Canada self-drive holidays are a simple way to explore the country’s highlights, as well as the lesser-known areas.
Many travellers enjoy the independence afforded by hiring a car and Cox & Kings is happy to arrange this facility in most areas of Canada. Our carefully planned self-drive itineraries ensure that you get to see the highlights of these remarkable countries without spending too much time in the car.
Driving is on the right in Canada, while road conditions are generally good.
Tour Canada’s scenic Atlantic provinces
of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and
Prince Edward Island. This leisurely
itinerary explores the individual charms
of each region, including opportunities
Witness the Calgary Stampede - ‘The
Greatest Outdoor show on Earth’. Enjoy
pancake breakfasts on the street,
parades, concerts, barrel racing, bareback
horse riding and bull riding as the...
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,
Discover the best of Nova Scotia on
this 13-day itinerary. Walk around small
villages, hike on scenic trails and drive
along some of the best-known routes
in Canada. Visit small galleries,...
Take in the scenic highlights of Alberta
and British Columbia on this self-drive
private journey. Start in the vibrant
cities of Victoria and Vancouver before
heading up the Pacific Coast for...
Experience Alberta’s changing
landscapes on this 12-day self-drive
itinerary. Travel through flat prairies,
rugged badlands and the spectacular
Canadian Rocky Mountains, passing
This self-drive takes in the best of
Ontario, a spectacular province and
home to Canada’s capital, Ottawa, the
cosmopolitan city of Toronto, thundering
Niagara Falls and parks that are full...
Tour the highlights of Quebec, from the
lighthouses and wildlife found along
the coast to the pretty cobbled streets
of Montreal and Quebec City. The tour
includes a cruise in search of...
Discover British Columbia’s scenery
and wildlife on this 9-day self-drive
itinerary. This tour travels to areas that
are home to both grizzly and black bears,
whales and other marine wildlife,...
This itinerary explores one of Canada's
most dramatic and fascinating provinces,
where passing icebergs drift on ocean
currents and diverse cultures date
back more than 5,000 years....
Combine the spectacular autumn
foliage of eastern Canada with visits to
charming towns and cities. Canada is
famed for the vivid colours of the trees
in the autumn, which change from fiery
Combine the highlights of the Yukon
and Alaska on this self-drive itinerary.
Discover the region’s gold rush history
and learn to pan for gold, join a
60-minute scenic flight over...
Combine the highlights of western Canada with soft adventure
activities on this 9-day tour through British Columbia and Alberta.
Explore the picturesque city of Vancouver, stay on a ranch...
Combine the major cities of eastern Canada with a stay in
Canada's oldest provincial park. Visit the thundering Niagara
Falls, explore diverse habitats for wildlife and plants, sample...
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.