The Grand Canadian West Self Drive Holiday

Standard Package, Fly Drive and Cruise, Historical and Cultural, Scenery and Nature, Canadian Fly Drive, Western Fly Drive
From £1359 per person
01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018

The Grand Canadian West Tour Highlights

Take a hike in the impressive mountain ranges that surround Revelstoke. Travel by way of Rogers Pass, the early route of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s main line. Get back to nature in the wild interior of Glacier National Park. View the fossilized remains of ancient marine life in Yoho National Park. See where Kicking Horse River has carved a natural bridge through solid rock. Pull over and watch trains pass through the Spiral Tunnels, an engineering wonder. Discover Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park and the world’s third. Drive right up to an icefield and touch it on the Icefields Parkway. Stand on powerful ancient ice at Columbia Icefield. Enjoy the magic of Jasper, the gentle giant of the Rockies. Explore the largest city in Northern British Columbia, Prince George. Sit back, unwind and relax in Smithers, an outdoor oasis. Travel the Yellowhead Highway, once the secret trail to the fur cache of its namesake. Delight in wildlife viewing experiences in the port town of Prince Rupert. Sail through spectacular scenery on board BC Ferries iconic Inside Passage cruise from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy. Partake in reel-time adventure salmon fishing in the paradise known as Campbell River. Pacific Rim presents the rich natural and cultural heritage of Canada’s west coast. Stroll along Rainforest Trail, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s magical boardwalk trail. Submerge yourself in floral splendour at Victoria’s Butchart Gardens. Hike the rugged oceanfront wilderness of Juan de Fuca Marine Trail. Note: Admission fees not included.

Holiday Quick facts
Duration: 14 Days/13 Nights
Type: Classic Self Drive
Operator: North America Travel Shop
Grade: Standard Hotels
Start/Finish: Vancouver / Vancouver

The Grand Canadian West Fly Drive Holiday Itinerary


DAY 01:
VANCOUVER ARRIVAL
Arrive in Vancouver and pick up your rental car. Proceed independently to your hotel.


DAY 02: DRIVING DISTANCE: 347 MI / 559 KM
VANCOUVER – REVELSTOKE
Leave the bustling metropolis of Vancouver and drive to Revelstoke. Situated on the Columbia River between the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain Ranges, Revelstoke enjoys a spectacular setting.


DAY 03: DRIVING DISTANCE: 175 MI / 282 KM
REVELSTOKE – BANFF – CANMORE
Upon leaving town, pass through the spectacular Rogers Pass, the section of the Trans-Canada Highway that traverses Glacier National Park. See a jagged profile of angular mountains and narrow steep walled valleys. Pass through Yoho National Park, with its sparkling lakes, natural bridges, and prehistoric fossil beds. See one of the spiral tunnels that had been built for the US Pacific Railway on the way to Banff. Overnight in Canmore.


DAY 04:
BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies is the charming town of Banff. The glacial-green Bow River flows through the mountain-ringed valley, which is the setting for Banff, gateway to Canada’s oldest national park of the same name.


DAY 05: DRIVING DISTANCE: 173 MI / 279 KM
CANMORE – JASPER
Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park and see the Athabasca Glacier, part of the massive Columbia Icefields. Arrive in Jasper at the end of the day.


DAY 06: DRIVING DISTANCE: 469 MI / 755 KM
JASPER – PRINCE GEORGE
Travel to the pastoral town of Prince George for your overnight stay.


DAY 07: DRIVING DISTANCE: 231 MI / 371 KM
PRINCE GEORGE – SMITHERS
Travel the rugged wilderness terrain of the interior mountain ranges. Overnight in Smithers and take in its fine shopping and dining.


DAY 08: DRIVING DISTANCE: 220 MI / 350 KM
SMITHERS – PRINCE RUPERT
Follow the Yellowhead Highway across the wilderness of British Columbia through forests and past glistening lakes. Continue west across the Hazelton Mountains to the seaport town of Prince Rupert. Spend the night in Prince Rupert.


DAY 09:
PRINCE RUPERT – PORT HARDY (INSIDE PASSAGE)
Enjoy a scenic 15-hour car ferry trip through the Inside Passage with breath-taking vistas. Arrive in Port Hardy at the northern tip of Vancouver Island.


DAY 10: DRIVING DISTANCE: 320 MI / 515 KM
PORT HARDY – CAMPBELL RIVER
Travel the eastern shores of Vancouver Island to Campbell River, a focal point for sport salmon fishing.


DAY 11: DRIVING DISTANCE: 299 MI / 482 KM
CAMPBELL RIVER – PORT ALBERNI – UCUELET -TOFINO
This morning, travel to Port Alberni where you can take a stroll around the harbour. Continue across the pristine Pacific Rim National Park to the village of Tofino.


DAY 12: DRIVING DISTANCE: 61 MI / 99 KM
TOFINO – BUTCHART GARDENS – VICTORIA
Travel back across Vancouver Island, see the village of Nanaimo featuring The Bastion, a small fort that was built in 1853. Continue to historic Victoria where great shopping, dining and scenery await. Enjoy an optional visit to Butchart Gardens, regarded by many as the most spectacular gardens in all of North America.


DAY 13: DRIVING DISTANCE: 175 MI / 282 KM
VICTORIA – PORT RENFREW – SOOKE – VICTORIA – VANCOUVER
Leave Victoria to the west and drive along the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail. When the shoreline ends at Port Renfrew, turn around and head back to the charming village of Sooke. Continue on to the city of Victoria, which has a very distinct British feel to it. Ivy-covered hotels and inns accentuate the downtown area in the shadows of the majestic old-world Parliament buildings. Travel to Swartz Bay for the ferry trip to Tsawwassen, and your return to the city of Vancouver.


DAY 14:
Vancouver Departure
Return your rental car to Vancouver International Airport prior to your return flight.

Accommodation


DAY CITY STANDARD
01 Vancouver Ramada Vancouver Downtown
02 Revelstoke Coast Hillcrest Hotel
03-04 Canmore Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Center
05 Jasper Tonquin Inn Jasper
06 Prince George Coast Inn of the North
07 Smithers Sandman Inn Smithers
08 Prince Rupert Crest Hotel
09 Port Hardy Providence Place
10 Campbell River Best Western Austrian Chalet
11 Tofino Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge
12 Victoria Accent Inns Victoria
13 Vancouver Ramada Vancouver Downtown

Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard hotels during high demand periods or for operational reasons.

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. Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard properties. Refer to our Booking Conditions for full details.

“Compulsory Daily Resort Fee” if applicable will be advised at time of booking. A resort fee is a mandatory nightly surcharge imposed by hotels, nominally to cover the cost of certain amenities. Unlike room rates, which vary hugely according to season, the resort fee is generally a fixed amount per night.

International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.

Tour Operates & Prices


Valid: 01 Apr 18 – 31 Oct 18

Standard Hotels
From £1359.00 Twin Share

  • Lead prices per person based on a Double/Twin Room.
  • Single & Triple/Quad Rates on request.
  • Children under 11 stay free with 2 paying adults with existing bedding.
  • Extensions of stay available, likewise Accommodation upgrades and Rental Car options.
  • Rates are subject to change at any time without notice.

Holiday Offers


Package Prices inclusive of Special Offer Airfare, Accommodation & Fully Inclusive Rental Car based on a Twin Share Room Per Person.

Standard Hotels
From £2175.00 Twin Share

  • Valid for sale until 31 Aug 16 but may be extended – please enquire.
  • Valid for departures from 01 Sep 16 to 16 Oct 16 (other dates on request – package price may vary).
  • Premium Economy Class Flights with Air Canada inclusive of Taxes.
  • Weekend Supplements for travel on Fri, Sat or Sun apply.
  • This Airfare can only be sold in conjunction with this package and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Not combinable with any other promotional offers, unless stated otherwise.

NOTE: THIS FLIGHT OFFER CAN BE COMBINED WITH OTHER PACKAGES. PLEASE CONTACT US ON 0800 1700 270 FOR A QUOTE.

Inclusions
  • Welcome kit with comprehensive maps and day-to-day itinerary.
  • Alamo Rent-A-Car “Inclusive” x14 Days; Compact Vehicle including unlimited mileage, CDW (Collision Damage Waiver), $1 Million Liability Cover, Sales Tax, State Tax, Airport Fees, CFC (Customer Facility Charge – if applicable), Mechanical Assistance.
  • Accommodation x13 Nights including sales tax as specified.
  • Ferry from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy and Victoria to Vancouver.
Exclusions
  • International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times.
  • Admissions &/or optional tours unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Ferry crossings, car parking and tolls if applicable unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Alamo Rent-A-Car: Personal Accident Insurance, Parking Fines, Toll charges, congestion charges, key replacement, Delivery and Collection fees, One way rental charges – if applicable, Optional extras signed for locally, Roadside Plus
  • Compulsory Daily Resort Fee if applicable payable locally will be advised at time of booking.

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