High Note Trail, Whistler

16 day self drive Itinerary

Unlimited Adventures

Endless landscapes and Canadian classics

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.

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
16 days
Guide Price
£4,439 per person
Price based on
Based on 05 August 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Air Canada, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing) including car hire.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private basis
Included
  • 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
Not included
  • Car Hire: any applicable one way drop off fees
  • Meals or excursions unless specified
  • Park entrance fees (if applicable)
  • Ferry charges (if applicable).

Itinerary Breakdown

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.

Points of Interest

  • Heritage Park
  • Olympic Park

Overnight Accommodation

  • Fairmont Palliser Hotel or similar

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.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or Rimrock Resort Hotel or similar

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.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or Rimrock Resort Hotel or similar

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.

Points of Interest

  • Icefields Parkway
  • Lake Louise
  • Jasper Skytram

Overnight Accommodation

  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar

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.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar

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.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Clearwater Lodge or Helmcken Falls Lodge or Wells Gray Inn or similar

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.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing or Spruce Hill Resort & Spa or similar

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.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing or Spruce Hill Resort & Spa or similar

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.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Fairmont Chateau Whistler or similar

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.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Fairmont Chateau Whistler or similar

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.

Points of Interest

  • Sea to Sky Highway

Overnight Accommodation

  • Black Rock Oceanfront Resort or Best Western Tin Wis Resort or similar

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.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Black Rock Oceanfront Resort or Best Western Tin Wis Resort or similar

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.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Fairmont Empress or similar

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.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver or similar

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.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver or similar

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.

  • Calgary

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Get panoramic views of the city from Calgary Tower
    • Explore the Olympic Park - site of the 1988 Winter Games
    • Experience the lively bar and food scene and get to know the locals
    • Take a step back in time at historical Heritage Park
    • Tour the fascinating Canada Sports Hall of Fame
  • Banff

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore the gateway of the magnificent Canadian Rockies
    • Take a horseback ride along the Bow River Valley
    • Journey to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola
    • Enjoy a wildlife excursion to spot elk, moose, bighorn sheep and bears
    • Shop in the boutiques and shops in Banff Town
  • Lake Louise

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Head out and cruise the turquoise waters by canoe
    • Enjoy an indulgent dinner overlooking the lake at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    • Take a short hike around the lake for picturesque views
    • Spot elk, mountain goats and eagles around the shores
    • Arrive early to avoid the crowds and photograph the incredible sunrise over the lake
  • Jasper

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Journey along the incredible Icefields Parkway - one of the most scenic drives in the world
    • Take a tour on to the tundra of Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier
    • Enjoy a leisurely cruise along Maligne Lake to Spirit Island
    • Admire the breath taking night skies or even catch the Northern Lights
    • Tour and enjoy a dinner at some of Jasper's micro breweries
  • Whistler

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take the gondola to the summit of Blackcomb Mountain
    • Relax in the village with fantastic shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy
    • Explore the surrounding area on by mountain bike or ATV
    • Take a wildlife excursion to spot black and grizzly bears
    • Try a family white water rafting adventure
  • Vancouver Island

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Soak up the incredible scenery, from rugged beaches to lush rainforests
    • Watch the sunset around the campfire on Middle Beach, Tofino
    • Spot black bear, wolves, eagles and whales
    • Stay in a authentic lodge overlooking the Pacific Ocean
    • Take a excursion to learn about the island's First Nation's culture
  • Victoria

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Head out on the water for an exciting whale watching excursion
    • Visit picturesque Butchart Gardens and view the incredible flower displays
    • Indulge in Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria Harbour
    • Take an evening stroll around the harbour at sunset
    • Tour some of Victoria's award-winning wineries, breweries and distilleries
  • Vancouver

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore amongst the treetops at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
    • Stroll through Stanley Park and along the Sea Wall
    • Experience the different sights and smells at Granville Market
    • Hit the designer shops along Robson Street
    • Enjoy a sunset dinner overlooking Coal Harbour