This 10-night Alberta fly-drive holiday takes in 2 nights in cowboy city Calgary, plus time in the Rockies to enjoy activities such as hiking, canoeing or horse-riding, plus enjoying the spa facilities in your luxurious Banff and Jasper Fairmont hotels. Opportunities abound to see wildlife and enjoy the great outdoors. Round it off with two nights in a themed room at the Fantasyland Hotel in the fabulous shoppers paradise West Edmonton Mall before returning to the UK. Time the holiday right to coincide with the Calgary Stampede in mid July and experience the rodeo and grandstand show.
This itinerary is flexible and can be tailor-made to suit you; if you want to add extra days in one area, extend the holiday or maybe change the direction of travel. Talk to one of our experts about how to make this holiday the perfect one for you.
Derek and Jane - Travelled BC & Alberta
"The journey you picked out was super."
Many thanks for another fantastic holiday. Firstly the wedding of our youngest son in Vancouver was a great day for us all. Everything went well and was very enjoyable. Thanks again for selecting a well balanced holiday. The car Jeep Grant Cherokee was only a week old and took all our luggage. The journey you picked out was super. Summit Lodge in Whistler was excellent. The guest house by the lake in Clearwater was one of the best we have ever stayed. Sandie and John were excellent hosts. The rooms and breakfast were fantastic. Wells Grey Provincial Park, is a real gem with fantastic waterfalls and great walks. Jasper was unfortunately a bit damp, but we managed to go on the sky tram after the rain and got some great views. On the way to emerald lake we went on the Brewsters Glacier tour which we all enjoyed. Emerald Lake lodge with the lake view was excellent. I think the views were better than Lake Louise!
Thanks again and look forward in using you again.
Itinerary (10 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
Arrive into Calgary Airport and make your way downtown. Enjoy your day in Calgary and visit...
Arrive into Calgary Airport and make your way downtown. Enjoy your day in Calgary and visit attractions such as the Calgary Tower and the Glenbow Museum and Calgary Zoo before heading to one of their many fine restaurants for an Alberta steak dinner.
2 nights Calgary
Pick up your hire car and drive through the foothills to Banff National Park and...
Pick up your hire car and drive through the foothills to Banff National Park and your home for the next three nights.
The entire day is yours to explore the town of Banff and surrounding National Park. There are many activities to appeal to all ages from mountain biking and white water rafting to spa treatments and boutique shopping.
A further day to enjoy the great outdoors and maybe take a hike through Sunshine Meadows or go horseback riding, or even treat yourself to a spa treatment at the fabulous Willow Stream spa at your hotel.
3 nights Banff
Leaving Banff behind you’ll stop at the famed Lake Louise with the imposing Chateau looking...
Leaving Banff behind you’ll stop at the famed Lake Louise with the imposing Chateau looking down over the lake before travelling along the Icefield Parkway which is one of the most scenic routes in the world. The town of Jasper will be waiting for you at the end of the Icefield Parkway.
Jasper National Park contains some of the most spectacular turquoise lakes, rugged mountains ranges and over a thousand kilometres of hiking trails. Maligne Lake and Canyon should not be missed.
A further day to enjoy the natural beauty of Jasper and the surrounding area; see the iconic Spirit Island on a Maligne Lake cruise or hike up to Mount Edith Cavell. You could of course just enjoy the spa facilities at your hotel, and relax by the lake.
3 nights Jasper
Time to leave the mountains behind and head to the city of Edmonton for a two-night stay at the Fantasyland hotel. We have included a theme room for you; choose from a Roman, Hollywood or even a Truck room!*
*your hotel can be altered to suit.
Full day in Edmonton to enjoy the amazing West Edmonton Mall for all your shopping needs and much more! With over 800 stores, plus waterparks, rides and min-golf, you will be spoilt for choice.
2 nights Edmonton
Time for some last minute shopping or more sightseeing before your flights back to the...
Time for some last minute shopping or more sightseeing before your flights back to the UK. Alternatively head into British Columbia and extend your holiday – ask us to put a suggested holiday together for you.