Experience the best of the west on this magnificent journey through the world's most photographed landmarks - the national parks of the Canadian Rockies. Among the highlights are the famous tourist regions of Banff and Jasper, as well as Harrison Hot Springs. The tour concludes with a memorable stay in the scenic coastal cities of Victoria and Vancouver.
Our expert tour specialists can tailor this trip to exactly meet your needs. We make the suggestions but the decision is yours
Travel from the UK to Calgary; direct flights operate daily from London with regional options via London, Toronto, or Vancouver. Upon arrival at Calgary International Airport, collect your rental car and make your way to the hotel in central Calgary and enjoy the evening in this relaxed little city.
Drive distance - 83 miles / 132 KM
Leave Calgary and head towards the impressive peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Stop off en route in the charming mountain side villages of Kananaskis or Canmore while a short detour to the north west of Banff is the impressive Lake Minnewanka. Arrive into one of the nicest towns in Canada to enjoy a few drinks and something to eat.
Two full days to tour Banff and the surrounding area. Visit the Banff Natural History Museum, pop into the famous Banff Springs Hotel or maybe try rafting on the Bow River. A must for all visitors is a ride on the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain. A fantastic visitor centre will offer refreshments and more while the views can be utterly breath-taking.
Drive distance - 182 miles / 293 KM
Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. We suggest a stop at Lake Louise and Peyto Lake en route or take an Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield and visit the fantastic Glacier Skywalk.
Full day to relax and tour Jasper and the surrounding area. We suggest a Maligne Lake boat cruise, Miette Hot Springs visit or a ride on the Jasper Tramway.
Drive distance - 281 miles / 452 KM
Drive the scenic Yellowhead Highway to Sun Peaks. We suggest a stop at Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies.
Drive distance - 188 miles / 303 KM
Drive past Kamloops and continue into the breathtaking landscape of the Fraser Canyon. Go through Hell's Gate and the Fraser Valley to the resort of Harrison Hot Springs.
Enjoy a relaxing day in the soothing waters of the mineral hot springs at Harrison Hot Springs. Harrison Lake offers a wide sandy beach and numerous recreational activities.
Drive distance - 180 miles / 290 KM
Head westward to the coast en route to Vancouver Island and British Columbia’s provincial capital, Victoria. Passing through the outlying Vancouver suburbs of Abbotsford and Surrey, board the ferry at Tsawwassen and cross over to Swartz Bay before driving south to Victoria.
Take a full day to explore the beautiful city of Victoria, set around its stunning inner harbour. Enjoy a bite to eat or a drink at the famous Empress Hotel, overlooking to water. Visit the British Columbia Parliament buildings or head onto the water in search of Orcas on one of the many whale watching adventures available from the harbour.
Drive distance - 180 miles / 290 KM
Two options for leaving Vancouver Island. You could make the most of being here with a drive north along the coast through communities such as Duncan and Chemainus before taking the ferry from Departure Bay near Nanaimo and arriving into Vancouver over the Lions Gate Bridge.
The alternative is to head towards Swartz Bay and spend time in and around the stunning Butchart Gardens before taking the same ferry crossing as you came in on, arriving into Tsawwassen and entering Vancouver from the south, over False Creek.
The entire day is yours to explore Vancouver and the surrounding area. Some suggestions to see in this thriving seaside city are the MacMillan Planetarium, Chinatown, Gastown, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Granville Island, Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park.
A final day to spend in the fabulous city before you drive to Vancouver International Airport returning your car ahead of an overnight return flight to the UK.
‘Modern Boutique Hotel in Central Calgary’
Le Germain Hotel is a boutique property in central Calgary within walking distance of the main shopping area, a whole host of excellent bars and restaurants and across the street from the main train station, arrival or departure point for VIA Rail trains. The modern style of the hotel shines throughout with lots of glass, natural stone and works of art everywhere. Rooms are contemporary and comfortable with large beds, plenty of space and spa like bathrooms. Along with all this, the hotel boasts a fine dining restaurant and wonderful lobby level bar.
‘Exceptional Views, Fine Dining and Unmatched Style’
The Rimrock Resort is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience. The 346 guest rooms including Signature Grandview rooms and a selection of suites offer a comfortable smoke free environment. The hotel boasts a full service spa, indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool. A fitness facility open to over 16 year olds which includes a squash court and during the summer months you can enjoy lunch on the outdoor patio decks. The resort has something for everyone with two restaurants, two lounges and a coffee shop.
‘Year-Round Destination Resort’
At the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Sun Peaks Grand Hotel holds the title of being an all-year resort. In the winter, take advantage of the second-largest ski area in Canada as you snowboard, ski and sleigh ride down the slopes. In the summer, go on adventures through the mountains as you hike or mountain bike. The hotel also boasts fantastic on-site facilities including a heated outdoor pool and hot-tubs, a fitness centre and spa. Cuisines make use of local ingredients and range from modern takes on classics to traditional pub fare.
‘Amazing Waterfront Hotel’
The Inn at Laurel Point has an enviable location on a six acre peninsula at the edge of Victoria’s inner harbour giving it a prime place to watch the maritime traffic. With water on three sides, the rooms, public areas and Japanese garden all have sea view. The hotel itself offers excellent levels of service and plenty of facilities with an indoor pool, fitness centre and restaurant. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with most offering a private balcony with full harbour view.
‘Waterfront, Downtown Boutique’
The Loden Hotel is a boutique property located in downtown Vancouver and steps away from Coal Harbour waterfront. It’s in an ideal location, adjacent to many of Vancouver's most popular attractions including museums, galleries, world-class shopping and numerous restaurants. The hotel houses just 77 rooms and suites, all custom designed and with views of the city and water ways. Amenities include a fitness centre on site, spa services offered and its own unique bistro and bar, and there is a Wanderfit programme to make the most of the surrounding nature on bike, trekking and cycling.
FlyOver Canada is an amazing experience for all as cutting edge filming and presentation technology give you a real experience of flying coast to coast across this wonderful country. The FlyOver Canada experience is a gently thrilling ride that involves sitting in a chairlift-like seat and being lifted and placed in front of a large spherical screen. You will move along with the film creating a feeling of flight and see some of Canada’s most famous sights and the interactive experience will make sure you feel it too with wind, scents and other effects adding to a great experience.
International flights in economy class
Car hire based on Compact category
Ferry crossings between the mainland and Vancouver Island
Meals unless otherwise stated
National park entry fees
One-way drop fee payable on car hire
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