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Western Canada Circle Fly / Self Drive – Vancouver, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Whistler

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Total 14 nights


Day 1
Arrive in Vancouver

Depart London Heathrow - 13:05
Arrive Vancouver - 14:30
Journey Time - 9 hours 20 minutes

Upon arrival in Vancouver, pick up your rental car and proceed to your downtown hotel for check-in. Nestled between the timeless coastal mountains and the tides of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver attracts travelers from around the world year-round.

Overnight - Vancouver, BC


Day 2
Vancouver

Today enjoy everything Vancouver has to offer such as the world famous 400 hectare Stanley Park, historic Gastown or wander around the markets at Granville Island. Whisk yourself to the top of Grouse Mountain or make your way across the scenic Capilano Suspension Bridge- so much to see!

Overnight - Vancouver, BC


Day 3
Vancouver

Free day to explore Vancouver.

Overnight - Vancouver, BC


Day 4
Vancouver to Kelowna - 247 miles

Today, travel into the Thompson Okanagan region famous for its orchards and vineyards as well as the wildly varied landscape. To the north of the central wine-and-fruit producing valley are vast boreal forests and to the south the desert of the Great Basin.

Overnight - Kelowna, BC


Day 5
Kelowna to Revelstoke - 121 miles

Morning is at leisure to enjoy the Okanagan Valley. Then drive past spectacular waterfalls, towering peaks and beautiful lakes en route to the Revelstoke area.

Overnight - Revelstoke, BC


Day 6
Revelstoke to Banff - 177 miles

Scenic drive through Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass en route to Canada's oldest national park and the bustling resort town of Banff.

Overnight - Banff, AB


Day 7
Banff

Today visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site where you will discover the origins of Banff National Park. Discovered in 1883 the site consists of a naturally occurring warm mineral springs found inside the cave and an emerald-colored basin just outside. In the afternoon perhaps visit the Hoodoos – mushroom shaped pillars of glacial silt and clay or the Banff Upper Hot Springs for a relaxing dip in the natural pool.

Overnight - Banff, AB


Day 8
Banff

Today we suggest a visit to Canmore and Kananaskis. Spectacular scenery, fresh air, and an abundance of activities to choose from make Canmore a picture-perfect resort town. The town was the site of the biathlon and cross-country ski events of the 1988 Winter Olympics. Lots of activities to choose from, including hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, mountain biking or fishing.

Overnight - Banff, AB


Day 9
Banff to Lake Louise - 38 miles

Depart Banff today and travel along the lovely Bow Valley Parkway for a casual drive. The Bow Valley Parkway between Banff and Lake Louise is a low-speed, two-lane undivided roadway with numerous scenic outlooks and pullouts. Be sure to stop for a quick nature walk at Johnston Canyon, where you can stand in the spray of a roaring mountain waterfall. Continue on to the “Jewel of the Rockies,” Lake Louise. Lake Louise is the most famous glacial lake in the Canadian Rockies, and one of the most beautiful in the Western Hemisphere.

Overnight - Lake Louise, AB


Day 10
Lake Louise to Jasper - 129 miles

Today, travel through the spine of the Canadian Rockies along the amazing Icefield Parkway. You’re sure to be enthralled by the scenery, wildlife, incredible blue lakes and sparkling waterfalls en route (Please note: Mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June). A stop at Peyto Lake along the way is a must. Don’t miss the Columbia Icefield for a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier on board an Ice Explorer (included) before continuing your journey to Jasper.

Overnight - Jasper, AB


Day 11
Jasper

Spend the day exploring Jasper where there is no shortage of sights and attractions such as Maligne Canyon and Lake and Pyramid and Patricia Lakes-all of which are magnificent. Take a cruise around Maligne Lake, this exquisite lake is the second largest glacier-fed lake in world, the cruise will take you past glacier-studded mountain peaks to world famous Spirit Island.

Overnight - Jasper, AB


Day 12
Jasper

Today you may wish to travel the Jasper Tramway where enclosed gondolas whisk you to the top of Whistler Mountain for a spectacular view. Interpretive exhibits explain the high alpine environment and a hiking trail leads you to the summit of the mountain. Another way to relax is a visit to the Miette Hot Springs; these natural springs are the hottest in the Canadian Rockies. In the evening why not stop at the historic Jasper Park Lodge for a drink or dinner.

Overnight - Jasper, AB


Day 13
Jasper to Well Gray Provincial Park - 198 miles

Set out for Wells Gray Provincial Park along the scenic Yellowhead Highway and take in the breathtaking vistas of the steep-walled gorges and crashing falls of the North Thompson River.

Overnight - Clearwater, BC


Day 14
Wells Gray Provincial Park to Whistler - 262 miles

Begin the day traveling via 100 mile house to the gold rush town of Cache Creek, where you stop to visit the historic Hat Creek Ranch (included), which literally takes you back to the days of the gold rush. Continue the journey south to Lillooet, known as the land of the Gold Rush Trail and was ‘Mile Zero’ of the Old Caribou Wagon Road during the Gold Rush Years. Now the area is home to the largest Canadian producers of the medicinal plant, Ginseng. Departing Lillooet travel the Duffey Lake Road to Whistler. On the upper elevations of the Duffey Lake Road enjoy breath-taking views of Joffee Glacier and snowcapped Mount Currie that rises to a height of 2,596 meters (8,518 feet).

Overnight - Whistler, BC


Day 15
Whistler to Vancouver - 76 miles (then depart for UK)

Depart Whistler at your own leisure along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Vancouver. Highlights along the way include the cascading Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock where climbers from all over the globe migrate to climb the granite cliffs. Arrive into Vancouver and proceed to your selected hotel or Vancouver International Airport where your vacation ends.

Depart Vancouver – 2050
Arrive London Heathrow – 1405*
Journey Time – 9hr 15mins*
Arrival time in the U.K. is the following day.

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Introduction

Like our CNA Western itinerary for the USA we are naturally asked just exactly how we would visit the Canadian Rockies in 2 weeks if it were for ourselves. We are also asked to watch the budget quite closely as Canada holidays are generally a little more expensive compared to USA holidays.

So this itinerary is one we have driven ourselves, it’s one that utilises particularly well-priced accommodation that offer excellent locations and a comfortable place to stay without being particularly opulent or spectacular, our choice of accommodation is certainly a careful compromise that offer you the best sights and affordable prices. So for the next 15 days enjoy touring around the Canadian Rockies. Get a taste of everything from the city of Vancouver, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics to the scenic National Parks of Jasper and Banff in Alberta.

Please do remember we can work on any number of variations of this itinerary to suit your own individual requirements, the possibilities are endless… Please just give us a call on 0115 9610590 or drop us a line - tell us what you'd like and we'll do the rest!


Accommodation

The accommodation we have chosen represents a good mix between moderate, clean well-located city hotels to rustic lodge style properties throughout your stay in the Rocky Mountain region. By selecting these properties we have tried to keep a balance between cost, convenience and the standard of accommodation offered, we would be more than happy to discuss alternative properties or upgrades with you.

We are now offering two levels of hotel categories to choose from depending on your preference & budget; 'Moderate' & 'Deluxe'. Of course we can work on any number of variations for this itinerary to suit your own individual requirements, the possibilities are endless…We would be glad to prepare a personalised quote for you on request.

Sometimes the hotels named in this itinerary are not available at the time of booking. Under these circumstances Complete North America will book alternative accommodation of a similar standard. Such changes will be confirmed in writing to you at the time of booking confirmation. If you are not completely happy with the alternative hotel we will happily discuss other possibilities with you in the same location.


Financial Protection

By booking this complete package with Complete North America you benefit from reduced rates on flights, accommodation and car rental along with complete financial protection. Package holidays are sold by Complete North America Limited as a member of the Hays Travel Independence Group. All payments will be handled by Hays Travel Limited and will be financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under Hays Travel Limited's ATOL Number 10531. The ATOL scheme ensures that you will not lose the money you have paid over and will not be stranded abroad should the ATOL holder fail.

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Note: ‘From’ prices are per person based on 2 people sharing one room travelling in low season and are subject to availability. Click the 'Quick Enquiry' tab above or call us today on 0115 9610590 for an instant price based on your specific travel dates / travel party requirements

Prices From £2099SuperiorDeluxe 
Prices From...£2099£2899
Vancouver, BCRosedale on Robson - One bedroom SuiteFairmont Waterfront - Fairmont room
Kelowna, BCPrestige Inn - Standard roomDelta Grand Okanagan Resort - Mode room
Revelstoke, BCGlacier House Resort - Standard roomGlacier House Resort - Two Queens Fireplace Lodge room
Banff, ABIrwins Mountain Inn - Standard roomFairmont Banff Springs - Fairmont room
Lake Louise, ABLake Louise Inn - Deluxe Queen roomFairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont room
Jasper, ABLobstick Lodge - Standard roomFairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont room
Clearwater, AB Clearwater Lodge - Standard roomAlpine Meadows Resort - One Bedroom Alpine Chalet
 Whistler, BCAava Whistler Hotel - Deluxe GuestroomFairmont Chateau Whistler - Fairmont room

 

'Western Canada Circle' inclusions (Only included on bookings made after 27th May 2015)

  • Scheduled non-stop flights
  • UK & Canadian Airport Taxes
  • 14 nights room only accommodation as stipulated or similar
  • Ultimate Rockies Explorer Pass including admissions to:
    • Sulphur Mountain Gondola
    • Banff Lake Cruise 
    • Ice Explorer Ride
    • Glacier Skywalk
  • Hat Creek Ranch admission
  • Parks Canada Discovery Pass
  • 14 days Intermediate car rental based on Avis Canada ‘Fully Inclusive’ Rate - Unlimited Mileage, LDW, $1 Million (CAD) Third Party Liability Insurance Coverage, 1 Additional Driver, PST/GST, Airport Contract Fees. LDW may exclude a non-waivableamount of damage. (Excludes Satellite Navigation System – please ask for details if you would like us to include for you).
  • Exclusive travel documentation package including personalised maps, itinerary and driver directions along with all applicable tickets and vouchers

Extra Fees

Some hotels now charge an in house daily 'resort fee' which covers things like WiFi, local shuttle service, business & fitness centres, steam room etc. irrespective of if any/all of these services are used. Hotels may also charge for parking be that self parking or valet parking. Where applicable, such fees are not included in your prepaid cost and payable by yourselves directly to hotel at check out.

Amendments

Please do remember we can work on any number of variations of this itinerary to suit your own individual requirements, the possibilities are endless… Please just give us a call on 0115 9610590 or drop us a line - tell us what you'd like and we'll do the rest!

Hotel Availability

Sometimes the hotels named in this itinerary are not available at the time of booking. Under these circumstances Complete North America will book alternative accommodation of a similar standard. Such changes will be confirmed in writing to you at the time of booking confirmation. If you are not completely happy with the alternative hotel we will happily discuss other possibilities with you in the same location.

Weather

Canadian mountain weather can be changeable year round however the optimum time to travel to the region where adverse weather conditions are least likely to affect your enjoyment of the region is May 01st - September 15th. We are able to provide tailored itineraries and costs for any visit outside of this period when we will suggest adjustments to the itinerary or accommodation selected. We can of course tailor an itinerary to take full advantage of the quite beautiful winter season when Canada takes it's place as one of the world leaders in winter sports and activities.

Best days to travel, seat assignments, special requests and flight upgrades

British Airways operate non-stop flights daily to Vancouver so subject to availability you can select the travel date that best suits you. Should you wish to fly with an alternative carrier we would also be happy to prepare a quote for you. Where available we will be delighted to take care of any special meal requests on your flights (vegetarian, child meals etc) – please discuss with us at the time of booking. We have exceptional deals on upgrades with British Airways to World Traveller Plus, Club World and FIRST. We have discounted prices for British Airways regional flights to Heathrow, please ask for details and if you are flying from Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland.

Ready to Book?

Call our booking line on 0115 961 0590 (Mon-Fri. 09.00-18.00 or Sat 10.00-17.00) or email us.
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Want some more activity...?

Optional 4 day West Coast Resort Package

Fly northwest from Vancouver on a float plane to experience one of British Columbia's most romantic coastal fords staying at the West Coast Wilderness Lodge for 3 nights. The next morning you'll cruise through the Malibu Rapids where you should look out for Orca whales, dolphins and sea lions swimming beisde you before wandering through the rainforest at the bottom of the spectacular Chatterbox Falls. One the third day take a hike, try kayaking or just have a relaxing day at the Lodge where you can enjoy a fantastic 3 course dinner overlooking forests, inlets and islands before flying back via float plane the next day to Vancouver

Optional 5 day Bear Viewing Package

Travel through the 100km long fjord carved by glaciers in the coastal mountains searching for Grizzly Bears in this fantastic 5 day Wildlife Viewing Package. Enjoy a Bear viewing tour, a scenic boat ride of Glendale Cove, organised kayak estuary tours and the luxury of the floating Knight Inlet Lodge during a action packed, once in a lifetime tour.

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