tour Whidbey Island and La Conner from Oak Harbour.

Day 1 lunch in Winthrop. then drive to Oak Harbour

Day 2 Whidbey Island - Coupeville and Deception Sound

Day 3 La Conner - antique stores are like a museum and some of the Seattle rich have their yachts here.

Day 4 ferry to Sydney/Victoria

for the Okanagan there is the Kettle Valley trails - better on a bike but hiking is OK. One Start point is Penticton and go to Naramata. and then there is the Myra Canyon bridges.

there are over 100 wineries between Kelowna and Osoyoos. Burrowing Owl in Oliver and N'kmip in Osoyoos should be on the list for the vistas you get from the location.

and on the list maybe the Skaha Bluffs on the east of Penticton.

There is also the Dominion Radio Observatory at White Lake.

Niagara
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4. Re: Kelowna to Victoria

A scenic drive would be through Lillooet along Hwy 99. This will bring you into Whistler from the north. Part of it runs through the Fraser Canyon.

http://goo.gl/maps/eVPYL

Kelowna, Canada
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5. Re: Kelowna to Victoria

I agree with gxp, take Duffy Lake Rd to Pemberton, Whistler, Sea to Sky Hwy and on to Ferry and Victoria.

Penticton, Canada
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6. Re: Kelowna to Victoria

hi

this is a variation on the above map http://goo.gl/maps/ozHNt It is what we call the "back" road to Whistler - it is at least 6 hours to Whistler but much longer for first timers/sightseeing. The route via Salmon Arm will be at least 9-10 hrs. If you do take this road you probably want to reserve a stay in Whistler before you leave Kelowna. There are lots of hiking possibilities around Whistler. There is a post from 2-3 days ago on the subject. The choice of accommodations is rather limited between Kamloops and Whistler.

Edited: 11:33 am, August 10, 2012
Penticton, Canada
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7. Re: Kelowna to Victoria

You could take highway 3 and stop in Manning park for some hiking. Personally I wouldn't go all the way through Whistler. There are also lots of great regional parks in and around Victoria.

8. Re: Kelowna to Victoria

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