Self Drive Banff 5 Days


Highlights

  • 4 Nights’ accommodation in Banff.
  • Daily Plated Canadian Breakfast.
  • Mid Size Car rental (Toyota Corolla or similar) with unlimited mileage.
  • Admissions to the Banff Gondola Ride.
  • Optional Tours & Admissions.
  • Option to upgrade car rental and hotel.
  • Option to extend stay.

This self-drive 5-day itinerary is designed for travellers to cover as many of the highlights as possible within a limited vacation time and at a very affordable price. The tour offersclients an unforgettable experience of Banff National Park, the Yoho National Parkand the world-famous Icefield Parkway.

Private Tour,upgrade Car Rental, Hotel.

  • a) Is your client looking for a Private Tour? Let us know.
  • b) Would your client like to?
    • 1. upgrade their rental car? We offer full size cars, SUVs, and Mini Vans.
    • 2. upgrade their hotel to a 4- or 5-star hotel? We feature The Moose and Fairmont Banff Springs.
    • 3. stay overnight at the Fairmont Lake Louise? We offer Lake View Rooms.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Itinerary

This morning arrive into Calgary International (YYC). After you have picked up your bags and proceed to the Car Rental office at YYC Airport. You will present your confirmation vouchers along with your valid Drivers License and credit card to rent your pre-booked car.

Leaving behind Calgary behind, set your sights for the next few days on the magnificent Rockies with her treasure chest of craggy and forested mountain ranges, rivers, waterfalls, and emerald blue & green lakes. The landscape as you drive down the HWY 1 from Calgary to Banff is constantly transforming and offers some of the clearest markers of the very last Ice Age, and the creation of the Canadian Rockies. Quite possibly the most amazing vista you will realize on your way to Banff is that of the very Front Range of the Canadian Rockies. These jagged, rocky peaks tower high into the sky and offer your first welcome into the beautiful Rockies. Of them, the most iconic is Mt. Yamnuska, which means “a wall of rock” in the Nakoda language.

Upon arrival in Banff, you will check into your resort. Rest of the day free to discover this bustling resort town of Banff, the gateway to the Rockies.

Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains tower the skyline of Banff. Boutiques and restaurants mix with château-style hotels and souvenir shops on Banff Avenue, the main thoroughfare. The 6,500 square kilometres of parkland surrounding Banff is host to animals including elk and grizzly bears.

Overnight in Banff, AB.

Devote the day exploring Banff and the Banff National Park. Begin your day with ride on the famous Banff Gondola to the peak of the Sulphur Mountain. The Banff Gondola delivers fantastic panoramic views from the city of Banff along with the Canadian Rockies. Visit the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Lookout Point, Bow Falls, the Tunnel Mountains & the Hoodoos. Explore Johnston Canyon or spend your day in some of the interesting activities Banff offers. These include a cruise on Lake Minnewanka, hiking, Horseback Riding with a Cowboy Cookout, river rafting in Kicking Horse, Via Ferrata on Mount Norquay and much more.

Overnight in Banff, AB.

If you must discover the magic of the Rockies, you must visit the Yoho National Park. Located in British Columbia, Yoho National Park is located along the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains west of the Banff National Park. Yoho in the language of the Cree Nation means "Awe"the park offers it all - deep blue rivers, roaring waterfalls, and green pines surrounding the lakes – sceneries awaiting your eyes.

Spend your day discovering the Lower Spiral Tunnel Viewpoint, the Natural Bridge, Emerald Lake, Yoho Valley Road, the Takkakaw Falls, and a visit to the town of Field. You may even want to drive all the way out and visit the beautiful village of Kicking Horse in BC.

Overnight in Banff, AB.

A visit to Lake Louise is like stepping into a picture post card. The turquoise color of the lake, the Victoria Glacier, soaring mountain backdrop, and the palatial Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is what makes Lake Louise picture perfect.

Surrounded by a lifetime’s worth of jaw-dropping sights and adventures, Lake Louise is a rare place that must be experienced to be believed. The hamlet has long been a mecca for those seeking the outdoors and adventures. For those who are seeking something a little tame, rent a canoe at the Lake Louise Boathouse and enjoy canoeing on the lake. Or just go on a hike along the Lake Louise Shoreline Trail to the Victoria Glacier, hike up to the famous Lake Agnes Tea House, or be wowed by the glowing larches during the fall. Lake Louise also offers many other hiking opportunities.

Winter offers visitors a whole menu of fun activities to indulge in. From sleigh rides, to dog sledding, snowshoeing, and snowtubing to 1,699 hectares (4,200 acres) of skiable terrain, particularly good for families, Lake Louise has it all. Clients should try ice skating on Lake Louise, justifiably labelled one of the most beautiful outdoor rinks in the world.

Clients may also want to drive up the scenic Icefield Parkway all the way to the Columbia Icefield and take a walk on the Glacier Sky Walk (admissions not included in your self-drive package. Check with our Canadian Destination Specialists for more details). Considered one of the most stunning alpine drives in the world, the drive along the Icefield Parkway (Highway 93) is an unforgettable experience. Spend the day immersed in the Canadian Rockies, arcing beneath towering craggy peaks and alongside dozens of glaciers. This 227-kilometre (143-mile) highway connects the picturesque mountain towns of Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper while paralleling the Continental Divide (the watershed that divides rivers flowing east from those flowing west). Besides the extraordinary landscape, you will possibly view wildlife such as elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and the occasional bear or wolf along the highway.

Return to Banff at the end of the day.

Overnight in Jasper, AB.

This morning check-out of your hotel and drive to Calgary International Airport (YYC) and drop off your rental car.

Overnight in Jasper, AB.

Did you find what you were looking for? Let our Canada destination specialists take the stress away and tailor a holiday that suits your interest and wallet.

Are you travelling as a group of 10 persons or more? Check with us for our special group rates including transportation.

Contact our Canada Destination Specialist

Inclusions

  • 4 Nights’ accommodations in Banff.
  • Daily Plated Canadian Breakfast.
  • Rental of a Mid-Sized car Toyota Corolla or similar with unlimited mileage. Driver must be 21 years or older. Upgrades to SUV or Minivan also available for an additional cost.
  • Unlimited Mileage.
  • Airport Concession Fees & Taxes.
  • Audio Tour Guide – Banff, Lake Louise, Yoho National Park, and Icefield Parkway.
  • Admission to Banff Gondola.
  • Taxes and GST.

Please refer to Important Notes for additional information relating to your Car Rental.

Important Notes relating to your Car Rental

Exclusions

  • Airfare to Calgary
  • Meals other than breakfast.
  • Travel Insurance - recommended. We require Travel Agent to secure a signed Waiver in the event client declines your offer to sell Travel Insurance. DMCi will require Travel Agent to provide us the signed waiver when required as a part of the Terms & Conditions of Contract. DMCi sells Manulife Travel Insurance. Please check with us for rates.
  • Park Fees - $9 per person per day to be paid at the toll booth when entering Banff National Park.
  • Collision Damage Waiver & Theft Protection for the rented Car not included in package cost. Same is available at an additional cost.
  • Personal Accident Insurance.
  • Gas for the vehicle.
  • GPS, Child Seats, Racks, etc. available at an additional cost.
  • Roadside Assistance. Available at an additional cost.
  • Parking & Tolls.
  • Bottled Water.
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out charges. Charges will apply.
  • Optional Tours & Admissions.
  • Option to extend stay.

Accommodations Featured

# Destination Hotel Category
1 Banff, AB Elk + Avenue Hotel Standard

Should the listed hotels not be available, it will be replaced with alternate accommodation of a similar quality.

We offer upgrade of hotel to The Moose Hotel (4 Star) and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (5 Star) as well as stays at Fairmont Lake Louise in a Lake View room for an additional cost.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Rental Vehicle

DMCi features reputable car rental agencies such as Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Dollar, and Hertz for our self-drive tours.

Toyota Corolla or similar

Mid Size car with unlimited mileage

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We offer upgrades to full size cars, SUVs, and Mini Vans. For an additional cost.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Things to know before you pick up your rental vehicle.

  • The person in whose name the car rental has been booked and confirmed will be considered the Driver.
  • Driver must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Driver must hold a valid Driver’s License. Clients from abroad may be required to hold an international Driver’s License.
  • Only the driver listed on the rental agreement is legally allowed to operate the vehicle.
  • Additional drivers may be added at the time of the pickup for an additional fee. Additional drivers are also required to be above 21 years of age and carry a valid Driver’s License. To be added as an additional driver, same (Driver’s License) should be presented at the time of picking up the rental vehicle.
  • Collision Damage Waiver & Theft Protection for the rented Car and Roadside Assistance not included in package cost. Same is available at an additional cost.
  • At the time of renting, the Driver must present a valid Driver’s License and Credit card. The rental agency will not accept credit card in the name of any person other than the Driver. Debit cards, and cash cannot be used for car rental pickups.
  • The rental agency will take a security deposit on this Driver’s Credit Card for a value of between $200 to $500. The charge will be reversed upon return of the car in good order.
  • Vehicle Rental is based on a 24-hour clock. Please review your rental agreement before you leave the rental depot on your journey. Do make sure to review the drop-off timings, as any delay in returning the vehicle may result in an additional charge of a full day or more depending on when the vehicle is returned.
  • Driver is required to walk around the car and make sure there are no dents, chips on the windshields and windows, no damage to the undercarriage or the roof etc. We recommend the driver not accept damaged vehicles.
  • Driver must also check the trunk to make sure the spare tire and the tire replacement tools are available in the car at the time of rental.
  • When returning the rental vehicle, driver must insist the rental depot staff walk around the vehicle, confirm the vehicle has been returned in good order and make sure to collect a contract close receipt for the client’s own records.
  • Smoking and pets are not allowed inside the rented vehicle. The rental company will apply a cleaning charge to the driver’s credit card should this rule be infringed.
  • The car rental company reserves the right to charge the driver’s credit card for any outstanding tolls, parking changes, traffic tickets, etc. after return of the vehicle.
  • Vehicle must be returned with full tank of gas.

Operation Information

2020 –1 to 31 October 2020

On demand

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for a quote.

Tariffs

Cost per person in CA $s from

Self Drive – Banff 5 Days

Rates include GST.

Youth and Child rates are based on sharing room with 2 adults and using existing bedding (2 beds).

Please check with us for Single, Triple and Quad Occupancy rates.

Twin Occupancy room will accommodate up to four persons including Adult, Youth and Child.

Room Configuration Beds Occupancy
TWIN or
SINGLE or
TRIPLE
QUAD
CHILD (12 to 16 Years)
CHILD (2 to 11 Years)

- Bed   | - Adult   | - Child

Tariff Notes:
Rates are inclusive of GST
Child rate is applicable when a Child shares a room with One or Two adults using no additional bedding. Where room occupancy is limited to one adult and one child, the Adult will pay the Single rate and Child will pay the Child rate. For more details, please go to Adult & Child Rate Calculations in the
Important Notes for all Tours.

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Optional Tour

  • Banff – Three Sisters Helicopter Tour
  • Banff – Evening Wildlife Tour
  • Banff – Guided Signature Hike withLunch

These optional tours can be booked with our package. Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for rates.

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