From Vancouver to Calgary this tour of Canada's western wonders takes in spectacular scenery, great cities and towns, some of the world's most beautiful national parks and exhilarating coastal cruises. On this 14 day tour you see all the highlights of Alberta and British Columbia and even have time to cross over to Vancouver Island for a visit to the capital Victoria. During the trip you will stay at comfortable hotels and have the opportunity for plenty of adventure.
After your flight touches down in Vancouver you transfer to your downtown hotel where your Jonview Canada Roadbook is waiting at reception. The remainder of the day is at leisure when you can see some of the wonderful sights in this stunning ocean side city.
There is so much to see and do in Vancouver and today is free for you to make the most of it. While in this thriving city try making time to visit the MacMillan Planetarium, Chinatown, quirky Gastown, Capilano Suspension bridge, Granville Island, Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park
Vancouver to Victoria
More time to take in all that Vancouver has to offer with maybe some last minute shopping before catching the ferry for a mini cruise across the Strait of Georgia. When you arrive in Victoria, capital on Vancouver Island, fit in a visit to Butchart Gardens.
Victoria to Harrison Hot Springs
In the remarkable city of Victoria visit the Inner Harbour, Bastion Square and enjoy afternoon tea in Beacon Hill park. Then you will travel back across the water and drive along the rugged coastline passing through Nanaimo and Chemainus on the way to Harrison Hot Springs
Harrison Hot Springs
Enjoy a relaxing day in the soothing waters of the mineral hot springs. If you ever tire of the warm waters then Harrison Lake offers a wide sandy beach and numerous recreational activities. Spend another night at Harrison Hot Springs resort.
Harrison Hot Springs to Sun Peaks
Today you leave the relaxing atmosphere of Harrison Hot Springs and travel through spectacular Fraser Valley and Hell's Gate seeing the breathtaking scenery of the Fraser Canyon. Drive past Kamloops and continue to the year round resort of Sun Peaks where you will spend the night.
Sun Peaks to Jasper
Sun Peaks is a great ski town in winter but is popular with tourists in spring and summer as it nestles in beautifully rugged scenery. Today you leave Sun Peaks and drive past Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, then take the Yellowhead Highway to Jasper
Jasper National Park
Full day to relax and tour Jasper and the surrounding area. Try a boat cruise on Maligne Lake, visit Miette Hot Springs or take a ride on the Jasper tramway. For the more adventurous there are guided tours of the national park with river rafting. In the park you will take the routes used by fur trappers two centuries ago.
Jasper to Banff
Today your journey is a real treat. Leave Jasper and drive over the spectacular Icefields Parkway taking an Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield. At the end on the Parkway call in at Lake Louise and Peyto Lake where the scenery is stunning then continue to the lovely resort town of Banff
Banff National Park
Today is free to take a guided tour of Banff National Park and do more exploring in town. Visit the Banff Natural History Museum, try river rafting or take a boat trip on Lake Minnewanka. If you want to relax, try the Banff Hot Springs then enjoy another night in this great tourist town with its superb shops and restaurants.
Banff to Kananaskis
Today visit the world famous Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls and ride the Sulphur Mountain gondola for wonderful views. Then leave Banff and drive past Canmore and Harvey Heights on the way to Kananaskis where you stay overnight
Beautiful scenery is all around you in the valley and today there is the chance to really enjoy it with a variety of outdoor activities on your doorstep. You can play golf, swim, play tennis, go horseback riding, hiking or biking. Overnight in Kananaskis.
Kananaskis to Calgary
Today you leave the Kananaskis valley, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and travel through Kananaskis country which is famed for its rugged mountain scenery all along the edge of the scenic Kananaskis River. Arrive in Calgary where you stay.
You have seen all the Western Wonders on this marvellous tour of Alberta and British Columbia and today there may be time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing in Calgary, including the Calgary Tower and the famous Stampede Ground before driving to the airport for your onward flight or journey home.