Welcome to Western Canada. Simply one of the best places in North America to explore the great outdoors and nature's wonders. This sample Alberta and British Columbia motorhome tour takes you into the very heart of the Canadian Rockies. From the comfort of your RV, you'll view the splendour of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, jaw-dropping turquoise lakes and breathtaking scenic drives.
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Distance: 85 miles
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it's a short, but very scenic drive, into the heart of Alberta's famous Badlands and the town of Drumheller. Be sure to visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum which is dedicated to the study of Drumheller's early resident, the dinosaurs.
Distance: 158 miles
First stop - the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site at Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump. At the interpretative centre you'll learn about the history and culture of the plains people. Visit the Museum at Fort Macleod and enjoy watching the red coated mounted police perform a musical ride.
Distance: 320 miles
There are two route options- the most direct route to Banff which is 182 miles. OR, the longer route (320 miles) which takes you along scenic Highway 93 with spectacular views over Crow's Nest Pass. Stop off at quaint ski-towns such as Fernie and enjoy a dip in Radium Hot Springs, before ending your journey in Banff via Kootenay National Park.
As the gateway to the Canadian Rockies, Banff offers activities and sightseeing for everyone. Enjoy a stroll or traditional canoe ride along the Bow River or a picnic by stunning Lake Minnewanka. For the more adventurous enjoy a breathtaking hike up Sulphur Mountain, or take the leisurely gondola ride to the top.
Distance: 39 miles
It's a very short and incredibly scenic drive from Banff to Lake Louise via the Bow Valley Parkway. This is a wildlife corridor, so don't be suprised if you come across elk, deer, coyotes, bears and bald eagles.
Lake Louise needs no introduction, nothing can prepare you for the beauty of this jaw-dropping glacial lake. We suggest a gentle hike, or horse ride in the region for uncrowded and elevated views across Lake Louise.
Distance: 179 miles
Today is all about the incredible drive along the Icefields Parkway. Take it slowly, you won't want to miss a thing. As you cruise along the parkway you'll be surround by the majestic Columbia Icefields. Stop for a picnic at emerald coloured Peyto Lake, or check out the Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer buggy tour. The newly constructed Glacial Skywalk commands amazing views over the area.
Your stay for the next two nights is in Jasper. Here, we recommend a tour of stunning Maligne Lake, a horse trek around Pyramid Lake, or a ride on the Jasper Tramway.
Distance: 259 miles
Cruise through quaint 100 Mile House to the gold rush town of Cache Creek. Stop and visit the historic Hat Creek Ranch where you'll be transported back to the days of the great gold rush era. Pass through small town Lillooet in the heart of Gold Rush country, on the way to the pretty mountain village of Whistler.
It's time to kick back and relax in the charming alpine resort of Whistler. Check out the Peak to Peak gondola ride, enjoy mountain top dining, picnics by the lakes, gentle hikes, or championship golf courses. Whistler offers activities for all tastes.
Distance: 75 miles
It's time to leave Whistler and drive along the scenic Sea to the Sky Highway (or in your case the Sky to the Sea HIghway) to Vancouver. This highway offers some of British Columbia's most breathtaking coastal and mountain scenery. Along the way, you can stop at the stunning Shannon Falls near Squamish, the Britannia Mine Museum in Britannia Beach, or the bald eagle nesting grounds in Brackendale.
Plan to arrive in Vancouver late afternoon where you'll drop off your motorhome and head to your hotel. You'll have a whole day in Vancouver to enjoy the sights and there are plenty to choose from. We'll help you plan your time in this vibrant city.
Not ready to return home? Extend your stay and spend a few days exploring Vancouver Island or maybe travel along Canada's Sunshine Coast?
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