The Grand Canadian West

Escape the crowds and explore the vast beauty of Canada's West Coast!
Explore the surreal landscapes of British Columbia and Alberta independently along the open road! Drive through the spectacular Rocky Mountains, exploring the dynamic and breathtaking Canadian landscape along the way. Travel through the majestic Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean including Vancouver, Victoria, Banff National Park and much more!
14 Days from $1399/person CAD

Primary Location

Canada's West Coast

Departures

Availability from April to October 2021

Included:

  • These packages include all accommodations as well as a detailed and personalized e-documentation (website and mobile app)
  • The e-documentation includes a personalized hotel list, tips and tricks for driving and navigating in Canada, a detailed description of all destinations including history, points of interest, important stops along the way and in-depth driving instructions to enhance your journey every step of the way

Not Included:

  • Meals are not included in order to allow for more flexibility
  • Admissions, porterage, tolls, ferries and parking fees and snow-chains
  • Car rental
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is based on CAD per person, double occupancy
  • Surcharges may apply during Holidays and Events. Prices are subject to change
  • Hotel services in the United States customarily do not include breakfast. If you do not wish to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant (where available), you may frequently find coffee shops and restaurants close by which serve good and inexpensive breakfasts. Some hotels do offer a continental breakfast. Usually, this continental breakfast is basic and contains coffee and pastries. Variations between the different hotels may result in the following also being available, cereal, cheese, fruit, etc

Optional Extras:

  • With many accommodation options in Canada, we can mix and match different hotel options based on your budget, interests and tastes
  • We are here to help you find the perfect car rental for your trip with a variety of car sizes and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations at the airport or in town

Custom Itinerary

Our specialists can take away the stress and create a custom trip tailored to your preferred travel dates, style of accommodation, interests and desired budget.

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Itinerary

At Landsby, we are specialists in creating unique experiences in Canada, due to a personal and direct relationship with our local partners. These packages provide a better value than booking a string of hotels separately on your own and allow for a more independent experience while providing peace of mind.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

• Take a hike in the impressive mountain ranges that surround Revelstoke
• Travel by way of Rogers Pass, the early route of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s mainline
• Get back to nature in the wild interior of Glacier National Park
• View the fossilized remains of ancient marine life in Yoho National Park
• See where Kicking Horse River has carved a natural bridge through solid rock
• Pull over and watch trains pass through the Spiral Tunnels, an engineering wonder
• Discover Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park and the world’s third
• Drive right up to an icefield and touch it on the Icefields Parkway
• Stand on powerful ancient ice at Columbia Icefield
• Enjoy the magic of Jasper, the gentle giant of the Rockies
• Explore the largest city in Northern British Columbia, Prince George
• Sit back, unwind and relax in Smithers, an outdoor oasis
• Travel the Yellowhead Highway, once the secret trail to the fur cache of its namesake
• Delight in wildlife viewing experiences in the port town of Prince Rupert
• Sail through spectacular scenery on-board BC Ferries iconic Inside Passage cruise from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy
• Partake in real-time adventure salmon fishing in the paradise known as Campbell River
• Stroll along Rainforest Trail, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s magical boardwalk trail
• Submerge yourself in floral splendour at Victoria’s Butchart Gardens
• Hike the rugged oceanfront wilderness of Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

DAY 1: VANCOUVER ARRIVAL

Arrive in Vancouver and pick up your rental car (if applicable). Proceed independently to your hotel.

DAY 2: VANCOUVER > REVELSTOKE

Leave the bustling metropolis of Vancouver and drive to Revelstoke. Situated on the Columbia River between the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain Ranges, Revelstoke enjoys a spectacular setting. Driving Distance: 347 MI / 559 KM

DAY 3: REVELSTOKE > BANFF > CANMORE

Upon leaving town, pass through the spectacular Rogers Pass, the section of the Trans-Canada Highway that traverses Glacier National Park. See a jagged profile of angular mountains and narrow steep-walled valleys. Pass through Yoho National Park with its sparkling lakes, natural bridges, and prehistoric fossil beds. See one of the spiral tunnels that had been built for the Pacific Railway on the way to Banff. Overnight in Canmore. Driving Distance: 175 MI / 282 KM

DAY 4: CANMORE > BANFF NATIONAL PARK > CANMORE

Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies is the charming town of Banff. The glacial-green Bow River flows through the mountain-ringed valley, which is the setting for Banff, the gateway to Canada’s oldest national park of the same name.

DAY 5: CANMORE > JASPER NATIONAL PARK

Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park and see the Athabasca Glacier, part of the massive Columbia Icefields. Arrive in Jasper at the end of the day. Driving Distance: 173 MI / 279 KM

DAY 6: JASPER NATIONAL PARK > PRINCE GEORGE

Travel to the pastoral town of Prince George for your overnight stay. Driving Distance: 469 MI / 755 KM

DAY 7: PRINCE GEORGE > SMITHERS

Travel the rugged wilderness terrain of the interior mountain ranges. Overnight in Smithers and take in its fine shopping and dining. Driving Distance: 231 MI / 371 KM

DAY 8: SMITHERS > PRINCE RUPERT

Follow the Yellowhead Highway across the wilderness of British Columbia through forests and past glistening lakes. Continue west across the Hazelton Mountains to the seaport town of Prince Rupert. Spend the night in Prince Rupert. Driving Distance: 220 MI / 350 KM

DAY 9: PRINCE RUPERT > PORT HARDY (INSIDE PASSAGE)

Enjoy a scenic 15-hour car ferry trip through the Inside Passage with breathtaking vistas. Arrive in Port Hardy at the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Ferry fees are payable locally and are not included in the cost of the tour. Fares are approximately $450 CAD per vehicle and $200 CAD per passenger. Reservations should be made in advance according to the ferry schedule and ferry departure is seasonal and not daily.

DAY 10: PORT HARDY > CAMPBELL RIVER

Travel the eastern shores of Vancouver Island to Campbell River, a focal point for sport salmon fishing. Driving Distance: 320 MI / 515 KM

DAY 11: CAMPBELL RIVER > PORT ALBERNI > UCLUELET > TOFINO

This morning, travel to Port Alberni where you can take a stroll around the harbour. Continue across the pristine Pacific Rim National Park to the village of Tofino. Driving Distance: 299 MI / 482 KM

DAY 12: TOFINO > BUTCHART GARDENS > VICTORIA

Travel back across Vancouver Island. See the village of Nanaimo featuring The Bastion, a small fort that was built in 1853. Continue to historic Victoria where great shopping, dining and scenery await. Enjoy an optional visit to Butchart Gardens, regarded by many as the most spectacular gardens in all of North America. Driving Distance: 61 MI / 99 KM

DAY 13: VICTORIA > PORT RENFREW > SOOKE > VICTORIA > VANCOUVER

Leave Victoria to the west and drive along the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail. When the shoreline ends at Port Renfrew, turn around and head back to the charming village of Sooke. Continue on to the city of Victoria which has a very distinct British feel to it. Ivy-covered hotels and inns accentuate the downtown area in the shadows of the majestic old-world Parliament buildings. Travel to Swartz Bay for the ferry trip (not included) to Tsawwassen, and your return to the city of Vancouver. Driving Distance: 175 mi / 282 KM

DAY 14: VANCOUVER DEPARTURE

Return your rental car (if applicable) to Vancouver International Airport prior to your return flight.

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