From Kelowna, head west and a bit north, taking time to savour the fertile Northern Okanagan. Depending on the time of the season you are passing through, you’ll encounter roadside fruit stands selling cherries, peaches, apples, apricots, pears and plums right from the growers.
Stop for a pit stop in the outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise of Revelstoke for a hike, ride on the mountain bike trails, or a visit to the local high ropes course and adjacent Enchanted Forest—a beloved attraction featuring over 350 folk art figurines among the trees. I am never opposed to a detour to one of several hot springs in the area. You’ll pass through Glacier National Park en route—another picturesque spot to get out, stretch your legs, and enjoy the natural beauty of British Columbia.
Once you reach Golden, you’ll want to head out into this outdoor enthusiasts’ dream. If you are a rock climber, you’ll want to try one of the rock courses or go all-in with a mountaineering trek. If water is your beat, one of the local outfitters can help get you kitted out with a kayak or canoe. After your expedition, set out to find the World’s Largest Oar for a photo opp you can’t get anywhere else in the world. And after all the fresh air and adventure, a warm shower and a comfy bed will feel divine.