Travel 2 Touring 18/19

AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

CANADA

1

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Jasper

2

1

Alberta

British Columbia

Columbia Icefields

Banff

2

2

1

Sun Peaks

1

Kananaskis Valley

Calgary

Vancouver

Harrison Hot Springs

2

2

1

Victoria

Washington

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • A gentle paced self drive that covers the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island in depth • Spend time in Banff and Jasper National Parks and marvel at the mountain scenery • Unwind in the warm waters of Harrison Hot Springs • Experience island life on Vancouver Island • Explore the buzzing coastal city of Vancouver

SELF DRIVE TOUR PRICES FROM £1569pp

14 day Western Wonders Calgary • Kananaskis Valley • Banff • Jasper • Sun Peaks • Harrison Hot Springs • Victoria • Vancouver

Day 1: Arrive Calgary On arrival, pick up your car and transfer to your downtown hotel. Your road book will be waiting at the front desk when you check in. The rest of the day is at leisure. Day 2: Calgary – Kananaskis (104km/ 65 miles) Leave Calgary for the Kananaskis Valley in the foothills of the Rockies. Kananaskis Country is noted for its rugged mountain surroundings by the edge of the scenic Kananaskis River. Day 3: Kananaskis Valley Beautiful scenery awaits in Kananaskis with numerous outdoor activities at your disposal such as golf, horseback riding, hiking or biking. Day 4: Kananaskis – Banff (44km/ 27 miles) Enjoy the scenic drive to the famous resort town of Banff. Visit Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Lake or ride the Banff Gondola. Day 5: Banff National Park A full day at leisure to explore Banff and the surrounding area. Visit the Banff Natural History Museum, try river rafting or take a boat tour on Lake Minnewanka. Day 6: Banff – Jasper (288km/ 179 miles) Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway – one of the most scenic drives anywhere in the world. We suggest a stop at Lake Louise and Peyto Lake and a ride on an Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefield. Day 7: Jasper National Park Get out and explore beautiful Jasper National Park. We suggest a Maligne Lake boat cruise, a ride on the Jasper SkyTram or for something more relaxing pay a vist to the Miette Hot Springs Day 8: Jasper – Sun Peaks (449km/ 278 miles) Drive the scenic Yellowhead Highway to Sun Peaks passing Canada’s highest peak Mount Robson en route. Day 9: Sun Peaks – Harrison Hot Springs (300km/ 186 miles) En route to Harrison Hot Springs drive past Kamloops in the heart of Interior B.C and continue on to the breath-taking landscapes of Fraser Canyon and through Hell’s gate onto Fraser Valley.

Day 10: Harrison Hot Springs Enjoy a relaxing day in the soothing mineral waters of Harrison Hot Springs. Nearby Harrison Lake offers a wide sandy beach and numerous recreational activities. Day 11: Harrison Hot Springs – Victoria (220km/ 137 miles) Head westward to the coast and board a ferry to Vancouver Island at Tsawassen. In Victoria if time permits make a stop at Butchart Gradens to admire the thousands of ornamental flowers and plants that cover a former quarry. Day 12: Victoria – Vancouver (115km/ 71 miles) Drive north to get a taste of small town life on Vancouver Island. The communities of Duncan and Chemainus are a mixture of ancient First Nations culture, colonial history and a modern embracing of outdoor and eco-tourism. In the afternoon board a ferry back to the mainland and continue along the coast to Vancouver. Day 13: Vancouver A full day to explore Vancouver. Suggested highlights include the MacMillan Planetarium, Chinatown, Gastown, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Granville Island, Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park. Day 14: Depart Vancouver Your tour will conclude when you drop your car back at the airport.

TOUR DETAILS

£1569 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 13 nights’ accommodation in selected hotels on a room-only basis • 14 days’ fully-inclusive compact car hire • Road book with instructions and maps • Return ferry crossing to Vancouver Island DEPARTURES 2019: Daily 1 May - 24 October. Also operates in reverse.

TOUR STYLE: Self Drive

GROUP SIZE: 1+

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 5 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in Calgary and Vancouver. Please call for details.

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