Arrive Vancouver International Airport and overnight in Vancouver for two nights.
You have the entire day to tour Vancouver and the surrounding area. Some suggestions: the MacMillan Planetarium, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park.
Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs, approx. 80 miles. Leaving the coast today, you will traverse a great maritime plain and end today's journey at the well-known resort of Harrison Hot Springs. Picturesquely situated at the foot of the 70km long Harrison Lake and flanked by mountains, you can enjoy walking on the beach or exploring the two hot mineral springs for which the town is famous. Overnight for one night in Harrison Hot Springs.
Harrison Hot Springs to Penticton, approx. 180 miles. Enjoy the scenic drive to Penticton via the dense forests of Manning Provincial Park, where you can take a walk on the remnants of the Dewdney Trail or the Rhododendron Flats. The town of Penticton lies at the lower end of Okanagan Lake and the lush orchards and vineyards of the Okanagan Valley. Overnight in Penticton for one night.
Penticton to Revelstoke, approx. 160 miles. Morning at leisure to enjoy the Okanagan Valley. Then drive past spectacular waterfalls, towering peaks and beautiful lakes en route to the Revelstoke area. Overnight in the Revelstoke area.
Revelstoke to Banff/Canmore, approx. 175 miles. Drive through Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass en route to the bustling resort town of Banff. We suggest a visit to Lake Louise. Overnight in Banff/Canmore for two nights.
Entire day to tour Banff and the surrounding area. We suggest a visit to Banff Natural History Museum. You may also try river rafting or take
Banff/Canmore to Jasper, approx. 175 miles. Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. We suggest a stop at Peyto Lake en route. Take an Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield. Overnight for two nights in Jasper.
Full day to relax and tour Jasper and surrounding area. We suggest a Maligne Lake boat cruise, a guided wildlife viewing and historical Hot Springs tour in the National Park, a visit to the Miette Hot Springs or a ride on the Jasper Tramway
Jasper to Clearwater, approx 215 miles. Drive the scenic Yellowhead Highway to Wells Gray Park. We suggest a stop at Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Overnight in Clearwater for two nights.
Many activities are available in the park including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding or river rafting.
Clearwater to 100 Mile House, approx 95 miles. From the park, it is a short drive into the dramatic cattle ranching country of the Cariboo Region. 100 Mile House was born in the 19th century during the days of the Cariboo Gold Rush, when a roadhouse was built here to service gold seekers heading in tot he goldfields. Overnight in 100 Mile House.
100 Mile House to Prince George, approx. 200 miles. We suggest a visit to Barkerville, a restored pioneer settlement from the Gold Rush era. Overnight in Prince George.
Prince George to Smithers, approx. 235 miles. Travel the rugged wilderness terrain of the interior mountain ranges. This is also a region with cultural and historical ties to many native bands. In Hazelton, you may want to visit Ksan Native Village and its tribal houses, museum, carving shed and totem poles of the Gitksan First Nation. Overnight in Smithers.
Smithers to Prince Rupert, approx. 220 miles. Follow the scenic Skeena River Valley to the active port city of Prince Rupert. Situated on Kaien Island, Prince Rupert was home to the Tsimshian and Haida nations for 5000 years and their legacies can be seen in the totem poles of Service Park, Roosevelt Park and the Sunken Gardens. Overnight in Prince Rupert.
Prince Rupert to Prince Hardy, approx. 25 miles (land only). Enjoy a full day ocean cruise on board B.C. Ferries along the British Columbia coastline. The famous Inside Passage Cruise Terminates in Port Hardy. Overnight in Prince Hardy.
Port Hardy to Campbell River, approx. 145 miles. Travel the eastern shore of Vancouver Island to Campbell River, a focal point for sport salmon fishing. Overnight in Campbell River
Campbell River to Victoria, approx. 165 miles. Continue along the coast, past Nanimo and Chemainus, and enjoy the scenic Malahat Drive. Overnight in Victoria for two nights.
Explore this elegant capital city. We suggest a visit to Beacon Hill Park and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Drop in for afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel or visit the famous Butchart Gardens. Alternatively take to the sea for a whale and wildlife viewing trip.
Victoria to Vancouver, approx. 45 miles (land only). Traverse the charming sannich Peninsula before enjoying a mini-cruise on B.C. Ferries back to Vancouver through the Strait of Georgia. Depart from Vancouver.