Rocky Mountain Fly Drive

  • 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

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.

Day 1 & 2 (Arrival and overnight in Calgary)

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 1 & 2 (Arrival and overnight in Calgary)

Day 3 & 4 (Calgary to Banff - 80 Mi)

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. 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.

Distance approx: 80 Mi
Time to travel approx: 1 hour 30 minutes

Day 3 & 4 (Calgary to Banff - 80 Mi)

Day 5 (Banff to Lake Louise - 36 Mi)

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.

Distance approx: 36 Mi
Time to travel approx: 40 minutes

Day 5 (Banff to Lake Louise - 36 Mi)

Day 6 & 7 (Lake Louise to Jasper - 145 Mi)

Lake Louise to Jasper

Depart Banff National Park onto the scenic Icefields Parkway where glaciers, rivers and wildlife compete for your attention. Jasper is a pretty town and 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.

Distance approx: 145 Mi
Time to travel approx: 6 hour 55 minutes

Day 6 & 7 (Lake Louise to Jasper - 145 Mi)


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.


All prices shown represent a from price per person based on low season travel unless otherwise stated.
Availability of tour components and flights seats change continually, affecting the final price. The lead-in price given is therefore for guidance only.
To obtain a tailored quote for you and your party, please call one of our travel experts today.

This fly drive itinerary runs all year round

from 1st December 2023 - 15th December 2024

from £2,315pp


  • Resort Fee/Tourist Tax - required by some hotels at check in (subject to change)
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