Best of the West British Columbia and Alberta 15 Day Driving Itinerary

British Columbia and Alberta – 15 days

Day 1:
Pick up your rental motorhome in Vancouver

Day 2:
Vancouver to Victoria (112 km, 1.25 hours plus ferry, 1.5 hours)

Day 3:
Explore Victoria

Day 4:
Victoria to Campbell River (266 km, 3 hours)

Day 5:
Campbell River to Port Hardy (238 km, 2.5 hours)

Day 6:
Port Hardy to Prince Rupert (10 km, 0.5 hours plus BC Ferries “Northern Expedition,” 15 hours)

Day 7:
Prince Rupert to Smithers (353 km, 4 hours)

Day 8:
Smithers to Prince George (371 km, 4.25 hours)

Day 9:
Prince George to Jasper (376 km, 4.25 hours)

Day 10:
Explore Jasper

Day 11:
Jasper to Banff (265 km, 3 hours)

Day 12:
Explore Banff

Day 13:
Banff to Chase (492 km, 5.75 hours)

Day 14:
Chase to Vancouver (355 km, 4 hours)

Day 15:
Depart Vancouver

Vancouver is a city of mild, if sometimes rainy weather, which is full of great food and wonderful sights. Take the ferry to picturesque Victoria Island where you will have your choice of activity--go whale watching or fishing, tour the world famous Butchart Gardens or hit the beach. Head on to Campbell River, the Salmon Capital of the World, and then Port Hardy, the gateway to Cape Scott Provincial Park, an area of gorgeous coastal wilderness inhabited by bears and other wildlife. Take the brand new Northern Expedition to Prince Rupert and while on board enjoy the Canoe Cafe cafeteria and TV in the Raven's Lounge. You can also enjoy the rugged beauty of the Inside Passage and keep your eye open for whales and dolphins. The slogan for Prince Rupert is "where Canada's wilderness begins" and it is described as a place with over 10,000 years of First Nations history where fishing, nature and easygoing smiles are a way of life. Head on to Smithers and Prince George and then the tourist draws of Jasper and Banff where you can enjoy the outdoors and snow-capped mountains as well as great restaurants, spas and hot springs, not to mention unbelievable sights like glaciers. On your way back to Vancouver stop in Chase, located on Little Shuswap Lake, where you can bike, hike, fish, golf and enjoy the bounty of nature in this mountainous region.

Strathcona Provincial Park, Victoria Island
This park is open year round unless inaccessible due to weather conditions. Please call 250-474-1336 for more information. Buttle Lake Campground: Open April 15 to October 31 Ralph River Campground open April 30 to September 30

Cape Scott Provincial Park
This park is open year round unless inaccessible due to weather conditions. Please call 250-956-2260 for more information.

Banff National Park
This park is open year round. For more information call 403-762-1550. Hours of Operation June 1 – June 20, September 7 – September 26: 8:00am to 6:00pm daily June 21 – September 6: 8:00am to 8:00pm daily September 27 – May 31: 9:00am to 5:00pm daily Year Round RV Parks at Banff National Park Tunnel Mountain II – 5 kilometers from downtown Banff – For reservations call 1-877-RESERVE / 1-866-787-6221 Lake Louise Trailer – 1 kilometer from Lake Louise village – For reservations call 1-877-RESERVE / 1-866-787-6221 Mosquito Creek – 24 kilometers north of Lake Louise – For reservations call 403-762-1550

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