An adventure packed self-drive encompassing the mesmerising scenery and famous highlights of the Rocky Mountains with a chance to stay in world class resorts and the principle cities of Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria. An optional activity package is available to pre-book to enhance your stay.
Suggested route & duration
Suggested duration: 15 nights – Calgary to Vancouver
• Calgary: 1 night
• Banff: 2 nights
• Jasper: 2 nights
• Clearwater: 1 night
• Wilderness Resort: 2 nights
• Whistler: 2 nights
• Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Island: 2 nights
• Victoria, Vancouver Island: 1 night
• Vancouver: 2 nights
About this independent tour
Unlimited adventures is a recommended self-drive itinerary. Destinations, durations and accommodation are all completely flexible and easily adapted to suit your own needs. All sightseeing is a suggestion only and is not included unless specified.
Personalised Canada driving road book
This self-drive package includes a personalised Canada driving road book which consists of: A city overview and sightseeing information, discount vouchers for attractions (where applicable), provincial road maps, maps of airport and city centres with hotel locations indicated, access to a toll-free customer service line. You’ll receive on arrival in your first hotel. If you choose a tailor-made itinerary, the pack can be included at a small additional charge.
This is an unescorted, independent journey and no Kuoni representative will be available. Transfers are not included so upon arrival at each destination you will be required to make your own way to your hotel and you will also be required to independently reconfirm any arrangements locally.
CALGARY Sitting between the wild prairies and the Rocky Mountains, the city of Calgary is a fantastic place to begin your Canadian adventure. It has that wild west atmosphere, it's welcoming and it has a great cultural and culinary scene. The city is probably most famous for the annual celebration of the great outdoors and cowboy culture, the Calgary Stampede, which takes place in early July.
BANFF Although not geographically very far, the route from Calgary to Banff will take you to a different world high up in mountains, and to the magnificent landscape of the Rockies. Banff National Park is Canada's oldest and the world's third oldest national park, beginning life as a small hot springs reserve. Almost every corner you turn there's another incredible view, whether it's a turquoise lake, mountain peak or verdant forest, and some of the country's most loved wildlife species can be seen within the parks boundaries.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK Over 4000 square miles of mountains, lakes, glaciers and forests await you in the Rockies' largest national park. The park is younger than Banff by over 20 years, however what it lacks in years it makes up for in sheer size and scale. As well as beautiful drives through the park, there are hundreds of miles of hiking trails, lakes and rivers on which to kayak, canoe or raft, and peaks to climb.
WELLS GRAY PROVINCIAL PARK We highly recommend a visit to the breathtaking nature reserve of Wells Gray Provincial Park en route. Less famous than it's national park cousins of Jasper and Banff, this park holds its own when it comes to striking landscapes, in part due to its thundering waterfalls.
TYAX WILDERNESS RESORT Carry on along the Cariboo Highway to Tyax Wilderness Resort which sits on the shore of Tyaughton Lake and is surrounded by the peaks of the Southern Chilcotin Mountains. An adventurer’s dream, the resort offers bird and wildlife watching as well as horse riding, mountain biking, gold panning and hiking.
WHISTLER Probably best known as a popular winter sports resort and the host town of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler is also a fantastic summer destination. As well as hiking and mountain biking, you can take part in activities such as white water rafting, ziplining and horse riding. For a more sedate experience we recommend taking a ride on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola which operates between the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and is the world's longest and highest gondola.
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA'S CAPITAL Reached by a 1½ hour ferry ride, or just a short float-plane hop from Vancouver, Victoria is British Columbia's capital and the largest city on Vancouver Island. And if you're wondering whether there's anything actually British about British Columbia, it' here that you'll find it! Afternoon tea traditions, grand 'castles' and statues of British heads of state can all be enjoyed or seen in the city.
TOFINO Vancouver Island, and in particular its Pacific Coast, is a wildlife lover's dream. Depending on the season, the sea and streams teem with species such as whales, seals, sea lions, otters and salmon, while on land you can spot black bears, Roosevelt elk and cougars as well as hundreds of species of birds. You'll be based in or near the resort town of Tofino from which you can explore the island's a spectacular coastline or head out on whale and bear-watching trips.
Tailor your tour
You can tailor make your own self-drive around Canada, choosing your number of nights, where you stay, and even adding excursions. Or combine your self-drive with a stay at any of our city, beach or resort hotels in USA or Canada.
Good to know
All sightseeing is a suggestion only and is not included unless specified.