Western Canada is the best place to explore
the great outdoors and nature’s wonders and this tour includes the heart of it all, the splendour of the Rocky Mountains.There is so much to see and do, enjoy fabulous cosmopolitan Vancouver, experience a wildlife tour or take a soothing soak in hot springs! Then just sit back and take in the glorious views of the majestic snow capped mountains and those pristine turquoise lakes. This tour truly has something to offer visitors of all tastes and ages.
Day 1 > After picking up your motorhome, head for the great Burnaby Cariboo for your first night. It’s not a long drive but our recommended site is the highest rated in British Columbia and the ideal site from which to explore Vancouver.
★ Visit the city of Vancouver; one of the most interesting and beautiful in the world. www.bcrvpark.com
Day 2/3 > A long but very worthwhile drive will take about 4 1/2 hours as you head first along the Transcanada Highway and then turn near the town of Hope for the Okanagan Valley. The scenery of the Valley is out of this world. This area also provides the opportunity to visit many of the Valley’s vineyards. See ww.kelownagolfski.com/okanaganwineries.htm for details. We have chosen the Okanagan Lake location, just north of Penticton, for this tour. It has two large campgrounds (North & South Park) which offer lakeside camping on Okanagan Lake. The beautiful beaches are surrounded by ponderosa pines and sagebrush which make the park a perfect spot for swimming and water activities. Why not add another day and stop off and enjoy Harrison Hot Springs.
★ Visit the Othello-Quintette Tunnels, just outside Hope, to see the complicated system of tunnels and bridges that took the old Kettle Valley Railroad through the canyon or/and take a ride on Hell’s Gate Airtram over the Fraser River! www.campokanagan.com
★ Visit Salmon Arm, the gateway from the Okanagan located in the heart of the Shuswap Lake recreation area. www.rvcampingrevelstoke.com
★ Visit the Kicking Horse River where it flows below the Natural Bridge in Yoho National Park. Enjoy a meal or drink at Banff Springs Hotel and take in the spectacular view. Take a trip on one of the gondolas to Sulphur Mountain and then enjoy a soothing soak in Banff Hot Springs. www.pccamping.ca/parkscanada
Day 7/8 > The road towards Jasper is spectacular and framed by peaks rising to over 12,000 feet. We’re recommending a choice of campsites for this stop with either the more rustic sites of Whistlers or Waipiti within Jasper National Park or a full service KOA at nearby Hinton. See websites below.
★ Visit the Athabasca Glacier: the most visited on the North American continent. You can ride out onto the Glacier aboard an Ice Explorer or take a guided hike on the ice.
★ Visit Clearwater; an interesting town at the gateway to Wells Gray Provincial Park. Enroute to Clearweater be sure to stop off at Blue River to enjoy the River Safari and the chance bears! www.birchislandcampground.ca
★ Visit Stanley Park, the Harbour Centre, Granville Island, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain and so much more www.bcrvpark.com
Day 12 > Just fifteen miles back to the Cruise Canada rental location to return your motorhome.