Self-Drive – Summer Rockies Premium Tour

Self-Drive - Summer Rockies Premium Tour

  • Ultimate Rockies Experience
  • 5 Days | 4 Nights
  • Guaranteed Departure Dates*: Jun 27 | Jul 4, 11 | Aug 1, 15,22 | Sep 5, 26 | Oct 10
    *Subject to hotel reopening dates and government regulations
Price Per Person

From CA$759pp
Based on double occupancy (ex GST)

Price Per Family

From CA$1,799
Family price based on 2 adults and 2 children (5-11 years) (ex GST)

Contact Us About Your Self-Drive Tour

Overview

We are offering some of our Extraordinary Experiences as a self-drive adventure now. We will take care of your hotel bookings and attraction admissions. You will have the flexibility to take your time at each stop. We will also provide you with a sample itinerary written by our team of experts in order to experience this adventure to the fullest. Let us take care of the planning so that you can enjoy the adventure stress-free. This Summer Rockies Premium tour provides a unique and truly authentic Canadian experience. You will travel through three major mountain ranges, cross into two provinces and even experience a time zone change. This adventure is the best way for you to experience the iconic Rocky Mountains. You will have the opportunity to experience Canada’s desert area, the Okanagan Valley. This region is renowned for its wine farms and fruit farms. You will travel through some of the most imposing and breathtaking mountain vistas and get to visit the legendary turquoise glacial lakes. This includes Moraine Lake and Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in the world. One of the highlights of the adventure is your stop at the Columbia Icefields, where you will have the opportunity to walk on a glacier for an additional fee. This experience makes you realize just how fragile our planet is. There are many other fantastic sightseeing opportunities along the way, including the Othello Tunnels. These tunnels were cut from the granite cliffs in 1914 by the Canadian Pacific Railway connecting the Kootenays to the Coast. A total of five tunnels were cut out as part of the Kettle Valley Railway grade. The engineering effort it took to build this route was impressive, especially considering the limited infrastructure of the time. You will have the opportunity to walk through the tunnels and cross the cascading Coquihalla River. All prices are quoted for double occupancy. There are concessions for triple and quad rooms and a supplement if you wish to upgrade to a single room. Discover Canada Tours is also able to assist you with car rental, travel insurance and flight bookings should you require them. You also have the option to book a professional driver/guide and private vehicle. We own a fleet of vehicles ranging from a sprinter van to deluxe mini-coaches. This is a great option for multigenerational family trips.

Price Includes
  • Four night’s accommodation including two nights right in the town of Banff
  • Two breakfasts
  • Self-drive itinerary with all of the suggested stops and map
  • Admission to:
    • Sulphur Mountain Gondola
Price Excludes
  • Sales tax
  • Transportation – we can arrange a car rental for you at a discounted rate
  • Parking charges
  • National Park Pass
  • All other meals not indicated as being included in the package
  • Insurance – we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance and can book this for you
Dates
  • The following departure dates have guaranteed availability: Jun 13,27 | Jul 11,18,25 | Aug 8,15,22 | Sep 5, 26 | Oct 10
  • You can select another departure date (subject to hotel availability) and we can work with you to further customize the itinerary and duration of the tour.
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Iconic Canadian Scenery

Western Canada offers unrivaled scenery. You will get to experience the best of the raw beauty our beautiful country has on offer. Let our natural spots charm you.

Wildlife Sightings

Canada has an amazingly diverse ecosystem. There is a chance on every one of our tours to have some great wildlife sightings, from bears and elk to moose and mountain goats.

Flexible Travel Times

With this being a self drive tour, you will have the flexibility in terms of time. You can spend as long or as short at any given location and you can stop and take in sights that are not on our itinerary.

Optional Activities

On all our Rocky Mountain tours we offer a wide range of optional activities including the amazing glacier walk on the Columbia Icefields. This activity should not be missed.

2020 Tour Pricing

Double Occupancy
Two People per Room
CA$759pp

Trip Itinerary

Please note: The Shoulder Season tours will stay in Valemount at the Best Western Plus instead of Mike Wiegele Cabins. Depending on weather Moraine Lake & canoeing may not be available. 

This itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen (weather) conditions. Departure times may vary by date, please see your confirmation email for exact departure times.

Day One - Vancouver to Blue River/Valemont
As you leave Vancouver and travel Blue River. Some of the highlights today will be the Okanagan Valley and Spahats Falls in Wells Gray Provincial Park.. You will overnight in a luxurious lodge located next to Eleanor lake for the evening.
Day Two - Blue River/Valemont to Banff via Jasper National Park
The highlights of today’s travels are sightseeing stops at Mount Robson and the Icefields Parkway, with an optional activity to walk on the famous Athabasca Glacier. You will overnight in Banff this evening.
Day Three - Banff
Enjoy a day at leisure in the Town of Banff, starting with a morning ride up the Banff Sulphur Mountain Gondola where you will enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast while taking in 360 views of the Rockies Mountain (included). There are a number of other attractions and activities to do in Banff National Park. We can also assist in booking some of the amazing activities for a discounted price in and around the town of Banff.
Day Four - Banff to Revelstoke
Today is lake day. You will be able to explore the beautiful Lake Louise & Moraine Lake, two of the most photographed lakes in Canada. You will overnight in Revelstoke.
Day Five - Revelstoke to Vancouver
Today is the last leg of the trip as you head back to Vancouver. There are a number of very important historical sights as you head west. These include Craigellachie and the Last Spike and the Othello Tunnels.
Optional Extras
  • Glacier Adventure
  • Horseback Riding in Banff
  • Fly Fishing on the Bow River (early bookings essential)
  • Via Ferrata in Banff
  • Whitewater rafting in Canmore

Reviews

Our tour guide Matt made the 5 days we spend in British Columbia and Alberta absolutely unforgettable. He went above and beyond for every single person on the tour, offering a custom experience for every type of tourist. He is very well informed on just about every topic that came up and through many years of experience was able to show us some very special places that weren't on the conventional Canadian tourist radar. But most importantly he was just a really nice, welcoming guy. There is no doubt this experience will have us both coming back to Canada many times to come. Jack and Jessie.
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Jack
November 15th, 2019
We had the best tour. Janel our guide and Joe our driver were just fantastic - so informative and so committed to making our trip so enjoyable.
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Susan
November 8th, 2019
Janel was extremely knowledgeable about the environment and geography of the area that we travelled through. He made it interesting and we got much more than a scenic tour. He handled any complications in a very professional and calm manner. His sense of humor was also appreciated. The whole trip was a delightful experience and I would recommend it to other people. Joe, the driver, also contributed information and obviously had a great appreciation of the area. Both men worked well together to enhance the experience of all on the trip.
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Jennifer
October 29th, 2019
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