Day 1: Vancouver
Arrive Vancouver International Airport, pick up vehicle from car rental agency and proceed to hotel. Afternoon visit FlyOver Canada, Vancouver’s newest attraction offering a spectacular Virtual Flight over Canada. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Vancouver
After breakfast have the entire day to tour Vancouver and the surrounding area. Visit MacMillan Planetarium, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 3: Vancouver/Victoria – 70 KM
After breakfast checkout and proceed to Tsawwassen Terminal to board BC Ferries. Sail across the Strait of Georgia, to Swartz Bay. Disembark and drive to Butchart Gardens, one of Victoria’s most celebrated sites and rated amongst the most beautiful gardens in the world. Later make your way to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia with its maritime heritage and colonial charm. Overnight in Victoria.
Day 4: Victoria/Whistler – 225 KM
After breakfast proceed on whale watching tour. Seek out orca whales, seals, porpoises and other marine wildlife. Afternoon checkout of hotel and drive to Nanaimo to board BC Ferries to Horseshoe Bay. Disembark and follow the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler. En-route visit Shannon Falls and explore dramatic canyons. Overnight in Whistler.
Day 5: Whistler
After breakfast the many charms of Whistler are yours to discover today. Fly like an eagle and travel the breathtaking 3 kms span between the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. The Peak-2- Peak Gondola offers unparalleled views of these spectacular mountains. Overnight in Whistler.
Day 6: Whistler/Kamloops – 295 KM
After breakfast checkout and drive to Kamloops. The vast, rugged landscape of Kamloops showcases a variety of terrain, from silt bluffs to rolling hills, that attracts visitors from all over the world. Check out the unbelievable panoramic views of mountain ranges, lush agriculture fields, Kamloops Lake and the meeting of the North and South Thompson Rivers right in the heart of the city.
Day 7: Kamloops/Jasper – 440 KM
After breakfast checkout and drive north along the Thompson River through the Yellowhead Pass to Jasper. The mountains part to reveal the aquamarine, glacier-fed lakes perched above the emerald valleys and the grazing elk of Jasper National Park. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 8: Jasper
After breakfast day at leisure to explore the uniquely beautiful landscape of Jasper National Park where serene lakes and gentle meadows stand in stark contrast to its jagged peaks and spectacular glaciers. We suggest a Maligne Lake boat cruise, a visit to Miette Hot Springs or a ride on the Jasper Tramway Overnight in Jasper.
Day 9: Jasper/Lake Louise – 230 KM
After breakfast checkout and drive to Lake Louise via the spectacular Icefields Parkway, said to be one of the most scenic routes in the entire world. At Columbia Icefields, take an Ice Explorer ride onto the massive glacier. Later continue journey to beautiful Lake Louise. Overnight in Lake Louise.
Day 10: Lake Louise/Banff – 75 KM
After breakfast morning at leisure to admire Lake Louise, the acclaimed “Jewel of the Rockies”. Afternoon checkout and drive through the Bow Valley to the bustling town of Banff. The remainder of the day is free to explore its charms. Overnight in Banff.
Day 11: Banff
After breakfast day at leisure. Banff National Park is a stunning wilderness and your outdoor playground for the day. Enjoy a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for some panoramic views, hike along one of the groomed trails or stroll through the town site of Banff to shop in the many boutiques and shops. Overnight in Banff.
Day 12: Banff/Calgary – 130 KM
After breakfast checkout of hotel and drive to Kananaskis. Here enjoy the most powerful experience of the Rockies, a 12 minute Summit Helicopter Tour. Later continue your journey to Calgary. Overnight in Calgary.
Day 13: Calgary
After breakfast morning at leisure to explore the city’s rapid growth as a booming oil economy. Afternoon checkout and proceed to drop off vehicle at car rental agency’s location at Calgary Airport.