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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
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Collect your hire car and drive along the scenic
Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler, via Sun Peaks.
Considered to be one of the most scenic
stretches of road in the world, highlights en
route include the cascading Shannon Falls and
Joffre glacier. Check in to Sun Peaks Grand
Hotel at Sun Peaks for 1 night. (N)
Drive through the plateaus following the
Thompson river to the Monashee Mountains,
viewing Pyramid Falls and the vast glaciers
of the Albreda Icefields. Pass Mount Robson,
the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and
arrive in Jasper in the late afternoon. Stay at
the Sawridge Inn* for 2 nights. (N)
Day at leisure. Explore the charming mountain
village of Jasper, take a tram ride up Whistlers
Mountain or visit one of the most photographed
lakes in the world, Maligne lake. (N)
This morning, take the scenic drive along the
Icefields Parkway, where you will see a myriad
of gargantuan mountains, jagged peaks, over
100 glaciers and pristine emerald-coloured
lakes. En route, stop at the Columbia Icefield
and take an Ice Explorer excursion onto the
glacier. Continue to Lake Louise and stay at the
Lake Louise Inn for 1 night. (N)
Drive along the scenic Bow Valley to the
mountain town of Banff. Stay 2 nights at the
Banff Caribou Lodge. (N)
Day at leisure. A ride on the Banff gondola for
panoramic views of Bow Valley and a visit to the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs are
both included. (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-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.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
YCL2019: 6 Nights