Mountain Express Self Drive

7 Nights

Calgary, AL

In just a week, this tour itinerary takes passengers through Calgary, Banff National Park, the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park, along the Yellowhead Highway by Mount Robson National Park and into the BC interior. The journey then continues west via the imposing Fraser Canyon, before reaching the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver, where you will conclude your stay.

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Highlights

  • Create your own urban adventure in the Stampede City. Let Calgary form your first impressions of western Canada
  • Feel the majesty of the mountains as you travel through the foothills of Banff National Park
  • Try river rafting on the Bow River or take a boat tour on beautiful Lake Minnewanka
  • See the spectacular Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic routes in the world en route to Jasper
  • See Mount Terry Fox and Mount Robson or even Wells Gray Provincial Park en-route to the year-round resort at Sun Peaks
  • Drive through the towering rock walls of the Fraser Canyon, and be amazed at the whitewater rapids of the Fraser River
  • Enjoy a full day in Vancouver and the surrounding area
  • Day 1 - Arrival in Calgary
  • Day 2 - Calgary to Banff
  • Day 3 - Banff National Park
  • Day 4 - Banff to Jasper
  • Day 5 - Jasper to Sun Peaks
  • Day 6 - Sun Peaks to Vancouver
  • Day 7 - Vancouver
  • Day 8 - End of Tour
  • Additional Information

Arrive at Calgary’s International Airport and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel. Pick-up your Jonview Canada Roadbook at the front desk as you check-in. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to create your own urban adventure in the Stampede City and form your first  impressions of Western Canada. Overnight in Calgary.

Meals Included: Ro

Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown

Featuring an unbeatable location, Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown is renowned for genuine hospitality and exceptional service. Additionally, our central location in Calgary, Canada places our hotel conveniently close to TELUS Convention Centre and the Calgary Tower. Our hotel welcomes business and leisure travels and is well situated in central downtown. Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown is committed to offering you a remarkable experience.

Leaving Calgary behind, you will set your sights today on the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Feel the majesty of these mountains as you first travel through the foothills and then enter Banff National Park where the craggy peaks loom larger the closer you get. After you have arrived in the bustling town of Banff, the remainder of the day is free to explore its charms. Overnight in Banff.

Meals Included: Ro

The Elk & Avenue Hotel

Just a few steps from the quaint streets and ample restaurants, shopping and nightlife of downtown Banff, Elk + Avenue Hotel brings an upscale twist to the classic mountain escape. Whether you're looking for a relaxing après-ski sanctuary or a big night on the town, our contemporary designed rooms pair clean, minimalist design with cozy Rocky Mountain-inspired elements to create the ideal accommodation for exploring the best of Banff.

The entire day is free to tour Banff and the surrounding area. We suggest a visit to the Luxton Museum, a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain or a stroll through town admiring the many shops. You may also try river rafting on the Bow River or take a boat tour on beautiful Lake Minnewanka. Overnight in Banff.

Meals Included: Ro

The Elk & Avenue Hotel

Just a few steps from the quaint streets and ample restaurants, shopping and nightlife of downtown Banff, Elk + Avenue Hotel brings an upscale twist to the classic mountain escape. Whether you're looking for a relaxing après-ski sanctuary or a big night on the town, our contemporary designed rooms pair clean, minimalist design with cozy Rocky Mountain-inspired elements to create the ideal accommodation for exploring the best of Banff.

Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway, said to be one of the most scenic routes in all the world. We suggest stops at Lake Louise and Peyto Lake en route. A visit to Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park should also not be missed. Return to the road for the final stretch to the resort town of Jasper. Overnight in Jasper.

Meals Included: Ro

Lobstick Lodge

Located within the town of Jasper, Lobstick Lodge is near all the area's major attractions. With 139 spacious guestrooms and rooms with kitchenettes, this Jasper resort offers an excellent family restaurant, meeting and catering facilities, an indoor pool and sauna, 3 outdoor Jacuzzis, 1 indoor Jacuzzi and a fitness center. Lobstick Lodge is also a great skiing destination with friendly, knowledgeable staff.

The Yellowhead Highway will take you on a route first explored by trappers and traders. You will see Mount Terry Fox as well as Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. If time permits, we suggest exploring Wells Gray Provincial Park, a nature reserve priding itself on the untamed and pristine state of its wilderness. Continue to Sun Peaks, a year-round resort catering to families as well as sports enthusiasts. Overnight in Sun Peaks.

Meals Included: Ro

Sun Peaks Lodge

The Sun Peaks Lodge, a full service hotel, is located in the heart of Sun Peaks Resort, with ski-in/ski-out access, just steps away from the chairlift for skiing, hiking and biking and the 18-hole Golf Course. All the village shops & restaurants are located directly outside the front door. The 44 rooms including the Jacuzzi Suite are tastefully decorated and feature flat screen TV , comfortable beds with duvets,renovated, hotel fridge, private safe, phone, coffee maker with complimentary coffee/tea, iron/ironing board, renovated bathrooms with walk in rain showers and hairdryer.

Driving past Kamloops, you’ll traverse the stunning, sagebrush-covered ranch lands along the South Thompson River. This is still the land of vast herds of cattle and cowboys on horseback. Entering between the towering rock walls of the Fraser Canyon, you’ll be amazed at the whitewater rapids of the Fraser River gushing far below. Over 750,000 litres of water surge through the 34-metre Hell’s Gate gorge every minute and a gondola ride over this part of the canyon is sure to impress. Further downstream, the lush Fraser Valley opens up into the maritime basin characteristic of the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia as you approach Vancouver, Canada’s Gateway to the Pacific. Overnight in Vancouver.

Meals Included: Ro

Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

Centrally located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre is walking distance to shopping, a multitude of restaurants and lounges, and sporting and entertainment venues, making it the perfect choice for your stay.

Full day in Vancouver and the surrounding area.Climb aboard a San Francisco-style trolley for a fullycommented Vancouver city tour. Sightsee at your own pace as you hop-on and hop-off for any length of time at many premier attractions, parks, gardens, galleries and restaurants. Overnight in Vancouver.

Meals Included: Ro

Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

Centrally located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre is walking distance to shopping, a multitude of restaurants and lounges, and sporting and entertainment venues, making it the perfect choice for your stay.

Check-in at Vancouver International Airport for your departure flight.

Meals Included: Ro

Your Fly/Drive Includes:

  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Day 7, Vancouver - Hop-on / Hop-off Trolley Tour (or Day 2 on reverse)
  • A personalised Jonview Canada Roadbook, containing essential
    travel information featuring overview notes of the area of travel, local sightseeing and attractions, daily itinerary highlights, provincial maps with city guides and customised day-by-day routing maps
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST

Not Included:

- Airport transfers
- Meals and attractions, unless otherwise specified
- Car rental, taxes and insurance