Self-Drive in Western CanadaReference CTS11614
Some of Canada’s most glorious landscapes and fascinating experiences can be found in the neighbouring provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. If you are seeking an adventure which allows you to traverse through mountain ranges, alongside turquoise lakes and into the heart of the prairies, then western Canada can offer you everything you are looking for and more.
Many travellers begin their journey in Vancouver, Western Canada's largest city. This vibrant metropolis is a wonderful place in which to get a first taste of Canada. Vancouver offers an eclectic mix that is sure to charm any visitor – this harbour city is the perfect combination of old and new, nestled into the coastline with a majestic mountain backdrop and attractive parks and gardens. If you would like to venture outside the city limits, head to Vancouver Island to unwind on impressive sandy beaches and keep your eyes peeled for whales breaching the ocean waves. Stopping in Victoria - which is both the colonial jewel and the provincial capital of Canada - is an absolute must but be warned; a visit to the Butchart Gardens or the harbourfront may leave you unable to tear yourself away.