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. This holiday can be taken from May to October and is perfect for the spring and autumn months.
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.
Fly to Vancouver. 9.5 hours. Spend two days in the city exploring Stanley Park, Gastown,...
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
Collect hire car and drive the stunning Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. 2 hours,...
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
Whistler to Clearwater
Drive the stunning Duffy Lake road and on to Clearwater. 5 hours 45 minutes, 263...
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.
Clearwater to Jasper
Follow the Yellowhead Highway into the Rockies passing the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies:...
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
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
Banff to Kelowna
Drive the Trans Canada Highway over Rogers Pas and overnight in the Okanagan Valley in...
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