Prairies to the Pacific, A Road Less Travelled Self Drive

10 Nights

Calgary, AL

The dinosaur badlands and visits to world-famous museums and paleontological sites of  Alberta reveal natural treasure unique to only this area, while the traditional ski destinations of the British Columbia interior are transformed in summer to placid retreats of lakes, valleys and outdoor recreation. Routing along the southern roads of Alberta and British Columbia offer new areas not featured on most itineraries, featuring accommodation
in locations close to outdoor activities.

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Highlights

  • Experience the marvel of Drumheller, known world-wide for its massive fossil fields set amongst a dramatic landscape of wind-shaped rock formations
  • Visit Dinosaur Provincial Park, an active dig site, where prehistoric creatures once roamed and flourished.
  • Hike through the Waterton Lakes Provincial Park, a spectacular and vast park that features some of the best hiking in the country
  • Visit the fascinating Canadian Rail museum and the colonial period buildings of Fort
  • Steele while driving into the British Columbia interior
  • Visit the fascinating Canadian Rail museum and the colonial period buildings of Fort Steele while driving into the British Columbia interior
  • Enjoy a day at the waterside under the sun on the shores of Osoyoos Lake, rivalling any oceanfront destination
  • Discover Vancouver, a metropolis that effortlessly fuses British heritage with vibrant International flair, Asian-influenced restaurants, spectacular urban parks and near-endless local attractions
  • Day 1 - Arrival in Calgary
  • Day 2 - Calgary to Brooks
  • Day 3 - Brooks to Waterton
  • Day 4 - Waterton
  • Day 5 - Waterton Lakes to Fernie
  • Day 6 - Fernie to Nelson
  • Day 7 - Nelson to Osoyoos
  • Day 8 - Osoyoos
  • Day 9 - Osoyoos to Vancouver
  • Day 10 - Vancouver
  • Day 11 - End of Tour
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Arrive Calgary International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick up your Jonview Canada Roadbook at the front desk when you check-in. As the gateway to the west, Calgary boasts fine dining downtown one night, and horseback riding just outside the city the next day. Overnight in Calgary.

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.

A short drive just east of the city and the landscape is dramatically transformed. Drumheller is known world-wide for its massive fossil fields set amongst a dramatic landscape of wind-shaped rock formations. A visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum reveals the history of these creatures and the people that have spent their lives researching them. Overnight in Brooks.

Heritage Inn Hotel and Convention Centre

Conveniently located just off the Trans-Canada Highway in Brooks, Alberta, the Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre offers modern accommodations and a host of full-service amenities to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. Whether traveling for business, leisure, an intimate gathering or large event, our hotel has everything to meet your needs including an on-site restaurant, lounge, ​and bar.

In the morning, you are treated to a visit Dinosaur Provincial Park where prehistoric creatures once roamed and flourished. Active dig sites continue to reveal new fossils every year, and the interpretative displays and staff depict the prehistoric world where these mighty creatures once roamed. Continue on to Waterton set in the middle of Waterton Lakes Provincial Park - a spectacular and vast park that features some of the best hiking in the country, as well as many local suppliers for canoe, kayak and bike rentals and cruises. Overnight at Waterton.

Aspen Village Inn

In the heart of the Waterton townsite, the Aspen Village provides the widest variety of sparkling clean hotel accommodations in Waterton Park. The Aspen Village is a simple, clean and comfortable place to stay. We are steps away from all of Waterton’s amenities: golf, shopping, dining, tennis, playground and spray park, trail heads to all of Waterton’s epic hiking and of course the beach of Waterton Lake!We are an active member of the Alberta Lodging and Hotel Association and The National Tour Association, and have been the recipient of 12 Good Housekeeping Awards awarded by the Government of Alberta.Easily identified by its bright red roofs, the Aspen Village surrounds a large picnic area and BBQ pit while offering 3 selections of accommodation on one property.

We suggest planning to spend the day exploring the park. Day trails offer easy to moderate routes that take you incredible natural settings. Alternately, you may independently book a cruise on the lake that follows the shoreline southward across the international border with the United States. Overnight in Waterton.

Aspen Village Inn

In the heart of the Waterton townsite, the Aspen Village provides the widest variety of sparkling clean hotel accommodations in Waterton Park. The Aspen Village is a simple, clean and comfortable place to stay. We are steps away from all of Waterton’s amenities: golf, shopping, dining, tennis, playground and spray park, trail heads to all of Waterton’s epic hiking and of course the beach of Waterton Lake!We are an active member of the Alberta Lodging and Hotel Association and The National Tour Association, and have been the recipient of 12 Good Housekeeping Awards awarded by the Government of Alberta.Easily identified by its bright red roofs, the Aspen Village surrounds a large picnic area and BBQ pit while offering 3 selections of accommodation on one property.

Head west today over the provincial border to British Columbia, perhaps stopping in the high-altitude community of Crows Nest Pass. You may wish to independently visit the Frank Slide Interpretative Centre, depicting the massive landslide that covered the mining town. Arriving in Fernie, take some time to explore this outdoor adventure hub that boasts hiking, biking, a summer farmers’ markets and outdoor art displays. Overnight in Fernie.

Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge

Property Location With a stay at Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge in Fernie, you'll be near ski lifts and minutes from Fernie Memorial Arena and Annex Park. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Fernie Golf and Country Club and Fernie Nature Centre.

Today travel farther into the British Columbia interior, and consider a stop in the small city of Cranbrook. Replete with local history, the fascinating Canadian Rail museum and the colonial period buildings of Fort Steele tell the story of the opening of the west. Continue on to the small city of Nelson on the west arm of Kootenay Lake, where outdoor bistros of the Victorian downtown serve up local delights amongst compelling scenery. Overnight in Nelson.

Prestige Inn Nelson

Property Location Located in Nelson, Prestige Inn Nelson is minutes from Lakeside Park and close to Nelson & District Community Complex. This eco-friendly hotel is within the region of Cottonwood Falls Park and Whitewater Ski Resort.

Today the road leads along the Canadian / United States border and the small towns that dot the highway. You may wish to stopover at Gladstone Provincial Park, and perhaps spend some time on the beaches of Christina Lake – its clean, deep waters being one of the area’s best kept secrets. Continue on to arrive in Ososyoos and relax for the evening in this pleasant lakefront  community. Overnight in Osoyoos.

Best Western Plus Sunrise Inn

Property Location With a stay at Best Western Plus Sunrise Inn in Osoyoos, you'll be in the historical district and minutes from Rattlesnake Canyon, and close to Haynes Point Provincial Park. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Pioneer Walkway and Nk'Mip Cellars.

Beach-lovers rejoice – a day at the waterside under the sun on the shores of Osoyoos Lake rivals any oceanfront destination. Tour-friendly winery estates are set astride lush vineyards next to the arid landscapes, providing a dramatic contrast of ecologies. Overnight in Osoyoos.

Best Western Plus Sunrise Inn

Property Location With a stay at Best Western Plus Sunrise Inn in Osoyoos, you'll be in the historical district and minutes from Rattlesnake Canyon, and close to Haynes Point Provincial Park. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Pioneer Walkway and Nk'Mip Cellars.

Heading over your last mountain range en route to the coast, you may wish to stop at the popular Harrison Hot Springs. The public springs offer
mineral-enriched waters that soothe the muscles of weary travellers. Harrison Lake offers a pleasant place to relax, or rent a paddle boat and do some exploring on the calm waters. Continuing westward, arrive in the bustling metropolis of Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.

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.

In a metropolis that effortlessly fuses British heritage with vibrant International flair, Asian-influenced restaurants, spectacular urban parks and near-endless local attractions to enthrall all guests of this unique coastal city. Take the day and explore the city independently at your own leisure and to your own tastes – there is something for everyone! Overnight in Vancouver.

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.

Your Fly / Drive includes:

- Accomodation for 10 nights

- Admission to Royal Tyrell Museum and Dinosaur Provincial Park

 -A personalised Jonview Canada Roadbook containing essential travel information featuring onverview notes of the area of the 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 rentals, taxes and insurance