Canadian Mountain Express Fly Drive

Calgary • Banff • Jasper • Sun Peaks • Vancouver

This itinerary is ideal for travellers who have limited vacation time, but want to see as many of western Canada’s highlights as possible.
In just a week, this tour itinerary takes passengers through Calgary, Banff National Park, the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park, along the Yellowhead Highway by Mount Robson National Park and into the BC interior. The journey then continues west via the imposing Fraser Canyon, before reaching the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver, where you will conclude your stay.
From €1439pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Ireland to Calgary and back from Vancouver
  • 7 NIGHTS hotel accommodation in selected Fly Drive hotels (more details below)
  • Economy size car rental for 7 days
  • A personalised Jonview Canada Roadbook, containing essential travel information featuring overview notes of the area of travel, local sightseeing and attractions, daily itinerary highlights, provincial maps with city guides, hotel vouchers and customised day-by-day routing maps
  • Quote Ref 1566337

Staff Tips

Vancouver - From March to October thousands of whales migrate through the waters near to Vancouver making it one of the world’s best locations for whale watching. We can arrange for a bus to pick you up at your accommodation and bring you to your expedition around the gulf and San Juan Islands.

Sarah McCormick

Travel Expert

Vancouver is one of the world’s most fortunately situated cities. You are surrounded by glimmering waterways and at the foot of the Coast Mountains. If you arrive into Vancouver Airport you will amazed by the views you get of the Pacific Ocean and the mountains.

Mary Oman

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Arrival in Calgary
Calgary to Banff (130 KM)
Banff National Park
Banff to Jasper (285 KM)
Jasper to Sun Peaks (390 KM)
Sun Peaks to Vancouver (405 KM)
End of Tour
  • Day 1 Arrival in Calgary

    Arrive at Calgary’s International Airport where you pick up your rental car and drive to your centrally-located hotel. Pick-up your Jonview Canada Roadbook at the front desk as you check-in. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to create your own urban adventure in the Stampede City and form your first impressions of Western Canada.
    Overnight in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley Hotel.

  • Day 2 Calgary to Banff (130 KM)

    Leaving Calgary behind, you will set your sights today on the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Feel the majesty of these mountains as you first travel through the foothills and then enter Banff National Park where the craggy peaks loom larger the closer you get. After you have arrived in the bustling town of Banff, the remainder of the day is free to explore its charms.
    Overnight in Banff at the Banff International Hotel.

  • Day 3 Banff National Park

    The entire day is free to tour Banff and the surrounding area. We suggest a visit to the Luxton Museum, a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain or a stroll through town admiring the many shops. You may also try river rafting on the Bow River or take a boat tour on beautiful Lake Minnewanka.
    Overnight in Banff at the Banff International Hotel.

  • Day 4 Banff to Jasper (285 KM)

    Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway, said to be one of the most scenic routes in all the world. We suggest stops at Lake Louise and Peyto Lake en route. A visit to Maligne Canyon in Jasper
    National Park should also not be missed. Return to the road for the final stretch to the resort town of Jasper.
    Overnight in Jasper at the Lobstick Lodge.

  • Day 5 Jasper to Sun Peaks (390 KM)

    The Yellowhead Highway will take you on a route first explored by trappers and traders. You will see Mount Terry Fox as well as Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. If time permits, we suggest exploring Wells Gray Provincial Park, a nature reserve priding itself on the untamed and pristine state of its wilderness. Continue to Sun Peaks, a year-round resort catering to families as well as sports enthusiasts.
    Overnight in Sun Peaks at Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Lodge

  • Day 6 Sun Peaks to Vancouver (405 KM)

    Driving past Kamloops, you’ll traverse the stunning, sagebrush-covered ranch lands along the South Thompson River. This is still the land of vast herds of cattle and cowboys on horseback. Entering between the towering rock walls of the Fraser Canyon, you’ll be amazed at the whitewater rapids of the Fraser River gushing far below. Over 750,000 litres of water surge through the 34-metre Hell’s Gate gorge every minute and a gondola ride over this part of the canyon is sure to impress. Further downstream, the lush Fraser Valley opens up into the maritime basin characteristic of the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia as you approach Vancouver, Canada’s Gateway to the Pacific.
    Overnight in Vancouver at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites.

  • Day 7 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 at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites.

  • Day 8 End of Tour

    Drive to Vancouver International Airport where you return your rental car and check in for your departure flight.

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