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BC & Alberta Rockies Hidden Treasures Fly Drive Holiday

10 nights

Discover the lesser known treasures of the Rockies on this wonderful fly drive holiday in the Rockies. 

 You will see some stunning scenery, be able to experience some of the First Nation's culture and meet far fewer tourists on this fly drive holiday than on the usual routes.

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Day 1-2

Calgary to Kananaskis Country

96kms. On arrival in Calgary, collect your car and start your drive west along t...

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Day 3

Kananaskis Country to Waterton Lakes National Park

368kms.  You will be following the Alberta backroads today through farm and...

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Day 4

Waterton Lakes National Park

This park is one of the least visited and most beautiful parks in Canada.  It is the perfect...

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Day 5

Waterton Lakes National Park to Fernie

160kms.  Cross the Continental Divide as you drive the Crowsnest Pass....

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Day 6-7

Fernie to Panorama

230 kms.  Another lovely drive, this time up the Columbia Valley.  You...

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Day 8-9

Panorama to Golden

136kms.  Back into the valley, you will start your journey north to Golden,...

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Day 10

Golden to Banff

140 kms.  Today you will join the Trans Canada Highway as it wends its way...

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Day 11

Banff to Calgary

130 kms.  Time for some last minute shopping before catching the overnight...

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Day 1-2

Calgary to Kananaskis Country

96kms. On arrival in Calgary, collect your car and start your drive west along the Trans Canada Highway.  However, you will soon divert on to the road leading south and into Kananaskis in the foothills of the mighty Rocky Mountains.  You will spend 2 nights here which will give you time to rest after the flight and a chance to explore this unspoilt park with its excellent hiking trails and lovely scenery.

2 nights in Kananaskis.

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Day 3

Kananaskis Country to Waterton Lakes National Park

368kms.  You will be following the Alberta backroads today through farm and ranching land.  Be sure to stop at Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump interpretive centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site which bears witness to a custom practiced by native people of the North American plains for nearly 6000 years. 

2 nights in Waterton.

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Day 4

Waterton Lakes National Park

This park is one of the least visited and most beautiful parks in Canada.  It is the perfect place to view spectacular scenery and wildlife.  This evening you will be able to join an evening wildlife watching tour (not Tuesday or Thursday).

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Day 5

Waterton Lakes National Park to Fernie

160kms.  Cross the Continental Divide as you drive the Crowsnest Pass.  Do stop at The Frank Slide Centre which highlights the rich history of the area and tells the tale of the huge avalanche here in 1903.  Fernie has a long history both as a mining town and home of the legendary Griz.  Today it is known for its scenery, skiing, fishing and mountain biking and you will spend the night in this lovely alpine village.

1 night in Fernie.

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Day 6-7

Fernie to Panorama

230 kms.  Another lovely drive, this time up the Columbia Valley.  You should stop at the Fort Steele Heritage Town near Cranbrook, the trout farm and Lake Invermere on the way to the mountain village of Panorama where you will be able to relax or enjoy the golf course, mountain biking and hiking and spend 2 nights surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery to be seen anywhere.

2 nights in Panorama.

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Day 8-9

Panorama to Golden

136kms.  Back into the valley, you will start your journey north to Golden, perhaps stopping for a refresher at the Radium Hot Springs and the Northern Lights Wolf Centre before heading up to either Kicking Horse Mountain Resort or to Cathedral Mountain Lodge where you will spend 2 nights.  Either will give you time to explore Kicking Horse Resort and Yoho National Park.

2 nights in Golden.

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Day 10

Golden to Banff

140 kms.  Today you will join the Trans Canada Highway as it wends its way through Banff National Park; you might want to detour to one of the main Rocky icons such as Lake Louise or Peyto Lake en route to Banff which will be your final night of the holiday.  Take the chance to ride up the Sulphur Mountain Gondola, cruise Lake Minnewanka or visit one of the many museums.

1 night in Banff.

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Day 11

Banff to Calgary

130 kms.  Time for some last minute shopping before catching the overnight flight from Calgary to the UK.

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