Stunning Fly Drive Circle Best of British Columbia & the Rockies

10 nights

Starting in Vancouver, this fly drive holiday seeing the highlights of Western Canada takes you to the alpine village of Whistler, through the cattle country of the Cariboo to Jasper in the Canadian Rockies. You will then drive down one of the most spectacular roads in the world - the Icefield Parkway - to Banff where you will spend a few days. Finally you will drive back to Vancouver via the Okanagan Valley, home of the some of the best Canadian wine.


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The Breakdown

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Day 1-2


Fly to Vancouver. 9.5 hours. Spend two days in the city exploring Stanley Park, Gastown, Granville Island and Capilano Canyon to mention but a few.  You might like to add an extra day in so that you can visit Victoria as well.
2 nights in Vancouver

Day 3-4

Vancouver to Whistler

Collect hire car and drive the stunning Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. 2 hours, 80 miles.

A host of activities here from gentle walks along the valley to heart stopping mountain biking and zip lining.  Excellent golf, spoiling spas and lots of water sports plus the remarkable Peak to Peak lift complete the picture.
2 nights in Whistler

Day 5

Whistler to Clearwater

Drive the stunning Duffy Lake road and on to Clearwater. 5 hours 45 minutes, 263 miles.

You will overnight in one of the fabulous little properties in the area.

1 night in Clearwater.

Day 6-7

Clearwater to Jasper

Follow the Yellowhead Highway into the Rockies passing the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies: Your next stop will be Jasper. 5.5 hours, 280 miles.

2 nights in Jasper

Day 8-9

Jasper to Banff

Jasper to Banff via the Icefield Parkway. 4 hours, 180 miles. Stop en route at the Athabasca Glacier and the Snowcoach. At the summit of Bow Pass is the path to the Peyto Lake overlook. Spend a couple of days in Banff enjoying the mountains and Lake Louise.

2 nights in Banff

Day 10

Banff to Kelowna

Drive the Trans Canada Highway over Rogers Pas and overnight in the Okanagan Valley in Vernon or Kelowna. 6.5 hours, 300 miles. You could add an extra day here if time permits so that you can explore the valley and its many wineries.

1 night in Kelowna

Day 11

Kelowna to Vancouver

Return to Vancouver (4 hours 15 mins, 245 miles) in time for your overnight flight to London. 8.5 hours.

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