The Classic Canadian Rockies Holiday Vancouver, Jasper & Banff

7 nights

The title says it all!

A fly drive holiday taking in all the major sights of Western Canada: Vancouver, Banff and Jasper. The holiday can be taken in either direction; you will be able to see the Canadian Rocky Mountains, relax in the hot springs of Jasper and Banff and ride the tramway in Jasper.

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The Breakdown

Here's a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by adding them to your wishlist, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1-2


Fly into Vancouver International Airport and transfer to your hotel.  Spend a couple of days getting to know the city; highlights include Gastown, Stanley Park and Granville Island, as well as strolling along the seafront and getting some retail therapy.

2 nights in Vancouver.

Day 3

Vancouver to Kamloops

Collect your hire car and drive up the Fraser Valley to Kamloops, perhaps stopping at Hell’s Gate for a tram ride over the river.

1 night in Lac Le Jeune, near Kamloops.

Day 4

Kamloops to Jasper

Follow the Yellowhead highway along the North Thompson River, past mighty Mount Robson to Jasper.

1 night in Jasper.

Day 5-7

Jasper to Banff

Travel from Jasper to Banff via the Icefield Parkway, a stunning drive.  Stop en route at the Athabasca Glacier for a guided Snowcoach trip onto the glacier. At the summit of Bow Pass is the path to the Peyto Lake overlook.  Once in Banff enjoy all it has to offer; activities include hiking, horse riding, canoeing or golfing some world class courses.  Or relax and soak up the beautiful mountain scenery.  A trip to Lake Louise is recommended.

3 nights in Banff.

Day 8

Banff to Calgary

Drive from Banff to Calgary. Drop your hire car off and take the overnight flight to London.

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The View

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