This exciting fly-drive holiday is action packed and takes you to some of the most dramatic and diverse scenery in all of Canada. Beginning and ending your tour in the dazzling city of Vancouver, your journey will take you to some of the most popular mountain towns, through the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains and past dazzling blue lakes and waterfalls – and you might bump into some of Canada's famous wildlife along the way too.
• Accommodation for 14 nights
• A personalised Canada Roadbook containing essential travel information and customised day-by-day routing maps.
• Day 11 – Inside Passage Cruise (Car and passengers)
• Day 14 – Ferry from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen
• Intermediate Car with Fully Inclusive Package
Day 1 Vancouver
Arriving at Vancouver International Airport, you will collect your car hire and make your way into the vibrant city and head to your downtown hotel to pick up your Canada Roadbook at check in. Spend the rest of your day exploring the coastal charm that Vancouver has to offer. Spend the night in Vancouver.
Day 2 Vancouver
Today is yours to explore! There is so much to see and do and we recommend visiting the most popular attractions such as Stanley Park, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Granville Island. The Aquarium is also a great spot for families! Spend the night in Vancouver.
Day 3 Vancouver to Penticton (395 km)
Leaving this coastal gem you will head east into the Okanagan Valley renowned as the ‘Wine Country' in interior BC as the scenery will start to change dramatically. Spend your day indulging in some of the delicious wines or discovering some of the local hiking and walking trails. Spend the night in Penticton.
Day 4 Penticton to Revelstoke (260 km)
Leaving Penticton you will now drive past spectacular waterfalls, towering peaks and beautiful lakes as you head onto Revelstoke, a charming pedestrian village with a dramatic mountain backdrop. There is a myriad of adrenaline-pumping activities for you to get involved in, or relax and enjoy the breathtaking views. Spend the night in Revelstoke.
Day 5 Revelstoke to Banff National Park (280 km)
This morning you will set off towards the legendary Rocky Mountains. You will see the mountain range transform as you travel and the rugged peaks continue for as far as the eye can see. You will travel to Banff, one of the most popular mountain towns with a charming town centre and endless list of activities. Spend the night in Banff.
Day 6 Banff National Park
The day is free for you to do exactly as you please. Whether it's an action packed day of outdoor activities, shopping, or a day trip to the awe-inspiring Lake Louise, you will absolutely fall in love with this fun town. Spend the night in Banff.
Day 7 Banff to Jasper (285 km)
Leaving Banff this morning you will embark on one of the most scenic drives in all of Canada as you travel along the Icefields Parkway heading towards Jasper. A popular stop is at the Columbia Icefields and Athabasca Glacier, and we recommend taking a ride on an Ice Explorer. Spend the night in Jasper.
Day 8 Jasper to Prince George (375 km)
Today you will head onto the scenic Yellowhead Highway as it meanders past Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Leaving the Rockies behind you arrive in Prince George, an urban city in spectacular wilderness with an endless list of exciting activities. Spend the night in Prince George.
Day 9 Prince George to Smithers (370 km)
Heading onto Smithers this morning you will uncover another fantastic northern gem. The vast rivers and lakes make it perfect for jetboating, fishing, kayaking and swimming, and the everlasting mountains make it perfect for exploring the local wildlife – watch out for the bears! Spend the night in Smithers.
Day 10 Smithers to Prince Rupert (350 km)
Along the scenic Skeena River Valley and on the beautiful northwest coast of BC you will find the bustling port city of Prince Rupert, an area where wildlife outnumbers people! Sport fishing, golfing, wildlife viewing and trail walking are the most popular activities here. Spend the night in Prince Rupert.
Day 11 Prince Rupert to Port Hardy (40 km land only)
Today you will embark on a full-day ocean cruise with BC Ferries taking you from northern BC down the Inside Passage to the northern tip of Vancouver Island and nestled on the edge of Queen Charlotte Strait. Spend the night in Port Hardy.
Day 12 Port Hardy to Campbell River (240 km)
Driving down the eastern shore of the island you will be heading down to Campbell River, renowned as the Salmon Capital of the World - and one of the best areas to spot bears. Relax and enjoy the picturesque waterfront with views across to the mountain ranges of mainland BC. Spend the night in Campbell River.
Day 13 Campbell River to Victoria (270 km)
Today you will make your way down to the historical capital of BC, Victoria, on the south east tip of Vancouver Island. The city is charming and has lots of wonderful sights and museums to visit, and we recommend taking a trip to Butchart Gardens or relaxing by the picturesque Inner Harbour. Spend the night in Victoria.
Day 14 Victoria to Vancouver (70 km)
Heading back to the bright lights of the vibrant city, you will be able to fill your last day with last minute shopping on Robson Street or some more sightseeing and attractions. Spend the night in Vancouver.
Day 15 Vancouver - End of Tour
Today you will head to the airport for your return flight home and return your car hire, taking with you lots of unforgettable memories – and photographs!Want to alter anything?
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Selected departures from May 3 - September 20
Package not available July 29 - 31 and August 3 - 7