This three-week epic adventure journeys through both the Canadian and American Rockies and takes in some of the most magnificent parks and scenery in North America.
Discover Waterton Lakes National Park with its diverse landscapes and cruise along the famous Going-to-the-Sun-Road in stunning Glacier National Park. You'll gaze in wonder at the vibrant colours of Grand Prismatic Hot Springs and the fierce, spouting Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park.
Journey into the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta and explore Banff and Jasper National Parks with their winding mountain passes, turquoise lakes, hanging glaciers, alpine meadows and abundant wildlife. Top this off with a journey along one of the world's most scenic drives - The Icefields Parkway and you've got yourself a motorhome adventure that's hard to beat.
Motorhome option: Sought-after campsites in key areas are busy in this part of North America during the short travelling season. With that in mind, we'll hand-pick and pre-book the campgrounds for each night of your adventure. Prior to departure, you'll receive a comprehensive road book with day-by-day highlights, routes and maps to guide you along the way.
Fly-Drive option: hotels, inns, lodges and B&B's in sought-after locations are included on this holiday as well as a comprehensive road book with day-by-day highlights routes and maps.
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Distance: 167 miles
It's time to hit the hit the road! Transfer to the motorhome depot for an orientation session and vehicle pick-up. Heading south, you'll travel through rolling prairie hills and cattle country before stopping for your first overnight in Waterton Lakes National Park on the Canadian/USA border.
Consider a stop en route in Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump UNESCO World Heritage Site. This archaeological site, known around the world, preserves the remarkable history of the Plains People through the millennia.
Waterton is characterised by the meeting of the Rocky Mountain peaks with the low-land prairies, Drive to Redrock Canyon and hike the Blakiston Falls. Keep an eye out for grizzly bears as you take the winding 10 mile Akamina Parkway to beautiful Cameron Lake.
Distance: 98 miles
Today you'll cross the border into the USA and make your way to Montana and a park considered the Crown of the Continent, Glacier National Park. Experience glaciers, towering mountains, reflective lakes, abundant wildlife, and of course, both the Continental Divide and the famous 50-mile Going-to-the-Sun Road.
Distance: 210 miles
Travel through Montana's Big Sky Country. The Seeley-Swan scenic drive is a 90 mile long corridor along Highway 83 stretching through the Swan Valley from Swan Lake to Seeley Lake. Your overnight is in the tiny western cowboy town of Deer Lodge. More museums and historical collections can be found here than in any other town in the Northwest.
Distance: 184 milesMighty Yellowstone Park offers the world's largest concentration of thermal features such as geysers and hot springs and an endless variety of wildlife. It's America's first national park and the largest in the lower 48 states. This World Heritage and Biosphere Reserve Site has to be seen to be fully appreciated. You'll have time here to drive the scenic Upper and Lower Loops where you'll encounter Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower and Upper Falls, as well as the Old Faithful Geyser and stunning Lake Yellowstone.
Distance: 237 miles
Eastern Idaho is an unexpected paradise for travellers looking to experience the diverse beauty of the Rocky Mountains and Snake River Plain. We will take you from Island Park with a 15 mile volcanic basin via Mesa Falls, and the Menan Buttes to the Salmon/North Fork area, which offers a refreshing step back into the Old West.
Distance: 140 miles
Highway 93 will take you north. This is a gorgeous drive and one that touches on the themes of exploration, fur trapping, mining, settlement, and Native American heritage. Missoula is known as the "Garden City" for its dense trees and lush green landscape. It is nestled in the heart of the northern Rockies where five valleys converge.
Distance: 209 miles
Today again, you will encounter soaring mountains, pleasant valleys and deep blue lakes. The scenery is flat-out fabulous. Your overnight stay is in pretty Newport is a small, rural town located in northeast Washington on the Pend Oreille River.
Distance: 142 miles
Today you are crossing the border into Canada. But not before you explore Sandpoint's abundant natural attractions include Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho's largest lake, the Moyie Falls, and the Moyie River, which flows through one of Idaho's most impressive canyons. Fort Steele is a step back in time. The site is one of the larger heritage town attractions in British Columbia.
Distance: 163 miles
You are entering Kootenay National Park today. Make sure to park and walk to Sinclair Canyon. There are several incredible view points along this drive and we would encourage you to explore them all. Olive Lake and the Kootenay Valley Viewpoint are gorgeous, as are Numa Falls and Marble Canyon. These stops will all be mentioned in your comprehensive road book, as we don't want you to miss a thing!
With a full day to explore Banff and surroundings, you will have time to see Lake Minnewanka, Johnston Canyon, and Sulphur Mountain where you can dip in the hot pools and take the gondola to the top of the mountain.
Distance: 179 miles
Follow one of the world's most scenic drives, the famous Icefields Parkway. It is possible to travel this route in 3 hours but take your time and soak up the jaw-dropping scenery. Enjoy constant views of crystal blue lakes, glaciers, forested hills and waterfalls. Along the stretch, big horn sheep, deer, black bears, and coyotes are frequently spotted. See the Crowfoot Glacier and famous Peyto Lake, do a glacier tour at the Columbia Icefields and marvel at the beauty of Lake Louise. Take a cruise on one of the most photographed lakes in the world, Maligne Lake or visit the flowered alpine meadows and glacier of Mount Edith Cavell. You can also hike on top of Whistler Mountain or take a soothing dip in the historic Miette Hot Springs.
Distance: 206 miles
There are two routes to choose from today - either take the Yellowhead Highway in the eastern direction and the Cowboy Trail south, or drive the Icefields Parkway and then the David Thompson Highway. Both options deliver sensational scenery before you arrive into Rocky Mountain House.
This town has a long history dating to the 18th century with the presence of British and Canadian fur traders and many explorers in search for a passage west to the Pacific Ocean.