Canada, Alaska & USA
National Seniors Travel
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National Seniors Travel
Return economy class airfares from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane to Vancouver with Air Canada and Qantas.
2 nights accommodation at the Blue Horizon Hotel, Vancouver, on a room only basis.
14 night vehicle rental including tax, transfers to / from downtown or airport hotels before 1pm, additional drivers, CA$5 million public liability insurance with collision CA$7,500 excess, complimentary travel kit containing maps, brochures & postcards.
*Prepaid taxes. Subject to alteration until final payment has been received by our office.
70% of the fleet are less than 1 year old.
3 point seatbelts.
No charge for travel into the USA.
Mandatory preparation fee.
First 1000km included.
Renting a motorhome is the most affordable way to see Canada. The investment will quickly pay off with large savings on transportation, lodging and meals. This form of travel gives the flexibility to make travel plans as you go, and if a particular spot is appealing then stay an extra night or two. Choose from 20ft to 32ft motorhomes and truck campers. All motorhomes come equipped with air conditioning, flush toilets and all have a built in shower. In Canada depots are located in Vancouver, Calgary, Whitehorse, Halifax, Edmonton and Toronto. To make it easy and hassle free, rent a GPS Navigation system or an electronic GyPSy Guide delivering interesting and entertaining commentary (additional cost, contact us for details). What are you waiting for? Come and explore Canada at your own pace and stay in some magnificent wilderness settings with million dollar views!
Day 1: Vancouver – Harrison Hot Springs (approx 130km).
Stock up on groceries and essentials to begin your motorhome adventure. In Mission, view seekers can drive up to Westminster Abbey, a working monastery open to visitors. Travel the fertile farmland of the Fraser Valley and
make a stop at the Kilby Historic Store with its costumed staff. Overnight at the RV park in Harrison Hot Springs.
Day 2: Harrison Hot Springs – Kelowna (approx 280km).
Head for the Okangan Valley and travel through Manning National Park and into the valleys of the Cascade Mountains. The Okanagan region is BC’s playground and home to numerous wineries and fruit growers giving you plenty of opportunity for roadside purchases. Stay at one of the many campgrounds around Kelowna.
Day 3: Kelowna – Crawford Bay (approx 390km + ferry).
Travel north from the Okanagan region and turn east at Vernon towards Lumby. The trip will be made more interesting as you come across BC Ferry services
which replace the bridges. Or drive south towards the US border before heading east and pass through Nelson. Nelson is surrounded by the Selkirk Mountains,
set on the shores of Kootenay Lake, and clustered with some 350 heritage buildings, making it the quintessential small town setting. Overnight at the Kokanee Chalets RV Park and Campground.
Day 4: Crawford Bay – Fairmont Hot Springs (approx 290km).
Continue your journey south towards Creston before heading northeast through Cranbrook. Past Cranbrook, you may like to visit Fort Steele Heritage Town, a
local settlement whose name changed in 1888 to honour Superintendent Samuel Benfield Steele of the North-West Mounted Police, who peacefully reduced tensions between the Ktunaxa and the white and Chinese settlers. Finish the day in Fairmont Hot Springs, a resort hotel with an RV Park next door.
Day 5: Fairmont Hot Springs – Banff (approx 170km).
Head north today through Kootenay National Park into Alberta to the world famous Banff National Park, Canada’s first National Park. Generally, bookings cannot be made for RV sites in the Parks so it may be a First Come First Serve basis at some sites.
Day 6: Banff National Park
Banff National Park is a natural wonderland of mountains, lakes, rivers and canyons and is also a wildlife refuge for elk, deer and bighorn sheep. The park is open year round and offers visitors summertime activities such as
hiking, mountain climbing, boating, fishing, horseback riding and countless opportunities for photographers. Check out the Cave and Basin National historic
Site, Banff Gondola for a panoramic view of the Bow valley, and take a dip in the hot mineral springs at the Upper Hot Springs.
Day 7: Banff – Jasper (approx 290km).
Your scenic drive today is a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged peaks, over 100 glaciers and pristine emerald colour lakes. Along the way see such sights as the Sarbach Glacier, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, with the Bow Glacier providing the backdrop, and Crowfoot Glacier. Arrive at the Columbia Icefield for an optional Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier. Stop at the
Athabasca Falls prior to your arrival into Jasper. For accommodation, try the Whistler Campground, just 3.5km south of the town of Jasper.
Day 8: Jasper – Clearwater (approx 320km).
Set out for Clearwater along the scenic Yellowhead Highway and take in the breathtaking vistas of the steep-walled gorges and crashing falls of the North
Thompson River. If not in Clearwater, you may choose to stay at the Lodge at Helmcken Falls located at the entrance to the Wells Gray Provincial Park as it
can accommodate RVs.
Day 9: Wells Gray Provincial Park.
Today is yours to explore the volcano-shaped wilderness of Wells Gray Provincial Park. Explore the park’s mineral springs, serene lakes, dormant volcanoes and rushing falls. Not to be missed are the towering Helmcken Falls near the
entrance to the park.
Day 10: Clearwater – Whistler (approx 425km).
Head towards the coast today and stop enroute at the gold rush town of Cache Creek to visit the historic Hat Creek Ranch. Continue past Lillooet and travel the
Duffey Lake Road to Whistler. On the upper elevations of the Duffey Lake Road enjoy breathtaking views of Joffee Glacier and snow capped Mount Currie that rises to a height of 2,596 metres. Stay at Riverside Resort, the closest RV sites in proximity to Whistler Village.
Day 11: Whistler
Whistler Village is situated at the base of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and the area is comprised of interwoven, cobblestone pedestrian walkways in which cars are strictly off-limits. Don’t miss the Peak to Peak
Gondola, a breathtaking 4.4km journey spanning the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.
Day 12: Whistler – Victoria (approx 235km + ferry).
Depart Whistler along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Horseshoe Bay. Take the BC Ferry to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. From Nanaimo head south to
Victoria, en-route stops should be made at the artist community of Chemainus, where you can admire the giant murals which adorn the exterior walls throughout the town, and Duncan the “City of Totems”. Choose to stay in one of the RV Parks in Saanichton on the east coast of the island, or closer to Victoria at the Westbay Marine Village RV Park.
Day 13: Victoria.
Victoria, the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest, is a fascinating mix of old and new; picturesque old buildings and turn-of-the-century architecture. See the Parliament Building and take part in a free tour. Spend time on the Inner Harbour and make your way to Fisherman’s Wharf to see the floating houses and feed the local sea lions.
Day 14: Victoria – Vancouver (approx 115km + ferry).
Travel back to the mainland today, stopping at the Butchart Gardens on the way to the Swartz Bay ferry terminal. The world-renowned Butchart Gardens is a 20
hectare botanical showcase, famous for its skilful blending of rare and exotic plants and trees mixed with native flora. Take the ferry to the mainland and drive north to Vancouver and return the motorhome.
yyConvenience kits are an additional CA$95 plus tax per person. yyCDR insurance available for an additional CA$25 plus tax per day. yyKilometre packages available, contact us for details. yyAdditional kms are charged at CA$0.42 plus tax per km. yyPlease contact us for prices on alternative departure dates. yyPick up and drop off vehicles in other depot locations (Calgary, Toronto, Whitehorse, Edmonton or Halifax). Please contact us for details. yy *Prices are correct at time of printing but are subject to availability, currency fluctuations and surcharges and are only guaranteed when paid in full. yyMelbourne price applicable to direct Air Canada services only.