Canada's Great Western Parks Self-Drive
• Kelowna • Banff • Jasper • Whistler • Pacific Rim National Park • Tofino • Victoria
Enjoy the best of Western Canada's great national parks and stunning coastlines on a self-drive journey. Explore the heart of the Canadian Rockies before boarding a ferry to Vancouver Island to discover the beauty of Tofino and Victoria.
Day 1: Vancouver > Kelowna Travel into the Thompson Okanagan region; famous for its orchards and vineyards as well as the wildly varied landscape.
Day 2: Kelowna Combine the best of the Lake, the Valley and the Vines. Experience the local wineries and sample the Okanagan's finest wines.
Day 3: Kelowna > Banff Travel through Yoho National Park, filled with gem coloured glacial lakes and waterfalls, snow-covered peaks and dense forests of western red cedar and western hemlock.
Day 4: Banff Pick your excursion from 4 options. Option 1. Banff Gondola Option 2. Lake Minnewanka Cruise Option 3. River Explorer Canoe Tour Option 4. Bow River Horseback Adventure
Day 5: Banff > Jasper Travel through the spine of the Canadian Rockies along the amazing Icefields Parkway and walk on ancient ice with the Ice Explorer ride and stand on a glass platform almost one thousand feet in the air at the Glacier Skywalk.
Day 6: Jasper Today you can choose one of these three excursions. Option 1. Maligne Lake Cruise Option 2. Jasper River Float Option 3. Jasper Nature Walk
Day 7: Jasper > Clearwater Set out for Wells Gray Provincial Park along the scenic Yellowhead Highway and take in the breath-taking vistas of the steep-walled gorges and crashing falls of the North Thompson River.
Day 8: Clearwater > Whistler Drive to the Gold Rush Town of Cache Creek, on to Lillooet, then travel the Duffey Lake Road to Whistler. Enjoy breath-taking views of Joffre Glacier and snow-capped Mount Currie.
Day 9: Whistler This charming alpine resort town is nestled between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Soak in the views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes and snow-capped peaks.
Day 10: Whistler > Pacific Rim National Park Travel through a landscape carved out by glaciers and edged by craggy fjords. Continue to Horseshoe Bay and board a ferry to sail across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island.
Day 11: Tofino Today personalise your day by choosing one of three excursions. Option 1. Coastal Bear Watch Cruise. Option 2. Whale Watching Cruise. Option 3. Tofino Food Tour
Day 12: Tofino > Victoria Travel back to the East Coast of Vancouver Island and head south to Victoria.
Day 13: Victoria Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of two excursions. Option 1. Butchart Gardens Admission Option 2. Eat like a Canadian Food Tour
Day 14: Victoria > Vancouver Drive north to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal for a 90 min ferry ride to Tsawwassen. Cross the Strait of Georgia and continue on to downtown Vancouver and the end of your tour.
• Tailor-made self drive journey • 13 nights' deluxe accommodation • 14 days rental car • The Westside Story Wine Tour in Okanagan • Choice of excursions in Banff, Tofino and Jasper • Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier & Glacier Skywalk • Peak to Peak Gondola Ride • Return BC Ferries between Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs Departs daily between 1 May - 8 Oct. Please enquire for other dates.
Departs daily between 1 May - 8 Oct. Please enquire for other dates.