Roadtrip Through the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast
|2 nights:||Calgary for exploring downtown neighbourhoods and using the city as a base for daytrips to the Foothills, Drumheller or Kananaskis|
|3 nights:||Canmore or Banff in the Rocky Mountains for outdoor activities and breath taking natural landscapes|
|2 nights:||Okanagan stay overnight between Vernon and Kelowna to enjoy fruit and wine country|
|2 nights:||Vancouver for hip neighbourhoods, expansive city parks, the Pacific Ocean, and a mouth-watering selection of bars and restaurants|
|2 nights:||Victoria for a relaxed vibe, botanical gardens and whale watching|
|5 days:||Optional Return to Calgary along south route Crowsnest Pass with stops at Frankslide and Waterton National Park|
" Ease yourself into the grandeur of the majestic Rocky Mountains by starting this epic roadtrip in Calgary, heading west through the mountains and Okanogan lake country, before finishing up at the Pacific Ocean cities of Vancouver and Victoria. On your way, enjoy the quaint downtowns of Banff and Canmore, dip your feet in mountain fed lakes, and participate in a number of outdoor pursuits ranging from mild to wild. If you wish to return to Calgary, the Crowsnest Pass southern route is equally as beautiful. "
Some general information:
To take advantage of summer activities, do this trip between April and September. More attraction will be open during the peak summer months of June, July, August, but the crowds will also be out in Banff and Lake Louise! Don’t worry too much about being overrun by tourists though, because there is plenty of space for everyone in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Take your own car, or rent one in Calgary. If you are feeling adventurous you can also rent an RV and camp along the way! If driving isn’t your style, research bus tours online or travel via the Greyhound bus.
Alternatively, you can complete this trip in winter to partake in skiing, heli-skiing, snowshoeing, and ice climbing. Be sure to give yourself a little extra travel time in winter due to potential snowfall and adverse highway travel conditions.