BC & Alberta Western Wonders Fly Drive Holiday

13 nights

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 Whistler and Banff, as well as Harrison Hot Springs.  The tour concludes with a memorable stay in the scenic coastal cities of Victoria and Vancouver.


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The Breakdown

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Day 1

Calgary to Kananaskis Country

90 km.  After picking up your car, leave Calgary for the Kananaskis Valley in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where you will spend the next 2 nights.  Kananaskis Country is noted for its rugged mountain surroundings by the edge of the scenic Kananaskis River.

2 nights in Kananaskis.

Day 2

Kananaskis Country

Beautiful scenery surrounds you in Kananaskis, with numerous outdoor activities at your disposal.  We suggest golfing, swimming, tennis, horseback riding, hiking or biking.

Day 3-5

Kananaskis Country to Banff

45 km. Enjoy a scenic drive to the famous resort town of Banff, past Canmore and Harvey Heights.  Visit the Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls or ride the Sulphur Mountain Gondola.  Try river rafting in Banff National Park, or take a boat tour on Lake Minnewanka. 

3 nights in Banff.

Day 6-7

Banff to Jasper

285 km.  Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway.  We suggest a stop at Lake Louise and Peyto Lake en route to your 2 night stay in Jasper, and to take a heli-sightseeing trip.  Once in Jasper make the most of the National Park and take an Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield, a Maligne Lake boat cruise or a ride on the Jasper Tramway.  The Miette Hot Springs is very relaxing.

2 nights in Jasper.

Day 8

Jasper to Kamloops

440 km.  Drive the scenic Yellowhead Highway to Kamloops.  You will pass Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies before your overnight stop beside a peaceful lake.

1 night in Kamloops.

Day 9-10

Kamloops to Whistler

300km.  A day of driving through the open roads of the cattle country that epitomise this part of Canada before the narrow Duffy Lake road that wiggles past the lake with awesome views of the Joffre Glacier. 

In Whistler marvel at the towering mountain ranges, where you can hike along endless trails and high alpine meadows, ride on horseback past spectacular glaciers, or whitewater raft down one of the turbulent rivers.  Or just soak up the atmosphere of the pedestrian mountain village, take in a spa treatment or even a round of golf.

2 nights in Whistler.

Day 11

Whistler to Vancouver

125km.  Another spectacular drive down the "Sea to Sky Highway" - with the Pacific on your right and the mountains to your left - this one is indeed memorable.  Arriving in Vancouver you will drop your car off before checking into your hotel for a 3 night stay.

3 nights in Vancouver.

Day 12

Vancouver to Victoria

A full day trip to Victoria is included today.  You will take a float plane from Vancouver to Victoria where you can either visit Butchart Gardens or take a whale watching trip (both extra and payable locally) and then return to Vancouver via a ferry through the Gulf Islands.

Day 13


You have the entire day to explore Vancouver and the surrounding area.  Some suggestions to see in this thriving seaside city are the MacMillan Planetarium, Chinatown, Gastown with its Steam Clock, Granville Island, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park.

Day 14


Today is the end of the tour.  Make your way back to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight to the UK.

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