Mountains and Ocean
En Route in BC and Alberta
This route offers a wide variety of spectacular scenery and wildlife, world renowned National and Provincial parks and diverse attractions and activities.
Itinerary reference: 11101
This route can be extended by adding the Vancouver Island Sampler route.
For more information and pictures see Overview, Itinerary, Add-ons and Map below, or contact us.
Depart from Vancouver and visit the wineries, the sun-drenched valleys, warm lakes, sandy beaches and fruit laden orchards in the Okanagan.
The Kootenays offer stunning mountain scenery and cute mountain villages.
You will visit five of Canada’s most treasured national parks: Mt. Revelstoke National Park, Glacier National Park, Yoho National Park, Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. The many provincial parks included in this itinerary are stunning too. A few examples are Manning Park, Mt. Robson Provincial Park and Wells Gray Provincial Park. Each park offers visitors unique experiences: from glacier-fed lakes such as Lake Louise, Peyto Lake and Maligne Lake, to thundering waterfalls like Athabasca Falls, Wapta Falls and Helmcken Falls, postcard-perfect mountains like Mount Robson and Mount Assiniboine, glaciers like the Columbia Icefield, rivers, etc., etc. The parks are chock-full of wildlife and home to bears, moose and elk along with thousands of species of plants, birds and insects.
Drive the world-renowned Icefield Parkway and Sea-to-Sky Highway. Visit unique villages such as Whistler, Golden, Revelstoke, Nelson, Banff and Jasper.
This route can be extended by adding a ferry trip to Vancouver Island. Visit the white sandy beaches of Parksville, drive the iconic Pacific Rim Highway, explore the rainforests and beaches of Pacific Rim National Park which falls along a migratory route for grey and humpback whales, walk through laidback downtown Tofino, eat a Nanaimo bar in Nanaimo and discover Victoria’s inner harbour and Butchart Gardens.
All En Route Travel Canada itineraries include pre-booked campgrounds, one of our exclusive services that offer the peace of mind that everything is planned and booked for your unforgettable RV holiday.
Our commitment to you is that we will book the best campsites that are available at the moment that you book your itinerary with us!
Travelers booking an En Route Travel Canada Itinerary receive an individualized En Route Travel Book!
- It will be printed full colour, with a coil binding
- The Travel Book is available in English, German and Dutch
- There is a large section with tips on how to prepare for the trip, as well as Canadian traffic rules and other good-to-know topics
- The detailed itinerary section has daily information on all services we have booked. Think of amenities, supplier services, directions, phone numbers, etc
- The daily itinerary section also features the destination for that day, the directions, and Highlights along the Way with local tourist information
- Last but not least it also includes all vouchers for booked campgrounds, tours, activities, ferries are part of the Travel Book, on perforated paper
Travellers have instant itinerary access on their mobile devices while en route with offline maps and real-time itinerary updates in case something must be changed along the way.
- For IOS or Android
- Includes daily travel details, contact info, etc
- Available off-line once itinerary is downloaded onto device(s)
We provide personalized online itineraries for every booking, which can be accessed from anywhere, any time and can easily be shared with family and friends.
Emergency phone numbers
If an unforeseen problem arises in regards to reservations, we will assist travelers over the phone. We will provide them with a toll-free emergency number.
In case the travelers try calling us from their European mobile phone, the toll-free number likely won’t work. In that case they can call us on the local number we provide.
Vancouver – Manning Provincial Park (200 km/125 mile)
Today you are picking up your motorhome and after having stocked up on groceries, it’s time to leave the city behind for the great outdoors. The landscape in Manning Provincial Park varies from lush, thick coastal growth to dry interior vegetation. It is home to a variety of wildlife such as squirrels and chipmunks, marmot and beaver, the mule deer, black bear, coyote and over 190 species of birds.
Manning Provincial Park
The park’s pristine forests are lined with hiking trails. In the summer the many alpine meadows are carpeted with colourful wildflowers. No cell service, so you are off the radar. The perfect way to unwind and get away from it all.
Manning Provincial Park – Penticton (180 km/110 mile)
Enjoy the spectacular scenery in Manning Provincial Park as you drive through the forested valleys of the Cascade Mountains. Today ends in the warm Okanagan Valley, famous for its wineries and fruit orchards.
Penticton – Christina Lake (208 km/130 mile)
Make your way south along beautiful lakes, over rolling hills and enjoy the views. Follow the Crowsnest Highway to Christina Lake, the warmest lake in all of Canada.
Christina Lake – Nelson (116 km/72 mile)
Follow the Crowsnest Highway to the historic town of Nelson in the West-Kootenays. This town is the cultural centre of the region with many galleries and historic buildings.
Nelson – Revelstoke (270 km/167 mile)
Drive to the steaming caves of Ainsworth Hot Springs. Then visit Kaslo and the silver mine of Sandon, now a ghost town. Follow the Arrow Lakes to the alpine city of Revelstoke, where you stay for 2 nights.
Explore the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains around Revelstoke. See the Revelstoke Dam, go canoeing or drive the Meadows in the Sky Parkway to the top of Mount Revelstoke for great views.
Revelstoke – Golden (150 km/93 mile)
The Trans-Canada Highway leads you past steep mountains and glaciers to Glacier National Park. Watch for mountain goats and bears along the road. Golden has some of the best rafting in Canada.
Golden – Banff National Park (140 km/87 mile)
Today you follow the steep canyons of the Kicking Horse Pass into Yoho National Park. Visit the impressive Wapta Falls and don’t miss Emerald Lake and Lake Louise.
Banff National Park
Canada’s oldest national park is famous for its unparalleled mountain scenery and jagged mountain peaks. You have the full day to explore the park. Take the gondola up Sulphur Mountain, try the hot pools, stroll down Banff Avenue and check out the stores, visit Two Jack lake and Lake Minnewanka.
Banff National Park
Same as Day 10
Banff National Park – D. Thompson Nordegg (178 km/111 mile)
Today you drive the world’s most scenic highway, the Icefields Parkway. Our En Route Travel Book makes sure you will not miss anything along the way. Visit the famous azure blue waters of Lake Louise and Peyto Lake. Moraine Lake and Johnston Canyon should not be missed!
D. Thompson Nordegg - Jasper National Park (199 km/124 mile)
Continue on the Icefields Parkway. Marvel at the snowy peaks, icy-blue lakes and the famous Athabasca Glacier. See the Athabasca and Sunwapta Falls, walk on air on the Glacier Skywalk.
Jasper National Park
Lots to do and see around here: visit Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake and Medicine Lake. Relax in the Miette Hot Springs. Take the Jasper Tramway up Whistler’s Mountain for endless views.
Jasper National Park – Wells Gray Provincial Park (320 km/199 mile)
The Yellowhead Highway takes you through Mount Robson Provincial Park (named after the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies) and the Cariboo Mountains to Clearwater and Wells Gray Provincial Park.
Wells Gray Provincial Park
Wells Gray Provincial Park is famous for wildlife (black bears, grizzlies, moose, mountain goats, caribou, wolves, cougar, etc.), waterfalls and wilderness. Check out Dawson Falls and Helmcken Falls, which plunge down into mist-filled gorges.
Wells Gray Provincial Park (Clearwater) – Lillooet (290 km/180 mile)
While driving on Highway 97 and 99, you can experience BC’s historic gold rush past. This journey takes you past historic buildings, through unique geological landscapes, and to parts of the original Cariboo Wagon Road that were used by more than 10,000 pioneers during the 1860s.
Lillooet – Whistler (130 km/81 mile)
Drive through the scenic Coastal Mountains and stop at Duffey and Joffre Lakes with stunning views. Check out the mountain resort of Whistler. Rent a bike or kayak, set out on a hike or take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
Whistler – Fort Langley or Burnaby (170 km/106 mile)
Drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway along the Pacific Ocean. Lots to see along this route, from waterfalls, a copper mine to beautiful vistas.
Fort Langley or Burnaby – Delta (50 km)
Today your tour comes to and end when you return your motorhome to the rental station.
All our itineraries include campgrounds. But that is just the beginning of the services we offer. To make things easier we have created several categories that feature many activities, tours, attractions, etc. Anything to make your itinerary unique, going far beyond the traditional adventures. To complete, or start, the ideal itinerary we can also book your RVs, hotels, and ferries.