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.
View more climate information & imperial units
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.
Located 25 minutes' drive east of Clearwater, beside Hallamore Lake, Alpine Meadows Resort is a 4-star alpine style property. The 29 rooms are contemporary log-cabins and comprise suites and chalets. Stays include breakfast daily and facilities include a jacuzzi, restaurant and lounge...
Set on the shores of Nita Lake in the historic Creekside Whistler, Whistler's original location, the luxurious Nita Lake Lodge is just a 5-minute drive from the main Whistler village and 500 metres from the base of Whistler Mountain and the Creekside gondola. All suites have a private balcony, fireplace, complimentary wireless internet access and modern amenities.
Features: 77 suites; restaurant; outdoor patio overlooking the lake; cafe; yoga sessions.
Room amenities: Television, DVD player, kitchenette,...
The Crimson hotel is located within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants in downtown Jasper, providing a great base from which to explore the area. The hotel's name was inspired by the colour of the foliage in autumn and the sunsets in Jasper National Park. Hotel rooms are smart and stylish with modern amenities.
Features: 99 rooms, restaurant, 2 bars, indoor pool, gym, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, safe, hot drinks,...
In the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is set on the slopes of Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park, a 5-minute drive from Banff town. Rooms are notable for their exceptional views, earthy tones and dark wood furnishings. The hotel's Eden restaurant is one of only five in the country to be given the CAA/AAA five diamond rating. A complimentary bus service runs to and from the hotel to the centre of Banff.
Features: 346 rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, hairdryer, individual climate control,...
A member of the Relais & Chateaux group of hotels, Wedgewood Hotel & Spa is a 5-star boutique property, centrally located in Vancouver's downtown. Each of the 83 rooms and suites has elegant and luxurious decor and modern amenities. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, fitness room and...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
YCL2018: 10 Nights
Located on the south west of British Colombia, Vancouver is named after British Captain George Vancouver...