Banff Holiday


  • 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.

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 offers clients an unforgettable experience of Banff National Park, the Yoho National Park and the world-famous Icefield Parkway.


Note:

  • This tour is also available without rental Car starting from CA $471.
  • The operation of this tour is subject to the evolving COVID-19 situation.


Private Tour, Car, SUV or Minivan Rental, Upgrade & Extend Hotel Stay, optional Tours & Attractions.

  • Is your client looking for a Private Tour?  Let us know. 
  • Would your client like to upgrade the rental vehicle?  
  • Would your client like to upgrade the hotel?  We offer hotel stay extension as well as Hotel and Room Upgrades. 
  • Please check us with on the various optional tours and attractions.
  • We will customize this itinerary to meet the specific needs of your client.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

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

Leaving 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 (included in your package) 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 Minnewaska, 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 Banff, AB.
This morning check-out of your hotel and drive to Calgary International Airport (YYC) and drop off your car.

End of the self-drive tour.
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.

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. 
  • Canada Park Fees - $9 per person per day to be paid at the toll booth when entering Banff National Park.  
  • Young Driver Surcharge - Drivers age 21 and 24 are required to pay CAD 30.00 plus taxes, per day at the time of rental pick up.
  • 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

DestinationHotelRoom TypeCategory
Banff, ABElk + Avenue HotelStandard RoomStandard
Should the listed hotels not be available, it will be replaced with alternate accommodation of a similar quality.
We offer upgrade of hotel/hotel room subject to availability. 

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Tariffs

Room Configuration Beds Occupancy
TWIN or
SINGLE or
TRIPLE
QUAD
TWIN + 1 YOUTH + 1 CHILD
TWIN + 2 CHILD

For more information on Rooming and how rates apply, please refer to Important Notes

Notes about this Tour

Operation Info

YearOperating Dates
20213 January to 31 December
20223 January to 31 October
Blackout dates may apply.  Please check with us for more information.

Note - Operation of this tour is subject to the evolving COVID-19 situation.


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