On this stunning western Canada fly-drive holiday you'll stay in quaint B&B's or inns run by some of the friendliest people in North America!
Beautiful Vancouver is the starting point for this two-week circular tour that showcases the legendary national parks of the Canadian Rockies. Eastbound from Vancouver, the itinerary ventures through the lush 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. If you're looking for an adventure that encapsulates 'the Best of the West', you've found it!
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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.
This cosmopolitan city sits right on the edge of nature, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is crammed with delightful green space. It’s easy to explore by foot from the historic streets of Gastown, where it all began, to the hipster hangouts of SOMA. In the evening take a stroll along charming English Bay to Stanley Park, or enjoy fine dining with views along the waterfront.
You can best appreciate Vancouver’s ideal location between the water and the mountains by taking a stroll on the trails along the ocean coastline and the edge of the bay. The city also offers a number of architectural points of interest, museums and unique neighbourhoods, such as Yaletown, a trendy and upscale renovated warehouse district. Hop on the trolley to historic Granville Island, for waterfront dining with stunning city views, or venture out to Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Take the scenic drive through Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass en route to Canada's oldest national park and the bustling resort town of Banff.
You've an entire day to explore this area, we suggest a visit to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel for high-tea, a trip to the impressive Bow Falls or a ride on the Sulphur Mountain Gondola. You may also like to try your hand at river rafting in this region or jump on a leisurely boat tour on nearby scenic Lake Minnewanka.
The drive from Banff to Jasper Drive is along one of the world's most scenic drives, the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Take the day to enjoy this drive, stop for a ride onto the glacier in a tundra buggy and enjoy the views of the valley from the impressive Icefield Parkway Skywalk
You have a full day to relax and explore Jasper and the surrounding area. We suggest a leisurely boat cruise on Maligne Lake, one of the world's most photographed lakes, to Spirit Island, a ride on the Jasper Tramway or a visit to relaxing Miette Hot Springs.
Travel through the Yellowhead Pass, in the shadow of towering Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, before arriving at historic 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 outdoor leisure pursuits.
It's a scenic drive south along the Cariboo Highway and Duffey Lake Road to the edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park and the popular mountain resort of Whistler.
With a full day to enjoy this pretty alpine village you'll be stuck for choice on what to do first. From golf to bear-viewing; boating to hiking, Whistler has it all. Alternatively, check into one of the many luxury Spa's here to enjoy a relaxing treatment or two.
No trip to Whistler is complete without a ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola for stunning 360-degree views of Whistler Village, mountain peaks, lakes, glaciers and forests.
Call the travel experts at Bon Voyage to discuss your perfect British Columbia and Alberta Bed and Breakfast Tour.