Canada Itineraries: CA12

Scenic Self Drive - West Coast Canada

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Day 1: Vancouver

Upon arrival at Vancouver Airport, pick up vehicle from car rental agency, and proceed to hotel and check-in at the hotel. Overnight at Vancouver.

Day 2: Vancouver - Capilano Suspension Bridge - Grouse Mountain –
Vancouver

After breakfast, we will proceed for the guided tour of Vancouver City. The most popular tourist attractions in Vancouver is the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, including the Cliff walk and Treetops Adventure. Then climb aboard the world- renowned Grouse Mountain Skyride to a mountaintop playground of panoramic views that allows you to experience a breath-taking view of the place and activities like Theatre in the Sky, summer logging shows, ziplining & more. Followed by guided city tour through the city’s most iconic spots like Vancouver’s downtown landmarks including Canada Place, the Olympic Cauldron, and bustling Robson Street on your way to the 405-hectare (1,001-acre) wonderland of Stanley Park. The journey continues through panoramic English Bay, vibrant Granville Island, historic Chinatown, Gastown, and many more attractions. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at the Vancouver.

Optional tour: Vancouver Harbour Cruise.

Day 3: Vancouver – Butchart Gardens - Victoria

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to board 90 Minute Ride on BC Ferries. Sail across to reach Swartz Bay. Disembark and drive to Butchart Gardens, this magnificent park is home to beautiful fountains, fields of roses, tiny ponds, and an adorable tea house and rated amongst the most beautiful gardens in the world. Evening free time at Inner Harbour. Later make your way to the hotel and check in. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Vancouver – Whistler

After breakfast, check-out see famous the Lions Gate Bridge, once the world's longest suspension bridge and marvel at gorgeous harbour views as the sun climbs over the mountains. Continuing North, we begin our drive along the Sea to Sky Highway one of the world's longest highways to admire the forested islands and snow-capped peaks as well as Shannon Falls, the third highest waterfall in BC. On arrival, enjoy Peak 2 Peak Gondola Whistler a 3 km span between the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Wait for the Silver Gondolas as they offer glass bottoms for the entire 360-degree experience. Later, free time for exploring, dining, and shopping in the charming, pedestrian-style Whistler Village. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the Whistler.

Optional tour: Whale Watching Adventure, Whistler Olympic Park, Winter Zip Line, Snowmobile Tours, Dog Sledding Tour and more.

Day 05– Whistler - Kamloops

After, breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Kamloops where the North and South Thompson rivers meet in the heart of the city. Sun Peaks Resort’s hiking trails, bike park, and numerous ski runs lie to the northeast. Cougars and bears inhabit the British Columbia Wildlife Park east of town. West, above Kamloops Lake are clay hoodoos (or spires). The riverside Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park features the remains of a 2,000-year-old village. Overnight at the Kamloops.

Day 6: Kamloops - Jasper

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Jasper National Park. Jasper National Park is a wonderland of dazzling glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, thundering waterfalls and evergreen forest, roaming wildlife, all surrounded by mountains. Transfer to the hotel and check in. Overnight at the Jasper.

Day 7: Jasper

After breakfast day is at leisure to experience the uniquely beautiful landscape of Jasper National Park where history is set some of the most rugged peaks in the Rockies. Explore Jasper town-site, Athabasca Viewpoint, Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake. At Maligne Canyon, stroll along 50-meter walls and learn about its unique underground water system. Later, enjoy Maligne Lake Boat Cruise and we suggest a visit to Miette Hot Springs, White Water Rafting, Jasper Skytram, Sky Gazing and much more. Overnight at the Jasper.

Day 8: Jasper - Columbia Icefields - Lake Louise

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Lake Louise via the Icefields Parkway - The Columbia Icefield is the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains. Arrive at the Columbia Icefields Discovery Center, take the Glacier Adventure which takes you up the Athabasca Glacier. Then, step out onto the glass-floored platform of the Glacier Skywalk. This is mountain adventure at its finest! Also explore the famous and most beautiful Sunwapta Falls. Later, drive to Lake Louise on arrival, transfer to the hotel & check in. Overnight at the Lake Louise.

Day 9 Lake Louise - Banff

After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Leisure to enjoy the charms of beautiful Lake Louise which is world famous for its turquoise lakes, the Victoria Glacier, soaring mountain backdrop and incredible hiking and skiing. Surrounded by a lifetime’s worth of jaw-dropping sights. Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Visit other lakes like Lake Moraine, Lake Agnes, Mirror Lake, Peyto Lake, etc. and Mount Victoria, Crowfoot Glacier etc. Later, drive to Banff. On arrival, check-in at hotel and rest of the day is at leisure to explore famous Banff Avenue. Overnight at the Banff.

Optional tour: Kayaking, Hiking trails wind up to the Lake Agnes, The Spa, Lake Louise Gondola and much more.

Day 10 – Banff

After breakfast, we will proceed for the guided tour of Banff. The Town of Banff is an island of culture and history, surrounded by a sea of untamed wilderness and this morning tour enriches your visit with stories of 11,000 years of history, hidden in these rugged hills followed by a mesmerizing drive through Banff's backcountry You'll then travel to the Surprise Corner lookout for the “oh wow!” view of the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Fall in love with the area where Canada founded its first national park, making stops at Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, and Lake Minnewanka. Enjoy Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise for one hour which portraits the wildlife and vegetation including the Devil’s gap at foothills of the Rockies. Later, ride on the Banff Gondola takes you to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for a 360-degree panorama of the Bow Valley. Leisure on Banff Avenue, the main thoroughfare, boutiques, and restaurants mix with château-style hotels and souvenir shops. Overnight at the Banff.

Day 11 – Banff – Calgary

After breakfast, check-out, and drive to Calgary. Free time to explore on own the city’s rapid growth as a booming oil economy, Heritage Park, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park, and Canada Olympic Park. Afternoon proceed to drop off vehicle at car rental agency’s location at Calgary Airport.