Calgary * Banff * Lake Louise* Jasper * Wells Gray Park * Gold Bridge * Whistler * Pacific Rim National Park * Victoria * Vancouver
Ideal for familes or couples alike this spectacular adventure fly drive of Western Canada through the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific coast visiting four beautiful parks along the way and inclusive of western activities such horse riding, whitewater rafting and bearwatching.
17 days from £2,915 sharing twin including scheduled flights
**Option available to Travel from Gatwick with Air Transat**
|26 - 27 May 2017||£2915||£1453||£1199||Quote|
|28 - 29 May||£3004||£1453||£1199||Quote|
|30 May - 06 Jun||£3149||£1453||£1199||Quote|
|07 - 21 Jun||£3171||£1453||£1199||Quote|
|22 - 25 Jun||£3492||£1774||£1439||Quote|
|26 Jun - 15 Jul||£3575||£1774||£1439||Quote|
|16 Jul - 16 Aug||£3575||£1774||£1439||Quote|
|17 - 22 Aug||£3254||£1453||£1199||Quote|
|23 - 27 Aug||£3254||£1453||£1199||Quote|
|28 Aug - 06 Sep||£3254||£1453||£1199||Quote|
|07 - 22 Sep||£3056||£1453||£1199||Quote|
Day 1 - U.K. – Calgary to Banff (82 miles)
Your Canada holiday starts with a flight by Air Canada from London Heathrow to Calgary - regional departures are available on request. Collect your hire car and leaving Calgary behind, you will set your sights on the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains. Experience the majesty of the mountains as you first travel through the foothills and then enter Banff National Park where the craggy peaks look larger the closer you get. After you have arrived in the bustling town of Banff, the remainder of the day is free to explore its charms.
Overnights (3): Banff - Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Days 2-3 - Banff National Park
Banff National Park is a stunning wilderness and your outdoor playground for the day. Enjoy a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for some panoramic views, visit the Cave and Basin, hike along one of the groomed trails or stroll through the town site of Banff to shop in the many boutiques and shops.
Included Activity (2hrs): Escape into the Canadian Rockies for a 2-hour trail ride as you follow the Bow River and traverse the side of Sulphur Mountain. This is an excellent opportunity to photograph panoramic views of the valley from shores of the river to the heights of the upper trails. This excursion is suitable for novice to experienced riders. Minimum age 6 Maximum weight 110 kg (242 lb) Alternative activities are available on request.
Day 4 - Banff to Jasper (191 miles)
Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway, said to be one of the most scenic routes in the entire world. We suggest a stop at stunning Lake Louise, Peyto Lake and a visit to Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park. At the Columbia Icefield, take an optional ‘Ice Explorer’ ride onto the massive glacier and experience the thrill of walking on centuries-old glacial ice. After this exciting experience return to the road for the final stretch to the resort town of Jasper.
Overnights (2): Jasper - Best Western Jasper Inn & Suites
Day 5 - Jasper National Park
Today is at your leisure to explore the uniquely beautiful landscape of Jasper National Park where serene lakes and gentle meadows stand in stark contrast to its jagged peaks and spectacular glaciers. We suggest a Maligne Lake boat cruise, a visit to Miette Hot Springs, or a ride on the Jasper Tramway.
Included Activity (2.5hrs): This trip is an excellent introduction to white water rafting. Travelling approximately 9-kilometres, you will encounter many Class 2 white water rapids. Commentary on the human and natural history will be provided during the calm stretches. In rain or shine, people from ages 6 to 90 have greatly enjoyed this memorable experience. Join the fun and incomparable views of Jasper National Park with your National Park licensed guide on the Athabasca River. Wet suits, neoprene booties and life jackets will be provided. Minimum age 6. Alternative activities are available on request.
Day 6 - Jasper to Wells Gray Park (275 miles)
Drive the scenic Yellowhead Highway to Wells Gray Park. Before leaving the Rocky Mountains you will encounter one of its most spectacular sights, the mist shrouded peak of Mount Robson. The highest peak in the Rockies can be seen for miles as you wind your way south through a vast unspoiled landscape. A visit to the volcano-shaped wilderness of Wells Gray Provincial Park is worth the detour. Explore the park’s mineral springs, serene lakes, dormant volcanoes and rushing falls. Not to be missed are the towering Helmcken Falls near the entrance to the park.
Overnight( 1): Clearwater - Clearwater Lodge
Day 7 - Wells Gray Park to Gold Bridge (219 miles)
This morning perhaps visit the Yellowhead Museum for a taste of frontier life or Spahats Creek Park before travelling through the ‘Lakes Country’ region. As you follow the Cariboo Highway south, you will visit towns and villages that echo the past, as this route was travelled by gold seekers and traders during the famous Cariboo Gold Rush of the late 1800s. Be prepared for the largest log lodge in the West: Tyax Mountain Resort. Here you will be able to indulge in all your adventurous dreams. Everything from bird and wildlife watching to horseback riding, mountain biking and gold panning.
Overnights (3): Gold Bridge - Tyax Wilderness Resort
Days 8 - 9 - Gold Bridge
Enjoy your day in Gold Bridge where you will find a unique combination of wilderness, outdoor adventure and first-class facilities. You can discover the surrounding area on a hiking excursion on one of the many eco trails.
Included Activity: Tyax Mountain Lake Resort offers an amazing recreation package, and you can choose from a wide selection of activities to create an exciting and funfilled day. Go horseback riding into the backcountry, canoe down a scenic waterway or enjoy a guided hike with a chance to see bears, moose and wolves. Why not try your hand at Rodeo or archery, or relive the pioneering days and pan for gold in a riverbed.
Day 10 - Gold Bridge to Whistler (82 miles)
Start early today to allow yourself as much time as possible in the premier resort town of Whistler. The winding road leads through an arid landscape that gradually changes to lush forests lined with snowcapped mountain ranges. once in Whistler, play a round of golf in the shadow of towering mountains, hike along endless trails and high alpine meadows, ride on horseback past spectacular glaciers or whitewater raft down one of the turbulent rivers. You may wish just to relax in the enchanting setting of the pedestrian village and enjoy the boutiques, restaurants and cafés.
Overnight (1): Whistler - Delta Whistler Village Suites
Day 11 - Whistler to Pacific Rim National Park (194 miles land-only)
Travel the Sea-to-Sky Highway through a landscape carved out by glaciers and edged by craggy fjords. After a brief stop at Shannon Falls continue to Horseshoe Bay where you will board a ferry (included) to sail across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. Your drive to the Pacific Coast will take you through ancient rainforests and provincial parks. You are venturing into true wildlife territory here, and you might even catch a glimpse of bears, deer or wolves. The Pacific Rim National Park is a marvel of ecological and geographical diversity as you will see as you pass through dense rainforests, steep ravines and windswept beaches.
Overnights (2): Ucluelet - Waters Edge Resort
Day 12 - Pacific Rim National Park
Your day is at leisure to explore the rugged coastline along the network of hiking trails or walk the shoreline of Long Beach in search of shells and driftwood.
Included Activity (2hrs): Encounter one of the most fearsome and fascinating animals that roam the West Coast of Vancouver Island; the black bear. At low tide, board a 29 foot Zodiacstyle vessel and speed along the lush coastline to the bear’s feeding grounds. When the tide goes out, the bears emerge from the forests and forage along the shores in search of rock crabs. These times offer excellent opportunities to view the inquisitive black bear in their natural habitat. Minimum age 6 or 127 cm tall
Day 13 - Pacific Rim National Park to Vancouver (248 miles)
This morning’s drive will take you back to the east coast of Vancouver Island. En route you might want to visit Horne Lake Caves or Cathedral Cove. The coastal road winds through quaint seaside towns and the murals of Chemainus and the quaint Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre in Duncan are well worth the visit. The day winds down in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. This beautiful city has a fascinating maritime heritage and has carefully preserved its colonial charm. Enjoy an included mini-cruise on B.C. Ferries guiding you around the many Gulf Islands through the Strait of Georgia to mainland British Columbia. Return your hire car to the downtown depot. The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the stores, parks, restaurants, theatres and other attractions of downtown Vancouver.
Overnights (3): Vancouver - Sheraton Wall Centre
Days 14-15 - Vancouver
You have two days to tour Vancouver and the surrounding area. Situated in a magnificent setting among the sea, the beaches, the harbour and the steep Coast Mountains, Vancouver is considered to be the “Jewel” of North America’s Pacific Coast. Explore its cosmopolitan atmosphere with its diverse cultural, recreational, shopping and dining facilities that appeal to all tastes.
Day 16 - Vancouver - UK
Enjoy a leisurely day before being transferred by private sedan to Vancouver Airport in time to check in for your departure flight.
Day 17 - Arrive UK
BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS DOMESTIC ADD-ONS
Available in conjunction with your trans-atlantic Air Canada flights between London and to/from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Details on request.
Air Canada Upgrade to Executive First
Designed to provide you with your own personal space that's ideal for a good night's sleep, each Executive First Suite* reclines into a fully flat bed at the touch of a button. Armed with a comfy pillow and duvet and fully equipped with all the latest in-flight amenities, you'll arrive at your destination completely refreshed and ready to start your day.
1) Enjoy a Toronto and Niagara Falls add-on from £265 per person.
Price includes internal scheduled flights, airport taxes, Return airport coach Transfers from Toronto Airport to your centrally located hotel, 2 nights accommodation at a 4-Star hotel and a full day sightseeing tour to Niagara Falls including a boat ride on the Hornblower Cruises to view the Horseshoe Falls (seasonal) and lunch.
2) Enjoy a Montreal and Quebec City add-on from £299 per person.
Price includes internal scheduled flights, airport taxes, return airport coach transfers from MontrealAirport to your centrally located hotel, 2 nights accommodation at a 4-Star hotel and a full day sightseeing tour to Quebec City.
|3 Star||4 Star||5 Star|
|Banff||Buffalo Mountain Lodge|
|Jasper||Best Western Plus Jasper Inn & Suites|
|Gold Bridge||Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa|
|Whistler||Delta Whistler Village Suites|
|Ucluelet||Waters Edge Resort at Pacific Rim|
|Vancouver||Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel|
Tour Price Includes:
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Location: Charming complex situated on the slopes of Tunnel Mountain, just 1 kilometre from downtown Banff, and close to neighbouring attractions such as Lake Louise and Emerald Lake.
Number of Rooms: 108
Accommodation: TV, telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), clock radio, coffee maker, fireplace, balcony, iron with board, hair dryer, rollaway bed not available. 2 floors without elevator, non smoking property, restaurant, bar, fitness centre, hot tub, business centre, parking free.