Coulees of central Washington

Okanogan Traveler

6 – 17 September, 2019

Discover the stories and scenery on byways in the Pacific Northwest.  Our travels take us through the Cascades and Okanagan region of British Columbia, through the Grand Coulee country of central Washington, and into the far northeastern corner of Oregon to the scenic Wallowa Valley.  Enjoy the relaxed pace and ambiance in the towns and villages along the rural scenic byways of Washington and British Columbia’s “outback.”


  • Mt.Baker Scenic Byway to Artist Point overlook of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan
  • Crowsnest Highway through the British Columbia’s Cascade Mountains
  • Cruise on Lake Chelan with visit to remote Stehekin, accessible only by boat
  • Washington’s Chaneled Scablands–remnants of the great Missoula Floods, including Grand Coulee and Dry Falls
  • Rural villages in Palouse country along the Washington-Idaho border
  • Swiss-built tram to summit of Mt. Howard overlooking the  Wallula Valley
  • Bing Crosby’s boyhood home in Spokane
  • Three train excursions: Kettle Valley RR steam; Yakima Transportation trolley; Wallula Union RR diesel excursion
  • Tour of B Reactor at Hanford, site of the Manhattan Project of WW II.
  • White Pass Scenic Byway through the Washington Cascades between Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens
  • Plus a lot more, from deep space exploration, to historic sites from the Lewis & Clark expedition, and Oregon Trail pioneers. 

Fare: $2495 per person, based on double occupancy.  Single occupancy at hotels, add $480.  

Fare includes all transportation, 11 nights lodging, 18 meals, Lake Chelan cruise, admission fees at all attractions visited as a group, taxes, and services of an experienced Tour Manager accompanying the group.

Brochure: A detailed brochure is available.   Click here to request a copy.     

Wallula Union Railroad                                                                                          
Yakima Transportation trolley