This is the perfect lodge holiday in Canada. Drive through Canadian wilderness with visits to Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise before staying in your own private lodge. With our expertise, we can arrange the full tailormade holiday in Canada based on your requirements.
Duration: 12 Nights
Summary: 1 Night Vancouver, 1 Night Sun Peaks, 2 Nights Banff, 1 Night Lake Louise, 1 Night Jasper, 1 Night Clearwater, 3 Nights Spout Lake, 1 Night Gold Bridge & 1 Night Whistler
Choose between one of our many preferred airline partners including Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Air Canada, which all offer a direct, non-stop service between the UK and Vancouver, or American Airlines, United and Delta Airlines all offer an indirect service with one change en route in each direction.
Collect your car hire from the airport and head towards the Rosewood Hotel Georgia located in the heart of Vancouver. This is a landmark hotel that dates back to the 1920s, which has since been luxuriously renovated to a contemporary standard. Use this perfect location to explore the sights of Vancouver, the city tours being the most popular among tourists.
Leave the Vancouver skyline behind you to begin your adventure into the wilderness of Canada. Travel along the Pacific Ranges before making your way up to the small town of Sun Peaks found in the Rocky Mountains. You will be staying in the Delta Sun Peaks Resort with breath-taking panoramic views 4000 feet above sea level. This is a European-styled hotel offering a wealth of facilities for its guests.
Next on your holiday to Canada, continue driving east through the Glacier National Park with its striking ice flows, rugged mountains and alpine meadows, before continuing on to Banff for a two night stay. Your hotel here will be the Fairmont Banff Springs, located approximately half a mile from the centre of Banff, within easy reach to the Bow River Falls. This is a luxurious hotel with a wide range of facilities on offer; including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, mountain biking, hiking and a full spa with mineral pools.
Spend the next two nights enjoying Banff including the nearby Banff National Park, an ideal location for those looking for the perfect adventure holiday.
Spend your time this morning travelling north through the spectacular Banff National Park, as you drive towards one of the most iconic attractions of Canada, the mystical Lake Louise. Witness the snow-capped mountains reflecting across the serene, turquoise waters of Lake Louise – an unforgettable experience.
Tonight you will be staying in the world-famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a luxurious hotel found in the heart of the Banff National Park overlooking the stunning Lake Louise. Facilities include an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, steam room, a fully equipped fitness centre and a spa offering a wide range of treatments.
Continue through Banff National Park then on to Jasper National Park, along the famous Icefields Parkway, passing the enormous Columbia Icefield. Take the opportunity to explore the Athabasca Glacier using one of the specially designed snow coaches to drive you across the surface. Head towards the Sawridge Inn found in the scenic town of Jasper, approximately a 10 minute walk from the shops and restaurants. The hotel facilities include an indoor heated pool, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a fitness centre and spa.
Drive through the stunning Jasper National Park, over the Rocky Mountain Trench and continue along the Southern Yellowhead Highway taking you to the small town of Clearwater found on the banks of the Thompson River. Stay at the Clearwater Valley Resort, an ideal location for those looking to explore the Well Grey Provincial Park, well known for its waterfalls and ancient volcanoes.
Begin today by travelling south along the banks of the beautiful Thompson River Valley before heading off into wilderness country along the deserted Little Fort Highway. Notice the landscape change from the dramatic Rocky Mountains to peaceful lakes and lush green valleys. Make your way to the shores of Spout Lake, passing isolated ranches along the way, here you will find the Ten-ee-ah Lodge, your home for the next three nights. This is a beautiful resort nestled within 25 acres of wilderness; the main lodge features a restaurant, bar and a recreational room with billiards and a dart board. Here you will feel at one with nature, with BBQs, camp fires and plenty of outdoor activities available.
Today, travel to Gold Bridge, an old mining area. Here you will be staying at the Tyax Resort found in the south Chilcotin Mountains, perched above the tranquil Tyaughton Lake. This is a beautiful boutique styled resort proving some of the very best alpine mountain biking routes, nature walks and horse riding adventures that the British Columbia has to offer.
Climb up into the Pacific Ranges into Whistler, the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here you will spend your last night of your holiday in Canada in luxury at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler found at the base of the Blackcomb Mountain. This landmark hotel offers an exceptional setting with views out over the mountains along with a full range of facilities including golf, a fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, whirlpools, sauna and tennis courts.
Spend your final day travelling back to Vancouver and return your car rental back to the airport ready for your return flight home to the UK.