This ten-night Canadian Rockies Self Drive includes return flights from the UK to Canada and car hire plus ten nights room-only hotel accommodation - comprising two nights in Calgary, two nights in Banff, two nights in Jasper, two nights in Kamloops, and two nights in Vancouver.
You'll spend the first two nights at an all-suite hotel in the heart of downtown Calgary. Steven Avenue Mall, Bankers Hall, Livingston Place, and Prince's Island Park are all within easy reach. The next duo of nights are spent at a mountain lodge hotel located on Banff Avenue in the centre of Banff; perfect for riding the Banff Sightseeing Gondola and visiting Johnson Canyon, Banff National Park, Columbia Icefields Parkway, and Banff Upper Hot Springs.
Drive onwards to Jasper; where you'll check into a cosy mountain lodge close to the Jasper National Park, Maligne Canyon and Lake, Columbia Icefield Glacier, and Athabasca Falls for two nights. The next two nights you'll stay in a modern hotel with easy access to BC Wildlife Park, Kenna Cartwright Park, Riverside Park, Aberdeen Mall, The Kamloops Wine Trail, Kamloops Heritage Railway, and Cultural Walking Tours of Kamloops.
The finale of your trip is a couple of nights at a contemporary hotel overlooking English Bay in Vancouver. Visit Vancouver Aquarium, Science World, Maritime Museum, Stanley Park, English Bay, English Bay Beach, and Grouse Mountain with ease. Granville Island, Robson Street, and Pacific Center are also a short distance away. On Day 11, you'll drive to the airport and drop off your hire car before boarding your flight home to the UK with many treasured memories of your trip.
T&C's: Car hire For One Named Driver Over 25yrs On An All Inclusive Basis
(One Way Drop Off Charge To Pay Locally Approx Cad$186)
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|Days 1 to 2:||UK to Calgary|
|Days 3 to 4:||Banff|
|Days 5 to 6:||Jasper|
|Days 7 and 8:||Kamloops|
|Days 9 and 10:||Vancouver|
|Day 11:||Vancouver to UK|
Your Canadian Rockies Self Drive adventure starts with your flight from the UK to Calgary. Pick up your hire car at the airport and transfer to International Hotel and Spa for a two-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. This modern all-suite hotel is located at the heart of downtown Calgary and is linked to the Plus-15 system of elevated walkways, just two blocks from the C-Train (Calgary's Light Rapid Transit system), and close to Steven Avenue Mall, Bankers Hall, Livingston Place, and Prince's Island Park .
International Hotel and Spa is the ideal place to unwind. You'll find a fitness centre and pool, restaurant, bar/lounge, business centre, room service, guest laundry and dry cleaning, sundries shop, pet-friendly rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi access and daily hot breakfast, and 'Travel Light' service for frequent guests.
Global Restaurant is open for a Great Canadian Breakfast Buffet with hot and cold items and an a la carte menu each morning. 4th Avenue Lounge offers a wide selection of drinks, lunch and dinner menus, weekly food and drink specials, and Monday to Friday Happy Hours. A room service menu is also available at selected times if you wish to eat/drink in the comfort of your suite.
There are 284 modern guest suites at International Hotel and Spa. International Studio Suites feature a dining space for four, a king-size bed, seating area, flat-screen cable television, balcony, complimentary wired Internet access, safe, air-conditioning, telephone, and a wet bar.
Drive to Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa in Banff for a two-night room-only stay. This mountain lodge hotel is located on Banff Avenue in the centre of Banff within the Banff National Park. Ride the Banff Sightseeing Gondola for awesome views of the Rocky Mountains, walk along the steel catwalks at picturesque Johnson Canyon, go wildlife-watching and mountain biking in Banff National Park, take a sightseeing tour of the Columbia Icefields Parkway, or soothe your aching muscles at the Banff Upper Hot Springs.
The facilities at Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa include: a steakhouse restaurant and bar, spa, 26-person jetted hot pool, steam room, exercise room, and complimentary heated underground parking, Roam bus passes, and Wi-Fi access. Keg Steakhouse & Bar is open for a selection of drinks and also breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu offers tender, juicy steaks, slow-roasted prime rib, mouth-watering shellfish, fresh salads, and tempting desserts. You can also enjoy a choice of dishes from the room service menu during restaurant opening hours.
There are a total of 184 mountain-style hotel rooms and suites at Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa. Standard Hotel Rooms feature either a king-size bed, two queen-size beds, or two double beds, coffee maker and tea kettle, mini fridge, safe, bathroom with shower and Rocky Mountain Soap, flat-panel television, clock radio, complimentary Wi-Fi access and local calls, wake-up calls, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, and electric fan.
Drive to Marmott Lodge in Jasper for a two-night room-only stay. This cosy mountain lodge is a great place to stay year-round and boasts easy access to the Jasper National Park, Maligne Canyon and Lake, Columbia Icefield Glacier, Athabasca Falls, and close up encounters with local wildlife such as bears, big horn sheep, elk, and moose.
The facilities at Marmott Lodge include: a heated indoor pool, steakhouse, lounge with fireplace, complimentary Wi-Fi access, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, sauna, HD television, coin laundry facilities, complimentary coffee and tea, and on-site planetarium and telescope experience (1 May to 21 October 2018).
Embers Steakhouse opens for breakfast and dinner and serves a classic 'Chop House' menu including grilled Alberta beef, elk, bison, and other local game meats. Visit Fireside Lounge to enjoy a cocktail or Alberta craft beer beside the wood-burning fireplace and a menu of dinner dishes.
There are a total of 107 guest rooms at Marmott Lodge including Standard, Deluxe, and Kitchen Deluxe Rooms. Standard Rooms include a queen-size bed, a king-size bed, or two double beds, HD television, eco-friendly bathroom toiletries, mini fridge, air-conditioning, hairdryer, and complimentary in-room coffee/tea kettle and high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access.
Drive to Ramada Inn Kamloops in Kamloops for a two-night room-only stay. This modern hotel combines breath-taking panoramic views with well-equipped rooms, and abundant on-site amenities. You'll also have easy access to BC Wildlife Park, Kenna Cartwright Park, Riverside Park, Aberdeen Mall, The Kamloops Wine Trail, Cascades Casino, Thompson Rivers University Horticulture Tours, Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park, Kamloops Museum & Archives, Kamloops Heritage Railway, and Cultural Walking Tours of Kamloops.
The facilities at Ramada Inn Kamloops include: a restaurant, lounge and pub, rooftop lounge, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access, fitness centre, hot tub, business hub with computer, printer, and office chairs, room service, eco-friendly hotel practices, air-conditioning, vending and ice machines, coin-operated laundry facilities, dry cleaning service, complimentary parking, and complimentary Globe and Mail newspaper in lobby and restaurant.
Burning Barrel Cookhouse opens at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, showcases stunning views of the Okanagan landscape, and specialises in mouth-watering southern BBQ-style cuisine. Rooftop Lounge is the go-to place for great music, cool drink specials, tasty lounge fare, and far-reaching views.
There are a total of 88 stylish guest rooms and suites at Ramada Inn Kamloops. Standard Double Rooms feature luxurious beds with fluffy pillows, black-out drapes, opening windows, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access, 43-inch flat-screen LCD cable television, coffee and tea station, toiletries package, and an armchair.
Drive to Best Western Plus Sands in Vancouver for a two-night room-only stay. This modern hotel overlooks English Bay in the West End area of Vancouver. There are more than 200 restaurants and also museums, galleries, boutiques, and cafes within walking distance in downtown Vancouver. You can also visit Vancouver Aquarium, Science World, Maritime Museum, Stanley Park, English Bay, English Bay Beach, and Grouse Mountain with ease. Granville Island, Robson Street, and Pacific Center are all a short distance from this Vancouver hotel.
The facilities at Best Western Plus Sands include: a restaurant, two bar/lounges, room service, fitness centre, complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas, sauna, 24-hour reception, dry cleaning/laundry service, and business centre.
The Park at English Bay opens for breakfast, lunch, and dinner specialising in international cuisine and light bites; you can also enjoy a choice of drinks at the bar. Bayside Lounge looks out to sea and combines a lunch and dinner menu with hot and cold drinks and a Happy Hour. The ever-changing programme of evening entertainment includes live shows and DJs.
There are a total of 119 non-smoking guest rooms and suites at Best Western Plus Sands. Standard Rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi access, cable television with pay-per-view films, coffee/tea maker, bathroom with hairdryer and shower, air-conditioning, and complimentary local calls.
Drive to Vancouver Airport where you'll drop off your hire car and catch your flight home to the UK.