14
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From
£2,299
per person
Great Drives
Destinology Classics
North America
May - Oct

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.

At a Glance

  • Fraser Canyon & Hells Gate
  • The open road past peaks and glaciers
  • Jasper National Park
  • Exciting Vancouver
  • Vancouver Island
  • Banff National Park
  • Lake Louise

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  • Day 1
    UK to Calgary

    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.

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    Accommodation
    Le Germain Hotel Calgary
  • Day 2
    Calgary to Banff

    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.

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    Accommodation
    The Rimrock Resort Hotel
  • Days 3 - 4
    Banff National Park

    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.    

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    Accommodation
    The Rimrock Resort Hotel
  • Day 5
    Banff to Jasper

    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.

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    Accommodation
    The Crimson
  • Day 6
    Jasper National Park

    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.

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    Accommodation
    The Crimson
  • Day 7
    Jasper to Sun Peaks

    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.

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    Accommodation
    Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
  • Day 8
    Sun Peaks to Harrison Hot Springs

    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.

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    Accommodation
    Harrison Hot Springs Resort
  • Day 9
    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.

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    Accommodation
    Harrison Hot Springs Resort
  • Day 10
    Harrison Hot Springs To Victoria

    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.

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    Accommodation
    Inn at Laurel Point
  • Day 11
    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.  

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    Accommodation
    Inn at Laurel Point
  • Day 12
    Victoria to Vancouver

    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.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Loden Hotel
  • Day 13
    Vancouver

    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.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Loden Hotel
    Attraction
    FlyOver Canada
  • Days 14 - 15
    Final day

    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.

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Calgary

Le Germain Hotel Calgary

‘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.

Banff

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

‘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.

Jasper

The Crimson

‘Delightfully convenient; Surrounded by beauty’

Crimson is an integral colour in Canada’s identity. From its appearance in the national flag, to the uniform of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the captivating red hues of a Canadian sunset, crimson is a frequent feature of any adventure in this intriguing country. It’s rather fitting, then, that this hotel of 99 rooms is punctuated with red to complement its surroundings, particularly since it’s surrounded by one of Canada’s most beautiful landscapes. Within easy walking range of downtown Jasper, with great access to nearby national parks and an indoor pool and hot tub to help warm your bones after a long day exploring the area’s natural wonders, The Crimson is a quaint and convenient place to rest your head.
Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

‘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.

Harrison Hot Springs

Harrison Hot Springs Resort

‘Wonderful waterfront retreat’

Travelers have flocked towards the warmth of western Canada’s hot springs for over 130 years, and Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa has been welcoming them, with its marina, fishing facilities, nature tours, kayaks, bumper boats and sumptuous accommodation adding to the area’s natural allure. This one-of-a-kind hideaway is a place for unabashed unwinding, where leisure floats alongside breath-taking natural beauty.
Victoria-BC

Inn at Laurel Point

‘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.

Vancouver

Loden Hotel

‘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.

Attraction
Vancouver

FlyOver Canada

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.

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This trip includes

International flights in economy class
Car hire based on Compact category
Ferry crossings between the mainland and Vancouver Island
 

 

This trip excludes

Meals unless otherwise stated
National park entry fees
One-way drop fee payable on car hire

 

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