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Great Parks of the West Self Drive

This itinerary through British Columbia and Alberta that can be as much an active holiday as it can be a relaxing journey taking in the spectacular natural wonders this region is famous for.

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Overview

Beautiful Vancouver is the starting point for this two-week circular tour that showcases the national parks of the Canadian Rockies. Eastbound from Vancouver, the itinerary ventures through the Okanagan Valley, Glacier National Park, and Banff and Jasper national parks. Drive west from Jasper through the Yellowhead Pass, Wells Gray Provincial Park and Garibaldi Provincial Park before returning to Vancouver.

Arrive Vancouver International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick-up your Jonview Roadbook at the front desk as you check in. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Vancouver.


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Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

Situated in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre is located directly across the street from both Rogers Arena and BC Place making this the ideal spot for all concerts, sporting events, and everything downtown has to offer.

Full day in Vancouver and the surrounding area. Climb aboard a San Francisco-style trolley for a fullycommented Vancouver city tour. Sightsee at your own pace as you hop-on and hop-off for any length of time at many premier attractions, parks, gardens, galleries and restaurants. Overnight in Vancouver.


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Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

Situated in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre is located directly across the street from both Rogers Arena and BC Place making this the ideal spot for all concerts, sporting events, and everything downtown has to offer.

Travel through the Coastal Mountains and Manning Provincial Park. In the park, you can take a walk on the remnants of the Dewdney Trail or the Rhododendron Flats. The town of Penticton lies at the lower end of Okanagan Lake and the lush orchards and vineyards of the Okanagan Valley. The region is also renowned for its beaches and hot, dry climate. Overnight in Penticton.


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Sandman Hotel Penticton

Located in the heart of Okanagan Valley wine country, Sandman Hotel Penticton is extremely well situated for guests to take advantage of all local amenities. Featuring two large lakes, a new destination casino, 70 world-class wineries and dozens of golf courses, Sandman Hotel Penticton is a great choice for your next vacation. Also catering to business travelers, this hotel has all the modern amenities such as high-speed Internet, a business centre, and meeting facilities. Sandman Hotel Penticton makes your travels a breeze.

Morning is at leisure to enjoy the Okanagan Valley. Then drive past spectacular waterfalls, towering peaks and beautiful lakes en route to the Revelstoke area. Overnight near Revelstoke.


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Sandman Hotel Revelstoke

Located amid the Monashee and Selkirk Mountain ranges, halfway between Vancouver, BC and Calgary, AB, Sandman Hotel Revelstoke is situated off Trans-Canada Highway. Hailed as "the original mountain town", there are endless options of recreational activities such as skiing, heli-skiing, hiking, camping, and much, much more. Also catering to the business traveler, Sandman Hotel Revelstoke has all the modern essentials such as free Wi-Fi, a business centre, and meeting facilities, making this Sandman the perfect choice when traveling on vacation or a short stopover.

Scenic drive through Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass en route to Canada's oldest national park and the bustling resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.


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High Country Inn Banff

Found within the mountain town of Banff, sitting alongside the majestic Rocky Mountains is the High Country Inn, where leisure and comfort is of the utmost importance. From relaxing in our pool, hot tub, or traditional dry cedar sauna to dining at Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant, guests staying at the High Country Inn will find an array of luxurious and family-friendly lodging amenities designed to help make their stay exceptional.

Entire day to tour Banff and the surrounding area. We suggest a visit to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or Bow Falls or ride the Sulphur Mountain Gondola. You may also try river rafting or a boat tour on Lake Minnewanka. Overnight in Banff.

Activity: Escape into the Canadian Rockies for a 2-hour trail ride. Follow the Bow River and traverse the side of Sulphur Mountain. This is an excellent opportunity to capture the panoramic views of the valley from Bow River and Sulphur Mountain. This excursion is suitable for novice to experienced riders.


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High Country Inn Banff

Found within the mountain town of Banff, sitting alongside the majestic Rocky Mountains is the High Country Inn, where leisure and comfort is of the utmost importance. From relaxing in our pool, hot tub, or traditional dry cedar sauna to dining at Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant, guests staying at the High Country Inn will find an array of luxurious and family-friendly lodging amenities designed to help make their stay exceptional.

Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. We suggest a stop at Peyto Lake and an Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield. Overnight in Jasper.


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Marmot Lodge

Property Location
Located in Jasper, Marmot Lodge is convenient to Jasper Activity Centre and Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives. This eco-friendly motel is within close proximity of Jasper Information Centre National Historic Site and Jasper Municipal Library.

You have a full day to relax and tour Jasper and the surrounding area. We suggest a ride on the Jasper SkyTram or a visit to Miette Hot Springs. If time permits, the Athabasca River can offer exciting whitewater rafting excursions. Overnight in Jasper

Activity: Take a cruise on one of the Rockies most picturesque lakes. The tour is operated in a glass-enclosed, heated cruise boat and is fully narrated by coast guard licensed crew. Mid-way through there is a photo stop at Spirit Island where passengers disembark for a short walk to the lookout point. This is a wonderful photo opportunity not to be missed!

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Explore the magnificent Maligne Valley and discover striking natural beauty, abundant wildlife and a genuine geological mystery. While searching for osprey, bald eagles, big horn sheep, elk, deer and bears, you’ll visit the longest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies, view a spectacular 50-metre gorge created by 10,000 years of erosion and travel to “disappearing” Medicine Lake, the source of what is believed to be the largest underground river system in Canada. This tour delivers you to the heart of an unspoiled natural playground.


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Marmot Lodge

Property Location
Located in Jasper, Marmot Lodge is convenient to Jasper Activity Centre and Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives. This eco-friendly motel is within close proximity of Jasper Information Centre National Historic Site and Jasper Municipal Library.

Drive through the Yellowhead Pass, beside Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, and continue south along the Thompson River, skirting the perimeter of Wells Gray Provincial Park. We suggest stops in Blue River and Clearwater en route to 100 Mile House. Overnight in 100 Mile House


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Ramada Limited 100 Mile House

Quiet location along on Highway 97 offering complimentary continental breakfast with hot items, guest laundry facilities and free wireless high speed internet access. All guest rooms have mini fridge, microwave and 32 inch flat screen television.

100 Mile House was founded during the days of the Cariboo Gold Rush, when a roadhouse was built here to service gold seekers heading to the goldfields. They travelled along the Cariboo Wagon Road, beginning in Lillooet and frequently stopped at the roadhouse that became known as 100 Mile House. The area is now known primarily for prime cattle ranching and leisure activities. Overnight in 100 Mile House.


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Ramada Limited 100 Mile House

Quiet location along on Highway 97 offering complimentary continental breakfast with hot items, guest laundry facilities and free wireless high speed internet access. All guest rooms have mini fridge, microwave and 32 inch flat screen television.

Scenic drive south along the Cariboo Highway and Duffey Lake Road to the edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park and the popular year-round resort of Whistler. Overnight in Whistler.


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Whistler Village Inn And Suites

Location, Value & Choice, Whistler Village Inn + Suites has it all! Whistler Village Inn + Suites puts you in the in the heart of Whistler Village. Shops, restaurants, nightclubs and the Gondolas for Whistler and Blackcomb mountains are all less than a two-minute walk away. Relax in any style with a choice of hotel rooms, lofts and suites with balconies overlooking Whistler village. Only minutes from championship golf courses and abundant outdoor adventure, to get the most out of your Whistler-Blackcomb experience, the Whistler Village Inn + Suites is where you want to be. Ski and Bike Storage available.

Full day to relax and enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, sailing, windsurfing, golfing, tennis and boating, as well as shopping in Whistler Village. Overnight in Whistler.


Activity: Escape to the peaceful surroundings of Whistler’s wetlands and take a guided canoe trip. Enjoy the breathtaking mountain scenery forming anew around every bend. Take the opportunity to observe birds and other wildlife.


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Whistler Village Inn And Suites

Location, Value & Choice, Whistler Village Inn + Suites has it all! Whistler Village Inn + Suites puts you in the in the heart of Whistler Village. Shops, restaurants, nightclubs and the Gondolas for Whistler and Blackcomb mountains are all less than a two-minute walk away. Relax in any style with a choice of hotel rooms, lofts and suites with balconies overlooking Whistler village. Only minutes from championship golf courses and abundant outdoor adventure, to get the most out of your Whistler-Blackcomb experience, the Whistler Village Inn + Suites is where you want to be. Ski and Bike Storage available.

Morning at leisure to visit the village. Scenic two-hour drive to Vancouver. Evening free to do some last-minute shopping or sample the fine cuisine and nightlife of Vancouver. Overnight near Vancouver airport.


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Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel

Accent Inn Vancouver Airport is the ideal accommodation for both the vacation and business traveler. The hotel offers COMPLIMENTARY 24 HOUR SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE TO AND FROM THE VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, SOUTH TERMINAL AND SEAPLANE TERMINAL. Accent Inn Vancouver Airport is conveniently located in the city centre near the entertainment and business areas. The River Rock Casino & Theatre is only a few minutes from the hotel and free shuttle service is also provided. The hotel OFFERS FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM THE CANADA LINE STATION. Take the train to downtown Vancouver, one of North America's most exciting and beautiful cities. Perhaps a visit to the Richmond Olympic Oval made famous during the 2010 Olympics. A few days and nights in the city is always a great experience.

Check-in at Vancouver International Airport for your departure flight.


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Your fly/drive includes:• Accommodation for 13 nights• Day 2, Vancouver - Hop on / Hop off Trolley Tour• A personalised Jonview Canada Roadbook, containing essential travel information featuring overview notes of the area of travel, local sightseeing and attractions, daily itinerary highlights, provincial maps with city guides and customised day-by-day routing maps (see Bed & Breakfast special note)• Provincial Taxes and Federal GSTNot included:• Airport transfers• Meals and attractions unless otherwise specified• Car rental, taxes and insurance

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