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
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Arrive into Vancouver and make your own way
to the Wedgewood Hotel 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)
Day at leisure in Whistler. We recommend
visiting the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
for an insight into the distinct cultures of the
Squamish and Lil’wat nations, two First Nations
peoples of British Columbia. (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). (B)
Today is at leisure to explore the volcanic
landscapes of Wells Gray Provincial Park,
including mineral springs, dormant volcanoes
and the towering Helmcken Falls. (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*. (B)
Day at leisure to explore Jasper. Recommended
pre-bookable excursions include a cruise on
Maligne lake – please ask your tour consultant for
details. This evening take 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 Peak
2 Peak gondola ride in Banff 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.
Based on an Intermediate Automatic
(Chrysler Sebring or similar) for 9 days. Fuel and
hotel parking is at your own expense.
This itinerary be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 7808 6785
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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.
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YCL2016: 10 Nights