An amazing fly-drive adventure incorporating Lake Louise, Jasper, a Rocky Mountaineer train ride, Whistler, Victoria and Vancouver, which is perfect for a spring or autumn getaway.
Start your holiday in Calgary at the Fairmont Palliser, in the heart of the city, before heading over to Lake Louise where the view of the snow-capped mountains rising high above the deep blue waters from your Lakeside room at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is stunning. You will drive through towering Rocky Mountains along the renowned Icefield Parkway to Jasper and the relaxed elegance of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, a woodland haven to savour. From here take the two day Rocky Mountaineer trip – sit in the GoldLeaf domed carriage as the scenery slips by, en route to Whistler – a truly memorable experience. Staying at the delightful Fairmont Chateau Whistler, you can whet your appetite golfing, biking, hiking, canoeing and rafting, or simply relaxing in the spa. You will then be whisked by sea plane across to Victoria on Vancouver Island where you will arrive at the luxurious Fairmont Empress and your Harbourview room. Round off this trip of a lifetime in the vibrant city of Vancouver, where you can choose a room overlooking the harbour, Stanley Park and the mountains beyond.
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.
Sue Garner - Travelled to Atlantic Canada
"The excursions were also perfect"
I would like to thank whoever put together the itinerary, chose the hotels and wrote the information for us to use en route. Everything was excellent! Each hotel was very good quality, but very different from the others. We saw such a variety of things. Our information led us to places we would never have found without it. The excursions were also perfect (canoeing, whale watching, sea kayaking), each of them very small businesses but with very friendly staff. Everything was very remote, which is what we expected, but we were so glad that we found it and were able to enjoy the essence of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Overall, we couldn't fault anything and we would be very keen to use your services again in the future.
Itinerary (14 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.
Fly in to Calgary and transfer downtown to overnight in the magnificent Fairmont Hotel Palliser....
Fly in to Calgary and transfer downtown to overnight in the magnificent Fairmont Hotel Palliser. Spend the rest of the day/evening exploring the city; take a trip to the top of the Calgary Tower for great views of the city, or enjoy some shopping.
1 night in Calgary.
After breakfast, collect your 4×4 to drive to Banff National Park and to the Fairmont...
After breakfast, collect your 4×4 to drive to Banff National Park and to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. The village is in the valley and here you will find a small shopping mall and a couple of hotels. However, Lake Louise takes its name from the famous Lake with its impossible colour and surrounded by snow capped peaks. During your stay why not visit Banff and Moraine Lake, or go canoeing on the Lake?
2 nights in Lake Louise.
An exciting day as you drive north along the famed Icefield Parkway. Allow time to stop...
An exciting day as you drive north along the famed Icefield Parkway. Allow time to stop off at Peyto Lake and the Athabasca Glacier where you can take a trip on to the glacier in a Snowcoach. Whilst in Jasper do take the Jasper Tram and the Maligne Lake cruise to see the much photographed Spirit Island. Return your car hire to the Jasper depot on day 6.
2 nights in Jasper.
Jasper to Quesnel
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural...
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo mountains either side, and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia’s northern interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel.
1 night in Quesnel.
Quesnel to Whistler
Your journey continues south today to the four-season resort of Whistler. Enjoy breathtaking and varied...
Your journey continues south today to the four-season resort of Whistler. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon to the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, and the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley. Highlights include sweeping views of Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in the resort town of Whistler. Spend the next few nights at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and enjoying everything this alpine village has to offer.
3 nights in Whistler.
Today take a floatplane trip from Whistler to Victoria’s Inner Harbour – located right in...
Today you will head over to Vancouver; you can once again travel by floatplane or...
Today you will head over to Vancouver; you can once again travel by floatplane or travel by coach/ferry direct from downtown. Once you arrive into Vancouver you have plenty of time to explore for the next few days in this wonderful city. Enjoy the natural splendour of Stanley Park’s totem poles and Prospect Point. Pass the West End high-rises and the beaches of English Bay on your way to vibrant Granville Island with its public market, shops, restaurants and galleries. Visit The Lookout to take the glass elevator to the 360° views. Or visit Robson Street, Chinatown and Gastown.
3 nights in Vancouver.