Begin this self-drive tour in Vancouver and travel east through the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta before finishing in Calgary. Drive along some of the world’s most scenic roads, from the beaches of the west coast, beyond crashing waterfalls, twisting rivers and spectacular parks into the rugged mountains and glaciers of the Canadian Rockies.
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Arrive into Vancouver and make your own way to the Rosewood Hotel Georgia for 2 nights. (N)
Day at leisure to explore Vancouver. A guided city tour or a day tour to Vancouver Island’s city of Victoria can be pre-booked. (N)
Collect your hire car this morning and drive along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to the mountain resort of Whistler. Considered to be one of the most scenic stretches of road in the world, highlights en route include the cascading Shannon Falls and the coastal village of Lions Bay. On arrival in Whistler, stay 2 nights at Nita Lake Lodge. (N) The following day is at leisure. (B)
Drive north-east today past the spectacular views of Joffee glacier and snow-capped Mount Currie to Wells Grey Provincial Park, located near the small town of Clearwater. En route, we recommend stopping at the gold-rush town of Cache Creek for an insight into the gold-rush era. On arrival, stay 2 nights at Alpine Meadows Resort (one-bedroom alpine chalet). The following day is at leisure. (B)
This morning, drive along the scenic Yellowhead Highway into the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains, passing the steep gorges and crashing falls of the North Thompson river. On arrival in Jasper, stay 2 nights at The Crimson*. The following day is at leisure. Pre-bookable excursions include a cruise on Maligne lake or a shared wildlife tour in search of bears, elk, coyotes and moose. (N)
Today, drive along the spine of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, through the Columbia icefield. Join a shared Ice Explorer excursion onto the glacier before continuing to the mountain town of Banff. Stay 2 nights at Rimrock Resort Hotel (Premium room with valley view). (N)
Today is at leisure in Banff. A ride on the Banff gondola is included while other attractions include the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. (N)
This morning, drop your hire car at Calgary airport and fly home. Alternatively continue your holiday in Canada. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Based in 4- and 5-star accommodation, with the exception of a 3-star hotel in Jasper.
International flights are not included with this itinerary. Transfers are also not included as taxis are easy, reliable and affordable in Canada. If you would prefer to have transfers included, or for flight options and prices, please call your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote including flights, transfers or alternative accommodation standards, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5094 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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YCL2018: 10 Nights
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