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Classic Western Canada

Private Travel | General interest | Self-drive 7 Days & 6 Nights Lead-in price: £795 Current prices from: £795
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 Rocky Mountains.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Drive through the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains
  • Travel along the Icefields Parkway
  • Ice Explorer excursion on Columbia Icefield
  • Ride on the Banff gondola for spectacular views of Bow Valley
  • Stay in 4- star accommodation
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Vancouver • Sun Peaks

Collect your hire car and drive along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to 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)

Day 2: Sun Peaks • Jasper

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 3: Jasper

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)

Day 4: Jasper • Lake Louise

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)

Day 5: Lake Louise • Banff

Drive along the scenic Bow Valley to the mountain town of Banff. Stay 2 nights at the Banff Caribou Lodge. (N)

Day 6: Banff

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)

Day 7: Calgary • Onward travel

This morning, drop your hire car at Calgary airport and fly home. Alternatively, continue your holiday in Canada. (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information * Accommodation:

Based in 4-star accommodation, with the exception of a 3-star hotel in Jasper.

Flights & transfers:

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 travel consultant.

Standard tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

Tailor-made travel:

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 enquire online.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
    Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

    Located in the centre of the village, the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre is a comfortable 4-star hotel. The spacious rooms have modern amenities and hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, restaurant and bar.

  • Lake Louise Inn
    Lake Louise Inn

    Located in Lake Louise village, approximately 10 minutes' drive from the lake itself, Lake Louise Inn is a collection of five alpine-style lodges, with nine different room categories designed to fit every style and budget. The village of Lake Louise is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, with a range of shops and services. Please note: Park Canada and the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) may introduce restrictions during busy times of the year to help reduce the number of vehicles moving around certain areas. If any restrictions are put in place, we will notify you as soon as we are informed.

  • Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa
    Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

    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 bar.

Standard private tour extensions

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Dates & prices

YCL2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £795 per person

High season from £1195 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 4-star accommodation
    • 7 days’ car hire based on an Intermediate Automatic (Volkswagen Golf or similar, including GPS)
    • Included ticket for the Banff gondola
    • Included entrance to the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs

Destinations on this tour

  • Jasper

    Located beside Jasper National Park, the small town of Jasper is surrounded by...

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  • Banff

    High in the Canadian Rockies, the small town of Banff was established in the...

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