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British Columbia & Alberta - a Bed & Breakfast Tour
Beautiful Vancouver is the starting point for this two-week circular tour that showcases the national parks of the Canadian Rockies. Eastbound from Vancouver, the itinerary ventures through the Okanagan Valley, Glacier National Park, and Banff and Jasper National Parks. Drive West from Jasper through the Yellowhead Pass, Wells Gray Provincial Park and Garibaldi Provincial Park before returning to Vancouver. On this tour you'll stay in homely, comfortable and quaint B&B's run by some of the friendliest people in North America.
Price per person includes:
Return flights UK to Vancouver
13 nights accommodation with breakfast in sought after locations
14 days car hire
Vancouver - Hop on/Hop off Trolley Tour
A personalised road book with travel tips and day to day driving itinerary with local area information
Vancouver Trolley Tour and Okanagan Lake
Coastal Mountains and Manning Provincial Park
Banff and Glacier National Park
Jasper and Miette Hot Springs
Please note, due to the historic nature of some of the properties on this programme, smoking restrictions are in effect. B&B's are generally residential homes offering accommodation and facilities that are shared with resident family members.
Bon Voyage UK Chauffeur Service
Start in style and put the finishing touches to a memorable holiday with our Chauffeur Drive Service. Your smart, uniformed driver will meet you at your door and whisk you to and from the airport terminal so you are guaranteed a stress-free and relaxing journey. You’ll travel in a showroom condition Mercedes E Class for two people or a sumptuous Viano for families or groups up to six.
Your Bon Voyage travel consultant has all the details, so just mention if you'd like this option included in your holiday quote.
Day 1 : Vancouver
Arrive Vancouver International Airport and drive to your first nights accommodation. Pick-up your informative Roadbook as you check-in. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in cosmopolitan Vancouver.
Day 2 : Vancouver
Full day in Vancouver and the surrounding area. Climb aboard a San Francisco-style trolley for a fully commented Vancouver city tour. Sightsee at your own pace as you hop-on and hop-off for any length of time at many premier attractions, parks, gardens, galleries and restaurants. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 3 : Penticton
Travel through the Coastal Mountains and Manning Provincial Park. In the park, you can take a walk on the remnants of the Dewdney Trail or the Rhododendron Flats. The town of Penticton lies at the lower end of Okanagan Lake and the lush orchards and vineyards of the Okanagan Valley. The region is also renowned for its beaches and hot, dry climate. We suggest a visit to the 560-acre Okanagan Game Farm near Penticton. Overnight in Penticton/Kelowna.
Day 4 : Revelstoke
Morning is at leisure to enjoy the Okanagan Valley. Then drive past spectacular waterfalls, towering peaks and beautiful lakes en route to the Revelstoke area. Overnight near Revelstoke.
Day 5 : Banff
Scenic drive through Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass en route to Canada's oldest national park and the bustling resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.
Day 6 : Banff
Entire day to tour Banff and the surrounding area. We suggest a visit to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls or ride the Sulphur Mountain Gondola. You may also try river rafting or a boat tour on Lake Minnewanka. Overnight in Banff.
Escape into the Canadian Rockies for a 2-hour trail ride with the Sundance Loop. Follow the Bow River and traverse the side of Sulphur Mountain. This is an excellent opportunity to capture panoramic views of the valley from the Bow River and Sulphur Mountain. This excursion is suitable for novice to experienced rider.
Day 7 : Jasper
Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. We suggest a stop at Peyto Lake and an Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 8 : Jasper National Park
You have a full day to relax and tour Jasper and the surrounding area. We suggest a boat cruise on Maligne Lake, exploring the depths of Maligne Canyon, a ride on the Jasper Tramway or a visit to Miette Hot Springs. If time permits, the Athabasca River can offer exciting whitewater rafting excursions. Overnight in Jasper.
Let Maligne Tours take you on a 90-minute cruise on one of the Rockies' most picturesque lakes with the Spirit Island Cruise on Maligne Lake. The tour is operated in a glass-enclosed, heated cruise boat and is fully narrated by a Transport Canada licensed crew. Mid-way through there is a photo stop at Spirit Island where passengers disembark for a short walk to the lookout point. This is a wonderful photo opportunity not to be missed.
Explore the magnificent Maligne Valley and discover striking natural beauty, abundant wildlife and a genuine geological mystery with a Wildlife Discovery Tour. While searching for osprey, bald eagles, big horn sheep, elk, deer and bears, you’ll visit the longest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies, view a spectacular 50-metre gorge created by 10,000 years of erosion and travel to disappearing Medicine Lake, the source of what is believed to be the largest underground river system in Canada. This tour delivers you to the heart of an unspoiled natural playground.
Day 9 : 100 Mile House
Drive through the Yellowhead Pass, beside Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, and continue south along the Thompson River, skirting the perimeter of Wells Gray Provincial Park. We suggest stops in Blue River and Clearwater en route to 100 Mile House. Overnight in 100 Mile House
Day 10 : 100 Mile House
100 Mile House was founded during the days of the Cariboo Gold Rush, when a roadhouse was built here to service gold seekers heading to the goldfields. They travelled along the Cariboo Wagon Road, beginning in Lillooet and frequently stopped at the roadhouse that became known as 100 Mile House. The area is now known primarily for prime cattle ranching and leisure activities. Overnight in 100 Mile House.
Day 11 : Whistler
Scenic drive south along the Cariboo Highway and Duffey Lake Road to the edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park and the popular year-round resort of Whistler. Overnight in Whistler.
Day 12 : Whistler
Full day to relax and enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, sailing, windsurfing, golfing, tennis and boating, as well as shopping in Whistler Village. Overnight in Whistler.
Escape to the peaceful surroundings of Whistler’s wetlands on a guided canoe trip. Enjoy the breathtaking mountain scenery forming anew around every bend. Take the opportunity to observe wild birds and other wildlife.
Day 13 : Vancouver
Morning at leisure to explore the pretty village of Whistler before a scenic two-hour drive to Vancouver. Evening free to do some last-minute shopping, or sample the fine cuisine and nightlife of Vancouver. Overnight near Vancouver airport.
Day 14 : Vancouver
Fly back home from Vancouver today, however, your tour doesn't have to end here. Perhaps you may want to extend your stay and cruise up the Inside Passage or spend a few days on Vancouver Island.
Call the travel experts at Bon Voyage to discuss your perfect British Columbia and Alberta Bed and Breakfast Tour.