Pure West

day destinations km
1 Vancouver
2 Vancouver Victoria 116 km
3 Victoria
4 Victoria Pacific Rim 314 km
5 Pacific Rim
6 Pacific Rim Qualicum Beach 163 km
7 Qualicum Beach Port Hardy 340 km
8 Port Hardy Prince Rupert 521 km
9 Prince Rupert Stewart 456 km
10 Stewart
11 Stewart Smithers 338 km
12 Smithers Prince George 374 km
13 Prince George Jasper 374 km
14 Jasper
15 Jasper Banff 288 km
16 Banff
17 Banff
18 Banff Revelstoke 285 km
19 Revelstoke Ashcroft 307 km
20 Ashcroft Vancouver 355 km
21 Vancouver
TOTAL 4231 km
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  • 20 nights' accommodation as described in the program (or similar)
  • Breakfasts where applicable
  • Bedding and kitchen equipment if cottage stays
  • Assistance from your Canadian travel specialist (before, during and after the trip)
  • All applicable taxes
  • Protection for foreign travellers through the Compensation fund for customers of travel agents
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Add a GPS to your Travel Kit for $12 / day
Max. $120 per rental (€80)


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special offer 2018

Book before January 31st, 2018 and choose 2 of these 3 special offers:

1. FREE Bear photo safari
2. FREE Maligne lake cruise
3. $50 discount per adult

* Certain conditions apply (see general terms and conditions)

Detailed itinerary

DAY 1 - Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver, Canada's most beautiful metropolis, ranked as one of the best cities in the world in which to live.

Vancouver is a relatively small city that is best explored on foot.

Spend some time exploring the city's attractions such as Stanley Park and Gastown, and do some shopping on Robson Street and Broadway Avenue.

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DAY 2 - Vancouver Victoria ( 116 km / 03h22 )

And let your Canadian road trip adventure begin!

First you take a memorable ferry ride to Victoria, capital of British Columbia, on beautiful Vancouver Island.

The Wharf Street Visitor Centre's Art Deco walking tour offers a stunning architectural perspective of Victoria: an excellent way to begin your visit.

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DAY 3 - Victoria

In Victoria, be sure to take a scenic tour through the historic part of the city, with a view of the ocean. If you're lucky, you may even spot a whale.

The Capital is also a good point of departure for a whale watching tour.

Victoria's most renowned attractions include the Royal British Columbia Museum and the Butchart Gardens.

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DAY 4 - Victoria Pacific Rim ( 314 km / 04h29 )

This morning you set out for Ucluelet and  Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, a treasure waiting to be discovered.

Along the way, you could stop in the village of Duncan. Also known as the ''City of Totems'', Duncan is a real Indian village, with more than 80 totem poles lining its streets.

Ucluelet is on the edge of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, where you will find the most beautiful beaches in Canada, bordered by lush temperate rainforest.

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Today will be dedicated to exploring Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

The Long Beach section, a long stretch of fine sandy beach pounded by the Pacific surf, is definitely a must-see. Discover this magical place with the help of several easy hiking trails.

You won't want to miss watching the sun set over the ocean from Radar Hill: the view is just incredible!

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DAY 6 - Pacific Rim Qualicum Beach ( 163 km / 02h24 )

This morning you set out for Qualicum Beach. Along the away, be sure to stop at Cathedral Grove, a sacred place for the First Nations people and a magical place where you will find enormous 800 year old Douglas firs.

Qualicum Beach is a haven of peace with a magnificent view of the Straight of Georgia and the snowy peaks of the Coast Mountains.

Enjoy a walk along one of Qualicum Beach's many waterfront or beach trails and drink in the peace of your surroundings.

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DAY 7 - Qualicum Beach Port Hardy ( 340 km / 03h35 )

Today's destination is Port Hardy.

Along the way, make a stop in a little out-of-the-way paradise, Telegraph Cove, the best place in the world for orca (killer whale) watching ! This small village will charm you with its small old houses built on piles, lined up along long wooden boardwalk.

Port Hardy is a charming fishing village.

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DAY 8 - Inside Passage Cruise

Next your adventure leads to Prince Rupert via one of the most spectacular cruises in the world, the Inside Passage. 

No driving today! You set sail on the ''Queen of Prince Rupert'' very early in the morning. A few hours later the fog rises, revealing stunning views of inlets, fjords, wooded islands and the majestic Coastal Mountains.

The cruise ends 16 hours later and 500 km to the north in Prince Rupert, where you spend the night.

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DAY 9 - Prince Rupert Stewart ( 456 km / 05h50 )

Today's route follows the Yellowhead Highway along the scenic Skeena River Valley.

The glaciers become larger and closer as you approach Stewart; some are simply dazzling. Stop to admire the magnificent Bear Glacier, with its magical blue glow.

Your final destination is the small town of Stewart, at the head of Portland Canal, a deep fjord marking a natural border between Canada and the United States (Alaska).

Just before sunset, pay a visit to the renowned Fish Creek, where you will see grizzly bears catching and eating salmon in the wild rapids.

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DAY 10 - Stewart

We suggest exploring this rugged wilderness with a drive up to the spectacular Salmon Glacier, the fifth largest glacier in the world.

At the end of the day, stop off in the Sealaska Pub for a taste of the gold diggers' drink!

You could also treat yourself to a meal of Snow Crab at the King Edward Hotel.

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DAY 11 - Stewart Smithers ( 338 km / 04h40 )

After breakfast, you set out to discover the Gitksan First Nation.

You begin with the village of Hazelton, home to the renowned Ksan Native Village and Museum, a replica of a Gitksan village where visitors can learn about Gixtan culture and watch artists at work.

On your way to Smithers along the Bulkley River you will find a fishing site used by the First Nations for thousands of years. Known today as Moricetown Canyon, here you can observe ancestral salmon fishing methods.

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DAY 12 - Smithers Prince George ( 374 km / 04h25 )

The serene beauty of your majestic surroundings will captivate you in the early morning light. Many Europeans, seduced by this village and its way of life, have ended up settling here.

On the way to Prince George, be sure to visit the Fort St. James Historic Site, an authentic fur trading post dating from 1896 and an important part of Canada's history. 

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DAY 13 - Prince George Jasper ( 374 km / 03h50 )

Today you set out for Jasper National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Along the way, stop for a break at the foot of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies

With its plentiful elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer and other large mammals and predators, Jasper National Park is one of the last great protected ecosystems in the Rocky Mountains.

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DAY 14 - Jasper

You have an entire day to spend in Jasper National Park, the largest of Canada'a Rocky Mountain parks.

Visit the most beautiful attractions, including the picturesque Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, the most photographed island in the world.

Take a hike along the spectacular trails of Maligne Canyon and Mount Edith Cavell.

For families with children or visitors looking for a less strenuous activity, the Peyto Lake trail offers an easy 15-minute walk to spectacular vistas.

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DAY 15 - Jasper Banff ( 288 km / 03h33 )

Your route continues towards Banff. Be sure to stop along the way at Lake Louise: this magnificent glacial lake is known as the "Jewel of Canada", and for good reason.

The spectacular scenery and shimmering blue green waters of Lake Louise will leave you speechless; it's easy to see why this is one of the most famous sights in the Canadian Rockies.

At the end of the day you reach Banff, a charming mountain town at an elevation of 1380 metres, nestled in a superb alpine setting.

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DAY 16 - Banff

Today you go hiking on Sulphur Mountain. The mountain trails take you up through picture-postcard landscapes, and the summit provides a stunning view across the entire region. A gondola also goes up to the summit.

You might enjoy a visit to the famous town of Banff for a bit of shopping. The town's streets are lined with an assortment of boutiques where you are sure to find that something special.

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DAY 17 - Banff

Banff is also a renowned national park whose magnificent glaciers and mountains make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Its most spectacular natural attractions include Johnston Canyon, the Bow River Valley and Lake Minnewanka.

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DAY 18 - Banff Revelstoke ( 285 km / 03h16 )

Your next destination, Revelstoke, is known as a real photographers' paradise.

Along the way, make a stop at Yoho National Park with its many attractions including the Emerald Lake trails and Takakkaw Falls.

You can't leave Mount Revelstoke National Park without taking the road that winds up to the summit of Mount Revelstoke. The view is simply breathtaking!

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DAY 19 - Revelstoke Ashcroft ( 307 km / 03h27 )

Next you head for Ashcroft in the beautiful Cariboo region.

Ashcroft was the departure point for gold prospectors heading North in the 1860s. Be sure to visit historic Hat Creek Ranch for a trip back in time to the Gold Rush days!

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DAY 20 - Ashcroft Vancouver ( 355 km / 04h02 )

It's time to head back to Vancouver via the panoramic ''Sea to Sky'' highway. Its stunning views will take your breath away.

Don't miss a visit to Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium, which is home to a large number of marine mammals including dolphins, belugas, seals and sea otters.

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DAY 21 - Vancouver

Enjoy the last moments of your western Canadian vacation before heading to the Vancouver airport for your flight home.

It's time to say goodbye to the land of lakes and rivers, your hearts filled with beautiful memories that will last a lifetime!

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included
  • 20 nights' accommodation as described in the program (or similar)
  • Breakfasts where applicable
  • Bedding and kitchen equipment if cottage stays
  • Assistance from your Canadian travel specialist (before, during and after the trip)
  • All applicable taxes
  • Protection for foreign travellers through the Compensation fund for customers of travel agents
icon-minus
not included


GPS rental
Add a GPS to your Travel Kit for $12 / day
Max. $120 per rental (€80)


icon-promo-cad
special offer 2018

Book before January 31st, 2018 and choose 2 of these 3 special offers:

1. FREE Bear photo safari
2. FREE Maligne lake cruise
3. $50 discount per adult

* Certain conditions apply (see general terms and conditions)