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Kootenay National Park Tours, Self Drive Sightseeing Packages from Vancouver, Renal Car Travel Packages West Canada, Banff National Park Sightseeing, Jasper National Park Tours, West Canada Self Drive Tours, Rocky Mountains Self Drive Tours, Kootenay National Park
SDR#23 Western Adventures
This itinerary encompasses British Columbia's southern and less travelled areas along the US Border including the artist community of Nelson, the Bavarian styled Kimberley and the famous Kootenay Region. You’ll further visit the top Rocky Mountain National Parks as well as scenic lakes and beautiful provincial parks such as Mt. Robson and Bowron Lakes with excellent outdoor recreational opportunities off the beaten track. Explore the wineries and fruit orchards of the desert like southern Okanagan Valley, spectacular Mt. Robson Park with the highest mountain in West Canada, the lakes within the Chilcotin Plateau and the history of the Gold Rush era along the Cariboo Wagon Road. The routing leaves plenty of time for outdoor activities, fishing and side trips along the way.
Arrive in Vancouver, pick up your rental car and check in at your downtown hotel location. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and nestled alongside the Coast Mountain Range, the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver is home to spectacular natural scenery and many sightseeing attractions.
Vancouver – Manning Park
Take the Trans-Canada-Highway #1 to Hope. Manning Park is located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains and offers a variety of outdoor activities such as: hiking, canoeing, mountain biking and birding. Overnight at the resort.
Manning Park – Nelson
The small arts community with over 350 heritage buildings is right in the middle of the Kootenay region and on the shores of beautiful Kootenay Lake. From July – September you can get a sense of Nelson’s festive spirit when local shops turning into art galleries displaying the work of over 70 different artists. Overnight.
Another day in Nelson: Explore Kootenay Lake with a sailboat, play a round of golf, hike around Kokanee Creek Provincial Park with its sandy beaches some boating or try some mountain biking. Excellent restaurants are providing great dinner choices in the evening.
Arrow Lake - Kimberley
Kimberley is a unique “Bavarian Style City within the Rockies” and located in the southeastern corner of BC. The heart of Kimberley is called “The Platzl” with unique shops, restaurants and the largest Cuckoo Clock in Canada. The area provides some outstanding golf courts. Overnight.
Kootenay National Park
From glacier-clad peaks along the Continental Divide to the dry grassy slopes of the Columbia Valley, where even cactus grows, Kootenay National Park is an area rich in variety. Spend the day hiking in the park or visit the hot springs pools near Radium Hot Springs.
Banff National Park
Travel on the Banff-Windermere Highway 95 km to Banff National Park. Stopover at Johnstone Canyon who provides one of the most popular hiking trails within the Canadian Rockies. As part of the UNESCO Rocky Mountain Park, Banff National Park offers spectacular mountain scenery and many natural attractions. Visit today the Upper Hot Springs, Cave & Basin Centre, Bow Falls and the Hoodoos or play a round of golf in front of the majestic Banff Springs Hotel. Well worth is the gondola ride to the Top of Sulphur Mountain for an amazing mountain view.
Banff - Jasper
Travel on one the worlds most scenic mountain highways – the Icefield Parkway toward Jasper. Jasper National Park is located admist the most beautiful wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Visit Maligne Canyon and glacier-fed Maligne Lake. From here take a cruise to Spirit Island. The top of Whistlers Mountain promises the best views of the rockies.
Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park is located amidst the most beautiful wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Visit Maligne Canyon and glacier-fed Maligne Lake. From here take a cruise to Spirit Island. The top of Whistlers Mountain promises the best views of the rockies.
Jasper – Bowron Lakes
On your way to Prince George you will pass Mt. Robson, the tallest mountain of the Canadian Rockies and the origin of the mighty Fraser River. Watch for abundant wildlife along the road. Continue on the Yellowhead Highway. From Prince George travel on to Quesnel and further up to the former Goldrush community of Barkerville. The historic settlement was founded in 1892 when Billy Barker struck gold on Williams Creek. From here its just a short drive to the shores of Bowron Lake.
Bowron Lakes
The chain of lakes is about 120 km long and a paradise for every canoeing enthusiast. Try some canoeing on the lake, fish for trout and salmon and just enjoy the wonderful scenery with the Caribou Mountains as a backdrop.
Bowron Lakes - Tyax
Travel via Williams Lake (Stampede in July) to real Cowboy country with large cattle ranches to 100-Mile House and Clinton. From here the remote Duffy Lake Road leads to your lodge on the shores of scenic Tyaughton Lake within the Coast Mountain Range.
Tyax - Whistler
Drive on to Whistler via Gold Bridge and the Hurley River Road. Time to explore Whistler – base of the 2010 Winter Olympics – with its many shops, restaurants and bars. A trip to the top of Whistler/Blackcomb Mountain offers unparalleled views of the Coast Mountain Range.
Whistler - Vancouver
The scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway paralleled for about 120 Km Howe Sound. Stopover at Garibaldi Park and Shannon Falls before you arrive back in Vancouver.
Departure Dates
May - October
Daily Departures
Rates in CAD$ per Person
Category Single Double Triple Child
May 01 – May 31
Superior $2720.00 $1510.00 $999.00 $235.00
June 01 – September 20
Superior $2980.00 $1540.00 $1090.00 $235.00
September 21 – October 31
Superior $2720.00 $1510.00 $999.00 $235.00
May 01 – May 31
First Class $2950.00 $1510.00 $1099.00 $255.00
June 01 – September 20
First Class $3490.00 $1780.00 $1270.00 $255.00
September 21 – October 31
First Class $2950.00 $1510.00 $1099.00 $255.00
Services included

- 13 Nights Hotel Accommodation (All rooms with private bathroom)
- Goods & Service Tax (GST)
- Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
- 14 Day Compact Rental Car (Dollar, National and/or Alamo Car Rental)
- Unlimited Free Km
- CDW Car Insurance
- LDW Car Insurance
- Airport Handling Fee
- Tour Documentation

Optional Charges

Car Rental Upgrade (Rates per Car):
Mid Size $140.00, Full Size $320.00, SUV Jeep $380.00, Standard SUV $660, Mini Van $460.00, Van (7 seats) $680.00

Single Room Rate:                  
1 Adult – Room with 1 Queen Size Bed or 1 King Size Bed
Double Room Rate:
2 Adults – Rooms with 2 Queen Size Beds or 1 King Size Bed
Triple Room Rate:         
3 Adults – Rooms with 2 Queen Size Beds
Child Rate up to 12 Years:                         
Sharing Single, Double or Triple Rooms with Adults. Max 2 Children per Room