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.
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,...
Drive through British Columbia’s interior
to discover the changing scenery and
rich fertile land that the south of the
province has to offer. Visit Canada’s
second largest wine producing...
Combine the scenic and cultural
highlights of the Yukon and Alaska
on this self-drive itinerary. Marvel at
breathtaking landscapes, keep an eye
out for local wildlife and learn about...
Discover the best of Nova Scotia by car,
allowing you to experience the culture
and natural wonders of this fascinating
region at your own pace. Explore coastal
villages, hike on scenic trails...
This self-drive takes in the best of Ontario,
a spectacular province encompassing
Canada's capital, Ottawa, the
cosmopolitan city of Toronto, thundering
Niagara Falls and parks that are full...
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
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
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
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...
This tour travels to areas that are home
to both grizzly and black bears, whales
and other marine wildlife, with included
excursions to see them in their natural
habitats. Stay in the pristine...
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...
Combine the highlights of Western
Canada with soft adventure activities
on this 14-day self-drive tour through
British Columbia and Alberta. Explore
the picturesque city of Vancouver,
stay on a...
Combine the spectacular autumn
foliage of eastern Canada with visits to
charming towns and cities. Canada is
famed for the vivid colours of its trees
in the autumn, which change from fiery
Combine the major cities of eastern
Canada with a stay in Canada's oldest
provincial park on this self-drive tour.
Visit the thundering Niagara Falls,
explore diverse habitats for wildlife...
Discover the breathtaking scenery
of Western Canada on this self-drive
itinerary that combines the best sights
of Alberta and British Columbia. Sample
the wine of the Okanagan region, view
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.