Great Parks of the West Fly Drive

13 nights from €1149

• Tour starts and ends in Vancouver

• Transatlantic flights on scheduled flights

• 13 Nights accommodation and car hire

Tour Highlights

• Sightseeing in Vancouver

• Drive through the Coastal Mountains

• Visit the vineyards of the Okanagan Valley

• Visit Jasper, Banff & Lake Louise

• Drive along the Icefields Parkway

• Enjoy the hop springs in Miette Hot Springs

• Drive along Yellowhead to the Cariboo Highway

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10 May 2017 other dates available

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Day to Day Itinerary

Great Parks of the West Fly Drive

Day 1

VANCOUVER

Arrive in Vancouver International Airport where you’ll commence proceedings by picking up your rental car and driving to your conveniently located, central downtown hotel. You’ll be given a full travel itinerary and map of the route at reception when you check in and be given the rest of the day to relax in the plush surroundings of the Coast Plaza Hotel and prepare for the exciting road trip ahead.
Accommodation: Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites
Day 2

VANCOUVER

Full day in Vancouver and 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 a length of time at many premier attractions, parks , gardens, galleries and restaurants.
Accommodation: Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites
Day 3

VANCOUVER TO PENTICTON (395KM)

Day three sees the road-trip transition into second gear with a journey through the Coastal Mountains and Manning Provincial Park. In the park, you can take a walk on the remnants of the old Dewdney Trail or choose the Rhododendron Flats. The historic town of Penticton lies at the lower end of Okanagan Lake and the lush, fruitful orchards and vineyards of the Okanagan Valley. This region is renowned for its beaches and hot, dry climate, so be sure to pack the sun screen! We also recommend a visit to the 560-acre Okanagan Game Farm near Penticton.
Accommodation: Ramada Inn and Suites Penticton
Day 4

PENTICTON TO REVELSTOKE (260KM)

The morning is at your own leisure to enjoy the Okanagan Valley in its full splendour. Early afternoon sees a drive past some truly spectacular waterfalls, towering peaks and beautiful lakes en route to the Revelstoke area .
Accommodation: Sutton Place Hotel - Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Day 5

REVELSTOKE TO BANFF (280KM)

Enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque surroundings of Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass en route to Canada's oldest national park and the bustling, modern resort town of Banff.
Accommodation: Tunnel Mountain Resort Banff
Day 6

BANFF

Enjoy an entire day to take in the beauty of Banff and the surrounding area. We highly recommended a visit to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls and taking ride the Sulphur Mountain Gondola. You may also want to try river rafting or a boat tour on Lake Minnewanka, the selection here is phenomenal!
Accommodation: Tunnel Mountain Resort Banff
Day 7

BANFF TO JASPER (285KM)

Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. A stopover at Peyto Lake is recommended and an Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield is a must!
Accommodation: Lobstick Lodge
Day 8

JASPER NATIONAL PARK

You’ll have a full day to relax and tour the charming town of Jasper and the surrounding area on Day 8 of your Canadian park adventure. We strongly suggest a ride on the Jasper Tramway along with a visit to Miette Hot Springs. If time permits, the Athabasca River offers exciting white-water rafting excursions.
Accommodation: Lobstick Lodge
Day 9

JASPER TO 100 MILE HOUSE (465KM)

Drive through the Yellowhead Pass, running adjacent to the imposing Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, and continue south along the Thompson River, skirting the perimeter of Wells Gray Provincial Park. We’d highly recommend stopovers in both Clearwater and Blue River en route to 100 Mile House, where you’ll spend the night in the tranquil surroundings of the New 108 Resort.
Accommodation: 108 Resort
Day 10

100 MILE HOUSE

100 Mile House was founded during the good ol’ days of the Cariboo Gold Rush, when a roadhouse was built to service bright-eyed gold seekers heading to the goldfields for a slice of fortune. These early pioneers travelled along the Cariboo Wagon Road, starting in Lillooet and frequently stopping at the infamous roadhouse that has since become known as 100 Mile House. Nowadays, the area is best known y for its prime cattle ranching and leisure activities, of which we’re sure you’re bound to enjoy!
Accommodation: 108 Resort
Day 11

100 MILE HOUSE TO WHISTLER (300KM)

Enjoy a relaxing drive south along the Cariboo Highway and Duffey Lake Road to the edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park where you’ll land in the ever-popular year-round ski resort of Whistler, BC.
Accommodation: Crystal Lodge Whistler
Day 12

WHISTLER

Enjoy some time out to relax and unwind before enjoying a plethora of exhilarating outdoor activities that tickle your fancy such as hiking, sailing, windsurfing, golfing, tennis and boating, as well as some excellent shopping outlets in and around Whistler Village.
Accommodation: Crystal Lodge Whistler
Day 13

WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER (125KM)

On the penultimate day of your epic Canadian parks tour, take the morning grab breakfast, go for a stroll and visit the village attractions before an idyllic two-hour drive back to Vancouver. Leave the evening free to soak up the atmosphere around the city, to get some last-minute shopping in or sample the fine cuisine and laid back nightlife that the vibrant, multicultural Vancouver has to offer its visitors from all around the world. Spend your last night near Vancouver airport at the Pacific Gateway Hotel.
Accommodation: Pacific Gateway Hotel Vancouver Airport
Day 14

VANCOUVER

Check out of the Pacific Gateway, return your rental car at Vancouver International Airport and check in for your departure flight back home to Dublin. Something many visitors to this part of the world habitually find themselves doing once they’ve boarded and settled on their return flight home is sifting back through the amazing portfolio of photos they’ve accrued over the past fortnight and start planning their next trip to Canada with a smile!
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