Wineries & Spectacular Rockies Lodges of Western Canada Self-Drive
• Vancouver • Okanagan Region • Emerald Lake • Moraine Lake • Banff
Enjoy the Canadian Rockies at your own pace with a self-drive journey. Take in the highlights of the Okanagan Valley known for its lakes, valleys and wineries before continuing onto the heart of the Rockies famous for its turquoise glacier lakes, scenic mountain passes and incredible icefields.
Day 1: Vancouver > Vernon Depart Vancouver this morning and travel through the fertile Fraser Valley to the Thompson Okanagan region, the fruit and wine centre of British Columbia. Tonight's destination is Sparkling Hill Resort, overlooking Okanagan Lake.
Day 2: Okanagan Region Tour the countryside today combining the best of the lake, valley and vines. Discover the wineries and sample some of the Okanagan's finest wines.
Day 3: Vernon > Emerald Lake Head through the Okanagan Valley to Shuswap Lake. Pass Craigellachie, then enter Glacier National Park keeping an eye out for native wildlife. Arrive in Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, ice-clad peaks and a natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Cross the Continental Divide to your lakeside accommodation at Emerald Lake Lodge.
Day 4: Emerald Lake > Moraine Lake Continue through the scenic mountain passes of Yoho National Park to Moraine Lake Lodge in Banff National Park. Moraine Lake is one of the most photographed lakes in the Canadian Rockies. Canoe on the lake, stroll the shoreline or relax at the lodge and enjoy the beautiful views.
Day 5: Moraine Lake > Banff Today, travel along the spine of the Canadian Rockies and through the amazing Icefields Parkway. Walk on ancient ice with the Ice Explorer ride and stand on a glass platform almost 1,000 feet in the air at the Glacier Skywalk.
Day 6: Banff Choose 1 of 4 Excursions for today. Option 1. Banff Gondola - Maximize your views of Banff National Park with minimal exertion on a round-trip gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Option 2. Lake Minnewanka Cruise - Admire views of the Canadian Rockies by boat as you cruise across the turquoise-hued Lake Minnewanka and over to Devil's Gap. Option 3. River Explorer Canoe Tour - A fun & interactive way with your guide to explore the waterways of Banff National Park. Option 4. Bow River Horseback Adventure - Saddle up for a journey through the celebrated landscape of Banff National Park on this guided horseback adventure.
Day 7: Banff > Calgary Drive to Calgary and drop off your rental car
• Tailor-made self-drive journey • 6 nights' deluxe accommodation • 7 days full size sedan rental car • The Westside Story Tour in Okanagan • 1 excursion in Banff • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier and Glacier skywalk • Breakfast and dinner included at Emerald Lake and breakfast at Moraine Lake
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs Daily May - Sep. Please enquire for other dates.
Daily May - Sep. Please enquire for other dates.