Patricia Lake, Jasper

14 day self drive itinerary

Great Parks of the West

The very best of Western Canada's National Parks

Vancouver is the starting point for this exciting journey through the best National Parks of the Canadian Rockies. See spectacular scenery from the stunning lakes in Banff to the soaring peaks at Whistler as you head through some of the most breath-taking scenery anywhere on the continent. Stop off for an inclusive trolley tour through Vancouver along the way and book payable activities including a glass-enclosed boat tour across a Jasper lake and a trail ride through Banff territory.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Vancouver Trolley tour
  • Glacier National Park
  • Mountain scenery
  • Banff Resort
  • Jasper Resort
  • Whistler activities and shopping

Sample Itinerary Summary

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14 days
Destination Breakdown
Private basis
  • Accommodation for 13 nights (room only basis)
  • Day 2, Vancouver, Hop on Hop off Trolley Tour
  • A personalised Jonview Canada Roadbook with attractions, daily itineraries, provincial maps, city guides, hotel vouchers and day to day mapping
Not included
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals and attractions unless otherwise specified
  • Car rental, taxes and insurance
  • Vancouver

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Head to the top of Grouse Mountain for outdoor adventure and incredible views of the city
    • Take a cruise out into the Strait of Georgia to spot breaching Whales
    • Enjoy a gourmet food tour for a fun and delicious way to get to know the city
    • Take some time out it hit the shops along Robson Street or in historic Gastown
    • Stroll through Stanley Park and visit the historic and colourful totem poles
  • Banff

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Head to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola and enjoy a dinner in the clouds
    • Take an evening wildlife excursion to view grizzly bears, bighorn sheep and eagles
    • Learn about cowboy culture and view the incredible scenery on a horseback riding tour
    • Journey to Lake Louise to view its breath taking turquoise waters
    • Relax in Banff town and enjoy the lively atmosphere of shops, bars and restaurants
  • Jasper

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Journey along the incredible Icefields Parkway - one of the world's most scenic drives
    • Take the Ice Explorer excursion out to the amazing Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier
    • View the breath-taking night skies full of stars, or even the Northern Lights
    • Take a scenic cruise out on the calm waters of Maligne Lake and visit Spirit Island
    • Tour some Jasper's fantastic breweries and sample some of the award-winning beers
  • Whistler

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Soar above the ground on a Treetop Adventure - perfect for all the family
    • Take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola up to the top of Blackcomb Mountain
    • Try a gentle white water rafting cruise down the Cheakmus River
    • Hike along the Rainbow Trail along some of the highest lakes in Canada
    • Relax in Whistler Village and enjoy the lively atmosphere of shops, bars and restaurants