BC AND THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

Join Tour Escorts on a true Canadian adventure, exploring one of the world’s greatest mountain ranges and stopping off to enjoy the must-see sights of this amazing region.
Your holiday will get off to a great start in Vancouver where you’ll have time to explore the city before picking up your motorhome and heading to Vancouver Island where you’ll take part in a whale watching trip.

You’ll visit Nanaimo, the second largest town on Vancouver Island as you travel to Horseshoe Bay, and they’ll be plenty of time to enjoy the many splendid lakes that can be found along the way.

Wildlife is a big part of this holiday and we will take you to many famous National Parks including Wells Gray and Mt Robson Provincial Parks where you’ll have the chance to spot moose, grizzly and black bears, deer, elk, caribou and lots more during your great Canadian adventure.

21 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

DAY 1
Depart London Heathrow, flying to Vancouver. Meet your Tour Escorts and transfer to a Vancouver city centre hotel. Overnight Vancouver hotel.
DAY 2
Breakfast followed by guided coach tour of Vancouver. Afternoon spent at leisure to explore Vancouver. Enjoy a panoramic welcome meal in the evening with your fellow campers. Overnight Vancouver hotel.
DAYS 3 – 5
Breakfast, then transfer to the motorhome depot to pick up vehicles. Cross to Vancouver Island by ferry to the first campsite in Victoria, capital of British Columbia (BC) (42 miles driving). There’ll be a group get together for a campsite barbecue. Your Victoria stay includes a whale watching trip. There’s also a further full day at leisure to explore this very ‘British’ city, complete with double decker buses and traditional flower filled parks, the Royal British Columbia Museum and Parliament Building, or the surrounding area including the lovely Butchart Gardens. 3 nights Victoria campsite.
DAY 6
Travel from Victoria to Nanaimo (72 miles), the second largest town on Vancouver Island, to take the ferry to Horseshoe Bay. Drive through Garibaldi Provincial Park to Whistler (69 miles), the famous ski resort. There are a number of good restaurants in the town. Overnight Whistler campsite.
DAY 7
Leave behind the Garibaldi Provincial Park, to enjoy some splendid lakeside roads. Stop off at Joffre and Duffey Lakes, before heading east towards Kamloops (130 miles). Overnight Cache Creek campsite.
DAYS 8 - 10
Drive along the Yellowhead Highway into the Wells Gray Provincial Park (163 miles), one of BC’s largest at 540,000 hectares. There is plenty of time to explore the park, a vast wilderness of alpine meadows, mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, rivers, extinct volcanoes and waterfalls. Be sure also to visit Helmcken Falls, at 142m high one of the most amazing natural features in the Wells Gray Provincial Park. 3 nights Wells Gray Provincial Park campsite.
DAY 11
Travel to Mt Robson Provincial Park (173 miles), home to 3,954m Mt Robson, the highest peak in the BC Rockies. From here on you may spot moose, mountain goats, mule, grizzly and black bears, deer, elk, marmots, chipmunks, caribou, squirrels, muskrats, beavers and up to 170 bird species. Overnight Mount Robson Provincial Park campsite.
DAYS 12 – 15
Mt Robson to Jasper (54 miles) with time to visit Maligne Lake, the largest glacier-fed lake in the Rockies. Three full days to explore Jasper and to get out into Jasper National Park – keep your eyes peeled for roaming wildlife! Take a gondola trip up to Whistler’s Mountain for views back to Mt Robson and south to the Columbia Icefield. Be sure to visit Miette Hot Springs and the Athabasca Falls. The lakes, mountains and glaciers of this region are truly awe inspiring. 4 nights Jasper campsite.
DAY 16
Time to move on, down the awe inspiring Icefields Parkway to Kootenay Plains (113 miles). Don’t miss the Athabasca Glacier, one of the six main spurs of the Columbia Icefield, the largest icecap south of the Arctic Circle and north of the equator. Overnight Kootenay Plains campsite.

BC & the Canadian Rockies Tour

DAYS 17 – 19
Explore the Yoho National Park. En route to Banff (113 miles) take in Lake Louise too – a stunning lake with a world-famous hotel. Enjoy Banff National Park, where helicopter trips, gondola rides and horse riding are all possible. On the final day further explore Banff National Park, or alternatively the great shopping in Banff provides a good opportunity to stock up with souvenirs. Enjoy a farewell dinner in Banff. 3 nights Banff campsite.
DAY 20
Return your motorhome to the depot in Calgary (94 miles). Transfer from motorhome depot to Calgary airport. Overnight evening flight from Calgary to London Heathrow, arriving in the morning.
DAY 21
Arrive London. This ends the tour travel arrangements.
 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • City tour of Vancouver (free time built in)
  • Vancouver Island by ferry via the beautiful Gulf Islands
  • Whale watching trip, from Victoria on Vancouver Island
  • Springtime in the spectacular Rocky Mountains
  • Welcome meal in a panoramic restaurant in Vancouver
  • Farewell meal in Banff

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • The services of our Tour Escorts
  • Return standard flights (London to Vancouver, returning Calgary to London)
  • All airport taxes
  • 18 days fully-equipped motorhome hire:
  • 3-berth unit with 1,875 mileage allowance (extra mileage chargeable) and vehicle insurance (zero excess), plus GPS unit
  • Motorhome preparation fee and convenience kit
  • Full propane tank
  • Vancouver Island return ferry crossing
  • Vancouver hotel accommodation for two nights (bed and breakfast based on two adults sharing)
  • Half day guided city tour of Vancouver
  • Campground barbeque in Victoria
  • Whale watching trip from Victoria
  • 17 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available)
  • Transfers as stated
  • Welcome meal in Vancouver
  • Farewell meal in Banff
  • Tour daybook
Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a motorhome

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal insurance – please ask for a quote
  • Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas
  • Meals and drinks (unless stated)
  • Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated)
  • Road tolls and park entry fees (approx. £85)
  • Transfer from airport to Vancouver hotel
  • Personal expenditure, tips etc
  • Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements – available on request

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