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.
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.
David & Elizabeth - Travelled to BC & Alberta
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In terms of the detail, we found that you had got the perfect balance between travelling between bases and sightseeing. The distances were never too long and the time spent in each location, although it ranged from one to four days, was just enough for us to see all we wanted but without rushing. So although we drove over 2000 miles, spent a day on a ferry and stayed in seven different locations, we have returned feeling relaxed and rested as well as fully entertained by the wide variety that Canada has to offer. We really feel that your arrangements were better value than anything we could have done ourselves.
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.
On arrival in Calgary, collect your car and start your drive west along the Trans...
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.
You will be following the Alberta backroads today through farm and ranching land. Be sure...
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.
This park is one of the least visited and most beautiful parks in Canada. It...
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).
Waterton Lakes National Park to Fernie
Cross the Continental Divide as you drive the Crowsnest Pass. Do stop at The Frank Slide...
Waterton Lakes National Park
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.
Fernie to Panorama
Another lovely drive, this time up the Columbia Valley. You should stop at the Fort...
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.
Panorama to Golden
Back into the valley, you will start your journey north to Golden, perhaps stopping for...
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.
Golden to Banff
Today you will join the Trans Canada Highway as it wends its way through Banff...
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.