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Discover Whistler and the Rockies

8 Days / 7 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
From USD$897 per person
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Experience the Best of Western Canada on this one-way self drive through Whistler & Sun Peaks to the Canadian Rockies. This tour is ideal for those who want to travel at a leisurely pace, and includes the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, admission to the Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Spirngs in Jasper, an Ice Explorer Ride and the Banff Gondola.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Vancouver to Whistler
Day 2
Whistler Sightseeing | Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Day 3
Whistler to Sun Peaks
Day 4
Sun Peaks to Jasper
Day 5
Jasper Sightseeing
Day 6
Jasper to Banff
Day 7
Banff Sightseeing | Banff Gondola
Day 8
Banff to Calgary

The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction.

Departs Vancouver

Day 1 Vancouver to Whistler (122 km/76 mi)
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 globe migrate to climb the granite cliffs. Arrive into Whistler by early afternoon.

Day 2 Whistler Exploring with Peak to Peak Gondola Ride
This charming alpine resort is nestled between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy an extensive range of summer activities from golf on one of the 4 championship designer golf courses, water activities on any of the 5 lakes or numerous rivers, to mountain top dining or just relax and enjoy some of the many fine café’s and restaurants in this European inspired alpine village. Experience the beauty of Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine environment via the Peak Adventure on Whistler Mountain. Take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola to Whistler Mountain’s sub-alpine and then rise to over 7,000 feet via Whistler’s premier open chairlift. At the top of the Peak Chair, guests will be treated to unbelievable views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes, snow-capped peaks and more. Gondola dates of operation: May - Sep, Summer dates are subject to change due to factors such as weather and snowpack, if gondola is not operating a refund will be issued.

Day 3 Whistler to Sun Peaks (357 km/222 mi)
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 to Jasper (444 km/277 mi)
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 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 (cruise not included). You will marvel at the magnificent shoreline with dense forest and glacial peaks rising abruptly from the water’s edge. Stopping at Spirit Island, you will have the opportunity to take your own version of the world famous photograph of the lake.

Day 6 Jasper to Banff (292 km/182 mi)
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). Stop at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk (included) to experience a glassfloored observation platform 280 m over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. 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.

Please note: Mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June

Day 7 Banff Exploring (Banff Gondola)
A full day to explore 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 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 or downtown location.

Departs Calgary

Day 1 Calgary to Banff (115 km/72 mi)
Take the short (2-hour) drive from Calgary to Banff on either the Trans-Canada Highway or the more scenic 1A Highway. Once in Banff proceed to your selected hotel to check in and the rest of the day is yours to explore at your own leisure.

Day 2 Banff Exploring (Banff Gondola)
A full day to explore 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 3 Banff to Jasper (292 km/182 mi)
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 Sarbach Glacier, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, with the Bow Glacier providing the backdrop, and Crowfoot Glacier before your arrival at the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier (included). Stop at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk (included) to experience a glass-floored observation platform 280 m over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. Leaving the Athabasca Glacier, your camera should be ready to capture the majesty of the Athabasca Falls prior to your arrival into Jasper.

Please note: Mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June

Day 4 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).

Day 5 Jasper to Sun Peaks (444 km/277 mi)
Leaving Jasper National Park, travel the ‘Yellowhead’ Route 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’s stay.

Day 6 Sun Peaks to Whistler (293 km/183 mi)
Begin the day travelling along Logan Lake route to the Gold Rush Town of Cache Creek, where you stop to visit the Historic Hat Creek (included), which literally takes you back to the days of the Gold Rush. Continue the journey south to Lillooet, known as the land of the Gold Rush Trail and was ‘Mile Zero’ of the Old Caribou Wagon Road during the Gold Rush Years. Now the area is home to the largest Canadian producers of the medicinal plant, Ginseng. Departing Lillooet travel the Duffey Lake Road to Whistler.

Day 7 Whistler Exploring with Peak 2 Peak Gondola Ride
This charming alpine resort is nestled between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy an extensive range of summer activities from golf on one of the 4 championship designer golf courses, water activities on any of the 5 lakes or numerous rivers, to mountain top dining or just relax and enjoy some of the many fine café’s and restaurants in this European inspired alpine village. Experience the beauty of Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine environment via the Peak Adventure on Whistler Mountain. Take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola to Whistler Mountain’s sub-alpine and then rise to over 7,000 feet via Whistler’s premier open chair lift. At the top of the Peak Chair, guests will be treated to unbelievable views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes, snow-capped peaks and more. Gondola dates of operation: May - Sep, Summer dates are subject to change due to factors such as weather and snow pack, if gondola is not operating a refund will be issued.

Day 8 Whistler to Vancouver (122 km/76 mi)
Depart Whistler at your own leisure along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Vancouver. Highlights along the way include the cascading Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock where climbers from all over the globe migrate to climb the granite cliffs. Arrive into Vancouver and proceed to your selected hotel.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation including provincial taxes for 7 nights
  • Peak to Peak Gondola Ride (operates daily May 25th to September 15th, price for non operating dates will be adjusted at time of booking)
  • Admission to Historic Hat Creek
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
  • Banff Gondola
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Travel Documentation

Not included:

  • Rental Car
  • Road Tolls

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Whistler - Aava Whistler Hotel (Deluxe Guestroom)
  • Sun Peaks Resort - Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Hotel (Lodge Room)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Banff - Elk+Avenue Hotel (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Whistler - Hilton Whistler Resort (Hilton Room)
  • Sun Peaks Resort -Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (Deluxe Room)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • Whistler - Fairmont Chateau Whistler (Fairmont Room)
  • Sun Peaks Resort -Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (Deluxe Room Balcony)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Fairmont Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Plus Grade)

  • Whistler - Fairmont Chateau Whistler (Deluxe Slopeside View Room)
  • Sun Peaks Resort -Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (Deluxe Room Balcony)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Premier Deluxe)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe Mountain View Room)

Moderate Grade

Aava Hotel

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Whistler

Nancy Greene Cahilty Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Lobstick Lodge

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Jasper

Elk Avenue Hotel

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Banff

Superior Grade

Hilton Whistler Resort

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Whistler

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Deluxe Grade

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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Whistler

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Deluxe Plus Grade

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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Whistler

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Departure dates

Depart from Vancouver (Tour Code: SD16) Daily

Depart from Calgary (Tour Code: SD17) Daily

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade

01 May - 15 May, 2020 16 May - 27 May, 2020 28 May - 28 Sep, 2020 29 Sep - 10 Oct, 2020 11 Oct - 15 Oct, 2020

$815
$925
$1,051
$919
$789

$1,381
$1,600
$1,853
$1,587
$1,328

$696
$768
$853
$764
$678

$132
$132
$132
$132
$132

Superior Grade

01 May - 15 May, 2020 16 May - 27 May, 2020 28 May - 20 Jun, 2020 21 Jun - 30 Sep, 2020 01 Oct - 11 Oct, 2020 12 Oct - 15 Oct, 2020

$980
$1,208
$1,284
$1,360
$1,168
$897

$1,708
$2,165
$2,318
$2,469
$2,087
$1,544

$814
$966
$1,017
$1,067
$940
$759

$132
$132
$132
$132
$132
$132

Deluxe Grade

01 May - 10 May, 2020 11 May - 25 May, 2020 26 May - 10 Oct, 2020 11 Oct - 15 Oct, 2020

$1,721
$2,023
$2,268
$1,721

$3,084
$3,686
$4,178
$3,084

$132
$132
$132
$132

Deluxe Plus Grade

01 May - 10 May, 2020 11 May - 25 May, 2020 26 May - 10 Oct, 2020 11 Oct - 15 Oct, 2020

$2,173
$2,473
$2,720
$2,173

$3,987
$4,588
$5,079
$3,987

$1,659
$1,860
$2,023
$1,659

$132
$132
$132
$132

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

Child age 10 yrs & under

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