Sea to Sky to Rockies

8 Days / 7 Nights

This is perfect for those looking for a one-way itinerary from Vancouver to Calgary (or vice versa) and to drive through magnificent scenery from the ocean, to mountains, to lakes and National Parks. Stopping through Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper, Banff and Calgary, you will check off your entire must-see list!

  • Sea-to-Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler
  • Gold Rush Trail from Whistler to Sun Peaks
  • Explore Jasper National Park
  • Picturesque Banff National Park
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The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction.

Day 1 Vancouver to Whistler (122km/76mi)

This morning depart Vancouver 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. Arrive into Whistler by early afternoon.

Day 2 Whistler Exploring with Peak 2 Peak Gondola Ride

This charming alpine resort is nestled between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy an extensive range of summer activities from golf on one of the 4 championship designer golf courses, water activities on any of the 5 lakes or numerous rivers, to mountain top dining or just relax and enjoy some of the many fine cafes and restaurants in this European inspired alpine village. Experience the beauty of Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine environment via the Peak Adventure on Whistler Mountain. Take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola to Whistler Mountain’s sub-alpine and then rise to over 7000 feet via Whistler’s premier open chairlift. At the top of the Peak Chair, guests will be treated to unbelievable views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes, snow-capped peaks and more. Gondola dates of operations: May-Sep, Summer dates are subject to change due to factors such as weather and snowpack, if gondola is not operating a refund will be issued.

Day 3 Whistler to Sun Peaks (293km/183 mi)

Begin your spectacular drive on the Duffey Lake Road where you will see breathtaking views of Joffre Glacier. Continue on through Lillooet known as the land of the Gold Rush Trail and onto Cache Creek where you stop to visit the Historic Hat CreePerfek (included). From here, travel a short distance to you overnight accommodation located in a stunning resort of Sun Peaks.

Day 4 Sun Peaks to Jasper (444km/277mi)

Today, follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus to the snowy peaks of the Monashee Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. Pass by  Mount Robson, at 3954 metres (12,972 feet) which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper late afternoon.

Day 5 Jasper Exploring

Explore this charming mountain village close to many terrific scenic highlights. Take a tram ride up Whistler’s Mountain, or visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, and enjoy a 90 minute cruise heading towards the south end of this postcard setting (cruise not included). You will marvel at the magnificent shoreline with dense forest and glacial peaks rising abruptly from the water’s edge. Stopping at Spirit Island, you will have the opportunity to take your own version of the world famous photograph of the lake.

Day 6 Jasper to Banff (292km/182 mi)

View a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged peaks, over 100 glaciers and pristine emerald coloured 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, beside the Bow River with an option for you to take a stop at Johnston Canyon and walk along the paved footpath to either the lower or upper waterfalls before continuing to Banff.

Day 7 Banff Exploring (Banff Gondola)

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

Day 8 Banff to Calgary (115km/72 mi)

Drive to Calgary today, along the 1A Highway. En route, you may wish to stop at the historic Cochrane Ranch (not included) before dropping off your rental car at the Calgary International Airport or downtown location.

 

 

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation including provincial taxes for 7 nights
  • Peak to Peak Gondola Ride (operates daily 26th May to 16th September, price for non-operating dates will be adjusted at time of booking)
  • Admission to Historic Hat Creek
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
  • Banff Gondola
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Intermediate Car Rental / Automatic Transmission

NOT INCLUDING:

  • International or domestic flights
  • Pre or post accommodation (but can be added)
  • Car rental Insurance
  • Road Tolls & fuel charge

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