With its soaring mountains, lush forests and gleaming lakes, Canada’s westernmost province is a place of extraordinary natural beauty. It’s no wonder visitors travel here from all over the world for the incredible outdoor activities, from skiing and golfing to hiking and mountain biking. But British Columbia is not only about the great outdoors. The region boasts vibrant arts and food and wine scenes, as well.
While summer and winter are peak travel seasons here, fall is another superb time to visit. Tourist areas are less crowded, accommodations are more affordable, and British Columbia is resplendent in scarlet, yellow and orange hues.
DAE offers excellent rates at resorts in many of the province’s fall foliage hotspots. Explore the mountains, wineries and golf courses during the day. Then return to the resort and relax in spacious accommodations with all the comforts of home and more – multiple bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, separate living and dining areas and spectacular views.
Check out the inventory on Daelive.com, keeping in mind it represents only a fraction of all that is available. If members do not find what they are looking for, they should put in a request. DAE has a huge network of trading partners to help ensure members get the wonderful vacations they want. The exchange provider offers these recommendations below on things to see and do in British Columbia to make each member’s trip one to remember.
Whistler: Hub for Urban and Outdoor Fun
Whistler is celebrated for its restaurants, golf courses and outdoor adventures. Mixing the charm of an alpine village with the sophistication of an urban center, the pedestrian-friendly Whistler Village welcomes with lively dining spots, nightlife, boutique shops, spas and luxurious hotels. Fall brings an array of adventures. Hike to waterfalls and crystal-clear lakes in Whistler mountains and parks. Cycling shines here too. Join scores of mountain bikers zooming down more than 50 runs at the lift-serviced Whistler Mountain Bike Park, considered by many to be North America’s best bike park. Canoe, kayak and raft on the many rivers and lakes. Or, fish on a secluded mountain lake with picture perfect views.
Whistler is also a haven for golfers, May through October. Tee off at championship courses with panoramic views and challenging greens. Be sure to take in the brilliant fall foliage from above, as well, aboard the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Spanning nearly 3 miles between Blackcomb and Whistler mountains, the Gondola treats passengers to 360-degree views and access to alpine adventures on both mountains. Ride a glass-bottomed gondola for added excitement. For family fun, Adventure Zone at the base of Blackcomb Mountain offers mini-golf, climbing walls and a mini-luge. There are fall festivals too like Cornucopia, a four-day celebration of food and wine in November.
Kelowna: Canada’s Napa Valley
West of Whistler, Kelowna is a hybrid of fantastic food and wine, vibrant culture and vacations on the shores of massive Okanagan Lake. Thanks to bountiful farms and orchards, restaurants here feature fresh, locally sourced dishes to complement the region’s distinctive wines. Attend a tasting at one of the area’s many wineries. Dine at winery restaurants, Okanagan Lake-view eateries and chic city bistros. In Kelowna, take a stroll through the Cultural District, where streets are lined with art galleries, studios, performing arts venues and public art installations.
Hiking, biking and horseback-riding trails abound in and around Kelowna. Walk the shoreline of Okanagan Lake. Pack a picnic lunch and explore the picturesque Myra Canyon portion of the Kettle Valley Railway Trail. Or, admire the fall colors while soaring along a zipline in nearby Oyama or Peachland. Another way to celebrate the changing season is at one of the area’s many golf courses. They cater to all skill levels, but the biggest hazard is staying focused amidst the scenic wonders. After days filled with outdoor adventures in the crisp mountain air, luxuriate at a Kelowna spa. They pamper with a range of full-service packages, including unique vinotherapy treatments, featuring grapes from local wineries.
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About DAE (Dial An Exchange)
DAE is the world’s leading independently-owned vacation exchange provider. With an established network of resort partners, DAE offers exchange availability at thousands of resorts in the most exciting destinations around the globe.
DAE’s approach to exchange is simple – a platform that is easy to use and puts members’ needs first. No hidden fees, complicated rules or trading powers. It’s why DAE has grown to become the largest privately owned exchange provider since opening its doors in 1997 – now servicing over 1.5 million timeshare owners worldwide, including 550,000 direct members.
Through innovation and value-added service, DAE has changed exchange. DAE helps owners to easily understand how to use their exchange services to get more out of their vacation ownership investment. Their low-cost business model offers a value proposition second to none whilst generating lead opportunities for Developers, HOA’s, Resorts and industry partners alike.
With 10 global offices located across North America, the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, South Africa and the Middle East, DAE delivers a range of products and services to businesses in the timeshare industry to achieve their goals and objectives – providing local solutions with a global outlook.
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