Western Wonders Self Drive

13 Nights

Calgary, AL

Starting in Calgary your journey will take you through beautiful scenery in Kananaskis at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Among the highlights on this itinerary a scenic drive to the famous resort town of Banff, a photo stop at the iconic Lake Louise as well as stays in Harrison Hot Springs and Jasper. The tour concludes with a memorable stay in the scenic coastal cities of Victoria and Vancouver.

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Highlights

  • Kananaskis Country is noted for its rugged mountain surroundings by the edge of the scenic Kananaskis River
  • Visit the Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls or ride the Sulphur Mountain Gondola
  • Stop at Lake Louise and Peyto Lake or take an Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
  • Visit Miette Hot Springs visit or a ride on the Jasper SkyTram         Drive the scenic Yellowhead Highway to Sun Peaks 
  • Experience culture in colonial Victoria, the capital city of BC and then the urban treasures of Vancouver
  • Day 1 - Arrival in Calgary
  • Day 2 - Calgary to Kananaskis
  • Day 3 - Kananaskis Valley
  • Day 4 - Kananaskis to Banff
  • Day 5 - Banff National Park
  • Day 6 - Banff to Jasper
  • Day 7 - Jasper National Park
  • Day 8 - Jasper to Sun Peaks
  • Day 9 - Sun Peaks to Harrison Hot Springs
  • Day 10 - Harrison Hot Springs
  • Day 11 - Harrison Hot Springs to Victoria
  • Day 12 - Victoria to Vancouver
  • Day 13 - Vancouver
  • Day 14 - End of Tour
  • Additional Information

Arrive Calgary International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick up your Jonview Canada Roadbook at the front desk as you check-in. Remainder of the day is at leisure for visiting Heritage Park or the Calgary Tower. 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.

Leave Calgary for the Kananaskis Valley in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Kananaskis Country is noted for its rugged mountain
surroundings by the edge of the scenic Kananaskis River. Overnight in Kananaskis.

Meals Included: Ro

Mount Kidd Manor

Property Location When you stay at Mount Kidd Manor in Kananaskis, you'll be convenient to Nakiska Ski Resort. This hotel is within the region of Heart Mountain Trail and Fortress Mountain Ski Resort.

Beautiful scenery surrounds you in Kananaskis, with numerous outdoor activities at your disposal. We suggest golfing, swimming, tennis, horseback riding, hiking or biking. Overnight in Kananaskis.

Meals Included: Ro

Mount Kidd Manor

Property Location When you stay at Mount Kidd Manor in Kananaskis, you'll be convenient to Nakiska Ski Resort. This hotel is within the region of Heart Mountain Trail and Fortress Mountain Ski Resort.

Scenic drive to the famous resort town of Banff, past Canmore and Harvey Heights. Visit the Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls or ride the Sulphur Mountain Gondola. 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.

Entire day to tour Banff and the surrounding area. Visit the Banff Natural History Museum, try river rafting or take a boat tour on 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. We suggest a stop at Lake Louise and Peyto Lake en route. Take an Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield. 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.

Full day to relax and tour Jasper and the surrounding area. We suggest a Maligne Lake boat cruise, Miette Hot Springs visit or a ride on the Jasper SkyTram. 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.

Drive the scenic Yellowhead Highway to Sun Peaks. We suggest a stop at Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. 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.

Drive past Kamloops and continue into the breathtaking landscape of the Fraser Canyon. Go through Hell's Gate and the Fraser Valley to the resort of Harrison Hot Springs. Overnight in Harrison Hot Springs

Meals Included: Ro

Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa

Situated on the southern shore of Harrison Lake and surrounded by the Coast Mountains, Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa is a full service destination resort. The resort features 3 restaurants and a bar, Healing Springs Spa and five (5) spring fed hot mineral pools. An easily accessible getaway- the resort is only 90 minutes east of Vancouver and 45 minutes from the nearest Washington State border crossing. 

Enjoy a relaxing day in the soothing waters of the mineral hot springs at Harrison Hot Springs. Harrison Lake offers a wide sandy beach and numerous recreational activities. Overnight in Harrison Hot Springs.

Meals Included: Ro

Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa

Situated on the southern shore of Harrison Lake and surrounded by the Coast Mountains, Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa is a full service destination resort. The resort features 3 restaurants and a bar, Healing Springs Spa and five (5) spring fed hot mineral pools. An easily accessible getaway- the resort is only 90 minutes east of Vancouver and 45 minutes from the nearest Washington State border crossing. 

Today you head westward to the coast en route to Vancouver Island and British Columbia’s provincial capital, Victoria. Passing through the outlying Vancouver suburbs of Abbotsford and Surrey, board the ferry at Tsawwassen and cross over to Swartz Bay before driving south to Victoria. Perhaps make a short stop at Butchart Gardens and marvel at the thousands of ornamental flowers and plants that cover this former aggregate quarry. Overnight in Victoria.

Meals Included: Ro

Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites

Discover Victoria at its finest through an authentic local experience in the heart of downtown, steps from the Inner Harbour. With deeply entrenched roots in the local community and a strong sense of environmental responsibility, we strive to share all that makes Victoria special with each and every guest. Our owner, Mr. Clive Piercy, has a long history on Vancouver Island that began when his grandfather started J. Piercy & Co. back in the mid-1800s. To this day, we remain true to those origins in all that we do - from supporting local farmers to sponsoring local events. Our rooftop grill has been voted in the top ten restaurants with a view in BC, and our cocktail lounge off the lobby has been named one of the top ten hotel bars in the world three times. Experience the best of Victoria through a truly local hotel.

This morning you drive northward for a taste of small town island life. The communities of Duncan and Chemainus are a mixture of ancient First Nations culture, colonial history and a modern embracing of outdoor and eco-tourism. The Quw'utsun Cultural Centre in Duncan tells the story of the original inhabitants of the area, while the over 40 murals around the streets of Chemainus depict both modern life and a reverence of those that founded the community. Board the ferry in Nanaimo and arrive in Horseshoe Bay before continuing along the coast to Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.

Meals Included: Ro

Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown Perfectly situated in the heart of downtown, our 100% smoke free Vancouver hotel is near Yaletown businesses & restaurants, Robson St. shopping and Granville St. entertainment.

Entire day to explore Vancouver and the surrounding area. Some suggestions to see in this thriving seaside city: the MacMillan Planetarium, Chinatown, Gastown, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Granville Island, Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park. Overnight in Vancouver.

Meals Included: Ro

Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown Perfectly situated in the heart of downtown, our 100% smoke free Vancouver hotel is near Yaletown businesses & restaurants, Robson St. shopping and Granville St. entertainment.

Drive to Vancouver International Airport in time for check-in for your return flight.

Meals Included: Ro

Your Fly/Drive Includes:

  • Accommodation for 13 nights
  • Day 11 Ferry crossings (under height car and passengers): Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay (1 hour 35 minutes)
  • Day 12 Ferry crossing, Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay (1 hour 35 minutes)
  • 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