The pearls of the West

You want to discover the different faces of Western Canada? Here is the itinerary for you! A package which combines the highlights of Alberta and British Columbia: the famous Inside Passage, the inner lands, the snowcapped mountains and the emerald lakes of the Rockies, etc. A perfect harmony between culture, nature and pure happiness!

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Calgary

    Calgary Pick-up your car and rendez-vous in the burgeoning city of Calgary.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 2 Banff

    Banff Explore legendary Banff National Park. You will also have the opportunity to admire Lake Louise and Moraine or to make an excursion to Johnston Canyon. A ride along the Icefield Parkway is recommended as well. (B in SUP day 2)

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 3 Banff

    Continuation of the park discovery

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 4 Jasper

    Jasper The drive now leads you towards famous jasper National Park. Among other things, you will then have the opportunity to make fabulous hikes in the Maligne Lake area.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 5 Jasper

    Enjoy one more day in the park

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 6 Clearwater

    Clearwater Your destination: Wells Gray Park which is famous for its spectacular falls, its outstanding fauna and its numerous hiking trails.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 7 100 Mile House

    100 Mile House Following the path of the 19th century’s gold diggers, you will drive along the famous Cariboo Highway. (B in STD) (B in SUP)

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 8 Prince George

    Prince George Discover the wild forest territories of the Cariboo region. (B in STD)

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 9 Smithers

    Smithers The road towards Smithers will give you a good sample of the amazing landscapes of the North-West.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 10 Prince Rupert

    Prince Rupert You must absolutely make a stop to visit the Native village of Ksan.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 11 Port Hardy

    Port Hardy Today you will travel the world-famous “Inside Passage”. During the 15-hour-trip, there are good opportunities to watch wildlife: bald eagles, dolphins, sea otters and whales. (B in STD)

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 12 Campbell River

    Campbell River Make a stop at Telegraph Cove where you can observe the killer whales in their natural habitat.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 13 Victoria

    Victoria Rendez-vous in Victoria, and discover the British charm of this elegant capital.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 14 Vancouver

    Vancouver Back on the mainland, continue on towards thrilling Vancouver! Its outstanding location between mountains and ocean definitely makes this city one of the most beautiful in the world. Discover its main attractions and let yourself be immersed by its relaxed west-coast atmosphere. We particularly suggest the visit of Stanley Park, Chinatown and Gastown historical district. (B in STD day 14)

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 15 Vancouver

    Vancouver One more day to enjoy Vancouver.

    Accommodation: Hotel or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 16 Return flight

    Drop-off your vehicle.

Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Notes


The cost includes: 


- Acces to the Inside Passage Ferry from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy including the fees for a standard vehicle
- 15 nights accommodation
- 4 meals in STD, 2 meals in SUP (see abbreviations, please note that continental breakfasts are included in B&B except in Jasper)
- Applicable taxes  

The cost does not include: 


- The personalized roadbook (OPTION: 89$ cdn)
- Air travel
- Car rental (see www.iglobe-trotter.com)
- Personal expenses
- Drinks (excluding coffee and tea with meals included)
- Ferry from Vancouver Island 

Practical info

Sarah

My local agent
Sarah

  • Specialist in Canada and USA
  • Holder of a tourism licence
  • An adventurer at heart
  • Fascinated by local culture and people
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Destination
Alberta British Colombia Rocky mountains
Activity
Self-drive Summer
Duration
16 days
Code
AUT-12
Price
From C$1,410
Level
2/5
Comfort
3/5

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