Great Parks of the West

Description

Beautiful Vancouver is the starting point for this two-week circular tour that showcases the national parks of the Canadian Rockies. You travel east from the big city and the adventurous itinerary takes you through the Okanagan Valley, Glacier National Park, and Banff and Jasper national parks. Then drive west from Jasper through the Yellowhead Pass, Wells Gray Provincial Park and Garibaldi Provincial Park before returning to Vancouver.

Day 1
Arrival in Vancouver

Arrive at Vancouver International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Here you will pick-up your Jonview Roadbook at the front desk as you check in then the remainder of the day is at leisure to do some exploring.

Day 2
Vancouver

A full day in Vancouver and the surrounding area. Climb aboard a San Francisco-style trolley for a city tour and sight see at your own pace as you hop-on and hop-off for any length of time at many premier attractions, parks, gardens, galleries and restaurants

Day 3
Vancouver To Penticton

Travel through the Coastal Mountains and Manning Provincial Park. The town of Penticton lies at the lower end of Okanagan Lake and the lush orchards and vineyards of the Okanagan Valley are all around. The region is renowned for its beaches and hot, dry climate.

Day 4
Penticton To Revelstoke

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Penticton and the beautiful Okanagan Valley before driving past spectacular waterfalls, towering peaks and beautiful lakes en route to the Revelstoke area.

Day 5
Revelstoke To Banff

Today you will enjoy one of many scenic drives as you travel through Glacier National Park and majestic Rogers Pass on the way to Canada's oldest national park and the bustling year round resort town of Banff.

Day 6
Banff National Park

Spend the entire day touring Banff and the surrounding area We suggest a visit to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or Bow Falls or ride the Sulphur Mountain Gondola. You can try river rafting or boat tour on Lake Minnewanka or relax at famous Banff Hot Springs.

Day 7
Banff To Jasper

Today is one of the most memorable drives when you head for Jasper along the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Your should spend some time at Peyto Lake and take an Ice Explorer ride out on the Columbia Icefield.

Day 8
Jasper National Park

You have a full day to relax and tour Jasper and the surrounding area. Take a boat cruise on Maligne Lake, exploring the depths of Maligne Canyon, a ride on the Jasper Tramway or a visit to Miette Hot Springs. If there's time try an exciting whitewater raft trip.

Day 9
Jasper To 100 Mile House

Drive through the Yellowhead Pass, beside Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, and continue south along the Thompson River, skirting the perimeter of Wells Gray Provincial Park. Stop in Blue River and Clearwater en route to 100 Mile House.

Day 10
100 Mile House

100 Mile House was founded during the days of the Cariboo Gold Rush, when a roadhouse was built to service prospectors heading to the goldfields. They travelled the Cariboo Wagon Road, beginning in Lillooet stopping at what became known as 100 Mile House.

Day 11
100 Mile House To Whistler

Today you will enjoy a scenic drive south along the Cariboo Highway and Duffey Lake Road to the edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park on the way to the popular year-round resort of Whistler, where the 2010 Winter Olympics were held.

Day 12
Whistler

Today you have time to relax and enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, sailing, windsurfing, golfing, tennis and boating, as well as shopping in Whistler Village. In winter time there is no better place to ski and the restaurants in town are top class.

Day 13
Whistler To Vancouver

Morning at leisure to visit the village again then take the scenic two-hour drive down the Sea to Sky Highway back to Vancouver where the evening is free to do some last-minute shopping or sample the fine cuisine and nightlife.

Day 14
End Of Tour

You have seen some of the world's most spectacular mountain scenery and today your tour ends. Check-in at Vancouver International Airport for your onward flight or journey home

Tour details 14 days

Economy fr £973pp
Standard fr £1152pp
Deluxe fr £1988pp

Tour Highlights

  • Vancouver
  • Penticton
  • Revelstoke
  • Banff
  • Jasper
  • 100 Mile House
  • Whistler

Included:

  • Accommodation for 13 nights
  • Vancouver - Hop on / Hop off Trolley Tour
  • A personalised Jonview Canada Roadbook.

Not included:

  • Airport transfers
  • Meals and attractions
  • Car rental, taxes and insurance
  • Parking Fees

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