Self Drive

Totem Circle tour

Totem Circle tour. 15 days/14 nights. Start: Vancouver - End: Vancouver.

  • Day 01: Arrival Vancouver - rental car pickup
  • Day 02: Vancouver - Chase
  • Day 03: Chase - Banff
  • Day 04: Banff
  • Day 05: Banff - Jasper
  • Day 06: Jasper - Prince George
  • Day 07: Prince George - Smithers
  • Day 08: Smithers - Prince Rupert
  • Day 09: Prince Rupert - Port Hardy
  • Day 10: Port Hardy - Campbell River
  • Day 11: Campbell River - Victoria
  • Day 12: Victoria
  • Day 13: Victoria - Vancouver
  • Day 14: Vancouver
  • Day 14: Departure Vancouver
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day 1

Arrival Vancouver - rental car pickup

1 Day

At arrival, pick up the rental car at the airport and drive to the hotel to check in. 

 

day 2

Vancouver - Chase

1 Day

400 km

Via the fruitful valley of the Fraser River, you drive to the Fraser Canyon to visit Hells Gate. Follow the Highway Nr. 1 (La Transcanadienne), parrallel with the Thompson River. It brings you via Cache-Creek and Kamloops to Chase.

 

day 3

Chase - Banff

1 Day

495 km

Wake up early for a trip through the Selkirk Mountains and Glacier National Park. Impressive panoramas on countless glaciers and steep mountains. Via the Columbia River Valley, you travel to the Yoho National Park, with the Kicking Horse Pass. Eventually, you can see the beautiful Rockies arise near Banff. 

 

day 4

Banff

1 Day

Enjoy nature, make a excursion with the elevator to Sulphur Mountain, visit Lake Minnewanka and the Bow Falls or discover the historic Banff Springs Hotel. Shopping, walking and great food, it is all part of the Banff experience. 

 

day 5

Banff - Jasper

1 Day

390 km

Today will be unforgetable! Follow the Icefield Parkway. First stop: The wonderful Lake Louse, overshadowd by Mt. Victoria. Afterwards to the Athabasco Glacier and a ride on the glacier with a 'Snocoach' (not included). Passing wonderful lakes, impressive waterfalls and eternal glaciers you will reach Jasper. 

 

day 6

Jasper - Prince George

1 Day

The day starts with an unforgatable boat trip on the Maligne Lake (included). You leave Jasper via the Yellowhead Pass with a view on Mount Robson, the highest mountain of the Rockies. Follow the Fraser River to Prince George, at the foothill of the Cariboo Mountains. 

 

day 7

Prince George - Smithers

1 Day

370 km

From Prince Georgge the trip continues via the Yellowhead Highway, along big coniferous forests and the old route of the fur traders. Possible to visit the Historic Park of Fort St. James and the Hudson Bay Trading Post. End of the afternoon, arrival in Smithers, a little city once known for its fur trading. 

 

day 8

Smithers - Prince Rupert

1 Day

360 km

The last etappe to the coast! You follow the wonderful Skeena River Valley and you can visit the interesting 'Ksan Indian Village', where you will encounter the fascinating Indian culture. Travel via Terrace to Prince Rupert. 

 

day 9

Prince Rupert - Port Hardy

1 Day

730 km

The ferry (ticket for persons and car included) brings you to Vancouver Island. In this exceptional nature area you will discover whales, porpoise and sea lions. In the evening, the ferry reaches Port Hardy and check in at the hotel. 

 

day 10

Port Hardy - Campbell River

1 Day

240 km

No long distances today .... You can go to Telegraph Cove and make a trip at sea, looking for whales (see page 9 for excursions). Then on to Campbell River, famous as "salmon capital" of the world.

 

day 11

Campbell River - Victoria

1 Day

270 km

On your trip south, to Victoria, a first stop can be held at Courtenay and Comox. Then futher to Nanaimo and visit the historic 'Bastion' and the Centennial Museum. Before reaching Victoria, you can plan an extra visit to the Native Heritage Center in Duncan.  

 

day 12

Victoria

1 Day

Discover the charm and beaty of this wonderful city. Visit the Parliament Buildings, Beacon Hill Park, the Inner- en Outer Harbor, the B.C. Provincial Museum, the historical Empress Hotel and many more. 

day 13

Victoria - Vancouver

1 Day

70 km

On the way to the ferry, start the day with a visit at the colourful Butchart Gardens. In the afternoonn the ferry (to be paid locally) brings you from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen. At arrival, a short drive to Vancouver and check in at the hotel. 

 

day 14

Vancouver

1 Day

A full day to discover the wonderful city. Visit the Stanley Park (totems & Aquarium), English Bay, the picturesque ‘Gastown’, the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge and much more. Time for a shopping spree or just relax. 

Departure Vancouver

Back to the airport, drop off the rental car. Return flight or individual prolongation possible with supplement. 

 

TOTEM CIRCLE TOUR STANDARD 1690 (0CA00016)
is available starting at 1821 EUR

Prices apply for all departures in the date range. Departure is possible every day.

Rooms 01.07.20 - 31.08.20 01.09.20 - 31.10.20 01.05.21 - 25.05.21 26.05.21 - 30.06.21 01.07.21 - 31.08.21 01.09.21 - 31.10.21
TWIN ROOM 2 BEDS (K22) 2105 2003 1821 2103 2210 2103
2X DOUBLE ROOMS + 1 RENTALCAR (K2X2D) 1854 1803 1632 1893 1947 1893
DOUBLE ROOM 1 BED (K21) 2105 2003 1821 2103 2210 2103
QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K42) 1301 1250 1176 1313 1366 1313
TRIPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K32) 1557 1489 1363 1563 1635 1563
SINGLE ROOM (K11) 4012 3808 3439 3998 4213 3998
Children in parents room (DACHD12) 110 110 108 116 116 116
Alamo Suppl. Gold - per car (DALGOLD) 76 76 80 80 80 80

Included

  • Hotelaccomodation based on lodging + local sales taxes, as per itinerary and as per chosen hotel category.
  • Car rental with GPS, adapted to the number of persons in the car, one driver.  Extra drivers and/or underage drivers can be added with supplement.
    • Single: Economy except if the car is brought back to another city than the one it started from, than Compact.
    • Double/Twin: Compact
    • Triple: Intermediate
    • Quadruple and 2x double rooms: Fullsize.
  • Any other car rental category can be provided with the appropriate price adjustment.
  • Only for selfdrives booked as published: roadbook with description of day by day itinerary. (Only available in Dutch and French)
  • Local roadmap of the State or Province (Canda), or a road atlas if the trip brings you through different states.

Not Included

All services NOT mentioned such as: 

  • International passport and charges for ESTA = USA and or ETA = Canada.
  • Airline tickets, airport taxes, fuel surcharge, security fee, and more.
  • Meals at the hotels except if confirmed differently at time of confirmation.
  • Resort fees, Urban fees, Facility fees and other fees charged by some hotels and to be paid locally.
  • Eventual cost for a (new) Belgian - European drivers licence, if the current one does not state "Drivers Licence" in English.
  • Warrant/Security Deposit/Guarantee cost for rental cars, motorhomes, motorbikes, hotels and more.
  • Fuel for the vehicles and parking costs. 
  • Charges for tollroads en toll bridges
  • Insurances (cancellation insurance, travel and assistance insurance, luggage insurance, etc).
  • Admissions to the national parks, to attractions, extra excursions, etc.
  • All personal expenses (Food & Drinks), souvenirs and more.