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Seeking a Special Place Between Jasper and the Okanagan

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My friends, I need a little advice here. DH’s aunt and uncle are a very spry 84 and 86, unbelievably active really (still volunteer at the military hospital, etc.). But mortality is catching up, and we would like to spend some time with them. They have been on numerous bus tours of the Canadian Rockies, but would like to do one last visit “freestyle” - as in the way we vacation. But of course, we need to allow a lot of recovery time, although aunt and uncle will not admit it and we cannot let on.

So, I am mapping out this trip and hoping that their health will continue to be robust, since this will be September next year. I am stuck on one little piece - the transition from Jasper to the Okanagan; wanting to avoid Kamloops (where all the bus tours seem to stop). Ideally, I’d like to find a bed and breakfast in a natural setting, and take them to explore a bit of this wonderful area that they have never seen.

One thought is to stop in Clearwater, BC, and stay at a B&B (perhaps Clearwater Springs Ranch?). Is Wells Gray Provincial Park close by? Have also thought about making a full day (with stops) trip and landing at the Inn on the Ninth Hole in Salmon Arm.

Itinerary draft:
- Meet in Spokane (they from Texas, we from Florida); night in Spokane.
- Drive to Nelson, night at The Hume. Tour Roxanne filmed sites, shops. Long story, but that’s the spot.
- Drive to Banff - which includes a (surprise) ferry ride at Galena Bay; week at timeshare
- Day’s drive to Jasper along Icefields Parkway, leisurely. Two nights in Jasper.
- Sticky point - transition to a visit to Okanagan. Would like 2 nights in a relaxing setting with plenty of view.
- Down to Okanagan; 2 nights. We are familiar with the area and have favorite stops.
- Drive to Spokane, maybe visit Grand Coulee Dam. Night at airport hotel, fly home in morning.

Sorry this is so long. I would like to find something really special for them, as it may well (probably will) be their last trip there.

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