Car driving through Banff National Park
Car driving through Banff National Park
Vancouver cityscapes, British Columbia
Vancouver cityscapes, British Columbia
Okanagan Valley & Glacier National Park
Okanagan Valley & Glacier National Park
Banff National Park, Alberta
Banff National Park, Alberta
Athabasca landscapes & Maligne Lake, Jasper
Athabasca landscapes & Maligne Lake, Jasper
Mount Robson behind the Yellowhead Highway & Scenery in Whistler
Mount Robson behind the Yellowhead Highway & Scenery in Whistler

Self-Drive Great Parks of the West

13 Nights from £1,869 Including Flights

Overview

Begin this amazing tour in Vancouver before journeying into a number of breath-taking national parks in the Canadian Rockies. Explore the Okanagan Valley, Glacier National Park, Banff, Jasper and the famous Yellowhead Pass, before returning to Vancouver to conclude your trip. Canada is well-known for its amazing scenery and natural beauty, and this tour is a fantastic way to experience much of these awe-inspiring sights for yourself.

13 night Tour Begins & Ends Vancouver: 3 nights Vancouver; 1 night Penticton; 1 night Revelstoke; 2 nights Banff; 2 nights Jasper; 2 nights 100 Mile House; 2 nights Whistler

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  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Fly to Vancouver

Arrive into Vancouver International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick up your Roadbook from the front desk when you check in and then spend the remainder of the day exploring at leisure.

Overnight in Vancouver

Day 2

Vancouver

Spend the full day in Vancouver, exploring the city and the surrounding area. Take a fully-commentated city tour aboard a San Francisco-style trolley then sightsee at your own pace, hopping on and off for any length of time to see the many attractions, parks, gardens and galleries.

Overnight in Vancouver

Day 3

Vancouver to Penticton (245 miles)

Journey through the Coastal Mountains and Manning Provincial Park today, where you can take a walk on the remains of the Dewdney Trail or the Rhododendron Flats. Penticton is found at the lower end of the Okanagan Lake and the Okanagan Valley, surrounded by lush vineyards and orchards. We suggest taking a visit to the 560-acre Okanagan Game Farm which is close to Penticton.

Overnight in Penticton/Kelowna

Day 4

Penticton to Revelstoke (161 miles)

The morning is free to spend at leisure, enjoying the beauty of the Okanagan Valley. Afterwards, drive past beautiful waterfalls and lakes as you head towards the Revelstoke area.

Overnight near Revelstoke

Day 5

Revelstoke to Banff (174 miles)

Take a scenic drive through the Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass on your way to Canada’s oldest national park and a vibrant resort town – Banff.

Overnight in Banff

Day 6

Banff National Park

Today will be spent in Banff – we recommend taking a trip to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or Bow Falls; you may wish to go river rafting on Lake Minnewanka or take a gondola ride up to Sulphur Mountain.

Overnight in Banff

Day 7

Banff to Jasper (177 miles)

Drive to Jasper today via the spectacular Icefields Parkway, and along the way be sure to stop at Peyto Lake for its picturesque scenery. You may wish to take a ride on an Ice Explorer too, on the famous Columbia Icefield.

Overnight in Jasper

Day 8

Jasper National Park

You have a full day to enjoy Jasper today. Take a boat cruise on Maligne Lake or explore the canyon; take a fun-filled ride on the Jasper Tramway; visit Miette Hot Springs. There’s plenty to do in Jasper that will ensure you have a memorable and relaxing day. If time permits, take a whitewater rafting excursion on the Athabasca River.

Overnight in Jasper

Day 9

Jasper to 100 Mile House (288 miles)

Today you will drive through the Yellowhead Pass, close to Mount Robson, and continue onwards along the Thompson River as you skirt the edge of Wells Gray Provincial Park. Along the way to 100 Mile House, be sure to stop in Blue River and Clearwater.

Overnight in 100 Mile House

Day 10

100 Mile House

Founded during the Cariboo Gold Rush, 100 Mile House was a roadhouse where gold seekers would stay on their way to the goldfields. This building is synonymous with this famous time in history and a great place to visit. The area is known now primarily for cattle ranching and leisure activities.

Overnight in 100 Mile House

Day 11

100 Mile House to Whistler (186 miles)

Enjoy the scenic drive south today along the Cariboo Highway and Duffey Lake Road towards the edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park and the ever-popular resort of Whistler.

Overnight in Whistler

Day 12

Whistler

Take a full day to revel in the beauty of Whistler and enjoy a host of outdoor pursuits, from hiking and sailing to boating, tennis and windsurfing. There’s some great shopping in Whistler Village too, if you’d prefer something a little more relaxed.

Overnight in Whistler

Day 13

Whistler to Vancouver (75 miles)

Enjoy a leisurely morning visiting the village then take a scenic two-hour drive to Vancouver. The evening is free to do some last minute shopping or sample the great food on offer in Vancouver.

Overnight near Vancouver airport

Day 14

End of Tour

Check-in at Vancouver International Airport for your departure flight.

Day 15

Arrive back home

What's Included

  • Return international flights
  • Fully inclusive car rental from day 3 – upgrades available at a supplement (eg: SUV or convertible)
  • Hotel accommodation in 3* to 4* hotels  on a room only basis unless otherwise stated.
  • Welcome pack with maps and day-to-day itinerary
  • Day 2, Vancouver - Hop on / Hop off Trolley Tour


What’s not included (unless otherwise stated)
 

  • Airport transfers
  • Resort fees
  • Parking charges
  • Meals, excursions & entrance fees
  • Fuel & road tolls
     

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