This is a superb self-drive itinerary through Western Canada; a classic route which takes you from Vancouver through the mountains and valleys of British Columbia and on to the glorious Rocky Mountains in Alberta. The distances between places are fairly long, however, the scenery lends itself to frequent photo stops and whets your appetite for what’s just around the corner, making the journeys as much a part of the experience as the destination.
Day 1 | Fly to Vancouver.
Day 2 | Spend the day exploring Vancouver, perhaps take a stroll along the waterfront or explore Stanley Park.
Day 3 | Drive to Whistler this morning and take the Peak2Peak Gondola for magnificent views of the mountains.
Day 4 | You have a free day to enjoy some of the activities in Whistler.
Day 5 | Drive from Whistler to Wells Gray Provincial Park. Except some beautiful scenery along the way.
Day 6 | Spend the day exploring the beautiful waterfalls of Wells Gray.
Day 7 | Enjoy the scenic drive to Jasper today.
Day 8 | A day to explore Jasper. Take a drive to Maligne Lake and enjoy a cruise on the turquoise waters, with simply stunning views of the mountains.
Day 9 | Drive along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise today, with spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery the whole way (approx. 230 km, 4 hrs). Stop on the way and take a ride at the Columbia Icefields.
Day 10 | Have a wander along the lakeside this morning then make your way to Banff later on.
Day 11 | With your day in Banff we recommend taking a ride on the gondola for amazing 360 degree views, then spend the rest of the day exploring the town and its sights.
Day 12 | Drive to nearby Canmore and have a look around before continuing on to Calgary Airport for your overnight flight home.
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