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Coastal Peaks to Plains Fly Drive

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Quadra Island
  • Port Hardy
  • Prince Rupert
  • Prince George
  • Jasper
  • Banff
  • Calgary
  • 13 nights from
  • £2,449 per person
  • Trip Code: 597

Holiday Overview

Coastal Peaks to Plains - a superb Canada Holiday Fly Drive Road Trip from Vancouver to Calgary.

 

A fantastic 14 day Canada holiday road trip experience through Canada's West Coast from Vancouver to the Rockies, including a stay on Quadra island with whale and bear watching opportunities.

From picturesque roads to mighty mountain highways and wildlife rich national parks, discover Canada with you firmly in the driver's seat along the scenic - and largely empty roads.

Coastal Peaks to Plains Fly Drive includes:

  • Return UK flights
  • Accommodation for 13 nights
  • BC Ferries tolls for vehicle & passengers between Vancouver and Vancouver Island
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens
  • Wildlife Adventure Cruise through Desolation Sound
  • BC Ferries tolls for vehicle, passengers & access to the Aurora Lounge (Reserved Seating) between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert Included
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Banff Gondola Ride
  • Car hire (We recommend adding Sat Nav)
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Day 1 - Fly Uk to Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver and transfer to your downtown hotel.  Transfer not included.

Featured accommodation

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Coast Coal Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 2 - Vancouver

Take time to enjoy all that Vancouver has to offer. Visit Granville Island for lunch, take a stroll or cycle around Stanley Park, be sure to take in the sunset this evening at English Bay. 

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Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Coast Coal Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 3 - Vancouver to Victoria (68 km/42 mi + ferry)

Your destination today is the city of Victoria located on Vancouver Island. Departing Vancouver head towards the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal for your 90-minute ride to Victoria (ferry toll included). Arriving on Vancouver Island, it is a short and scenic drive to Butchart Gardens (admission included) - fifty acres of wonderful floral display, before arriving into the charming harbour City of Victoria.

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DoubleTree by Hilton

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Inn at Laurel Point

Fairmont Empress

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Day 4 - Victoria to Quadra Island (269 km/168 mi)

Travelling north on the Island Highway, pass through Duncan, the “City of Totems”. If time permits visit the Quw’utsun’ Heritage Village which provides you with an insight into the lives of the North West Coast People (seasonal hours - admission not included). Further north is the artist community of Chemainus, where you can admire giant murals which adorn the exterior walls throughout the town. By late afternoon arrive in Campbell River to board a BC Ferries (ferry tolls included) for a short ride to Quadra Island.

Featured accommodation

April Point Resort & Spa

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Day 5 - Wildlife Adventure Cruise

By Zodiac, cruise among the Discovery Islands and observe local BC wildlife in their natural habitat. (included)

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April Point Resort & Spa

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Day 6 - Quadra Island to Port Hardy (241 km/150 mi)

This morning take the ferry back to Vancouver Island (ferry toll included) and continue your journey north. Near Port McNeil you may wish to take an optional orca watching cruise into the waters of Johnstone Strait. Your day ends in the fishing community of Port Hardy.

Featured accommodation

Quarter Deck Inn

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Day 7 - Port Hardy to Prince Rupert (Ferry)

Embark on a full day of cruising the sheltered waters of Canada’s Inside Passage with BC Ferries (ferry toll included). During the length of the 15-hour crossing, a wonderful array of snow-capped mountains combined with rich forests provides a background for a series of dramatic fjords.

Featured accommodation

Prince Rupert Hotel

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Day 8 - Prince Rupert to Smithers (364 km/227 mi)

Today, follow the Yellowhead Highway, hugging the Skeena River for most of the way. Pass through the mining town of Terrace and into Smithers.

Featured accommodation

Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge

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Day 9 - Smithers to Prince George (372 km/232 mi)

Depart Smithers today, continuing along the Yellowhead Highway. Passing through Houston - known as the Steelhead Capital and home to the world’s biggest fly rod - over 18 metres in length! Next you will travel through Burns Lake and Vanderhoof into Prince George.

Featured accommodation

Sandman Inn & Suites

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Day 10 - Prince George to Jasper (376 km/234 mi)

Today is another unforgettable day of scenery. Follow mountain passes and raging rivers as you wind your way to an overnight stop in Jasper - ‘the Jewel of the Rockies’.

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 11 - Jasper Exploring

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, and enjoy a 90-minute cruise heading toward the south end of this postcard setting (Maligne Lake cruise not included).

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 12 - Jasper to Banff (265 km/164 mi)

Your scenic drive today takes you along the Icefields Parkway through the spine of the Canadian Rockies. 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). Continue on to Lake Louise and Banff.

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Elk+ Avenue Hotel

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Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 13 - Banff Exploring (Banff Gondola)

A full day to explore Banff and the surrounding area. 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).

Featured accommodation

Elk+ Avenue Hotel

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Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 14 - Banff to Calgary (115 km /72 mi)

Drive to Calgary today, along the 1A Highway. En-route, you may wish to stop at the historic Cochrane Ranch (not included) before dropping off your rental car at the Calgary International Airport prior to your flight back to the UK

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