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  • Coastal Canada & The Rockies - Fly Drive Canada holidays

    Coastal Canada & The Rockies

    YOUR COMPLETE TAILORED HOLIDAY INCLUDES:

    Scheduled flights | 14 nights accommodation | 12 days car rental | Exclusive travel information pack

    Enquire here or call 0115 9610590 for our best prices

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    Coastal Canada & The Rockies

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Explore the Canadian Rockies.

We love this itinerary – it has everything you would want from a two week fly-drive in Western Canada – taking in the best that Vancouver Island has to offer as well as the truly magnificent Canadian Rockies.

You start with 3 nights in Vancouver giving you time to acclimatise and savour what we consider to be simply one of the best cities in the world. Vancouver is bursting with style, vibrancy, character and beauty. Then head west to Vancouver Island staying in three different coastal locations: the charming capital Victoria, Tofino – from where you will enjoy an exciting bear viewing tour, then relax by the ocean in Parksville. Next you will head back to mainland BC, stopping in the wonderful village of Whistler then on to picturesque Clearwater before journeying on to the rugged and stunningly beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountain towns of Jasper then Banff. You’re certain to fall in love with this incredibly scenic landscape of mountains, lakes, glaciers and ‘chocolate box’ towns – filling you with memories to last a lifetime.

DISCOVER THE CANADIAN ROCKIES YOUR WAY.

Take it as you see it or change it to suit. All C.N.A. holidays can be tailored to suit your own tastes & budget.

All our holidays offer complete financial protection and you will receive a uniquely personalised travelling pack to ensure you get the most from your adventure.


Day 1
Arrive Vancouver

Depart London Heathrow – 13:05
Arrive Vancouver – 14:30
Journey Time – 9 hours 25 minutes

INCLUDED TODAY – Meet & greet and private transfer from airport to hotel

On arrival at Vancouver airport we have included a meet & greet service and private transfer to your downtown hotel.

Vancouver is set in spectacular surroundings, with the majestic Coastal Mountains, evergreen forests and Pacific Ocean as its background.

After a long flight and with your body adjusting to the time difference we suspect you will not want to do much the first evening but if the weather permits do have a walk along the waterside path located right outside your hotel, it’s a lovely walk to Stanley Park.

Your 3 nights / 2 full days here will be packed as you discover some of the delights this fantastic city has to offer.

Overnight – Vancouver


Day 2 & 3
Vancouver

INCLUDED – Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour (on Day 3)

There’s such a variety of things to see and do in this stunning cosmopolitan city by the ocean – historic Gastown, colourful Chinatown, and the ultra modern financial district to name but a few. Discover the beauty of 1000-acre Stanley Park and English Bay as well as the bustle of Robson Street in the heart of the shopping district and Granville Island oozing character and atmosphere both night and day.

Whilst in Vancouver (on Day 3) we have included a morning tour taking you to Capilano Suspension Bridge & Park, the world’s greatest suspension footbridge set amongst the West Coast Rainforest which offers meandering trails by tranquil trout ponds and towering old growth evergreens. Whilst there be sure to see the colourful Totem Park which displays over 25 authentic totem poles collected since the 1930’s and life-size red cedar statues carved during the Depression. Continue on to Grouse Mountain to experience a spectacular mountain top adventure at the peak of Vancouver. During summer enjoy lumberjack shows, the Grouse Mountain Wildlife Refuge for endangered wildlife including Grizzly Bears and Timber Wolf, birds in motion demonstrations and so much more. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight – Vancouver, BC


Day 4
Vancouver to Victoria (Vancouver Island)
43 miles (Plus Ferry)

INCLUDED TODAY – Ferry from Vancouver to Vancouver Island

This morning collect your car rental before leaving Vancouver and driving south to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal for a 90 min Ferry ride (Car Ferry Toll Included) to Swartz Bay. On board BC ferries enjoy the scenery of the Gulf Islands as you cross the Strait of Georgia.

From Swartz Bay continue on to the charming city of Victoria with its turn of the century architecture, British traditions such as high tea and shops full of woolens and china.   

Overnight – Victoria


Day 5
Victoria (Vancouver Island)

INCLUDED TODAY – Admission to Butchart Gardens

Today is free to explore Victoria where you will find the world famous Empress Hotel, Parliament buildings, Provincial Museum, the city centre and the attractions around the city Harbour.

A 14 mile drive north of Victoria, admission is included to the Butchart Gardens with its 50 acre display of magnificent colour. The network of paved paths meander around exploring meadows and gardens of flowers blossoming in reds, blues, yellows, whites and oranges. The trails lead to ponds and fountains, walking over wooden bridges and crossing over rumbling creeks. Many paths loop in circles leading to viewing benches, shelters and open gra
ss fields. Here you have a wonderful opportunity to be surrounded by vibrant colours and floral scents.

Overnight – Victoria


Day 6
Victoria to Tofino(Vancouver Island)
195 miles

Travel to the rugged West Coast of Vancouver Island and head to Pacific Rim National Park. En-route stops should be made at Duncan the ‘City of Totems’, where you may visit the Quw’utsun’ Heritage Village, which will provide you with an insight into the lives of the northwest coast people (admission not included).

Make a stop in the artist community of Chemainus, where you can admire the giant murals which adorn the exterior walls throughout the town. Drive through majestic Sutton Pass and the Sawtooth Range of the Cascade Mountains to arrive in Tofino around mid afternoon.

Overnight – Tofino


Day 7
Tofino(Vancouver Island)

INCLUDED TODAY – Coastal Bear Viewing tour by Zodiac (3 hours)

You may wish to walk along the famed Long Beach, with its miles of pristine sandy beach and pounding surf, or explore the rain forests on a selection of well groomed trails. Mid afternoon enjoy a 3 hour cruise in search of black bears. During the winter, local black bears are in semi-hibernation. Come May, they leave their dens and head for the closest food source – the ocean! While the bears forage in the intertidal zone, you can unobtrusively observe and photograph their behaviour. You will experience the tour aboard an open-air, rescue-style, 24’ rigid-hulled Zodiac suitable for this calm water program. The vessel’s shallow draft is especially good for manoeuvring in the small sheltered bays while you are watching for bears and learning about this unique environment.

Overnight – Tofino


Day 8
Tofino to Parksville (Vancouver Island)
138 miles

Depart Tofino for Parksville for your return journey to the East Coast.

En-route, picture stops should be made at Cathedral Grove to enjoy the splendour of 800 year old Douglas Fir and Cedar as well as the Mars Water-Bombers at Sproat Lake, the world’s two largest water-bombers used for the sole purpose of putting out forest fires.

Your destination is Parksville located on the sheltered eastern shores of Vancouver Island – with its spectacular natural setting, surrounded by beautiful beaches, mountains, lakes and rivers… Kick back & enjoy.

 Overnight – Parksville


Day 9
Parksville to Whistler
68 miles (plus Ferry)

INCLUDED TODAY – Ferry from Vancouver Island to Mainland, BC  

From Departure Bay sail for 1 hr 45 min on BC Ferries (Ferry Toll Included) to Horseshoe Bay. This scenic cruise takes you through fjord like waters with mountains blanketed with virgin forests and glaciated peaks. Travel 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.

Overnight – Whistler


Day 10
Whistler to Wells Gray Provincial Park
262 miles

INCLUDED TODAY – Admission to Hat Creek Ranch

Travel north today from the mountain village via the upper elevations of the Duffey Lake Road. Enjoy breath-taking views of Joffee Glacier and snow capped Mount Currie that rises to a height of 2,596 meters (8,518 feet). Continue the journey north 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. Make a stop at 100 mile house to the gold rush town of Cache Creek, where you stop to visit the historic Hat Creek Ranch (included), which literally takes you back to the days of the gold rush.

NOTE: You may wish to consider extending your stay in Clearwater to 2 nights for a number of reasons: to give you a break after a long drive to get to this area & to provide you an opportunity to explore Wells Gray Provincial Park – one of the most beautiful parks in Canada. Just let us know if you would like to consider this option.     

Overnight – Clearwater


Day 11
Wells Gray Provincial Park to Jasper
198 miles

Set out for Jasper along the scenic Yellowhead Highway and take in the breathtaking vistas of the steep-walled gorges and crashing falls of the North Thompson River. On your journey today, perhaps you will get a glimpse of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Leaving British Columbia you enter Alberta and Jasper National Park. Jasper was originally a tent city serving the railway, and now a quaint mountain village.

Overnight – Jasper


Day 12
Jasper

By now you will almost certainly have witnessed some of the amazing wildlife in Canada but keep your eyes peeled for bears, moose and the hundreds of elk that roam freely around Jasper. Jasper offers many terrific scenic highlights to explore… Why not take a tram ride up Whistlers Mountain or visit Medicine Lake, Cavell Road, Pyramid Lake Road and the ‘Old Banff/Jasper Highway’. We recommend a visit to Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake where you can take a scenic boat tour or hire a canoe. The gift shops at these two attractions are excellent and also worth a visit.

Another option to consider is a visit to Athabasca Falls and Sunwapta Falls, both of which can be done in the same day from Jasper. There’s so much to see & do here – if you would like to extend your stay in Jasper just tell us & we can make it happen.

Overnight – Jasper


Day 13
Jasper to Banff
180 miles

INCLUDED TODAY – COMPLIMENTARY – Ice Explorer Ride onto the Athabasca Glacier!

Your scenic drive today takes you through the spine of the Canadian Rockies. View a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged peaks, over 100 glaciers and pristine emerald colour lakes. Along the way see such sights as the Columbia Icefield and take an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier (included). 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 footway to either the lower or upper waterfalls before continuing to Banff.

Overnight – Banff


Day 14
Banff

A full day to explore Banff and area. In town you’ll find lots of excitement – shopping, cafés, nightlife, museums. Check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff Gondola (optional) 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.

Or why not take one of the very easy 1, 2 or 3 hour horseback rides along the river, this is great fun and you do not need to have any riding experience. Other activities you can easily book up for are bike rides, fishing trips and rafting on the Bow River.

Overnight – Banff 


Day 15
Banff to Calgary Airport
72 miles (then depart for UK)

Depart the Rocky Mountains at your own leisure to the Great Central Plains that roll to the east for 2000 kilometres and extend as far south as Mexico. This is ‘cattle ranching country’ and the breadbasket of Canada.

With late flights from Calgary Airport as detailed below you have plenty of time to enjoy your day before returning your rental vehicle at the airport and boarding your flight back to the UK.

Depart Calgary – 20:35
Arrive London Heathrow – 13:40 (Next Day)
Journey Time – 9 hours 5 minutes

Accommodation Room type
Vancouver, BC Westin Bayshore Run of House
Victoria, BC Inn at Laurel Point Laurel Wing Guest room
Tofino/Ucluelet, BC Black Rock Oceanfront Resort One Bedroom
Parksville, BC  Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Ocean View room
Whistler, BC Hilton Whistler Resort Hilton Room
Clearwater, BC Alpine Meadows Resort One Bedroom Alpine Chalet
Jasper, AB Chateau Jasper Standard room
Banff, AB Banff Caribou Lodge Run of House

Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled Flights
  • Roundtrip Direct non-stop scheduled flights.
  • UK & Canadian airport taxes.
  • 14 nights room only accommodation as stipulated or similar.
  • 12 days Intermediate car rental based on Avis Canada ‘Fully Inclusive’ Rate
  • Private Transfer from Vancouver International Airport to downtown hotel
  • West Coast Sightseeing Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
  • BC Ferries Passenger & Vehicle Fares (Vancouver to Victoria)
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens
  • Coastal Bear Viewing tour from Tofino
  • BC Ferries Passenger & Vehicle Fares (Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay)
  • Admission to Hat Creek Ranch
  • Parks Canada Discovery Pass, allowing access to all National Parks and admission to National Historic Sights
  • Ice Explorer Ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Exclusive travel documentation package including personalised maps, itinerary and driver directions along with all applicable tickets and vouchers. 

Travel Insurance

This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.

Additional Experiences

Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.

Personalised Documentation

We prepare every travel pack individually. We want this to be the perfect travelling companion for your adventure and to offer you all the information you need. Your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is detailed and is designed to serve as a wonderful reminder of your experiences for years to come when you return.

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Ultimate Canadian Rockies

We refer to several itineraries on our website as ‘The way we’d do it’ and this is without doubt the case with our ‘Ultimate Canada Rockies’ itinerary, which we consider to be our ‘Signature’ Canada itinerary.

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Brilliant British Columbia

British Columbia is like a country of it’s own and is a state of dramatic contrasts. Be in awe of the views from atop mountains or feel the warmth of a sun-baked desert. Lie on the beach or experience the beauty of the historic rainforests.

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Coastal Peaks to Plains

Unlike our other Canadian Rockies itineraries, this ‘Coastal Peaks to Plains’ fly drive treats you to 3 stops in the north of British Columbia sandwiched between 3 nights in Vancouver, 4 nights on Vancouver Island, and 4 nights in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

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Do I need a visa to travel to the usa?

In most circumstances, no visa is required for travel to the USA for any British Citizen passport holder and many other European passport holders, whose countries qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This program permits entry for up to 90 days for business or leisure purposes. Everyone must apply to use the VWP via the online Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA).  Advice states this should be done online at least 72 hours prior to departure. On payment of the $14 fee this system usually issues an electronic confirmation within minutes but this is not guaranteed and there are certain criteria travellers must consider before applying via ESTA to use the Visa Waiver Program. Once granted the VWP authorization is valid for 2 years.

It is essential that everyone who plans to travel to the United States reads the information contained on the following page – Visa Waiver Program

Please note : From 21st January 2016 The United States implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) as part of the Terrorist Travel Protection Act of 2015. One of the major changes implemented in January excludes any British National who has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen since March 01st 2011 from using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Full details are contained on the above link but those affected will need to apply for a Visitor Visa with the U.S. Embassy before booking their travel arrangements.

You are advised to complete your ESTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

To use ESTA now please only use the following website – Official ESTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the VWP or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

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British Nationals and travellers from other European countries can enjoy visa-exempt travel to and via Canada but must first use the online Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) at a cost of CA$7.00 per person. Most online applications are approved with minutes by email but the process can take longer particularly if supporting documentation is requested. An eTA is valid for 5 years and allows you to travel for up to 6 months on any one visit.

You are advised to apply for your eTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

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You start with 3 nights in Vancouver giving you time to acclimatise and savour what we consider to be simply one of the best cities in the world. Vancouver is bursting with style, vibrancy, character and beauty. Then head west to Vancouver Island staying in three different coastal locations: the charming capital Victoria, Tofino – from where you will enjoy an exciting bear viewing tour, then relax by the ocean in Parksville. Next you will head back to mainland BC, stopping in the wonderful village of Whistler then on to picturesque Clearwater before journeying on to the rugged and stunningly beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountain towns of Jasper then Banff. You’re certain to fall in love with this incredibly scenic landscape of mountains, lakes, glaciers and ‘chocolate box’ towns – filling you with memories to last a lifetime.

Day 1
Arrive Vancouver

Depart London Heathrow – 13:05
Arrive Vancouver – 14:30
Journey Time – 9 hours 25 minutes

INCLUDED TODAY – Meet & greet and private transfer from airport to hotel

On arrival at Vancouver airport we have included a meet & greet service and private transfer to your downtown hotel.

Vancouver is set in spectacular surroundings, with the majestic Coastal Mountains, evergreen forests and Pacific Ocean as its background.

After a long flight and with your body adjusting to the time difference we suspect you will not want to do much the first evening but if the weather permits do have a walk along the waterside path located right outside your hotel, it’s a lovely walk to Stanley Park.

Your 3 nights / 2 full days here will be packed as you discover some of the delights this fantastic city has to offer.

Overnight – Vancouver


Day 2 & 3
Vancouver

INCLUDED – Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour (on Day 3)

There’s such a variety of things to see and do in this stunning cosmopolitan city by the ocean – historic Gastown, colourful Chinatown, and the ultra modern financial district to name but a few. Discover the beauty of 1000-acre Stanley Park and English Bay as well as the bustle of Robson Street in the heart of the shopping district and Granville Island oozing character and atmosphere both night and day.

Whilst in Vancouver (on Day 3) we have included a morning tour taking you to Capilano Suspension Bridge & Park, the world’s greatest suspension footbridge set amongst the West Coast Rainforest which offers meandering trails by tranquil trout ponds and towering old growth evergreens. Whilst there be sure to see the colourful Totem Park which displays over 25 authentic totem poles collected since the 1930’s and life-size red cedar statues carved during the Depression. Continue on to Grouse Mountain to experience a spectacular mountain top adventure at the peak of Vancouver. During summer enjoy lumberjack shows, the Grouse Mountain Wildlife Refuge for endangered wildlife including Grizzly Bears and Timber Wolf, birds in motion demonstrations and so much more. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight – Vancouver, BC


Day 4
Vancouver to Victoria (Vancouver Island)
43 miles (Plus Ferry)

INCLUDED TODAY – Ferry from Vancouver to Vancouver Island

This morning collect your car rental before leaving Vancouver and driving south to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal for a 90 min Ferry ride (Car Ferry Toll Included) to Swartz Bay. On board BC ferries enjoy the scenery of the Gulf Islands as you cross the Strait of Georgia.

From Swartz Bay continue on to the charming city of Victoria with its turn of the century architecture, British traditions such as high tea and shops full of woolens and china.   

Overnight – Victoria


Day 5
Victoria (Vancouver Island)

INCLUDED TODAY – Admission to Butchart Gardens

Today is free to explore Victoria where you will find the world famous Empress Hotel, Parliament buildings, Provincial Museum, the city centre and the attractions around the city Harbour.

A 14 mile drive north of Victoria, admission is included to the Butchart Gardens with its 50 acre display of magnificent colour. The network of paved paths meander around exploring meadows and gardens of flowers blossoming in reds, blues, yellows, whites and oranges. The trails lead to ponds and fountains, walking over wooden bridges and crossing over rumbling creeks. Many paths loop in circles leading to viewing benches, shelters and open gra
ss fields. Here you have a wonderful opportunity to be surrounded by vibrant colours and floral scents.

Overnight – Victoria


Day 6
Victoria to Tofino(Vancouver Island)
195 miles

Travel to the rugged West Coast of Vancouver Island and head to Pacific Rim National Park. En-route stops should be made at Duncan the ‘City of Totems’, where you may visit the Quw’utsun’ Heritage Village, which will provide you with an insight into the lives of the northwest coast people (admission not included).

Make a stop in the artist community of Chemainus, where you can admire the giant murals which adorn the exterior walls throughout the town. Drive through majestic Sutton Pass and the Sawtooth Range of the Cascade Mountains to arrive in Tofino around mid afternoon.

Overnight – Tofino


Day 7
Tofino(Vancouver Island)

INCLUDED TODAY – Coastal Bear Viewing tour by Zodiac (3 hours)

You may wish to walk along the famed Long Beach, with its miles of pristine sandy beach and pounding surf, or explore the rain forests on a selection of well groomed trails. Mid afternoon enjoy a 3 hour cruise in search of black bears. During the winter, local black bears are in semi-hibernation. Come May, they leave their dens and head for the closest food source – the ocean! While the bears forage in the intertidal zone, you can unobtrusively observe and photograph their behaviour. You will experience the tour aboard an open-air, rescue-style, 24’ rigid-hulled Zodiac suitable for this calm water program. The vessel’s shallow draft is especially good for manoeuvring in the small sheltered bays while you are watching for bears and learning about this unique environment.

Overnight – Tofino


Day 8
Tofino to Parksville (Vancouver Island)
138 miles

Depart Tofino for Parksville for your return journey to the East Coast.

En-route, picture stops should be made at Cathedral Grove to enjoy the splendour of 800 year old Douglas Fir and Cedar as well as the Mars Water-Bombers at Sproat Lake, the world’s two largest water-bombers used for the sole purpose of putting out forest fires.

Your destination is Parksville located on the sheltered eastern shores of Vancouver Island – with its spectacular natural setting, surrounded by beautiful beaches, mountains, lakes and rivers… Kick back & enjoy.

 Overnight – Parksville


Day 9
Parksville to Whistler
68 miles (plus Ferry)

INCLUDED TODAY – Ferry from Vancouver Island to Mainland, BC  

From Departure Bay sail for 1 hr 45 min on BC Ferries (Ferry Toll Included) to Horseshoe Bay. This scenic cruise takes you through fjord like waters with mountains blanketed with virgin forests and glaciated peaks. Travel 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.

Overnight – Whistler


Day 10
Whistler to Wells Gray Provincial Park
262 miles

INCLUDED TODAY – Admission to Hat Creek Ranch

Travel north today from the mountain village via the upper elevations of the Duffey Lake Road. Enjoy breath-taking views of Joffee Glacier and snow capped Mount Currie that rises to a height of 2,596 meters (8,518 feet). Continue the journey north 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. Make a stop at 100 mile house to the gold rush town of Cache Creek, where you stop to visit the historic Hat Creek Ranch (included), which literally takes you back to the days of the gold rush.

NOTE: You may wish to consider extending your stay in Clearwater to 2 nights for a number of reasons: to give you a break after a long drive to get to this area & to provide you an opportunity to explore Wells Gray Provincial Park – one of the most beautiful parks in Canada. Just let us know if you would like to consider this option.     

Overnight – Clearwater


Day 11
Wells Gray Provincial Park to Jasper
198 miles

Set out for Jasper along the scenic Yellowhead Highway and take in the breathtaking vistas of the steep-walled gorges and crashing falls of the North Thompson River. On your journey today, perhaps you will get a glimpse of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Leaving British Columbia you enter Alberta and Jasper National Park. Jasper was originally a tent city serving the railway, and now a quaint mountain village.

Overnight – Jasper


Day 12
Jasper

By now you will almost certainly have witnessed some of the amazing wildlife in Canada but keep your eyes peeled for bears, moose and the hundreds of elk that roam freely around Jasper. Jasper offers many terrific scenic highlights to explore… Why not take a tram ride up Whistlers Mountain or visit Medicine Lake, Cavell Road, Pyramid Lake Road and the ‘Old Banff/Jasper Highway’. We recommend a visit to Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake where you can take a scenic boat tour or hire a canoe. The gift shops at these two attractions are excellent and also worth a visit.

Another option to consider is a visit to Athabasca Falls and Sunwapta Falls, both of which can be done in the same day from Jasper. There’s so much to see & do here – if you would like to extend your stay in Jasper just tell us & we can make it happen.

Overnight – Jasper


Day 13
Jasper to Banff
180 miles

INCLUDED TODAY – COMPLIMENTARY – Ice Explorer Ride onto the Athabasca Glacier!

Your scenic drive today takes you through the spine of the Canadian Rockies. View a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged peaks, over 100 glaciers and pristine emerald colour lakes. Along the way see such sights as the Columbia Icefield and take an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier (included). 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 footway to either the lower or upper waterfalls before continuing to Banff.

Overnight – Banff


Day 14
Banff

A full day to explore Banff and area. In town you’ll find lots of excitement – shopping, cafés, nightlife, museums. Check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff Gondola (optional) 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.

Or why not take one of the very easy 1, 2 or 3 hour horseback rides along the river, this is great fun and you do not need to have any riding experience. Other activities you can easily book up for are bike rides, fishing trips and rafting on the Bow River.

Overnight – Banff 


Day 15
Banff to Calgary Airport
72 miles (then depart for UK)

Depart the Rocky Mountains at your own leisure to the Great Central Plains that roll to the east for 2000 kilometres and extend as far south as Mexico. This is ‘cattle ranching country’ and the breadbasket of Canada.

With late flights from Calgary Airport as detailed below you have plenty of time to enjoy your day before returning your rental vehicle at the airport and boarding your flight back to the UK.

Depart Calgary – 20:35
Arrive London Heathrow – 13:40 (Next Day)
Journey Time – 9 hours 5 minutes

Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled Flights
  • Roundtrip Direct non-stop scheduled flights.
  • UK & Canadian airport taxes.
  • 14 nights room only accommodation as stipulated or similar.
  • 12 days Intermediate car rental based on Avis Canada ‘Fully Inclusive’ Rate
  • Private Transfer from Vancouver International Airport to downtown hotel
  • West Coast Sightseeing Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
  • BC Ferries Passenger & Vehicle Fares (Vancouver to Victoria)
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens
  • Coastal Bear Viewing tour from Tofino
  • BC Ferries Passenger & Vehicle Fares (Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay)
  • Admission to Hat Creek Ranch
  • Parks Canada Discovery Pass, allowing access to all National Parks and admission to National Historic Sights
  • Ice Explorer Ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Exclusive travel documentation package including personalised maps, itinerary and driver directions along with all applicable tickets and vouchers. 

Travel Insurance

This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.

Additional Experiences

Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.

Personalised Documentation

We prepare every travel pack individually. We want this to be the perfect travelling companion for your adventure and to offer you all the information you need. Your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is detailed and is designed to serve as a wonderful reminder of your experiences for years to come when you return.

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Ultimate Canadian Rockies

PRICES FROM £3455

We refer to several itineraries on our website as ‘The way we’d do it’ and this is without doubt the case with our ‘Ultimate Canada Rockies’ itinerary, which we consider to be our ‘Signature’ Canada itinerary.

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Brilliant British Columbia

PRICES FROM £2499

British Columbia is like a country of it’s own and is a state of dramatic contrasts. Be in awe of the views from atop mountains or feel the warmth of a sun-baked desert. Lie on the beach or experience the beauty of the historic rainforests.

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Coastal Peaks to Plains

PRICES FROM £3298

Unlike our other Canadian Rockies itineraries, this ‘Coastal Peaks to Plains’ fly drive treats you to 3 stops in the north of British Columbia sandwiched between 3 nights in Vancouver, 4 nights on Vancouver Island, and 4 nights in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

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Do I need a visa to travel to the usa?

In most circumstances, no visa is required for travel to the USA for any British Citizen passport holder and many other European passport holders, whose countries qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This program permits entry for up to 90 days for business or leisure purposes. Everyone must apply to use the VWP via the online Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA).  Advice states this should be done online at least 72 hours prior to departure. On payment of the $14 fee this system usually issues an electronic confirmation within minutes but this is not guaranteed and there are certain criteria travellers must consider before applying via ESTA to use the Visa Waiver Program. Once granted the VWP authorization is valid for 2 years.

It is essential that everyone who plans to travel to the United States reads the information contained on the following page – Visa Waiver Program

Please note : From 21st January 2016 The United States implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) as part of the Terrorist Travel Protection Act of 2015. One of the major changes implemented in January excludes any British National who has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen since March 01st 2011 from using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Full details are contained on the above link but those affected will need to apply for a Visitor Visa with the U.S. Embassy before booking their travel arrangements.

You are advised to complete your ESTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

To use ESTA now please only use the following website – Official ESTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the VWP or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

British Nationals and travellers from other European countries can enjoy visa-exempt travel to and via Canada but must first use the online Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) at a cost of CA$7.00 per person. Most online applications are approved with minutes by email but the process can take longer particularly if supporting documentation is requested. An eTA is valid for 5 years and allows you to travel for up to 6 months on any one visit.

You are advised to apply for your eTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

For applications and full information on the scheme please only visit – Official Canadian Government eTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the eTA scheme or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

Our holidays are too personalised and hand-crafted to book online. Please call during our office hours or provide us with some information below and we will get right on it so we can help you discover your next adventure.

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Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

E: enquiry@completenorthamerica.com
P: 0115 9610590

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We wanted to thank you for arranging such a wonderful holiday.  Everything was organised perfectly, the package which awaited us at our first hotel was very comprehensive and extremely informative.

Daniel Party (Ultimate Canadian Rockies) -
Canoeing, Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park

We returned from our Canadian Holiday a few days ago and had a wonderful time.  We wanted to say thank you for all the arrangements, bookings and planned trips etc. which all fell into place at the right time without any problems or worries.

Farmer Party (Western Canada) -

We loved Jasper, very laid-back and relaxing. The drive to Banff was amazing. As always, your instructions and attention to detail were spot-on. Thanks again.

Wyatt Party (British Columbia & Canadian Rockies) -

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