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Shandon Travel

City Breaks

Canada Summer Fly/ Drive

From €1792pp
Depart From
Fly from Dublin
Departure Date
Daily flights throughout the year.
Duration
12 Nights
Destination
Canada
Price
From €1792pp
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Your route: Vancouver, Whistler, Kamloops, Jasper, Banff, Calgary

Fly from Dublin to Vancouver and embark on a 12 night driving holiday around Canada.

Vancouver, located on the west coast of Canada, is a bustling ethnically-diverse city. You'll spend two nights here at the Pinnacle At The Pier Hotel.

Situated in the urban core of the Vancouver North Shore, this four-star  hotel enjoys a unique and convenient location on the edge of the Vancouver waterfront on the site of the historic Wallace Shipyard.

One of the North Shore's most sophisticated hotels, the air-conditioned establishment features a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service, lift access, a restaurant and Internet access.

Modern in design, with comfort and beauty in mind, the thoughtfully designed rooms exude elegance with a hint of history in their waterfront location.

Each room is adorned in a taupe, cream and aubergine colour palate with rich fabrics, dark wood cabinetry, sleek bathroom furnishings and a glass divisional wall beside the tub, creating a visual flow and natural room light to emanate throughout.

The en suite bathrooms are also fitted with a shower and hairdryer. All waterfront rooms come with 3-step balconies while city/mountain view rooms offer Juliette balconies. All rooms are equipped with double beds, a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, a radio, Internet access, a mini fridge, microwave, ironing set and tea and coffee making facilities. The air conditioning and heating are individually regulated. The hotel has a health club with a gym and indoor swimming pool.

Pick up your hire car at Vancouver airport- you'll be driving an intermediate Hyundai Electra or similar, with GPS and full insurance included.

Make your way to Whistler, about 90 minutes north of Vancouver. A region of stunning natural beauty, Whistler is a great place to go for adventure and sporting experiences. Visitors can kayak, bungee jump, horse ride, take a glacier tour or a helicopter ride, hike and much, much more!

You'll spend 2 nights at the four-star Avaa Hotel. Just two minutes’ walk from Whistler Village and from the lifts of the Blackcomb Mountains, this hotel introduces guests to a world of peacefulness and bliss in a forested area surrounded by immense sky.

Plunge into heated pool or hut tub after a stressful day, or just enjoy coffee in the lobby. This non-smoking establishment provides also underground parking, housekeeping and laundry facilities. Guestrooms are beautifully decorated to ensure the best ambience for relaxation and comfort.

Your next stop will be Kamloops, about four hours north-east of Whistler. Your route will take you past beautiful National Parks, mountains and rivers. Enjoy the incredible natural scenery as you drive through the Canadian countryside.

Just east of Kamloops, British Columbia Wildlife Park is home to bears and cougars. The nearby historic Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park is the site of a 2000-year-old village which was inhabited by the Secwepemc people in winter.

Take in the local flavour in a region particularly well known for its breweries, wineries, farms and markets. You'll spend two nights at the Doubletree By Hilton hotel. 

Boasting a fantastic location in Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia, this welcoming hotel offers easy access to many local attractions, shops and cultural and leisure activities- including golf courses, beautiful parks, sandy beaches and art galleries.

Spacious guest rooms at this four-star hotel feature amenities and thoughtful touches to make you feel at home, including complimentary WiFi, a mini refrigerator and microwave.

Sleep well in the sumptuous bed, watch complimentary cable TV and refresh in the stylish bathroom with a range of deluxe bathroom amenities. Work out in the complimentary 24-hour fitness center or swim in the heated outdoor pool with hot tub.

After a busy day exploring Kamloops, enjoy tempting Indian and American dishes in our onsite fusion restaurant, Taj Bar and Grill.

Next, you'll travel further north-east from Kamloops to Jasper, about four hours by car. 

Located in the Alberta province, Jasper sits amongst the snow-capped Canadian Rockies. Jasper National Park is known for its beautiful glacier-fed lakes, forests and rivers.

The region is home to an increible variety of wildlife, including caribou, elk, moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, bears, wolves, marmots, pikas and a wide variety of birds. 

Get a birds-eye view from the skytram, take a canoe adventure on Pyramid Lake or visit the Athabasca Glacier. 

Located just one block from the downtown shops and restaurants, and boasting an indoor pool and fitness centre, the Crimson Jasper Hotel makes the perfect base from which to explore Jasper National Park.

Guests can choose between spacious guestrooms or well-appointed studios and suites with full kitchen facilities. All rooms feature private bathroom, air conditioning, cable TV, microwave, free hi-speed Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities.

For dining, the C200 restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, and features a menu inspired by only the freshest of ingredients. Guests can also make use of free internet kiosks in the lobby, plus there is free parking and complimentary use of the Peak fitness suite.

Your journey continues southwards from Jasper to Banff, about a three and a half hour drive along the trans-Canadian highway. One of the world's most awe-inspiring mountain locations, Banff sits in a National Park and is surrounded by mountain peaks.

Take a cable car (known here as a gondola) up Sulpher Mountain to appreciate the incredible views. Visit the hot springs, take a wildlife tour or get active with horseback riding, paddleboarding, rafting or fishing.

Visit Banff Park Museum- the oldest natural history museum in Canada. Learn about the indigenous First Nations groups who have inhabited the region for centuries at the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum.

You'll spend two nights in Banff, staying at the Fox Hotel. Waterfalls and mountain springs are brought to life in the hotels design. Capturing the historic and natural elements of Banff National Park, the hotels centre piece is the hot pool inspired by the original Cave and Basin Historic Site.

The hotel offers a unique, modern lodge accommodation style with air-conditioning and 24-hour reception. Facilities include a hotel safe, internet access and lift access.

Guests can dine at the bar and restaurant and take advantage of the room service on offer (fees apply). Those guests who are arriving by car may park their vehicle in the hotels garage.

Guestrooms at the hotel include double or king-size beds with down duvets and feather-topped mattresses and 32-inch LCD televisions with cable.

Each room has an en suite bathroom with a shower, bath and a hairdryer. Individually regulated air conditioning and individually regulated heating are standard features in all accommodation and each room has a balcony or terrace.The hotel has a heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub and gym. Continental breakfast is served daily.

The final stop on your driving holiday of Canada will be Calgary, about 90 minutes further east from Banff. This cosmopolitan city is steeped in 'Western' culture and hosts the massive Calgary Stampede rodeo each July.

See some of the world's best dinosaur fossils at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. Visit the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump; a cliff which was used by indigenous people to hunt buffalo for over 5000 years.

It is now designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and houses an interpretive centre where visitors can learn about the local Blackfoot peoples. 

You'll spend two nights at the Delta Calgary Downtown Hotel. This modern, family-friendly hotel is in itself a landmark in the impressive cityscape of Calgary and offers spectacular views over the city, river and mountains.

Visitors will appreciate the hotel's proximity to shops and theatre on Stephen Avenue, the Glenbow Museum, Calgary Zoo and Eau Claire Market, as well as ease of access to the skywalk and public transport system.

This four-star hotel's comfortable and contemporary rooms are well- furnished, with free Wifi and complimentary coffee. This hotel offers unparalleled services such as in-room spa services, 24-hour room service and overnight dry-cleaning.

Vancouver: 4* Pinnacle At The Pines Hotel

Whistler: 4* Aava Hotel

Kamloops: 4* Doubletree By Hilton Kamloops

Jasper: 3* Crimson Hotel

Banff: 4* Fox Hotel (includes continental breakfast)

Calgary: 4* Delta Calgary Downtown

Price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:

  • Flights and charges from Dublin
  • Car hire:
    • Intermediate Hyundai Electra or similar
    • GPS
    • Full insurance
  • 2 nights accommodation at the 4* Pinnacle At The Pines Hotel, Vancouver
  • 2 nights accommodation at the 4* Aava Hotel, Whistler
  • 2 nights accommodation at the 4* Doubletree By Hilton Kamloops, Kamloops
  • 2 nights accommodation at the 3* Crimson Hotel, Jasper
  • 2 nights accommodation at the 4* Fox Hotel, Banff (includes continental breakfast)
  • 2 nights accommodation at the 4* Delta Calgary Downtown, Calgary

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
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