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 an
unforgettable ferry cruise through the
Inside Passage. Stop off at the lessfrequented
locations of Smithers and
Prince George, before ending in the
alpine towns of Banff and Jasper in the
Canadian Rocky Mountains.
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Arrive into Vancouver and make your own way
to the Metropolitan Hotel for 1 night. (N)
Collect your hire car and drive to Tsawwassen
ferry terminal for the 90-minute crossing to
Vancouver Island. Enjoy the scenic drive with a
stop at Butchart Gardens, before checking into
Inn at Laurel Point for 1 night (N)
Drive north to Campbell River via Duncan, a
small city known for its totem poles. Then board
a short ferry ride to Quadra Island and stay 2
nights at April Point Resort & Spa. (N)
Join a shared cruise on a Zodiac through
Desolation Sound, with the chance to see sea
lions, dolphins, timber wolves and black bears in
their natural habitat. (N)
Head back to Vancouver Island before travelling
north up to the town of Port Hardy for a 1-night
stay at Quarterdeck Inn. (N)
Travel through the sheltered waters of Canada’s
spectacular Inside Passage on board a car ferry
to Prince Rupert. You will have a private cabin
for the duration of this 15-hour journey, which
passes snow-capped mountains, dense forests
and dramatic fjords. Upon arrival in Prince
Rupert make your way to Prince Rupert Hotel for
1 night. (B)
Follow the Yellowhead Highway today, hugging
the Skeena river, to Smithers. En route we
recommend stopping at the Ksan Historic Indian Village for an insight into the culture and
history of the First Nations people of Gitxsan.
On arrival stay 1 night at Hudson Bay Lodge. (B)
Drive to Prince George, passing through
spectacular scenery and keeping an eye out for
local wildlife. Overnight at Sandman Inn. (N)
Drive east today through mountain scenery and
over the Continental Divide to Jasper. Stay 2
nights at Crimson Inn. Day 10 is at leisure. (N)
Drive to Banff, travelling along one of North
America’s most scenic highways, the Icefields
Parkway. En route join a shared Ice Explorer
excursion on the Athabasca glacier. Stay 2
nights at the Banff Caribou Lodge. (N)
At leisure in Banff. A ride on Banff gondola to the
summit of Sulphur Mountain is included. Other
attractions include a cruise on Banff lake or a dip
in the hot springs. (N)
Drive to Calgary and return your car hire. Fly
home or continue your Canadian holiday. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Based in 3- and 4-star
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 12 days. Fuel
and hotel parking is at your own expense.
This itinerary be tailored to your
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Located on the coast of Quadra Island, April Point Resort & Spa offers a comfortable base to explore this part of Vancouver Island. Accommodation includes hotel rooms, two-bedroom suites, private cabins and a four-bedroom house. Facilities include a dining room and spa. Guests can also use the facilities of April Point's sister property Painter's Lodge, located in Campbell river, which includes an outdoor swimming pool and fitness...
Located just a short walk from the centre of town, Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa is a comfortable 3.5-star property. The 184 rooms and suites have modern amenities. Facilities include a fitness centre, complimentary wireless internet access, a spa, restaurant and...
Located on the waterfront at Inner Harbour, the Inn at Laurel Point is a modern 4-star property. The 200 rooms and suites each feature air conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities and complimentary wireless internet access. Facilities include a restaurant, indoor swimming pool and fitness...
The Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver has a convenient downtown location close to many of the restaurants, shops and attractions of the city centre. Rooms at the property are contemporary in design while the hotel restaurant offers international cuisine including north-western specialities.
Features: 197 rooms, restaurant, indoor pool, fitness centre.
Room amenities: Television, marble bathroom, safe, climate...
Located just minutes from the centre of Smithers, the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge is an eco-hotel set against the picturesque backdrop of Hudson Bay Mountain. The restaurant serves a diverse range of local dishes while the sports bar offers casual dining with large tv screens.
Features: 96 rooms, fitness centre, parking, restaurant, sports bar.
Room amenities: Television, coffee & tea maker, iron & ironing...
Centrally located in Prince Rupert, the Prince Rupert Hotel is a comfortable 3-star property within walking distance of many of the town's attractions. Each of the 88 rooms has an en suite bathroom and modern amenities. Hotel facilities include complimentary parking, a breakfast room and a sports...
Close to the centre of Port Hardy, the Quarterdeck Inn & Marina Resort is a comfortable 3-star property. Each of the guestrooms has modern amenities and hotel facilities include complimentary car parking, a restaurant and a...
The Sandman Hotel & Suites Prince George is conveniently located close to Highway 97 and the nearby business and shopping districts. The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there is a 24-hour Denny's restaurant on site.
Facilities: 144 rooms; indoor heated pool; steam room, fitness room; parking; business centre.
Room amenities: Television; bathtub with shower; 2 armchairs; table; internet...
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,...
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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