British Columbia is known for being an explorer’s paradise and it’s no surprise why!
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains, the westernmost Canadian province is renowned for its unsurpassed natural beauty. It’s home to much-loved spots such as Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler as well as boasting incredible mountain ranges, plunging glaciers and rushing rivers.
Needless to say, British Columbia is the ideal spot to experience the great outdoors and offers tons of adventure options. We can’t think of a better way to see and do it all than with an epic Canadian road trip!
So, what are you waiting for? Unleash your inner adventurer and explore the Pacific Province in 2022, with tailormade holidays and incredible offers from American Holidays, the Canadian experts.
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Self-Drive Canadian Rockies Adventure
Explore the legendary landscape of Canada on a road trip to remember! This self-drive experience begins in the beautiful city of Calgary from where you will hit the road and drive West onto Banff National Park. Enjoy three days drive in this magnificent National Park with plenty of unique lodging choices in the midst of glistening lakes and incredible mountain ranges. Be sure to enjoy some of the amazing activities available and spend time exploring the stunningly scenic Banff & Lake Louise. Enjoy short walks and mountaintop treks, explore the pristine waterways by canoe, kayak or paddleboard or take a guided tour through the birthplace of Canada’s National Parks System.
Your adventure will continue west towards Vancouver as you travel through Jasper, Kamloops and Whistler – home to some of Canada’s most iconic national parks. Here, you’ll drive through spectacular landscapes of snow-capped mountain ranges. Whistler is famous for its abundance of wildlife so, keep an eye out for chipmunks, beavers, bears, cougars, marmots and more!
This epic road trip finishes off with 3 nights in Vancouver, a modern, melting pot of culture and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Canada with endless opportunities for adventure. Go whale watching to see Orcas and Humpback whales in their natural habitat, travel up Grouse Mountain to discover Vancouver from a whole different perspective, take a day trip to Bowen Island for more adventure or continue your holiday with a trip to Vancouver Island, famous for its water sports, hiking trails and beautiful wildlife.
Experience all this and more on the Self-Drive Canadian Rockies Adventure with American Holidays from €1,659pp.
Canada’s Great Parks of the West Road Trip
The incredible city of Vancouver the starting point for this two-week self-drive holiday, showcasing the world-class national parks of the Canadian Rockies. Spend three days exploring Vancouver, cycle around Stanley Park, visit the Richmond night market, take a day trip to Granville Island, or relax at Wreck Beach before jumping in the car and hitting the road! Have your camera at the ready as you head eastbound from Vancouver to Penticton through the Coastal Mountains and Manning Provincial Park where there are plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs in the stunning surroundings of the National Parks as you go along.
Next, you’ll venture through the Okanagan Valley, where you can marvel at the spectacular waterfalls, towering peaks and beautiful lakes as you travel to Revelstoke and from there to the stunning Banff national park. Make the most of your time here and discover the iconic Lake Louise where you can enjoy a range of water sports, including canoeing, paddle boarding and fishing. Finish your day of adventuring in the world-famous Banff Hot Springs, the perfect way to unwind.
Next up is Jasper national park, the largest park in the Canadian Rockies, for another full day of exploration, from hiking to white-water rafting. For the best views, check out the Glacier Skywalk – a 918ft cliff walk with a glass bottom, giving visitors unbeatable views. After Jasper, you will drive through the iconic Yellowhead Pass, on your way to 100 Mile House, a town famous for cattle ranching and take some time for some leisure activities!
Take in more spectacular scenery on the next leg of your trip as you drive past Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, to Whistler. Enjoy a full day exploring Whistler and all it has to offer. Spend your time biking or hiking the beautiful peaks, enjoy breath-taking 360 views on the Gondola or, for the more adventurous, take a zipline tour. Dive into some water activities on the lakes or take a bear viewing tour for the chance to see Whistler’s famous black bears and cubs in their natural habitat, before returning to Vancouver where your legendary road-trip experience will come to an end.
Start planning your unforgettable holiday to Canada today with American Holidays – the Canadian experts.
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