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Western Wonders of Canada
Experience the Best of the West on this magnificent journey through the worlds most photographed landmarks-the National Parks of the Canadian Rockies. Among the highlights are the famous tourist regions of Banff and Jasper, as well as Harrison Hot Springs. The tour concludes with a memorable stay in the scenic coastal cities of Victoria and Vancouver.
Price per person includes:
Return flights UK to Calgary/home from Vancouver
Mid size car hire
13 nights accommodation in sought after locations
Ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo
Ferry from Swartz Bay to Tsawassen
A personalised road book with travel tips and day to day driving itinerary with local area information.
Vancouver and National Parks
Kanananaskis Valley and Icefields Parkway
The Lakes, Banff and the Sulphur Mountain Gondola
Jasper and Lake Maligne
Vancouver Island, Victoria and Whale Watching
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 : Calgary
Arrive Calgary International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown
Remainder of the day is at leisure for visiting Heritage Park or the Calgary
Tower. Overnight in Calgary.
Day 2 : Kananaskis
Distance: 60 miles
Leave Calgary for the Kananaskis Valley in the foothills of the Rocky
Mountains. Kananaskis Country is noted for its rugged mountain surroundings by
the edge of the scenic Kananaskis River. Overnight in Kananaskis
Day 3 : Kananaskis Valley
Beautiful scenery surrounds you in Kananaskis, with numerous outdoor activities at your disposal. We suggest golfing, swimming, tennis, horseback riding, hiking or biking. Overnight in Kananaskis.
Day 4 : Banff
Distance: 36 miles
Scenic drive to the famous resort town of Banff, past Canmore and Harvey
Heights. Visit the Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls or ride the Sulphur Mountain
Gondola. Overnight in Banff.
Day 5 : Banff
Entire day to tour Banff and the surrounding area. Visit the Banff Natural History Museum, try river rafting or take a boat tour on Lake Minnewanka. Overnight in Banff.
Exciting whitewater paddle raft excursions on the Kananaskis River are a wonderful introduction to rafting, and fun for the whole family. The Canadian Rockies provide a dramatic backdrop as a professional river guide helps you navigate through wonderful mountain scenery and the natural history of the area. Rated as Grade 2-3 level whitewater. River gear, change tents, and beverages are provided.
Day 6 : Jasper
Distance: 190 miles
Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. We suggest a stop at Lake
Louise and Peyto Lake en route. Take an Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia
Icefield. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 7 : Jasper
Full day to relax and tour Jasper and the surrounding area. We suggest a Maligne Lake boat cruise, Miette Hot Springs visit or a ride on the Jasper Tramway. Overnight in Jasper.
Take a guided wildlife viewing and historical Hot Springs tour in Jasper National Park. Set out for a discovery of the park’s various wildlife and railroad history. Then make your way to the Miette Hot Springs and enjoy a rejuvenating soak in the Hot Springs pool.
Day 8 : Sun Peaks
Distance: 293 miles
Drive the scenic Yellowhead Highway to Sun Peaks. Suggest a stop at Mount
Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Overnight in Sun Peaks.
Day 9 : Harrison Hot Springs
Distance: 266 miles
Drive past Kamloops and continue into the breathtaking landscape of the
Fraser Canyon. Go through Hell's Gate and the Fraser Valley to the resort of
Harrison Hot Springs. Overnight in Harrison Hot Springs.
Day 10 : Harrison Hot Springs
Enjoy a relaxing day in the soothing waters of the mineral hot springs at Harrison Hot Springs. Harrison Lake offers a wide sandy beach and numerous recreational activities. Overnight in Harrison Hot Springs.
Day 11 : Victoria
Distance: 193 miles
The journey leads to Victoria on Vancouver Island. You'll drive along the
rugged coastline and pass through Nanaimo and Chemainus. In Victoria, we suggest
a visit to the Inner Harbour, Bastion Square and Beacon Hill Park. Drop in for
afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel. Overnight in Victoria.
Day 12 : Vancouver
Distance: 46 miles
Butchart Gardens demands a morning visit before returning to the mainland on a mini-cruise across the Strait of Georgia. Remainder of day is at leisure for enjoying this bustling city known for its shopping, dining and nightlife. Overnight in Vancouver.
Try a coastal excursion, an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of orcas, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other marine wildlife. You will ride aboard a 14 metre ocean cruiser or a custom-built Zodiac boat that offers high speed with extraordinary stability giving you an exhilarating, safe and intimate whale watching experience. Comments by a certified marine biologist and naturalist are provided.
Day 13 : Vancouver
Entire day to explore Vancouver and the surrounding area. Some suggestions to
see in this thriving seaside city: the MacMillan Planetarium, Chinatown,
Gastown, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Granville Island, Grouse Mountain and
Stanley Park. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 14 : Vancouver
This is your last day in Vancouver before heading back to the UK, however your journey doesn't have to end here. Why not extend your trip and cross the border into America to explore the western coast of Washington and the rugged Oregon states or perhaps yo may want to break up your journey home and spend a few days in Ottawa and Toronto before flying back home?
Call the travel specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss your perfect Western Wonders tour.