Family Road Trip

14 days

Indicative cost incl. flights (based on 4 people):



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Day 1
Fly to Vancouver today and enjoy an evening meal in historic Gastown.
Day 2
Hire bikes and spend the morning exploring Stanley Park - look for the totems amongst the trees and racoons along the waterfront. Later on visit the Vancouver Lookout for fantastic views over the city.
Day 3
Collect a hire car and make your way to Whistler (approx. 2 hr drive). Stop en route and visit he Britannia Mining Museum, try your hand at gold-panning and take a train ride down in to the old copper mine.
Day 4
Join a half day bear viewing tour - travel by 4wd along the hillsides around Whistler where there is a resident bear population.
Day 5
Take a ride on the Peak2Peak Gondola this morning. You have time this afternoon to try another activity here such as zip-lining, an ATV tour or canoeing on the River of Golden Dreams.
Day 6
Drive to Sun Peaks, through some spectacular British Columbia scenery (approx. 5 hr drive). Stop at Hat Creek Ranch and learn about the Gold Rush pioneer history here.
Day 7
Enjoy a day in Sun Peaks. This is a great place for a bit of walking, cycling, kayaking or swimming.
Day 8
Continue east to the Okanagan region (approx. 3hr drive) and the waterfront town of Kelowna. Enjoy an evening stroll by the lake.
Day 9
Head to Myra Canyon and hire bikes to explore the old railway and trestle bridges here.
Day 10
Make your way in to the foothills of the Rockies and stop in Revelstoke for the night (approx. 3 hr drive). Stop at Three Valley Gap on the way and visit the ghost town here.
Day 11
Make your way through the mountains today to Banff. Stop at Lake Louise or Moraine Lake on the way and take a walk along the lakefront or rent a canoe and go for a paddle.
Day 12
Enjoy a fantastic whitewater rafting experience today - choose from exciting grade 3-4 rapids or gentler grade 2-3.
Day 13
Make your way to Calgary Airport today (approx. 2 hr drive) and board your overnight flight home.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

This route is perfect for a family that would like to experience the diverse scenery of British Columbia and the Rocky Mountains with a bit of adventure along the way. The itinerary combines the cityscape of Vancouver and the activity centres of Whistler and Banff, with more laid-back parts of British Columbia such as Sun Peaks and the Okanagan, which also benefit from fantastic summer temperatures. Along the way there are a host of activities to be enjoyed as well as opportunities to simply relax surrounded by the magnificent Canadian scenery.

2 nights Vancouver – 3 nights Whistler – 2 nights Sun Peaks – 2 nights Kelowna (Okanagan) – 1 night Revelstoke – 2 nights Banff

Please note that the driving times indicated above are fairly generous but don’t allow for prolonged stops e.g. taking a walk or stopping for lunch along the way. 

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