Combine the highlights of Western Canada with soft adventure activities on this 10-day self-drive tour through British Columbia and Alberta. Explore the picturesque city of Vancouver, stay on a ranch and discover the beauty of the Rocky Mountains.
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Arrive into Vancouver and check into the
Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel (family suite) for 3
nights. Remainder of the day at leisure. (N)
Day at leisure to explore the city. Perhaps visit
the totem poles of Stanley Park and try popular
snacks such as maple cookies or poutine.
Optional excursions include a city tour by
bicycle or a food-tasting tour to learn about the
culinary delights of the city. (N)
Join an excursion to Capilano Suspension
Bridge Park. Explore the park on the raised
walkways of the Treetop Adventure and enjoy
the exhilarating Cliffwalk and suspension
bridge. Continue to Grouse Mountain,
enjoying stunning views as you take the
Skyride to its peak. Explore the wildlife refuge
and spectacular chainsaw carvings. (N)
This morning, embark on a whale-watching
tour on a high-speed boat, with the chance of
sighting orcas, humpback whales, seals, sea
lions and bald eagles. Afterwards, collect your
car hire and drive to Whistler. Check in to the
Delta Whistler Village Suites (two-bedroom
suite) for 1 night. (N)
Early morning start for a bear-viewing
opportunity. Travel in a comfortable 4x4
vehicle through a maze of ski area roads,
traversing forests, meadows and streams, all
environments that the black bear live amongst.
This afternoon, drive along the scenic Sea to
Sky Highway to Sundance Guest Lodge, where
you will stay for 2 nights. (D)
During your ranch stay, take a horse riding
adventure into British Columbia’s beautiful
high country. All abilities are catered for during
this activity. (B, D)
Continue your journey to Alpine Meadows
Resort for 2 nights, staying in a two-bedroom
family log home. This area is full of pristine
lakes and rivers, and provides a stunning
setting for canoeing, hiking, wildlife watching
and mountain biking. (B)
Travel into the Canadian Rockies, passing
steep canyons and waterfalls. Stay 2 nights
at Best Western Jasper Inn & Suites
(two-bedroom suite) in the alpine town of
Today is free to explore the natural beauty of
Jasper National Park. Discover glacier-fed
lakes, forests and rivers or travel on the
Jasper Skytram, the longest aerial tramway in
Spend the day driving along the Icefield
Parkway to Banff. En route, stop off and board
an Ice Explorer – a large all-terrain vehicle – on
to the Athabasca glacier, where you can step
out on to the ice and absorb its enormity.
You can also stand on the Glacier Skywalk, a
curved glass walkway stretching 30 metres in
to mid-air. Continue to Lake Louise, where you
can take a kayak out on the turquoise waters
before arriving into Banff. Stay at the Fox Hotel
Suites (two-bedroom suite) for 3 nights. (B)
Days at leisure to explore the alpine town of
Banff. While in Banff, walk one of the hiking
trails, look out for wildlife while floating along
Bow river or take a helicopter flight over the
Drop your car hire at Calgary airport, then
either fly home or continue your holiday in
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
International flights are not included
with this itinerary. For flight options and prices,
please call your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
Where indicated, the tour
accommodation is in two-bedroom, shared
accommodation for four people.
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
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YFA2019: 13 Nights
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