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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.

Duration

16 Days

Guide Price

£4,499 pp

Recommended For

Adventure, City, Couples, Family, Fly Drive, Iconic Journeys, Motorhome, Self Drive, Wildlife

Options

Private basis

Start your Journey

Day 1

Calgary

Room only

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.

  • Suggested Accommodation Fairmont Palliser Hotel or similar
Day 2

Calgary - Banff

130km - Room only

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.

  • Suggested Accommodation Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or Rimrock Resort Hotel or similar
Day 3

Banff

Room only

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.

  • Suggested Accommodation Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or Rimrock Resort Hotel or similar
Day 4

Banff to Jasper

285km - Room only

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.

  • Suggested Accommodation Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar
Day 5

Jasper

Room only

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.

  • Suggested Accommodation Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar
Day 6

Jasper to Wells Gray Provincial Park

440km - Room only

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.

  • Suggested Accommodation Clearwater Lodge or Helmcken Falls Lodge or Wells Gray Inn or similar
Day 7

Wells Gray Provincial Park to Tyax Lodge / Spruce Hill Resort

350km - Room only

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.

  • Suggested Accommodation Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing or Spruce Hill Resort & Spa or similar
Day 8

Tyax Lodge / Spruce Hill Resort & Spa

130km - Room only

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.

  • Suggested Accommodation Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing or Spruce Hill Resort & Spa or similar
Day 9

Tyax Lodge / Spruce Hill Resort & Spa to Whistler

130km

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.

  • Suggested Accommodation Fairmont Chateau Whistler or similar
Day 10

Whistler

Room only

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.

  • Suggested Accommodation Fairmont Chateau Whistler or similar
Day 11

Whistler to Pacific Rim National Park

310km - Room only

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.

  • Suggested Accommodation Black Rock Oceanfront Resort or Best Western Tin Wis Resort or similar
Day 12

Pacific Rim National Park

Room only

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.

  • Suggested Accommodation Black Rock Oceanfront Resort or Best Western Tin Wis Resort or similar
Day 13

Pacific Rim National Park to Victoria

325km - Room only

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.

  • Suggested Accommodation Fairmont Empress or similar
Day 14

Victoria to Vancouver

70km

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.

  • Suggested Accommodation Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver or similar
Day 15

Vancouver

Room only

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.

  • Suggested Accommodation Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver or similar
Day 16

Vancouver

Room only

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.

Includes

  • 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

Excludes

  • 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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