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Northwest Adventure

Duration
22 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,962

MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Explore awesome landscapes from the lush coastlines of southern British Columbia, through the Rockies, up to the northern reaches of the Yukon and back. The accent is on off-the-beaten path travel, majestic mountains, wide horizons, making for an unforgettable trip.


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Duration
22 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,962

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Vancouver / Vancouver to Whistler (121 km / 75 miles)

Following your arrival at Vancouver International Airport, proceed along the Sea-to-Sky Sky Highway to the village of Whistler. The Roadbook you received has all the information needed for your holiday/trip/journey. For the rest of the day enjoy becoming acquainted with this fabulous, world-famous, four-season resort. Whistler village is in many ways down-to-earth but offers everything from outstanding dining to a wide array of boutiques, shops, museums, galleries, and entertainment galore.

Overnight Whistler

Duration2 Nights
Day 2

Whistler

A day to discover the many charms of Whistler. The cafes, restaurants, and shops of the village, together with pedestrian walkways and town squares are perfect for leisurely walks of discovery. Woodland trails surround the village, as does a well-developed network of biking and hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities.

Overnight Whistler

Day 3

Whistler to 108 Mile Ranch (321 km / 199 miles)

The road leads northward today into the fabled Cariboo Region, made famous for its bountiful precious mineral deposits. The area drew prospectors and adventurers during the Gold Rush period, many of whom stayed on to found the small communities that flourish there today. 108 Mile Ranch itself was established to support the miners on their trek to find their riches in the mountains of this rugged land.

Overnight 108 Mile Ranch

Duration2 Nights
Day 4

108 Mile

Enjoy a day to explore the local area. This ranch-dotted western paradise set near the shores of 108 Mile Lake is steeped in frontier history of the Cariboo region, with weather-beaten relics still standing as a reminder of frontier days long past.

Overnight 108 Mile Ranch

Day 5

108 Mile to Prince George (312 km / 194 miles)

The drive today travels through some of the wildest areas of the province, the route dotted with small towns that support the lumber harvesting industry and celebrate the frontier culture that is still alive in these communities. En route to Prince George, try to take some time visiting Barkerville, a Gold Rush town that has been restored to its pioneer glory days.

Overnight Prince George

Duration1 Night
Day 6

Prince George to Smithers (371 km / 231 miles)

The interior mountains are a place of immense beauty derived from the ancient forests and large expanses of untouched wilderness that lie just off the roadside. Large animals such as bears and elk inhabit the forests, many of them enshrined in the art, legends and culture of several First Nations peoples that have called this region home for thousands of years.

Overnight Smithers

Duration1 Night
Day 7

Smithers to Bell Ii or Stewart (359 km / 223 miles

Put on your prospector’s hat and strike north today on the way to the base of the panhandle of Alaska! This route, once taken at great risk by prospectors and adventurers alike, still rings with the hope and sometimes desperation of the ‘tin pans’ that risked it all for a chance at golden riches.

Overnight Bell li / Stewart area

Duration1 Night
Day 8

Bell Ii or Stewart to Watson Lake (495 km / 308 miles)

Few ever travel the roads of northern British Columbia and today you join that exclusive club! The wild but serene landscape is a constant companion, providing near endless photo opportunities and invite all who pass through these lands to make stops to enjoy the vastness of the wilderness. Arriving in Watson Lake, take some time to visit the ‘signpost forest’ – a collection of over 10,000 signposts donated by visitors from around the world.

Overnight Watson Lake

Duration1 Night
Day 9

Watson Lake to Whitehorse (438 km / 272 miles)

Departing westward along the Alaska Highway into the interior of the Yukon as it dances back and forth along the provincial border, pass through small towns and villages such as Teslin and Swift River that have carved unique communities out of a rugged wilderness. Arrive in Whitehorse, providing the comforts and conveniences of a bigger city in the far north.

Overnight Whitehorse

Duration2 Nights
Day 10

Whitehorse

Born in the frenzied days of the Gold Rush, this frontier town on the banks of the mighty Yukon still echoes with the din of the hardy prospectors from the past. With a full day at leisure, we suggest taking a daytrip to remote Skagway, or to visit some of the local sites such as the SS Klondike, Beringia Centre, the Transportation Museum, or the MacBride Museum.

Overnight Whitehorse

Day 11

Whitehorse to Beaver Creek (446 km / 277 miles)

On the westbound journey today, take some time to explore natural wonders, including the shores of Lake Kluane and Destruction Bay, or the spectacular Kluane National Park. Well-marked hiking trails and scenic viewpoints showcase some of the unique landscapes of these protected parklands. Arrive in Beaver Creek where the mighty Alaskan and Yukon highways meet.

Overnight Beaver Creek

Duration1 Night
Day 12

Beaver Creek to Dawson City (434 km / 270 miles)

Today, journey along a picturesque route following the Taylor Highway and Top of the World Highway as it traverses the wilds of Yukon and crosses over the international border into Alaska, USA. The small crossroads town of Chicken provides the ideal midway point to stop and experience a slice of local life. Ending with a short crossing of the Yukon River by ferry, arrive back in Yukon at Dawson City, a frontier town that still glitters with the golden hopes of the past.

Overnight Dawson City

Duration2 Nights
Day 13

Dawson City

Immerse yourself in the excitement of the Gold Rush days as the town comes alive with period actors on local walking tours, historical buildings and interactive gold-panning stations that give visitors a taste of the past. The Bonanza Creek with Discovery Claim and Dredge 4 National Historic Site provides an in-depth look into the industry that made the town famous. The Midnight Dome offers dramatic views of the town at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers.

Overnight Dawson City

Day 14

Dawson City to Faro (531 km / 330 miles)

Journeying inland, you discover the peace of the road seldom travelled. Venture through tracts of starkly beautiful wilderness, often home to First Nations peoples such as the Little Salmon Carmacks band. Arrive in small village of Faro, set under the watchful eye of distant mountains.

Overnight Faro

Duration1 Night
Day 15

Faro to Watson Lake (425 km / 264 miles)

Campbell Highway is your guide today as you follow the path of several rivers and long lakes, many only previously seen by the most avid outdoorsman or eco-adventurer. Arriving in Watson Lake, enjoy another opportunity to explore this small town, perhaps with a stop at the World War II exhibit at the local airport.

Overnight Watson Lake

Duration1 Night
Day 16

Watson Lake to Fort Nelson (513 km / 319 miles)

Crossing into the northern reaches of British Columbia, pass through the top of the Rocky Mountains and experience the magnificent splendor of raw, untouched wilderness that few ever see. Perhaps stop in Muncho Lake for lunch for a taste of local fare before continuing to your destination in Fort Nelson. Overnight in Fort Nelson. Overnight Fort Nelson

Duration1 Night
Day 17

Fort Nelson to Fort Saint John (381 km / 237 miles)

Continuing along the upper spur of the Rockies, the route leads into the open lands along the provincial border with Alberta. Arriving in Fort Saint John, the welcoming sight of the Peace River Valley welcomes you after a long day of exploration.

Overnight Fort Saint John

Duration1 Night
Day 18

Fort Saint John to Grand Prairie (207 km / 129 miles)

Travelling farther south, arrive in the economic hub of Grand Prairie. Surrounded by forests, cascading rivers, city parklands, art galleries and activity centers, the city is a meeting place, cultural and commercial center of northern Alberta for residents and visitors alike.

Overnight Grand Prairie

Duration1 Night
Day 19

Grand Prairie to Jasper (397 km / 247 miles)

Descending south along the skirt of the Rockies, turn westward at the small community of Hinton and plunge into the mountains and one of the most famous of Canada’s park system, Jasper National Park. Arrive in this small village, known as one of the major outdoor adventure and eco-tourism centers of the west.

Overnight Jasper

Duration1 Night
Day 20

Jasper to Banff (288 km / 179 miles)

Today depart along the Icefields Parkway as it meanders through a landscape of peaks and glaciers, embarking on an incredible 1.5-hour sightseeing tour of the Columbia Icefield in an all-terrain Ice Explorer vehicle. Afterwards, the Trans-Canada Highway leads you to Banff, a famous year-round resort village boasting spectacular wilderness scenery, outdoor adventure activities and international dining.

Overnight Banff

Duration2 Nights
Day 21

Banff

A day at leisure in Banff means you have the very best of the Rockies right at your doorstep. Dining, shopping, small local museums, and galleries in town, or hiking sightseeing, wildlife viewing and endless outdoor excursions, Banff literally has it all. Ride the Banff gondola and hike the summit or, perhaps, go for a drive back to the Icefields Parkway.

Overnight Banff

Day 22

Banff to Calgary (125 km / 78miles)

Today your travels come to an end as you proceed to Calgary International Airport for your flight home, or your hotel if you plan to extend your trip in Alberta.

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily departures: May 1 - September 10, 2022


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 22 days Intermediate Car Rental with unlimited mileage (Toyota Corolla or similar)
  • Customized Self-Drive Roadbook (Digital version)
  • 2 nights accommodations in Whistler
  • 2 nights accommodations in 108 Mile Ranch
  • 1 night accommodations in Prince George
  • 1 night accommodations in Smithers
  • 1 night accommodations in Bell II or Stewart
  • 1 night accommodations in Watson Lake
  • 2 nights accommodations in Whitehorse
  • 1 night accommodations in Beaver Creek
  • 2 nights accommodations in Dawson City
  • 1 night accommodations in Faro
  • 1 night accommodations in Watson Lake
  • 1 night accommodations in Fort Nelson
  • 1 night accommodations in Fort Saint John
  • 1 night accommodations in Grand Prairie
  • 1 night accommodations in Jasper
  • 2 nights accommodations in Banff
  • Ferry crossing - Dawson City (Yukon River)
  • Shared 1.5-hour Columbia Icefield Glacier with Ice Explorer sightseeing tour


PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Car rental insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Entrances fees to sites not explicitly listed as included
  • National Park Fees
  • All visitors to Banff and/or Jasper National Parks are required to obtain a National Park Visitor’s Pass. The pass can be obtained either at the airport or at the information centers in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. If arriving by car the passengers may obtain the pass at the park entrance gate.
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Road tolls
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request. Additional terms and conditions apply for car rental - please inquire.


1 Sep 2022
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