This route starts and ends in Vancouver. Discover the southern area of the Okanagan with its wineries, sandy beaches, orchards, and Canada’s only true desert environment. The Kootenays offer stunning mountain scenery, beautiful lakes, and unique communities. If you're looking for snow-capped mountain peaks, glaciers and icefields, flowered alpine meadows, lots of wildlife and waterfalls you can spend days in any one of the many parks that are included in this itinerary, like Mt. Revelstoke National Park, Glacier National Park, Yoho National Park, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Pacific Rim National park, Manning Provincial Park, Mt.Robson Provincial Park and Wells Gray Provincial Park to name a few. Drive the world- renowned Icefields Parkway and Sea-to-Sky Highway. Visit unique towns such as Penticton, Nelson, Revelstoke, Golden, Banff, Jasper, Whistler and Tofino. On Vancouver Island, go whale watching, enjoy the silence of the rain forest or the hustle and bustle of the provincial capital Victoria.
• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• 1 night in a Vancouver Airport Hotel
• Expert Motorhome Itinerary
• Easy to follow Roadbook with pre-planned stops and things to do whilst in transit.
• Pre-Booked Campsites & priority confirmation weeks before departing UK
• 23 days Motorhome hire
• 4,000Km package included
• Personal kits and vehicle provisioning kit included - You're good to go!
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Day 1 Arrive in Vancouver
Make your way to your hotel for one night. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city’s many attractions including Stanley Park, Granville Island and Canada Place.
Day 2 Delta – Manning Provincial Park (200 km)
Today you are picking up your motorhome and after having stocked up on groceries, it’s time to leave the city behind for the great outdoors. The landscape in Manning Provincial Park varies from lush, thick coastal growth to dry interior vegetation. It is home to a variety of wildlife such as squirrels and chipmunks, marmot and beaver, the mule deer, black bear, coyote and over 190 species of birds.
Day 3 - 4 Manning Park to Penticton (180km)
Enjoy the spectacular scenery in Manning Provincial Park as you drive through the forested valleys of the Cascade Mountains. Today ends in the warm Okanagan Valley, famous for its wineries and fruit orchards, where you will stay for 2 nights.
Day 5 Penticton to Christina Lake (208 km)
Make your way south along beautiful lakes, over rolling hills and enjoy the views. Follow the Crowsnest Highway to Christina Lake, the warmest lake in all of Canada.
Day 6 Christina Lake to Nelson (116km)
Follow the Crowsnest Highway to the historic town of Nelson in the West-Kootenays. This town is the cultural centre of the region with many galleries and historic buildings.
Day 7 Nelson to Revelstoke (270km)
Drive to the steaming caves of Ainsworth Hot Springs. Then visit Kaslo and the silver mine of Sandon, now a ghost town. Follow the Arrow Lakes to the alpine city of Revelstoke, where you stay for 2 nights.
Day 8 Revelstoke
Explore the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains around Revelstoke. See the Revelstoke Dam, go canoeing or drive the Meadows in the Sky Parkway to the top of Mount Revelstoke for great views.
Day 9 Revelstoke to Golden (150km)
The Trans-Canada Highway leads you past steep mountains and glaciers to Glacier National Park. Watch for mountain goats and bears along the road. Golden has some of the best rafting in Canada.
Day 10 Golden to Banff National Park (140km)
Today you follow the steep canyons of the Kicking Horse Pass into Yoho National Park. Visit the impressive Wapta Falls and don’t miss Emerald Lake and Lake Louise.
Day 11 Banff National Park
Canada’s oldest national park is famous for its unparalleled mountain scenery and jagged mountain peaks. You have the full day to explore the park. Take the gondola up Sulphur Mountain, try the hot pools, stroll down Banff Avenue, and check out the stores, visit Two Jack lake and Lake Minnewanka.
Day 12 Banff National Park - Jasper National Park (290km)
Drive one of the most scenic roads of the world: The Icefields Parkway. Stop at Johnston Canyon, Morant’s Curve, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. Go up onto the Athabasca Glacier, the Glacier Skywalk and marvel at the thundering Sunwapta and Athabasca Falls. Our extensive En Route Travel Book makes sure you won’t miss any of the beautiful spots along the way.
Day 13 Jasper National Park
Lots to do around here: visit Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake and Medicine Lake. Relax in the Miette Hot Springs. Take the Jasper Tramway up Whistler’s Mountain for endless views.
Day 14 Jasper National Park to Wells Gray Provincial Park (320km)
The Yellowhead Highway takes you through Mount Robson Provincial Park (named after the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies) and the Cariboo Mountains to Clearwater and Wells Gray Provincial Park.
Day 15 Wells Gray Provincial Park
Wells Gray Provincial Park is famous for wildlife (black bears, grizzlies, moose, mountain goats, caribou, wolves, cougar, etc.), waterfalls and wilderness. Check out Dawson Falls and Helmcken Falls, which plunge down into mist-filled gorges.
Day 16 Wells Gray Provincial Park to Whistler (423km)
Drive through the scenic Coastal Mountains and stop at Duffey and Joffre Lakes with stunning views. Check out the mountain resort of Whistler.
Day 17 Whistler
A full day to check out the mountain resort of Whistler. Rent a bike or kayak, set out on a hike or take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Day 18 Whistler to Nanaimo (170km)
Drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky highway along the Pacific Ocean. Lots to see along this route, from waterfalls, a copper mine to beautiful vistas.
Day 19 Nanaimo to Ucluelet (182km)
Drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway along the Pacific Ocean and take the ferry over to Vancouver Island. Check out Coombs, famous for its market with the goats grazing on the roof. Visit Cathedral Grove with the giant trees as old as 800 years. The beautiful Pacific Rim Highway takes you to Ucluelet, a small oceanside village.
Day 20 Ucluelet
Whale watching should be on your list. Walk the Wild Pacific Trail which offers some of the most scenic and rewarding walking on the Pacific Rim. Visit Tofino, a pretty fishing village and Long Beach.
Day 21 Ucluelet to Victoria (355km)
Enjoy Canadian culture as you see the murals on the buildings in Chemainus and the totem poles in Duncan. Try the Nanaimo bar in Nanaimo. Drive the Malahat Drive, with panoramic views to distant Mount Baker, down to Victoria.
Day 22 Victoria
A full day to explore Victoria’s inner harbour with the Parliament Buildings and the Empress. Check out the stores or go visit the Butchart Gardens and marvel at the flowers and gardens.
Day 23 Victoria – Burnaby (119km)
This morning a 1.5-hour ferry ride brings you across the Strait of Georgia back to Burnaby
Day 24 Burnaby
Today your tour comes to an end. Drop off your rental and check in for your flight home.Want to alter anything?
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