• Patricia Lake, Jasper

Great Parks of the West

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.

Duration
14 days
Options
Private basis
Start your journey
Cycling along the Seawall and Stanley Park, Vancouver

Trip highlights

  • Vancouver Trolley tour
  • Glacier National Park

Arrive in Vancouver for the first stop of your adventure. Pick up your Jonview Roadbook from your hotel reception and spend the remainder of your first day and the entirety of your second day exploring the historic streets of this exciting city. Enjoy an inclusive Trolley tour of the city with hop on/ hop off benefits so you can really make the most of your time.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver or Georgian Court Hotel or similar

Today is the first real day of your journey as you leave beautiful Vancouver behind and head to the mountains. Drive through the Coastal Mountains and Manning Provincial Park where you can stop off for a walk on the Dewdney Trail or Rhododendron Flats before heading onwards to Penticton for the afternoon and stopover. Set in the Okanagan Valley, this town is close to Okanagan Lake, local orchards and vineyards and the 560-acre Okanagan Game Farm.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Penticton Lakeside Resort or similar

Today you can spend the morning exploring the beautiful Okanagan Valley before heading onward to Revelstoke, passing waterfalls, peaks and lakes en-route.

Suggested Accommodation

  • The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstokeor Coast Hillcrest Resort or similar

Leave Revelstoke behind as you head off once more, through the Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass on your journey to Canada's oldest national park - Banff. Spend you next two nights in Banff and enjoy exploring the area of this spectacular resort. There's the scenic Banff town to explore and plenty of activities to enjoy including a visit to Bow Falls, a trip on the Sulphur Mountain Gondola or a tour on Lake Minnewanka. If you are seeking a touch of luxury, do organize a visit to the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or Rimrock Resort or similar

Drive to Jasper via the stunning Icefields Parkway. Perhaps stop at Lake Peyto and the Columbia Icefield along the way before reaching Jasper and the Jasper National Park. Spend your next two days and two nights in Jasper exploring the beautiful natural landscape and making the most of the natural surroundings. Try a ride on the Jasper Tramway, visit Miette Hot Springs and perhaps book a lake tour or nature walk.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar

Drive through the Yellowhead Pass, passing Mount Robson - the highest peak in the Rockies as you head onwards to 100 Mile House. En-route you drive alongside the Thompson River, skirting the Wells Gray Provincial Park and stopping off at Blue River or Clearwater. 100 Mile House was founded during the Cariboo Gold Rush and is an ideal stop off location between Whistler and Jasper. There's plenty to do here too including nature walks and sporting attractions so your second day and night here can be spent doing as much or as little was you want.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Spruce Hill Resort & Spa or similar

You are back on the road again today. Look forward to a scenic drive south along the Cariboo Highway and Duffey Lake Road before reaching the year-round resort of Whistler, surrounded by soaring mountains and breathtaking landscapes. You can now enjoy two nights in this renowned resort, soaking up the ski atmosphere and maybe partaking in some sporting activities too. There's also Whistler Village for you to explore for shopping and more.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Fairmont Chateau Whistler or similar

Spend the morning at leisure in Whistler before taking the scenic two-hour drive back to Vancouver where you can complete some last-minute shopping, sample excellent cuisine or experience the nightlife of this vibrant city before heading back to your overnight stop near to Vancouver Airport.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport or Fairmont Vancouver Airport or similar

Today is the end of your tour so you will be checking in at Vancouver International Airport for your departure flight, having dropped off your vehicle at the airport.

Included

  • 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