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Western Canadian Circle Fly Drive

Vancouver * Victoria * Campbell River * Port Hardy * Inside Passage Cruise * Prince Rupert * Smithers * Prince George * Jasper * Banff

The Western Circle is a very popular fly drive tour featuring some of the finest scenery o­n the Canadian Pacific Coast and in the Canadian Rockies.

2018 - 16 days from £2,784 per person twin share + flights

Itinerary

Day 1 - U.K. - Vancouver
Your Canada holiday starts with Air Canada from London (Heathrow) to Vancouver - regional departures available on request. O­n arrival a private car transfer is provided to your hotel. Rest of your day at leisure.
Overnights (2): Vancouver

Day 2 - 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. For a stunning vista of Vancouver and its harbour, take the gondola up Grouse Mountain.

Day 3 - Vancouver – Victoria (42 miles, excluding ferry)
Pick up your car from downtown Vancouver and head south to Tsawwassen for the ferry through the beautiful Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island and the capital of British Columbia, Victoria.
Overnights (2): Victoria

Day 4 - Victoria
Enjoy the included whale-watching cruise and spend some time exploring the city of Victoria, which is situated o­n the southern tip of Vancouver Island and renowned for its charming ambience. Sometimes referred to as the “garden city” Victoria has a bustling harbour and numerous heritage buildings. Visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens and explore the harbour area by horse drawn carriage or stroll amongst the narrow streets and markets. The majestic Parliament Buildings and the Fairmont Empress o­n the Inner Harbour are historic landmarks recognised worldwide.

Day 5 - Victoria – Campbell River (183 miles)
Head north out of Victoria. A visit to Duncan, with its significant collection of over 80 totem poles, is to be recommended. Chemainus is also worthy of a visit. o­nce in the town, follow the footprints to view the internationally acclaimed wall murals. Each mural features a part of Chemainus' heritage as well as individuals and cultures from the history of the town. Big, detailed, and colourful, the murals cover the sides of buildings so that you have to stand well back to appreciate them. Continue northwest to Campbell River.
Overnight (1): Campbell River 

Day 6 - Campbell River – Port Hardy (156 miles)
Campbell River has been renowned as the Salmon Capital of the World for over a century, a reputation that has been built o­n world-class fishing in spectacular settings. The town has a highly acclaimed museum featuring pioneer and First Nations history and art, and is worth a visit or for something different, try snorkelling with salmon. In the afternoon continue north to Port Hardy.
Overnight (1): Port Hardy

Day 7 - Inside Passage Cruise
An early morning departure from Port Hardy for the 15 hour cruise through the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert o­n BC Ferries’ flagship, the “Queen of the North”. There are a number of restaurants o­n board, as well as a licensed buffet bar and a lounge with reclining seats to enable you to fully enjoy the constantly changing vista of mountains, fjords, wildlife and passing ships.
Overnights (2): Prince Rupert - Please note that on the following departure dates, the Inside Passage Ferry would be an overnight sailing, for which we have included cabin accommodation, thus the 2 night stay in Prince Rupert would begin on Day 8. - May 07th,14th, 21st and 28th, June 4th and 11th and September 10th and 17th.

Day 8 - Prince Rupert
Spend the day exploring the “City of Rainbows” and the surrounding area. The Historic Museum of Northern BC documents the area's fascinating history. A short drive takes you to Port Edward, o­ne of the oldest fishing communities o­n the northern BC coast. For an authentic glimpse of the pioneer coastal lifestyle visit the North Pacific Cannery Museum, built in 1889, this is the oldest surviving cannery o­n the coast.

Day 9 - Prince Rupert – Smithers (222 miles)
Leaving Prince Rupert, follow the Skeena River inland. Continue through the Seven Sisters Provincial Park to Hazelton where a visit to Ksan Historic Village is recommended. Found in the territory of the First Nation Gitxsan People the village, and its associated museum, stand where the village of Gitanmaax has existed for centuries. Your route now takes you south, through the dramatic Moricetown Canyon, to Smithers.
Overnight (1): Smithers

Day 10 - Smithers – Prince George (315 miles)
Following the course of the Bulkley and Endako Rivers, today’s drive takes you to the former fur trading, and now logging town of Prince George. Take a detour to Fort St James to visit the National Historic Park. Established in 1806 as a fur trading post by the explorer Simon Fraser, the fort has been restored to its 1896 condition to recreate the atmosphere of o­ne of the oldest townships in northern British Columbia.
Overnight (1): Prince George

Day 11 - Prince George – Jasper (233 miles)
Head southeast, following the Fraser River, to Jasper. Pass Tete Jaune Cache (Tete Jaune means "yellow head" in French, and comes from the nickname given to Pierre Bostonais, an Iroquois guide and fur trapper of the early 1800's who had light coloured hair. The word Cache originates from this area where furs were stored, or cached). Continue to Jasper viewing Mount Robson, at 3954 m. the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and Mount Terry Fox before entering Alberta and Jasper National Park.
Overnights (2): Jasper

Day 12 - 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.

Day 13 - Jasper – Banff (173 miles)
Today drive through some stunning scenery as you travel 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, in its idyllic setting and with mountain goats o­n Mount Fairview, is also worth a stop.
Overnights (2): Banff

Day 14 - Banff
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.

Day 15 - Banff – Calgary (74 miles)
A leisurely drive to Calgary for, perhaps, some last minute souvenir hunting or a visit to o­ne of the Historic Parks before dropping your hire car at the airport in time to catch your overnight flight back to the U.K.

Day 16 - 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.

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.

 

Departing On

2018

Twin Share
3 Star Hotels

Twin Share
4 Star Hotels

May 06*, 13* £2,784 £3,020
May 20*, 27* £2,918 £3,112
June 10* £3,000 £3,229
June 13, 15, 17, 19 £2,961 £3,189
June 23, 25 £3,282 £3,511
June 27, 29 £3,375 £3,604
July 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 £3,375 £3,604
August 02, 04, 06, 08, 10, 12, 14, 16 £3,375 £3,604
August 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 £3,054 £3,604
September 01, 03, 05, 07 £2,961 £3,172
September 09* £3,000 £3,172
September 16*, 23 £2,992 £3,212
     
 
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3 Star Hotels4 Star Hotels
VancouverBest Western Plus Sands by the SeaPinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel
VictoriaInn at Laurel PointDelta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa
Campbell RiverAnchor Inn Campbell RiverPainters Lodge Holiday & Fishing Resort
Port HardyKwa'Lilas Hotel Quarterdeck Inn & Marina Resort
Prince RupertPrestige Hotel Prince RupertCrest Hotel
SmithersAspen Inn & SuitesPrestige Hudson Bay Lodge
Prince GeorgeRamada Hotel Downtown Prince GeorgeCoast Inn of the North
JasperMarmot LodgeSawridge Inn & Conference Centre
BanffElk and Avenue HotelBuffalo Mountain Lodge

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow to Vancouver with return from Calgary
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation room only unless stated
  • Private car transfer to your Vancouver hotel
  • BC Ferries passage from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay
  • Whale watching cruise
  • 13 or 14 days hire of a “Fully Inclusive” Intermediate hire car with Unlimited Mileage, LDW, Taxes, 1 Extra Driver and NO DROP CHARGE
  • Inside Passage ferry charges - Overnight Outbound Cabin included on 10, 17 September 2017 & 6, 13, 20, 27 May, 10 June, 09, 16 September 2018 Departures.
  • Detailed day-by-day itinerary with door-to-door driving instructions and maps provided 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 renters under 25 years of age
  • National Parks entrance fees
  • Hotel parking if applicable
  • Weekend Flight Supplement (Friday-Sunday) £30 per person each way 


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