Rocky Mountain Fly Drive

Enjoy the wilderness and serenity of Canada’s Rocky Mountains as you journey through incredible national parks and discover beautiful mountain towns.

This compact journey showcases the best of Canada's Rocky Mountains and, at just 8 days long, it can be combined with a number of other experiences like a rail journey or cruise. Visit the cowboy capital of Calgary before driving into the Rocky Mountains where clear blue lakes and emerald green forests create unforgettable vistas.

Tour highlights

    • See stunning Lake Louise
    • Get back to nature in Banff National Park
    • Walk on a glacier at the Icefields Parkway
    • Watch for wildlife, such as bears, wolves and eagles

Itinerary

Days 1-2

UK to Calgary

Sitting at the end of the central plains and the start of the Rocky Mountains, Calgary has long been a meeting point for prospectors, cattle traders and explorers alike. Start your own adventure by discovering this intriguing city upon your arrival into Canada.

Day 3

Calgary to Banff

Collect your car and begin your journey west. Very soon the ground starts to rise as you head into the world famous Rocky Mountains, following the thundering rivers that fall from this spectacular range. Descend into the town of Banff, a compact and friendly place with an alpine feel.

Day 4

Banff

Take a day to explore Banff National Park: Canada’s first national park. Famed for its hot springs and snow-capped peaks the region is a trekker’s delight. In the evening return to Banff town for a warming drink in the friendly town centre.

Day 5

Banff to Lake Louise

A short drive from Banff are the azure waters of Lake Louise, surrounded by forested mountains and a magnificent glacier. Hire a kayak and head out onto this spectacular expanse or put your best foot forward and enjoy a walk through the pine trees and along the shoreline.

Day 6

Lake Louise to Jasper

Depart Banff National Park onto the scenic Icefields Parkway where glaciers, rivers and wildlife compete for your attention. Best at Travel can book a fun and exciting stop for you, at the Athabasca Glacier, where a specially converted bus known as the Ice Explorer will take you up onto the glacier itself.

Day 7

Jasper

This pretty town is a great base from which to explore Jasper National Park. Keep an eye out for the native fauna as moose and caribou, even wolves and grizzly bears, call this park home. In the evening enjoy a hearty meal in one of Jasper's cosy restaurants.

Day 8

Jasper to Calgary

Make the scenic return drive to Calgary to return your car and fly home, or maybe continue your journey. Speak to your Best At Travel consultant about travelling on to Vancouver by rail.

Hotels

Your vehicle

Full Size 4 Door

Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Impala or similar

Capacity:Up to 4 adults & 1 child
Luggage:Up to 3 suitcases & 2 medium sized bag

Your car hire includes: 1 additional driver (must be a partner, living at same address), unlimited mileage, Loss Damage Waiver, Theft Waiver subject to excess.

Min Rental age: 21

Additional Info

Best at Travel works with a number of car hire companies to bring you a huge selection of routes, depots and car types.  Precise conditions and inclusions vary between companies so ask your Best at Travel consultant for details of what is the best hire for you.

Pricing

This fly drive itinerary runs all year round

Let us plan your perfect trip to Calgary, call 0203 811 3641 to speak to one of our experts

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