Canada's Great Parks
of the West Self Drive

Vancouver • Penticton • Revelstoke • Banff • Jasper • Whistler

Beautiful Vancouver is the starting point for this two-week Canadian Rockies self drive holiday that showcases the national parks of the Canadian Rockies. Eastbound from Vancouver, the itinerary ventures through the Okanagan Valley, Glacier National Park, and Banff and Jasper national parks. Drive west from Jasper through the Yellowhead Pass, Wells Gray Provincial Park and Garibaldi Provincial Park before returning to Vancouver.

Fly to Vancouver where you will check into your first hotel and spend the following day sightseeing in the city at your leisure on your hop-on hop-off tour. On day 3 it’s time to jump in the car and hit the road! Your self drive holiday from Vancouver begins with a drive to Penticton through the Coastal Mountains and Manning Provincial Park where there are plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs in the stunning surroundings of the National Parks as you go along. You’ll continue into the Okanagan Valley, home spectacular waterfalls, towering peaks and beautiful lakes as you travel to Revelstoke and from there to the stunning Banff.

This self drive itinerary allows a time for a full day to explore the stunning Banff National Park where we would encourage you to engage in the hiking or river sports available before driving on to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Another full day is allotted to Jasper National Park and the surrounding area.

Drive along the Yellowhead Pass on your way to 100 Mile House and area known for cattle ranching and leisure activities before getting back on the Yellowhead Pass, driving past Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies to Whistler. You’ll have time for one full day in Whistler before returning to Vancouver where your self-drive holiday to Canada ends.

From £1709pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Dublin to Vancouver
  • 13 NIGHTS hotel accommodation in selected hotels
  • Hop On/Hop Off Trolley Tour including Vancouver Lookout admission
  • Fully inclusive car hire for duration
  • Based on 2 adults sharing, travelling May 2021.
  • Alternative dates available
  • Quote Ref 52267626

Highlights of British Columbia

Your Adventure...

Vancouver
Vancouver
Vancouver to Penticton (417KM)
Penticton to Revelstoke (260KM)
Revelstoke to Banff (280KM)
Banff National Park
Banff to Jasper (288KM)
Jasper National Park
Jasper to 100 Mile House (451KM)
100 Mile House
100 Mile House to Whistler (306KM)
Whistler
Whistler to Vancouver (125KM)
Vancouver
  • Day 1 Vancouver

    Arrive Vancouver International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick-up your Jonview Roadbook at the front desk as you check in. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Vancouver.

  • Day 2 Vancouver

    Full day in Vancouver and the surrounding area. Climb aboard a San Francisco-style trolley for a fully-commented Vancouver city tour. Sightsee at your own pace as you hop-on and hop-off for any length of time at many premier attractions, parks, gardens, galleries and restaurants. Overnight in Vancouver.

  • Day 3 Vancouver to Penticton (417KM)

    Travel through the Coastal Mountains and Manning Provincial Park. In the park, you can take a walk on the remnants of the Dewdney Trail or the Rhododendron Flats. The town of Penticton lies at the lower end of Okanagan Lake and the lush orchards and vineyards of the Okanagan Valley. The region is also renowned for its beaches and hot, dry climate. Overnight in Penticton.

  • Day 4 Penticton to Revelstoke (260KM)

    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 near Revelstoke.

  • Day 5 Revelstoke to Banff (280KM)

    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 in Banff.

  • Day 6 Banff National Park

    Entire day to tour Banff and the surrounding area. We suggest a visit to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or Bow Falls or ride the Sulphur Mountain Gondola. You may also try river rafting or a boat tour on Lake Minnewanka. Overnight in Banff.

  • Day 7 Banff to Jasper (288KM)

    Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. We suggest a stop at Peyto Lake and an Ice

  • Day 8 Jasper National Park

    You have a full day to relax and tour Jasper and the surrounding area. We suggest a ride on the Jasper SkyTram or a visit to Miette Hot Springs. If time permits, the Athabasca River can offer exciting whitewater rafting excursions. Overnight in Jasper

  • Day 9 Jasper to 100 Mile House (451KM)

    Drive through the Yellowhead Pass, beside Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, and continue south along the Thompson River, skirting the perimeter of Wells Gray Provincial Park. We suggest stops in Blue River and Clearwater en route to 100 Mile House. Overnight in 100 Mile House.

  • Day 10 100 Mile House

    100 Mile House was founded during the days of the Cariboo Gold Rush, when a roadhouse was built here to service gold seekers heading to the goldfields. They travelled along the Cariboo Wagon Road, beginning in Lillooet and frequently stopped at the roadhouse that became known as 100 Mile House. The area is now known primarily for prime cattle ranching and leisure activities. Overnight in 100 Mile House.

  • Day 11 100 Mile House to Whistler (306KM)

    Drive through the Yellowhead Pass, beside Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, and continue south along the Thompson River, skirting the perimeter of Wells Gray Provincial Park. We suggest stops in Blue River and Clearwater en route to 100 Mile House. Overnight in 100 Mile House.

  • Day 12 Whistler

    Scenic drive south along the Cariboo Highway and Duffey Lake Road to the edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park and the popular year-round resort of Whistler. Overnight in Whistler.

  • Day 13 Whistler to Vancouver (125KM)

    Morning at leisure to visit the village. Scenic two-hour drive to Vancouver. Evening free to do some last-minute shopping or sample the fine cuisine and nightlife of Vancouver. Overnight near Vancouver airport.

  • Day 14 Vancouver

    Check-in at Vancouver International Airport for your departure flight.

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