Travel along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway and discover the charming alpine town of Whistler en-route. Continue on through Lillooet for 2 hours along a well maintained gravel road to Tyax Lodge, nestled on the shores on Tyaughton Lake. Visit the Gold Rush town of Cache Creek where we recomend a visit the Historic Hat Creek, which literally takes you back to the days of the Gold Rush. Spend a night at Clearwater before continuing to the charming mountain village of Jasper and through Yoho National Park to the majestic Emerald Lake and stunning town of Banff.
 

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Stay at a variety of unique and remote accommodation.

Drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, one of Canada's best known self-drive routes to the town of Whistler.

Visit beautiful, pristine glacial lakes such as Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake and drive through Yoho National Park.

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Day 1

Vancouver - Gold Bridge

Collect your rental car before departing Vancouver along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Highlights along the way include the cascading Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock. Continue on to Whistler where a stop is a must for a short stroll through this charming alpine resort before continuing on the Duffey Lake Road where you will see breathtaking views of Joffre Glacier. Continue on through Lillooet to Tyax Lodge, nestled on the shores on Tyaughton Lake.

Day 2

Gold Bridge

Looking to do a lot or a lot of nothing? The lodge delivers at all levels. Choose from world-class mountain biking, horseback riding, paddling, fishing or spectacular hiking, or just chill with your favourite beverage on the dock taking in Tyaughton Lake.

Day 3

Gold Bridge - Clearwater

Return through Lillooet, known as the land of the Gold Rush Trail and ‘Mile Zero’ of the Old Caribou Wagon Road during the Gold Rush Years. Now the area is home to the largest Canadian producers of the medicinal plant, Ginseng. Visit the Gold Rush Town of Cache Creek where we recomend a visit the Historic Hat Creek, which literally takes you back to the days of the Gold Rush.

Day 4

Clearwater - Jasper

Set out for Jasper along the scenic Yellowhead Highway and take in the breathtaking vistas of the steep-walled gorges and crashing falls of the North Thompson River. On your journey today, perhaps you will get a glimpse of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Leaving British Columbia, you enter Alberta and Jasper National Park. Jasper was originally a tent city serving the railway, and is now a quaint mountain village. (B)

Day 5

Jasper

There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of Jasper National Park. The choice is yours today, with a variety of tours and activities available. 

Cruise Maligne Lake, where you can marvel at the magnificent shoreline and Spirit Island, enjoy a gentle rafting tour on the Athabasca River for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park or enjoy a guided nature walk featuring a spectacular array of rolling hills, jagged peaks, forests, meadows, marshes, streams, and stunning glacial lakes.

Day 6

Jasper - Moraine Lake

Today, travel through the spine of the Canadian Rockies along the amazing Icefields Parkway and encompass the ultimate glacier exploration. From walking on ancient ice with the Ice Explorer ride, to standing on a glass platform almost one thousand feet in the air at the Glacier Skywalk, today’s experiences will leave you with a special appreciation for this treasured region of the Rockies. This evening's lodge is situated on the shore of Moraine Lake. Famous for its iridescent turquoise colour, Moraine Lake has become known as The Jewel of the Rockies.

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Day 7

Moraine Lake - Emerald Lake

A short drive today through majestic mountain passes into Yoho National Park. The word Yoho is the Cree word expressing awe. This national park is filled with gem-coloured glacial lakes and waterfalls, snow-covered peaks and dense forests of western red cedar and western hemlock. Historic railroads, spiral tunnels within mountain sides and steep rock faces where mountain goats roam are just some of the sights to be seen. 

Day 8

Emerald Lake

Built of hand-hewn timber and featuring massive stone fireplaces, the Emerald Lake Lodge includes a formal dining room and quiet reading and sitting rooms. From the upper or lower large verandahs, enjoy the serene views of this wilderness landscape. 

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Day 9

Emerald Lake - Banff

For today's drive to Banff, we suggest taking the scenic Bow Valley Parkway route which runs parallel to the Trans-Canada highway. Be sure to stop at Johnston Canyon and walk along the paved footpath to either the lower or upper waterfalls. 

Day 10

Banff

Today is flexible, to maximize your experience of Banff National Park. There are so many options that you may feel the need to extend your stay in this beautiful location.

Enjoy a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain, admire views of the Canadian Rockies by boat as you cruise across the turquoise-hued Lake Minnewanka and over to Devil’s Gap, or saddle up for a journey through the celebrated landscape of Banff National Park on a guided horseback riding adventure.

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Day 11

Banff - Calgary

Today it’s time to say goodbye to the fresh mountain air and majestic sights of the Rockies. If time permits on your drive to Calgary, we recommend a stop for an interactive tour ar the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, before completing your journey in Calgary. 

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