Discover Whistler and the Rockies

from £638
excluding flights *
7 nights Aug-Oct, May-Jul

Overview

This compact self-drive itinerary focuses on two of Canada's most beautiful areas – the charming alpine resort of Whistler, nestled between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and the spectacular Rockies, with its turquoise lakes, rugged peaks and glittering glaciers.

With a number of excellent excursions already included in the price, this compact itinerary is both enjoyable and affordable, for couples and families alike.

Highlights

  • Enjoy unbelievable views at the top of the Peak 2 Peak Gondola
  • Explore the Athabasca Glacier on the Ice Explorer
  • Feel your aches melt away in the Banff Upper Hot Springs
  • View the mountain forests and lakes from the Banff Gondola

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Car rental throughout
  • Whistler Peak 2 Peak Gondola Ride
  • Admission to Hat Creek Ranch
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs, Jasper
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier

Full description

Enjoy 2 nights in the alpine town of Whistler, with its extensive range of summer activities from hiking, golfing and mountain biking to water sports on any of the nearby lakes or rivers.

Staying in both Jasper and Banff this itinerary allows easy exploration of the majestic Canadian Rockies and the stunning Icefields Parkway with its many sparkling glaciers, towering mountain peaks and roaring waterfalls.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £550 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices based on accommodation with private bathroom

Departure Duration Accommodation Car Category* Twin Price (pp) Family Price (2 adults & 2 children under 10)
01 - 11 May 2019 7 nights Moderate Intermediate £638 £1,441
12 - 27 May 2019 7 nights Moderate Intermediate £708 £1,580
28 May - 28 Sep 2019 7 nights Moderate Intermediate £794 £1,753
29 Sep - 10 Oct 2019 7 nights Moderate Intermediate £708 £1,580
01 - 17 May 2019 7 nights Superior Intermediate £711 £1,586
18 May - 11 Jun 2019 7 nights Superior Intermediate £848 £1,860
12 Jun - 27 Sep 2019 7 nights Superior Intermediate £911 £1,986
28 Sep - 10 Oct 2019 7 nights Superior Intermediate £848 £1,860
01 - 12 May 2019 7 nights Deluxe Intermediate £1,195 £2,554
13 - 25 May 2019 7 nights Deluxe Intermediate £1,376 £2,916
26 May - 30 Sep 2019 7 nights Deluxe Intermediate £1,521 £3,206
01 - 10 Oct 2019 7 nights Deluxe Intermediate £1,376 £2,916

*Add on GPS from £55

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Car rental throughout
  • Whistler Peak 2 Peak Gondola Ride
  • Admission to Hat Creek Ranch
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs, Jasper
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Travel documentation including detailed itinerary and vouchers
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1 Vancouver - Whistler (122 km)

This morning depart Vancouver along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler. Highlights along the way include the cascading Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock where climbers from all over the world migrate to climb the granite cliffs. Arrive into Whistler by early afternoon.

Day 2 Whistler

This charming alpine resort is nestled between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy an extensive range of summer activities or just relax and enjoy some of the many fine restaurants in this European inspired alpine village. Take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola (included) where you will be treated to unbelievable views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes and snow-capped peaks.

Day 3 Whistler - Sun Peaks (293 km)

Begin your spectacular drive on the Duffey Lake Road where you will see breathtaking views of Joffre Glacier. Continue on through Lillooet known as the land of the Gold Rush Trail and onto Cache Creek where you stop to visit the historic Hat Creek Ranch (included). From here travel a short distance to your overnight accommodation located in a stunning resort of Sun Peaks.

Day 4 Sun Peaks - Jasper (444 km)

Today follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus to the snowy peaks of the Monashee Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. Pass by Mount Robson, at 3954 metres (12,972 feet), which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper late afternoon.

Day 5 Jasper

Explore this charming mountain village close to many terrific scenic highlights. Take a tram ride up Whistlers Mountain, or visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world.

Day 6 Jasper - Banff (292 km)

View a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged peaks, over 100 glaciers and pristine emerald coloured lakes. Along the way see such sights as the Columbia Icefield and take an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier (included). Also watch for the Sarbach Glacier, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, with the Bow Glacier providing the backdrop, and Crowfoot Glacier before your arrival into Lake Louise. From Lake Louise choose the Bow Valley Parkway, beside the Bow River with an option for you to take a stop at Johnston Canyon and walk along the paved footpath to either the lower or upper waterfalls before continuing to Banff.

Day 7 Banff

Enjoy a full day of exploration in Banff and the surrounding area. In town you’ll find lots of excitement including shopping, cafés, nightlife and museums. Check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff Gondola (included) where you will see a panoramic view of the Bow Valley, and then take a dip in the hot mineral pools at the Upper Hot Springs (included).

Day 8 Banff - Calgary (115 km)

Make your way to Calgary, enroute you may wish to stop at the historic Cochrane Ranch before returning your rental car in Calgary.

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