Canada ’20

Fancy a driving tour of Canada? We had a great time in May 2018, so we’re going back in May 2020!

How about arriving in Vancouver, picking up a rental car, and spending a week driving through the wild and wondrous mountains and valleys of the great Canadian outdoors. This is not our usual style of driving tour; there will be less time in the cars and more time for sightseeing and exploration and relaxation.

Summary:
Saturday, midday – Join us at Vancouver airport to meet your tour managers, pick up your satnav, walkie talkie, and route book, and of course your rental vehicle. Choose between a “full size sedan” or an SUV to fully embrace the North American way of life.
Don’t worry, it’s just a short drive out of Vancouver to the first hotel of the trip, at the foot of the Trans Canada Highway…

Sunday – From our hotel we’re straight out on to the Trans Canada Highway and on our way east, to Kelowna. It’s not a long drive so we’ll have a leisurely start to the day, an easy drive, and get to our lakeside hotel in plenty of time to enjoy the facilities. This is arguably the best hotel in Kelowna… we’ll want to enjoy it.

Monday – Kelowna to Lake Louise, again on the Trans Canada Highway. Leaving British Columbia for Alberta.
The Trans Canada Highway is actually the longest highway in the world at 7,714km long. We won’t be driving all of it! We will enjoy the amazing Canadian scenery on the way to our retreat at Lake Louise though.

Tuesday – Lake Louise rest day – your time is your own. What will you do today? Banff is a 40 minute drive, or you could go for a slow drive down the Bow Valley Parkway to Johnston Canyon Falls.

Wednesday – Lake Louise to Jasper, on the Icefields Parkway.

“To travel the Icefields Parkway is to experience one of Canada’s national treasures and most rewarding destinations. Stretching 232km (144mi.) through the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, this world-class journey offers access to a vast wilderness of pristine mountain lakes, ancient glaciers and broad sweeping valleys. This special travel route winds its way through two national parks, boasting a unique and irreplaceable landscape rich in history and natural beauty second to none. ” : http://www.icefieldsparkway.ca/

Thursday – Jasper to Kamloops.
Another easy driving day, with a late start and and early finish and some spectacular scenery along the way.
This is Canada, this is the Rockies, this is the Jasper National Park.

Friday – Kamloops to Whistler (Sea to Sky Highway).
Whistler may be famous for the skiing, but that’s not to say it’s any less desirable a destination when the weather warms up, and the magnificent and world famous Sea to Sky Highway will get us there.

Saturday – Whistler to Vancouver (Sea to Sky Highway).
Finally we return to Vancouver airport, continuing down the Sea to Sky Highway (sky to sea?) before heading home.

What’s included?
Hotel rooms for 7 nights, in a variety of luxurious hotels – including 2 nights at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and 1 night at Fairmont Jasper
Rental of suitably luxurious car;
— Toyota Highlander or similar (luxury SUV 4×4), or
— Chrysler 300 or similar (luxury full-size saloon car)
Loan of pre-loaded satellite navigation units and powerful walkie talkies
A souvenir route book, key ring, pen, and tour polo shirt
Services of our two tour managers from start to finish – we can help you choose flights, advise you on travel arrangements, and even advise you on clothing and luggage!

What’s not included?
Flights, meals, drinks, fuel, etc.
(Direct flights available from under £500 per person)

How much?
£2249 per person, based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room and 1 car
+£250 solo driver supplement
+£800 single room supplement

Dates:
Canadian Cruise – Saturday 9th May to Saturday 16th May 2020

Book now by calling 01453 731 756, or email us at petrolheadtours@gmail.com

Booking terms apply – full details here.