Rockies to the Ocean


Highlights

  • Accommodation for 7 Nights - 2 nights in Banff, 2 nights in Jasper, 1 night in Sun Peaks and 2 nights in Vancouver.
  • Admission tickets to Banff Gondola.
  • Admission tickets to Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk.
  • Admission tickets to Vancouver Lookout.
  • Admission tickets to Flyover Canada.
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop off Tour – 48 hours.
  • Rental of mid-size car with Unlimited mileage.
  • Optional Tours & Admissions.
  • Option to extend stay.

This itinerary is designed for travellers limited on vacation time but desire to cover as many of the highlights as possible.  This self-driving Rockies to Ocean combines Alberta's allure with BC 's beauty allowing you the opportunity to explore the best of the Canadian Rockies and the BC Coast. In a span of 8 days, this itinerary will take you from Calgary to Banff National Park, the Canadian Rockies and through the Jasper National Park to the town of Jasper.  At Jasper, you will turn west to drive down the Yellowhead Highway past Mount Robson National Park and into the BC interior. Your route then continues west through the commanding Fraser Canyon, before arriving at the beautiful coastal town of Vancouver, where you will end your stay.


Note:

  • This tour is also available without rental Car starting from CA $891.
  • 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.

Itinerary

Arrive at Calgary International Airport (YYC).  Collect your bags and proceed to the Car Rental office at YYC Airport.  Pick up your rental car and depart on your self-drive holiday into the Canadian Rockies. 

As you leave Calgary and drive west along the Trans Canada Hyw, you will see in a distance, the jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains line the horizon.  Driving through the Bow Valley Provincial Park, you will pass the towering Three Sisters Ranges and the town of Canmore to arrive in Banff.  The drive takes approximately two hours and chances are you will see wildlife such as Elk and Deer along the sides of the highway as you pass by.

Fell the majesty of craggy peaks as you enter the Banff National Park.  The drive to Banff will take you approximately two hours and you will see the Three Sisters Range and pass the town of Canmore.

Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains dominate 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 kilometers of parkland surrounding Banff is host to animals including elk and grizzly bears.

Overnight in Banff, AB.
Start your day early today.  Spend the morning part of the day exploring Banff and the Banff National Park.  Start your day with ride on the famous Banff Gondola to the peak of the Sulphur Mountain.  The Gondola Ride is included in your Self-Drive package. Visit 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. 

If you are not planning to take any of the optional tours offered, we recommend you drive west along the Trans Canada Highway to the Yoho National Park.  Enroute stop at the Lower Spiral Tunnel viewpoint for some views of this engineering marvel before proceeding to the Natural bridge and Emerald Lake in the Yoho National Park.

Overnight in Banff, AB.

This morning, you will leave the town of Banff to drive north to Jasper at the top of the Icefield Park.  This is 288 km drive and with the stops you will make enroute, it will take up your entire day, arriving into Jasper closer to dinner hour.  Your first stop this morning will be at Lake Louise, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The shimmering turquoise green waters of Lake Louise will leave you speechless.  

You will find it hard to tear away from the stunning beauty of Lake Louise.  But, north along Icefields Parkway (Highway 93), a wide stretch of breath-taking country awaits you.  Renowned for the Columbia Icefield off this Hwy, the parkway winds through forested river valleys cradled by walls of dazzling peaks. You will frequently spot elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, black and grizzly bears, wolf, or caribou. 

Interesting viewing spots along the highway include Bow Lake with majestic views of the Crowfoot Glacier, Saskatchewan River Crossing, Sunwapta River and Athabasca Falls.

Your Self-drive Package includes a visit to the Columbia Icefield and admissions to the world-famous Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk Experience at the Columbia Icefield.  

Overnight in Jasper, AB.

Jasper is a small mountain town tucked away on the northernmost point on Hwy-93, in the Jasper National Park. You can explore Jasper on your own or opt for one of our several scheduled tours and activities.  

Closer to town, drive out to Pyramid and Patricia Lakes for some stunning views. Take a ride up onto Whistlers Mountain on the Jasper SkyTram and have a great chance of sharing excellent views with big horn sheep at the top of the stairs at Old Fort Point. 

Further out, drive to the Maligne Lake for a Cruise to the Spirit Island. Enroute, stop to see the historic Jasper Park Lodge, Edith, and Annette Lakes.  Pay a visit to the narrow and deep Maligne Canyon and the fast-disappearing Medicine Lake.  If you still have time on hand, drive east to visit Miette Hot Springs for the hottest soak in the Rockies.

We offer you a choice of tours including our scheduled Tour of Jasper and its Wildlife, a Cruise on the beautiful Lake Maligne, a ride on the Jasper SkyTram to the summit of the Whistler’s Mountain or a Sidecar Motorcycle tour of Jasper. 
DMCi also offers you a Athabasca River Rafting Tour or a choice of Whitewater rafting tours.

Overnight in Jasper, AB.

Today you will leave Jasper for Sun Peaks in British Columbia.  Leaving Jasper National Park, you will drive along the 'Yellowhead Hwy', first explored by trappers and traders, past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.  Beyond Mount Robson Provincial Park, the highway follows the Thompson River through the snowy peaks of the Monashee and Caribou Mountains to the resort village of Sun Peaks where you will enjoy a night stay.

Overnight at Sun Peaks, BC.
Leaving Sun peaks this morning, your drive will take you past sagebrush-covered cowboy country and ranch lands strung along the South Thompson River.  Drive into the Fraser Canyon with its towering rock walls, and the white-water rapids of the Fraser River. At Hell's Gate experience a gondola ride over the canyon as three fourth of a million liters of water gush through the Hell's Gate Gorge below. Driving further west, the lush Fraser Valley opens into the maritime basin of British Columbia's Lower Mainland region to arrive into Vancouver, Canada's gateway to Pacific.

Overnight in Vancouver, BC.

Park your car today.  We have included this flexible 48-hour Hop on Hop Off Pass so you can let someone else do the driving and parking while you enjoy a tour of Vancouver. Our tour is a combination of the City and Park routes and offers all the highlights of downtown Vancouver including Chinatown, Stanley Park, and Gastown, major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Explore historic landmarks at your own pace, and shop along Robson Street.

Later this afternoon, experience FlyOver Canada.  Experience Canada as never before, at the best attraction in Vancouver! Soar from the Atlantic to Pacific across some of Canada’s most spectacular sights. Wind, fragrances, and other effects can make you feel like you are really soaring!  Take a dive through dark valleys roaring across wild rivers. Feel the breeze in your hair as you fly over magnificent prairies. Gaze at snow-capped mountains that tower above the land. Look for the thrill of buzzing over urban environments pulsating from morning till night. 

The Vancouver Hop on Hop off Tour, Vancouver Lookout and FlyOver Canada experience is included in your Self-Drive Package.

Overnight in Vancouver, BC.
This morning check out of hotel, drive home.

End of your Self-Drive Canadian Holiday.
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 for details.
Contact our Canada Destination Specialist

Inclusions

  • 7 Nights’ accommodations.
  • Rental of Mid-Sized car Volkswagen Jetta or similar.  Upgrades to SUV or Minivan also available for an additional cost.  Driver must be 21 years or older.
  • Unlimited Mileage.
  • One-way Car rental drop-off charges.
  • Admission to Banff Gondola in Banff.
  • Admissions to Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk at Columbia Icefield.
  • Free time to explore the town of Jasper on your own.
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop off Tour – 48 hours.
  • Admission to Vancouver Lookout.
  • Admission to FlyOver Canada Experience in Vancouver.
  • Taxes & GST. 

Exclusions

  • Airfare.
  • Meals.
  • Canada Park Fees - approx. $9 per person x 4 days.  Family rates may apply.  Please check with the Park’s Toll booth at check in.
  • 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. 
  • Collision Damage Waiver & Theft Protection for the rented Car and Roadside Assistance not included in package cost.  Same is available at an additional cost.
  • 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.
  • Gas for the vehicle.
  • GPS, Child Seats, Racks, etc.
  • Parking & Tolls.
  • Bottled Water
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out charges.  Charges will apply.
  • Optional Tours & Admissions.
  • Option to extend stay.   

Accommodations Featured

Tour Code: DM–SDRTO8D

DestinationHotelRoom TypeCategory
BanffElk + AvenueStandard RoomStandard
JasperChateau JasperStandard Room
Standard
Sun PeaksSun Peaks Grand Hotel
Standard Room
Standard
VancouverSandman Hotel City CentreStandard Room
Standard
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

Optional Tour

Optional Tours & Admissions (subject to operation due to Covid-19).

Recommended 

  • Jasper – Discover Jasper and its Wildlife Tour.
  • Jasper – Lake Maligne Cruise.
  • Jasper – Jasper SkyTram.
  • Jasper – Athabasca River Raft Scenic Float Tour.
  • Jasper – Whitewater Rafting on the Athabasca River.
  • Sunwapta River Rafting Tour.
  • Vancouver - Harbour Air Seaplanes - Vancouver Classic Panorama. 
  • Vancouver – Grouse Mountain (General Admission). 
  • Vancouver – Sunset Dinner Cruise. 
  • Vancouver - Authentic Asian Eats Tour (2 Hours) 
  • Vancouver - Granville Island Market Tour (Mon to Thu - 2 Hours) 
  • Vancouver - Granville Island Market Tour (Fri to Sun - 2 Hours) 
  • Vancouver - Gastronomic Gastown Tour (3 Hours) 
These optional tours can be booked with our package. Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for rates.

Notes about this Tour

Operation Info

YearOperating Dates
20211 May to 31 Oct, 2021

Blackout dates may apply.  Please check with us for more information.

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