Canadian Rockies Experience
Canadian Rockies Experience – a super Canada Self Drive Holiday – featuring the Rocky Mountains!
Discover a new and intriguing combination of Rocky Mountain grandeur, stunning protected parklands and a lesser travelled southern route through the interior of British Columbia. The road from Calgary to Vancouver crosses 5 distinct geographies creating a complementary overview of the cultural and natural diversity of the Canadian west. The journey from Nelson to Vernon emphasizes a quieter, more intimate travel experience, boasting a variety of locations and shorter duration – ideal for first time visitors. Not be forgotten, several days in the lush winemaking region of British Columbia reveals the delicate art of creating some of North America’s most sought after vintages.
- Return flights from the UK
- Intermediate Car Hire
- Accommodation throughout
Price based on 07 May 2019 departure from London
Alternative dates and departure airports avaialable
Activity Travellers to Whistler won’t want to miss a chance to fly like an eagle and travel the breathtaking 3-kilometre (1.9 mile) span between the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. The Peak 2 Peak Gondola offers unparalleled views of these spectacular mountains. This engineering marvel joins an exclusive club that includes the Grand Canyon Skywalk as the ultimate in sightseeing adventures. Among Peak 2 Peak's record-breaking achievements: It is currently the highest lift of its kind, the longest unsupported lift span in the world with the highest distance above a valley floor at 436 metres (1,427 feet) over the Fitzsimmons Creek.
Activity Board a specially-designed jet boat on this exciting one-hour river safari, taking you along 12 km of the North Thompson River through the spectacular Grizzly Bear Valley. An experienced guide will accompany your wildlife viewing tour and provide insightful commentary along the way. Black bears, grizzly bears or moose are seen on the majority of departures. Stops at a mountain waterfall and a clear, glacier-fed lake are also made.
Activity Prepare yourself for the experience of the Columbia Icefield, located on the boundary of Banff and Jasper National Parks. Covering an expanse of 325 sq. km and reaching depths of up to 320 m, this impressive icefield forms one of the largest masses of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Venture directly onto the Athabasca glacier in a specially-designed Ice Explorer with guided commentary. A unique icy adventure!
Activity Experience an 8 minute gentle ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a four-person, fully enclosed gondola. A spectacular view and picture taking opportunity await you at the top of this 360 degree panoramic vantage of Bow Valley. Learn all about how these majestic mountains have shaped this unique community.
Activity Enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain scenery the Rocky Mountains have to offer on a scenic cruise or Canada with a short venture into the United States. View majestic towering cliffs, unique geological formations, beautiful waterfalls, mountain peaks on both sides of the international border. Bring your camera; tour boats make photographic and wildlife stops. Bald eagle, bear, moose, deer, mountain sheep and mountain goats are often viewed from the comfortable decks of the 200 passenger historic M.V. International. The cruise is accompanied by an informative and entertaining commentary given by experienced local tour guides.
Activity Visit the Frank Slide Interpretative Centre – a small interactive museum commemorating the 1903 rock slide when 90 million tons of limestone broke loose from the top of Turtle Mountain and came crashing down on the valley below, partially burying the town.