|Arrive at international airport.Pick up a hire car and drive to Banff, a 90-minute journey. Visit the Banff Park Museum or cross the bridge beyond it to the Bow Falls Trail. Melissa’s in an old log building, is a good spot for food.
Check into the Rimrock Resort for three nights.
| Boat trip on Lake Minnewanka and rafting on the Bow River, along with a ride on the Banff Gondola up Sulphur Mountain.Stroll down the Fenland Trail, a mile through forest and wetlands. The best day hike is CascadeAmphitheatre (five miles/2,030ft of ascent) which begins at the Mount Norquay Ski Area.
|3||Banff||Kootenay National Park, Stanley Glacier Trail (three hours round-trip hike) and Marble Canyon-Paint Pots trail. If time allows, take a dip in Radium’s hot springs.
|4||Lake Louise||An hour’s drive north on the scenic Bow Valley Parkway to Lake Louise. climb from the parking area by the Chateau Lake Louise hotel to Lake Agnes, on to Big Beehive and downhill back to the hotel on part of the Six Glaciers Trail. Allow around three hours.||Moraine Lake Lodge|
|5||Yoho||Visit the nearby Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls, A hike to Twin Falls (five miles one way; 950ft of ascent) from the Takakkaw Falls car park.
|Kicking Horse River|
|6||Jasper||The 145-mile trip north along the Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise to the town of Jasper is one of the world’s greatest drives, a glorious succession of huge peaks, turquoise lakes and immense glaciers. Optional to add a second night for a boat trip on Maligne Lake, the largest glacier-fed lake in the Rockies.||Stay at Bear Hill Lodge. Dinner recommended at Earl’s.|
|7||Rockies by rail||Hop on the early morning Rail service from Jasper to Prince George. Admire Yellowhead Pass, before reaching Mount Robson, the highest point in the Rockies.||Coast Inn|
|8||Rockies by rail||The railway out of Prince George passes through the Skeena Valley. Spot Bald Eagles along the journey.||Stay at Crest Hotel. Neext breakfast recommended at Cow Bay Café (Fresh caught Seafood)|
|9||Vancouver Island||Use the 7.30am ferry service to Port Hardy on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Observe a unique succession of seascapes – islets, fjords, forest-covered islands – framed by the Coastal Mountains.
|Quarterdeck Inn. (Take a taxi )|
|10||Tofino||6 Hoursdrive along highway19 with plenty of scenic spots. Optional- add an overnight at Port Alberni on a day cruise aboard the MV LadyCruise. Another option, two nights at the central Middle Beach Lodge in Tofino. Wolf in the Fog and SoBo are the town’s standout dining options.||Only if option 2 is availed.|
|11||Tofino||Numerous operators offer boat, fishing, and whale‑watching tours (the season for whale-watching is March to mid-October), lasting three hours|
|12||Victoria||British Columbia’s quaint provincial capital. explore the pretty Inner Harbour area.||Robert Porter House b&b|
|13||Vancouver||Travel to Vancouver using the combined coach-ferry service and View of Gulf Islands en route. Alternatively, enjoy a seaplane ride (from £80). Visit the Royal British Columbia Museum||Fairmount Pacific Rim (a bit far). Kingston Hotel (more central in location)|
|14||Vancouver||Seabus ferry to North Vancouver, and a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery. the cable car up Grouse Mountain and the Museum|