Always wanted to try a Canadian Rockies fly drive? This is the year to do it! Canada is celebrating its 150th Birthday so entrance is free to all the National Parks, the favourable exchange rate with Euro makes it excellent value for money and Lonely Planet has voted Canada as the number 1 country to visit in 2017!
Canada is the world’s 2nd largest country, so holiday options are endless, but despite the great cities, its Canada’s majestic landscape that captivates visitors. Surrounded by the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans and an interior full of jaw dropping lakes and rivers, Canada is a land of natural wonder. You will want to hike, cycle, go kayaking or even camp, Canada will bring out the nature lover in you.
I have chosen a Canadian Rockies fly drive, an iconic trip with a lifetime of memories to be made, but is surprisingly still excellent value. With wide, well-signposted roads and English speaking natives, this is a fantastic way to explore the Canadian countryside. You will fly to Calgary and have a quick overnight in a hotel before setting off on your magical adventure through the Rockies. Your first stop is the famous Banff National Park. Visit Lake Louise, one of the world’s most spectacular lakes. It’s dramatic setting, a glacial lake with thick forests and snowy mountains – this is the Rockies perfect picture postcard. Explore the incredible countryside and relax in their hot springs before enjoying a meal in the resort town of Banff. It’s boutique shops and trendy restaurants are welcome alternative to the countryside.
Drive one of the world’s most spectacular road trips, along the Icefields Parkway before arriving in Jasper. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the picturesque town of Jasper is worth a stop on its own and the National Park is the largest in the Rockies. The contrast of tranquil lakes, rugged mountains and massive glaciers will captivate you. It’s the perfect place for a hike, you may spot the local deer or maybe even some bears! If you are feeling a bit more adventurous you could try some white water rafting or kayaking. Check out the Jasper SkyTram for breathtaking views from the top of the mountains.
You will also have the opportunity to see Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies on your way to Canada’s largest ski resort, Sun Peaks, where you will overnight. Drive the Kamloops wine trail before arriving in the vibrant city of Vancouver. Overnight here once again, go whale watching or enjoy a full day exploring the city before getting your return flight home.
The price for this 8 day Canadian Rockies fly drive is €1,519 including flights, taxes, hotels and car hire. This is based on travel in September but if you call the dedicated sales team in Sunway they will be able to quote you for alternative dates. You can also add on extra nights in Vancouver, add on a few days on the luxury Rocky Mountaineer, even add on an Alaskan cruise – the options are endless. Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday this year. Why not join the party?
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This post was sponsored by Sunway Holidays but all views as always are my own.