Western Discovery (Self Drive) – 12N / 13D

Canada is more affordable than the US, but the US has a higher median income. Comparing the cost of living in both countries is tricky because living costs vary dramatically within each city.

Price

99

Duration

13 Days

Places

Kamloops, Jasper

Travellers

5+

Infomation

Canada is a country in North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean, making it the world's second-largest country by total area, with the world's longest coastline.

Tour Plan

  • On Arrival to Vancouver International Airport, pick up vehicle from car rental agency, and proceed to hotel.
  • In evening, visit Fly Over Canada (admission included), a 4D show experiencing a gentle ride.
  • Chairlift-style seats are elevated before a large spherical screen creating an illusion of flying over the landscapes.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Vancouver.
  • Today proceed with your included tickets to explore the Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge.
  • Crossing Lions Gate Bridge, look-out for British Property’s exclusive homes, En route visit Capilano Salmon Hatchery and continue to the Capilano Suspension bridge.
  • At Capilano experience a heart-stopping Cliff walk and Treetops Adventure.
  • Later proceed to Grouse Mountain, ride the famous Sky ride to mountaintop.
  • Stroll at Grouse Mountain to explore actives like Guided bird watching tours, Theatre in the Sky’s “Born to Fly”, seasonal logging shows, Peak Chairlift, Lumberjack Show, the Eye of the Wind and much more.
  • Rest of the day at leisure to explore Vancouver City, visit MacMillan Planetarium, Canada Place, Robson Street (known for shopping), English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gastown.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Vancouver.
  • Proceed to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to board 90 Minute Ride on BC Ferries.
  • Sail across the Strait of Georgia, to reach Swartz Bay.
  • Disembark and drive to Butchart Gardens (admission included), one of Victoria’s most celebrated sites and rated amongst the most beautiful gardens in the world.
  • Later make your way to Victoria’s Inner Harbour, maritime heritage and colonial charm.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Victoria.
  • Proceed with your included tickets for Whale Watching Adventure.
  • Staring at the picturesque marine wildlife, seek out for orca whales, seals, porpoises and much more.
  • Later, drive to Nanaimo ferry terminal for 100 minutes’ ferry ride on BC Ferries to Horseshoe Bay.
  • Disembark and follow the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler enjoying the breathtaking views, scenic ocean vistas, mountains, waterfalls.
  • En-route visit Shannon Falls and explore dramatic canyons.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Whistler.
  • Today follow the smells of fresh waffle cones to discover Whistler’s best ice cream parlors, bistros and coffee shops.
  • Later afternoon, from Whistler village take the exciting Peak-2-Peak Gondola (admission included) – a 3 km span between the peaks of Whistler and Black comb mountains.
  • Wait for the Silver Gondolas as they offer glass bottoms for the entire 360-degree experience.
  • Take advantage of several optional adventure activities in Whistler like, a ride on an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), Whistler Bungee – giving thrill seekers an unforgettable experience, with an experienced naturalist guide pedal to Alta Lake, then paddle across the lake and down the River of Golden Dreams.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Whistler.
  • Today drive to Kamloops.
  • The vast, rugged landscape of Kamloops showcases a variety of terrain, from silt bluffs to rolling hills, that attracts visitors from all over the world.
  • Check out the unbelievable panoramic views of mountain ranges, lush agriculture fields, Kamloops Lake and the meeting of the North and South Thompson Rivers right in the heart of the city.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Kamloops.
  • This morning drive to north along the Thompson River through the Yellow head Pass to Jasper.
  • he mountains part to reveal the aquamarine, glacier-fed lakes perched above the emerald valleys and the grazing elk of Jasper National Park.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Jasper.
  • Today’s day is at leisure to experience the uniquely beautiful landscape of Jasper National Park where history is set amid 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 (admission included) and we suggest a visit to Miette Hot Springs, White Water Rafting, Jasper Skytram, Sky Gazing and much more.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Jasper.
  • After breakfast, check-out and drive to Lake Louise via the Icefields Parkway – Canada’s most scenic mountain roadway, a route to glaciers, lakes and waterfalls.
  • Arrive at the Columbia Icefields Discovery Center, take the Glacier Adventure which takes you up the Athabasca Glacier.
  • Later take a coach from the Discovery Center to the Glacier Skywalk, a glass-floored observation platform over the Sunwapta Valley for an unobstructed view of the surrounding glaciers.
  • Continue along the Parkway to the Crowfoot Glacier, Peyto Lake and Bow Lake En route to Lake Louise.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Lake Louise .
  • This morning is at leisure to enjoy the charms of beautiful Lake Louise.
  • Lake Louise, known for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks and overlooked by a stately château.
  • Explore multiple optional activities like Kayaking, Hiking trails wind up to the Lake Agnes, The Spa, Lake Louise Gondola and much more.
  • 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 hotel in Banff.
  • Today’s day is at leisure. The resort town of Banff, set amongst the towering mountains of Rundle, Tunnel, Cascade and Norquay.
  • Explore Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Surprise Corner, Hoodoos, Two Jack Viewpoint and Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise (admission included) for one hour which portraits the wildlife and vegetation including the Devil’s gap at foothills of the Rockies.
  • A gentle ride on the Banff Gondola (admission included) takes you to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for a 360 degree panorama of the Bow Valley.
  • Afternoon hike along one of the groomed trails or stroll through the town site of Banff to shop in the many boutiques and shops.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Banff.
  • This morning drive to Calgary.
  • On arrival check-in at hotel in Calgary.
  • Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Calgary.
  • This morning is at leisure 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 check-out and proceed to drop off vehicle at car rental agency’s location at Calgary Airport and then board for your flight back home or your next destination.

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More about this tour

Canada is more affordable than the US, but the US has a higher median income. Comparing the cost of living in both countries is tricky because living costs vary dramatically within each city.Canada is a country in North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean, making it the world's second-largest country by total area, with the world's longest coastline.

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Entertainment
Outdoor Seating
Restaurant
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet