Imagine taking off Thelma and Louise style on a journey into the Okanagan Valley where you can indulge in many of BC’s finest wineries, fruit stands and markets. What else can you see and who will you meet? The possibilities are virtually endless as you navigate your way through the Valley on your self-guided tour, complete with five nights accommodation, recreational activities and a variety of heritage sites to explore.

Read on to learn more about the range of action-packed adventure and exclusive options available with the Rainbow High Vacations Great Gay Drive Okanagan Package and visit the Itinerary to get the full details and pricing.


  • 5 Nights Accommodation
  • 6 Day Mid-size Car Rental, Vancouver to Calgary with Unlimited Kilometres
  • LDW Insurance
  • $1M Third Party Liability
  • 1 Additional Driver
  • All taxes and handling fees unless otherwise noted below


Remember, one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to travel so contact us to find out how your trip can be customized to fit your needs. Groups of 12+ also save so feel free to ask us when we chat!

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6 Day/5 Night – One Way Great Gay Drive from Vancouver to Calgary or in reverse

Available: May, June and September + December 20-25

Arrive in Vancouver and collect your car rental at the airport or extend your stay in Vancouver before you head off. We have several two or three night Vancouver packages to choose from, the rest is up to you!

Avis Car Rental | Intermediate Size

Pick Up: Vancouver Airport

Drop Off: Calgary Airport

The rates include Unlimited Kilometers, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), $1Million (CAD) Third Party Liability Insurance Coverage, 1 Additional Driver, Goods and Services Tax (GST), provincial and other taxes, Airport Contract Fees and air conditioning on all vehicles equipped with air conditioning. LDW may exclude a non-waivable amount for damage. This amount is the customers' responsibility. The rates exclude optional coverage such as Personal Accident Insurance Plus (PAI Plus) and Personal Effects Protection (PEP).

Other optional services such as refueling service charges, applicable one-way service fees, additional driver’s fee, baby seats, ski racks, etc. are not included in the rates.

One way fee of $200.00 + local taxes to be paid locally.

Day 1

Vancouver - Penticton

Offering year-round recreation on the sandy beaches of Okanagan Lake, Penticton boasts the Apex Mountain ski slopes and your choice of seven superb golf courses. The Sandman Hotel Penticton features 141 guest rooms, on-site dining at Denny's restaurant and an indoor pool and whirlpool for total relaxation.

Day 2

Explore the surrounding area to the fullest at the Apex Mountain Resort, plentiful vineyards, brew pubs, micro breweries and restaurants. Stroll the shops, visit the lavender farm or take a leisurely cruise down the Okanagan river channel.

Day 3

Enjoy your stay at The Prestige Lakeside Resort, located on the shores of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Tour historic downtown Nelson with a wide array of beautiful heritage buildings or challenge yourself with the range of outdoor activities easily accessible from the resort.

Day 4

Use this leisurely day to shop, take in some art galleries, and heritage attractions or go for a hike or rent a mountain bike. If you’re visiting in the winter, check out the cross-country skiing and dog sledding activities as alternatives or add-ons to regular skiing and snowboarding. Whether you’re interested in parks and wildlife, festivals, tours and sightseeing, arts and culture or just indulging in the food and relaxation, Nelson has something for everyone.

Day 5

Your last night on the tour wouldn’t be complete without a stay at The Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort & Convention Centre. This is an elegant, full service four-and-a-half star Canada Select property situated beside the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel. As a guest of the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort, you’re in the centre of a recreational paradise. There are activities for all skill levels and ages within a short drive or you can simply put your feet up and enjoy the view from the resort.

Day 6

Enjoy the beautiful drive from Cranbrook back to Calgary feeling refreshed and energized!

BOOK NOW with Rainbow High Vacations or contact your local travel agent! All prices are per person and include all taxes.

Great Gay Drives Okanagan 5 Nights
  Double Single
May, June & September, 2014 719 1435
July & August 765 1529

Photo: Destination British Columbia


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