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Scenic Adventures Fly Drive

Calgary * Banff * Jasper * Kamloops * Whistler * Vancouver

A very popular holiday for families! Enjoy horse-riding, white-water rafting, a jet boat ride, an ATV tour of the mountains, a floatplane flight and whale watching all included, with o­ne of our most popular itineraries of Western Canada. Visit the famous National Parks of Banff and Jasper in the Canadian Rockies before driving to Whistler, and then continue to the Pacific Coast to experience the beauty of Vancouver.

2018 - 16 days from £2,872 per person twin share + flights
 

Itinerary

Day 1 - UK – Calgary
Your Canada holiday starts with scheduled Air Canada flight from London Heathrow non-stop to Calgary - regional departures are available on request. O­n arrival there is a private car transfer provided to your downtown hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Overnights (1): Calgary - Delta Calgary Downtown

Day 2 - Calgary – Banff (77 miles)
The mountains beckon. Collect your hire car from downtown before heading west into the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. On the way you could visit the Canada Winter Olympic Park (of Eddie the Eagle fame) and try a thrilling ride on a zipline from the ski jump tower.
Overnights (3): Banff - Banff International Hotel

Days 3- 4 - Banff
Sometimes regarded as o­ne of the most attractive small towns in North America, Banff is compact enough to comfortably explore o­n foot. Situated o­n the doorstep of spectacular scenery, Banff nestles amidst the glory of the Canadian Rockies. With a wealth of attractions, ranging from the Hot Springs to the gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, Banff boasts an attractive main street with numerous cafes and craft shops.

Included Activity: Escape into the Canadian Rockies for a 2-hour trail ride. Follow the Bow River and traverse the side of Sulphur Mountain. This is an excellent opportunity to capture panoramic views of the valley from the Bow River and Sulphur Mountain. This excursion is suitable for novice to experienced rider. Minimum age 6, maximum weight 110 kg. AS AN ALTERNATIVE you may enjoy a 12-minute helicopter ride.

Day 5 - Banff – Jasper (175 miles)
Enjoy a spectacular drive today through stunning scenery along the Icefields Parkway. En route visit the Columbia Icefield, the largest accumulation of snow and ice in the Rockies and take the ‘snocoach’ ride o­nto the Athabasca Glacier. Lake Louise, with its sparkling blue waters and mountain goats o­n Mount Fairview, is also worth a stop as are the thundering Athabasca Falls.
Overnights (3): Jasper - Best Western Jasper Inn & Suites 

Days 6 - 7 - Jasper
Enjoy a day at leisure to delight in the peaceful, magnificent surroundings of Jasper National Park. A showcase of glacial blue lakes, long ridge-top hikes, canyons and a world-class golf resort, the town of Jasper is a sleepy sanctuary, known as a refuge for bighorn sheep, elk, deer and moose - all of which have been spotted wandering its streets. A trip to the exquisite Maligne Lake, the second largest glacier-fed lake in the Rockies, is well recommended where a cruise will take you past glacier-studded mountain peaks to world-famous Spirit Island.

Included Activity: 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, appropriate footwear and life jackets will be provided. Minimum age 6.

Day 8 - Jasper –Kamloops (295 miles)
Drive west and then south along the scenic Yellowhead Highway with views of Mt. Terry Fox, Tete Jaune Cache and, at 3954 m. Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. At Blue River enjoy a one-hour jet boat ride on the North Thompson River. Black bears, grizzly bears or moose are usually spotted.
Overnight (1): Kamloops- Lac Le Jeune Resort

Included Activity: Enjoy an exciting one-hour river safari, taking you along 12 km of the North Thompson River through the spectacular Grizzly Bear Valley. An experienced guide will accompany this wildlife viewing tour and provide commentary along the way. Black bears, grizzly bears or moose are seen on the majority of departures. Stops at a mountain waterfall and a clear, glacier-fed lake are also made.  

Day 9 - Kamloops – Whistler (199 miles)
Meander through “Gold Rush Country”, passing Cache Creek and Lillooet. Both townships are rich in historic lore, dating back to the days when wagon trains and prospectors followed the trail to the Cariboo Gold Fields in the 1800's. However, Cache Creek owes its origins, and name, to the earlier fur traders who cached, or stored, their furs in the area before taking them east to trade.
Overnights (3): Whistler - Coast Blackcomb Suites

Days 10-11 - Whistler
Established in the late 19th Century, with just half a dozen wooden huts as a remote honeymoon resort beside a lake, Whistler today is a top mountain resort, nestling between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The natural setting of Whistler offers numerous activities from winter sports to golf, hiking, fishing, canoeing and mountain biking in the summer. The pedestrian o­nly Whistler Village has superb dining, intriguing shops, boutiques and sunny sidewalk cafes as well as, for the young at heart, a vibrant nightlife.

Included Activity: Take a 2 hour guided ride o­n an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) through the Hidden Valley between Whistler and the Blackcomb Mountains. Experience spectacular views of surrounding valleys, glacier peaks, forest canopy and the unique local wildlife. This tour is a perfect introduction to ATVs for first-time riders and a great mix of easy riding and spectacular scenery. Participants must have a valid driver’s licence. Minimum age 16, o­ne rider per vehicle

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Canoeing in Whistler (3 hours): Escape to the peaceful surroundings of Whistler’s wetlands o­n this guided canoe trip. Enjoy the breathtaking mountain scenery forming anew around every bend. Take the opportunity to observe wild birds and other wildlife. Minimum age 2

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Zipline Adventure (2.5 hours): Discover the mountain ecology that combines adventure and excitement with education. Ride o­n a series of cables and suspension bridges, and explore the hidden beauty of Fitzsimmons Creek and the picturesque forest valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Tours run regularly throughout the day, and in almost all weather conditions. Minimum age 7, minimum weight 30 kg, maximum weight 136 kg

Day 12 - Whistler – Vancouver (78 miles)
Head south through Squamish o­n the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway, which skirts Howe Sound, into sparkling Vancouver. For those interested in railroad history Squamish is home to the West Coast Railroad Heritage Park with numerous locomotives, items of rolling stock and rescued railroad buildings from British Columbia.
Overnights (3): Vancouver - Residence Inn 

Days 13-14 - Vancouver
Renowned as o­ne of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is home to spectacular natural scenery with breathtaking views in each and every direction, has a bustling metropolitan core and boasts o­ne of the mildest climates in Canada. There are numerous attractions, all within easy reach of downtown; visit Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown and Granville Island with its craft workshops and superb restaurants.

Included Activities: Floatplane Trip from Vancouver Harbour-Take a thrilling flight across Vancouver and see an array of attractions from the air, such as downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, the harbour and the mountains. Photographers will especially enjoy a bird’s eye view of Horseshoe Bay, English Bay and Deep Cove. The sensation of landing o­n water is always a memorable highlight.

Whalewatching in the Strait of Georgia: Embark o­n an exciting 3.5 hour whalewatching excursion through the Gulf Islands region. A professional naturalist will explain all there is to know about the majestic killer whales, porpoises, sea lions, seals, bald eagles and other wildlife.

Day 15 - Vancouver to UK
Time for last minute shopping and a final look at the stunning backdrop to Vancouver before returning your hire car at the airport and checking in for your overnight flight home.

Day 16 - Arrive UK

Special Note: If you do not require o­ne of the included activities we can offer an alternative activity for some or all members of your party or are happy to amend the price accordingly.
 

 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.

SPECIAL OFFERS

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 Montreal Airport to your centrally located hotel, 2 nights accommodation at a 4-Star hotel and a full day sightseeing tour to Quebec City.

 

 

Departure Dates

2018

 

Twin Share

 

Under 15yrs
Sharing with
2 Adults

 

Child 2-11yrs
Sharing with
2 Adults

May 12 -15  £2,872 £1,705 £1,343
May 16 - 25 £2,917 £1,705 £1,343
May 26 - 28 £3,020 £1,705 £1,343
May 29 - 31 £3,155 £1,705 £1,343
June 01 - 10  £3,155 £1,705 £1,343
June 11 - 14 £3,211 £1,705 £1,343
June 15 - 21 £3,155 £1,705 £1,343
June 22 - 29 £3,476 £2,027 £1,583
June 30 £3,569 £2,027 £1,583
July 01 - 04 £3,569 £2,027 £1,583
July 05 - 15 £3,626 £2,027 £1,583
July 16 - 26 £3,569 £2,027 £1,583
July 27 - 31 £3,626 £2,027 £1,583
August 01 - 16 £3,626 £2,027 £1,583
August 17 - 26 £3,248 £1,705 £1,343
August 27 - 30 £3,220 £1,705 £1,343
August 31 £3,127 £1,705 £1,343
September 01 - 27  £3,127 £1,705 £1,343
September 28 - 30  £2,979 £1,705 £1,343
October 01 - 03 £2,979 £1,705 £1,343
 
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Contact Us for 2018 Early Bird Rates

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CalgaryInternational Hotel Calgary
BanffElk and Avenue Hotel
JasperChateau Jasper
KamloopsLac Le Jeune Resort and Nature Centre
WhistlerCoast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler
VancouverResidence Inn Vancouver Downtown by Marriott

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation room only unless stated
  • Private car transfer to your Calgary hotel
  • 14 days hire of a "Fully Inclusive" Midsize car with Unlimited Kilometres, LDW, Taxes, 1 Extra Driver (One-way Drop-fee of $75 plus tax to be Paid locally)
  • 2-hour trail horse ride in Banff or alternative
  • White Water Rafting in Jasper or alternative
  • Jet Boat Tour on the North Thompson River
  • Hidden Valley ATV Tour in Whistler or alternatives for children
  • Seaplane 30-minute scenic sightseeing flight of Vancouver
  • Whale-watching in the Strait of Georgia
  • Detailed day-by-day itinerary and door-to-door driving instructions with maps delivered prior to departure from UK
  • 24-hour customer service support from our local agent within Canada

Not Included:

  • Meals unless stated
  • Fuel for hire car
  • Extra charge applies to hirers under 25 years of age
  • National Parks entrance fees
  • One way drop charge $75.00 plus tax payable locally.
  • Hotel parking if applicable
  • Weekend flight supplement (Friday-Sunday) £30 each way


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All offers are subject to availability. Once a booking is confirmed your holiday price is 100% GUARANTEED against any increase in price such as currency exchange fluctuations or fuel surcharges. Other companies may surcharge you by up to 10% more!


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International Hotel Calgary


Location: All-suite modern hotel in downtown Calgary, steps from Eau Claire Market, Chinatown, shopping, and the city's best restaurants.

Number of Rooms: 248

Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), coffee maker, microwave, mini fridge, balcony, iron with board, rollaway bed free. 35 floors with elevator, Non smoking property, restaurant, bar, 24hr room service, indoor pool, fitness centre, whirlpool, parking $38. Wheelchair accessible room(s).

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