Call us 9am - 9pm Mon - Sun Tralee 066 7164420
Dublin 01 6649910

Search

Self-Drive Great Parks of the West

13 Nights from €2,259 per Person Including Flights

Click here for Pricing & Dates

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

Details

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
     

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

TODAY 17ºC
THU 15ºC
FRI 14ºC
SAT 17ºC
SUN 15ºC
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)
7ºC
10ºC
12ºC
16ºC
19ºC
22ºC
25ºC
25ºC
23ºC
16ºC
10ºC
7ºC
9
5
6
5
4
3
2
2
3
6
10
8

Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
7ºC
9
Feb
10ºC
5
Mar
12ºC
6
Apr
16ºC
5
May
19ºC
4
Jun
22ºC
3
Jul
25ºC
2
Aug
25ºC
2
Sep
23ºC
3
Oct
16ºC
6
Nov
10ºC
10
Dec
7ºC
8

Book today

Talk to our travel experts for more information and to book or tailor-make your holiday.

Tralee 066 7164420

Dublin 01 6649910

9am - 9pm Mon - Sun

Brendan

Canadian Sky also recommends

STAR BUY

Self-Drive Totem Peaks

14 Nights from €2,629 Including Flights

Explore hundreds of miles of gigantic forests, crystal-clear lakes and snow-capped mountains of Western Canada, taking in the highlights of Vancouver and Victoria.

More Details

FREE Drinks Package

Holland America Alaska Cruise & Vancouver Stay

8 Night from €1,879 Including Flights

Witness the amazing scenery of Alaska with Holland America on board for seven nights the ms Nieuw Amsterdam (2019) or ms Koningsdam (2020). Cruise past a thousand miles of epic landscape on this awe-inspiring journey. Stay for a night or more in the charming city of Vancouver.

More Details

Early Booking Offer

Spectacular Canadian Rockies

8 Night from €2,469 Including Flights

A nine-day escorted tour through the Canadian Rockies, including Banff, Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, Lake Louise, Jasper and Calgary. Experience the breath-taking beauty of one of Canada's most awe-inspiring areas.

More Details


Back to Top

Get exclusive offers & deals delivered to your inbox

Tell us your holiday preferences and receive special deals and exclusive offers straight to your inbox.