Take an epic adventure across the great Canadian Rockies. Journey from Calgary through the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the breath taking coastlines of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean. Experience the wilderness of Banff National Park, the magnificence of Lake Louise and the outdoor playground of Whistler all in one self drive itinerary guaranteed to make unforgettable and lasting memories.
Start your Journey
Arrive in Calgary, collect your car and spend the remainder of the day exploring the multicultural city at leisure. The next morning catch your first glimpse of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, as you travel through the rolling mountain foothills of Banff National Park.
Calgary - Banff
This morning, catch your first glimpse of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, as you travel through the rolling mountain foothills of Banff National Park. Take in the stunning landscape with an incredible helicopter tour or discover the regions wildlife on an excursion with bears, elk, moose and eagles to be spotted.
Today is to enjoy the stunning wilderness of Banff National Park. Enjoy a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for striking panoramic views or hike along one of the groomed trails around its turquoise lakes.
Banff to Jasper
Begin today by driving to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic drives in the world. There’s dozens of incredible photo opportunities along the way, from crisply outlined mountain peaks to small roadside waterfalls and alpine meadows.
Spend a leisurely day experiencing the uniquely beautiful landscape of Jasper National Park where serene lakes stand in stark contrast to jagged peaks and spectacular glaciers. We suggest a Maligne Lake boat cruise or a ride on the Jasper SkyTram.
Jasper to Wells Gray Provincial Park
Wind your way south through the vast unspoiled landscape of the Yellowhead Highway. A visit to the volcano-shaped wilderness of Wells Gray Provincial Park is well worth the detour to explore the park’s mineral springs and rushing falls.
Wells Gray Provincial Park to Tyax Lodge / Spruce Hill Resort
Follow the Gold Rush trail of the late 1800's and travel though the stunning scenery of the ‘Lakes Country’ as you follow the Cariboo Highway. Arrive at Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa, where you’ll be able indulge in everything from wildlife watching to mountain biking and gold panning.
Tyax Lodge / Spruce Hill Resort & Spa
Make the most of the first class facilities at the Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa, famed for its wilderness adventures. Join the hiking excursion to discover the surrounding area or cool off with a refreshing dip in the clear waters of Tyaughton Lake.
Or, at Spruce Hill Resort & Spa, enjoy the 150 km of walking trails through the diverse landscape of mountain trails, valleys and waterfalls, or relax and take it easy in the resort spa.
Tyax Lodge / Spruce Hill Resort & Spa to Whistler
Take a morning picturesque drive along winding roads, through an arid landscape that changes from lush forests to snow-capped mountain ranges before arriving in the premier resort town of Whistler. Take the rest of the day to explore all Whistler has to offer.
From hiking trails through high alpine meadows to horseback rides past spectacular glaciers and relaxing in the enchanting village and enjoying the boutiques, bars and restaurants - Today is yours to explore Whistler.
Whistler to Pacific Rim National Park
Cruise the amazing Sea-to-Sky Highway through ancient rainforests and provincial parks carved by glaciers to Horseshoe Bay where you will board a ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island - you may even catch a glimpse of bears or deer as you sail.
Pacific Rim National Park
Explore Vancouver Island’s rugged coastlines before heading to Pacific Rim National Park - a marvel of ecological diversity with dense rainforests, steep ravines and windswept beaches. We recommend taking thrilling whale watching expedition on the Clayoquot Sound to spot incredible Pacific gray whales and sea lions.
Pacific Rim National Park to Victoria
This morning’s drive will take you along winding coastal roads, through quaint seaside towns and on to the capital of British Columbia, Victoria. This beautiful city has carefully preserved its colonial charm from the famous harbour to the totem poles of Thunderbird Park.
Victoria to Vancouver
Before you leave Vancouver Island, we recommend that today you visit Butchart Gardens, a magnificent display of flowers and shrubs set in an old stone quarry. The rest of the day is set aside to enjoy the stores, parks, restaurants and other attractions of downtown Vancouver.
You have the entire day to tour Vancouver and the surrounding area. Vancouver is considered to be the "Jewel" of North America Pacific Coast. Enjoy the diverse cultural, shopping and dining. Don't miss a visit to the amazing Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Spend some time in Vancouver, perhaps with a visit to Stanley Park or some last minute shopping before heading to the airport for your return flight.
- International flights
- 15 nights accommodation (Room only)
- Car hire
- Ferry crossings on days 11 &14
- Holiday prices are in £'s per person based on twin occupancy
- Car Hire: any applicable one way drop off fees
- Meals or excursions unless specified
- Park entrance fees (if applicable)
- Ferry charges (if applicable).
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