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Okanagan Valley Drive / Ride Vacation

Distance: Getting to the Okanagan Valley approx. 600 km from Calgary, AB, and 500 km from Vancouver, BC
Description: Whether you start your Western Canada adventure in Calgary or Vancouver, you’ll be amazed by the spectacular Rocky Mountain vistas along the Trans-Canada Highway. Don’t miss your chance to visit the many national and provincial parks along the way!

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Attractions: Alberta
  • Calgary Stampede
    Consider visiting Calgary during the world-famous Stampede. Take in a rodeo event or enjoy a popular pancake breakfast.
  • Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden & Prehistoric Park
    Experience the age of the dinosaurs and impressive living, breathing animals from all over the world.
  • Royal Tyrrell Museum
    Only 1.5 hours east of Calgary in Drumheller, AB, and surrounded by one of the world’s richest fossil deposits, the museum allows visitors to get up close to more than 45 dinosaur skeletons and lifelike models.
  • Banff National Park and Lake Louise
    For vacationers looking for the optimal mountain experience, these two national parks are a must!

British Columbia
  • Stanley Park
    Enjoy the woodland trails and lush gardens of this downtown Vancouver evergreen oasis.
  • Grouse Mountain
    Reach the top via an aerial cable car and be amazed by the breathtaking view of Vancouver and the harbour.
  • Yoho National Park
    Its impressive Takakkaw Fallsare one of the highest waterfalls in Canada.
  • Kelowna
    The largest city in the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is located near the Kettle Valley Railway Trail, one of the most picturesque trails in the area.
  • Okanagan Valley
    This region is located in the south central portion of British Columbia. This area has become one of Canada’s premier wine producing regions. The Okanagan offers breathtaking landscapes and plenty of year-round outdoor activities.
  • E. C. Manning Provincial Park
    Once you finish touring the Okanagan region, head west to Vancouver on the scenic Crowsnest Highway. Journey through the Cascade Mountains and the beautiful grounds of Manning Provincial Park.
Events: For more festivals and events, please visit: Alberta Events & Festivals

British Columbia Festivals & Events
Additional Information: To learn more about Alberta, visit: travelalberta.com

To learn more about British Columbia, visit: hellobc.com

For a listing of AAA recommended campgrounds, see Woodall's Campground Guides available for purchase at all CAA Stores.

For information about attractions, accommodations, restaurants and events in the area, refer to the Western Canada & Alaska AAA/CAA TourBook® available to CAA Members at all CAA Stores.
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