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Canadas Cities and Glaciers Self Drive Holiday

Ferry or Cruise
From £749 per person
01 Apr 2021 - 31 Oct 2021

Canadas Cities and Glaciers Tour Highlights

  • Celebrate the Olympic legacy with a visit to Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park
  • Discover the colorful stories of Calgary’s past at Fort Calgary
  • Discover Banff National Park, Canada’s first national parks
  • Experience the alpine wonders and dramatic colour of Lake Louise
  • Touch ancient ice on the Icefields Parkway
  • Travel the Yellowhead Highway, once the secret trail
  • Pass Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
  • Follow the mighty Fraser and Thompson Rivers into the interior of British Columbia
  • Experience breathtaking scenery in and around Vancouver
  • Submerge yourself in floral splendour at Victoria’s Butchart Gardens
Holiday Quick facts
Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights
Holiday Type: Cruise & Self Drive
Grade: Standard
Start / Finish: Calgary / Vancouver
Flights: Additional Cost

Canadas Cities and Glaciers Fly Drive Holiday Itinerary


Day 01:
Calgary arrival
Arrive in Calgary, pick up your car and proceed to your hotel. Tonight, you may want to head to the cosmopolitan Stephen Avenue walk, listed as a National Historic District. Enjoy dinner at an outdoor café and watch all the activity in this bustling part of town.


Day 02:
Calgary
There are so many wonderful possibilities in Calgary, wonderful museums, great shopping, Stampede Park and Fort Calgary where you can learn about the history of the Mounties and Calgary. Don’t miss Canada Olympic Park, where the bobsled and luge events of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games were held.


Day 03: Driving Distance: 81 mi / 130 km
Calgary – Banff – Canmore
Travel north into the Canadian Rockies and into Banff National Park. Nestled in the heart of the Rockies is the charming hamlet of Banff. Many consider it the Switzerland of the America’s for its unique architecture. Overnight in Canmore.


Day 04: Driving Distance: 100 mi / 160 km
Canmore – Lake Louise – Canmore
Spend the day exploring Banff National Park, maybe taking tea at the Fairmont Hot Springs or go on a day excursion along the Bow River Parkway to explore some of the glacier lakes such as Moraine and Peyto Lakes. The most famous of these is Lake Louise known for its sparkling turquoise waters and beautiful Chateau.


Day 05: Driving Distance: 188 mi / 302 km
Canmore – Jasper National Park
Traveling north along the eastern side of the Canadian Rockies is a spectacular experience. The day is yours to stop and picnic, visit the lakes, take a gondola ride or explore the glaciers. Take a moment to stop at the inspiring Columbia Icefield, where you may even be moved to embark on an unforgettable ride by “snowcoach” over the glacier’s surface.


Day 06: Driving Distance: 206 mi / 331 km
Jasper – Clearwater
You may want to leave Jasper a little later today and explore some more of the area, trying your hand at whitewater rafting, horseback riding, canoeing or exploring Maligne Canyon. Afterwards, follow the scenic Yellowhead Highway where you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of Mount Terry Fox as well as Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and often shrouded by mist. You won’t want to miss a visit to Clearwater’s Yellowhead Museum for a taste of frontier life.


Day 07: Driving Distance: 296 mi / 477 km
Clearwater – Vancouver
Traveling to Vancouver, you can choose the more direct route or travel along the very picturesque Thompson and Fraser Rivers to visit Hells Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Here you can take an aerial tram ride, see the salmon fisheries or pan for gold. Enjoy an evening in Vancouver tasting some of the culinary delights of this cosmopolitan town.


Day 08:
Vancouver
A full day to enjoy the beauty and diversity of Vancouver. You may want to consider a hop-on/hop-off guided city tour to see all the sights including Stanley Park, Chinatown, the Gaslamp Historical District and the Waterfront. You may want to consider a visit to the Museum of Anthropology which has an incredible collection of totem poles and Native People’s artifacts.


Day 09: Driving Distance: 68 mi / 109 km
Vancouver – Victoria
Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island for an overnight stay. Your stay is in Victoria which has a very British feel to it. Ivy-covered hotels and inns accentuate the downtown area in the shadows of the majestic old-world parliament buildings. You may want to consider a visit to the world famous Butchart Gardens, regarded by many as the most spectacular gardens in all of North America.


Day 10: Driving Distance: 68 mi / 109 km
Victoria – Vancouver
Travel to Swartz Bay for the return ferry trip to Tsawwassen, and your return to the city of Vancouver. As the icing on the cake of your fantastic journey, try dining with a view at one of Vancouver’s spectacular restaurants.


Day 11:
Vancouver departure
Return your rental car to the airport in time for your flight.

Accommodation


Day City Standard
01-02 Calgary Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre
03-04 Canmore Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Center
05 Jasper Mount Robson Inn
06 Clearwater Clearwater Lodge
07-08 Vancouver Pacific Gateway Hotel
09 Victoria Accent Inn Victoria
10 Vancouver Hotel Belmont
Standard Hotels

Standard hotels offer quality, style, comfortable accommodations, yet they are still considered “affordable”. Typically located in central areas.

National Parks Accommodations

Please be advised that accommodations near and in the National Parks are rustic in nature and not always of the same level of comfort as accommodations in metropolitan areas.

Holiday Info & Extras


Travel may be any day of the week, subject to availability of all components of the program. Package rates may not be applicable over special events and during Public Holidays – rates are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

Contact Us for Tailormade options.

Tour Operates & Prices


Standard Hotels
From £749.00 Twin Share/Double

Rental Car Drop Fee: There is a mandatory one-way drop off fee CAD$ 182.09 + Tax payable locally to Alamo Rent-A-Car.

  • Lead prices per person based on a Twin/Double Room.
  • Single & Triple/Quad Rates on request.
  • Extensions of stay available, likewise Accommodation upgrades
Special Discounted airfares available if booked as part of this package – request a quote.

Inclusions
  • Welcome kit with comprehensive maps and day-to-day itinerary.
  • Alamo Rent-A-Car “Inclusive” of insurance, taxes, and fees.
  • Accommodation inclusive of sales tax on a room only basis – as specified
  • Return ferry crossing from Vancouver to Victoria.
Exclusions
  • Long-haul International Flights
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times, porterage & resort fees if applicable.
  • Admissions &/or optional tours unless specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary.
  • Tolls, ferries & parking fees.

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