En Route in BC and Alberta.
Our Mountain Madness route leads you up and down the most beautiful mountain ranges of western Canada while you’re exploring quaint villages and even a desert along the way.
This tour can be extended by adding a trip to Vancouver Island!
Itinerary reference: 11105
This route can be extended by adding the Vancouver Island Sampler route.
For more information see Overview, Itinerary, Add-ons and Gallery below, or contact us.
This tour starts and ends in Vancouver and travels east via Manning Park to the Okanagan with its scenic views, green vineyards, lush orchards and Canada’s only desert.
The Kootenays are home to quant villages, snow-capped mountains and are dotted with natural hot springs.
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.
From Lillooet, drive the Sea-to-Sky Highway and check out Whistler, a charming alpine village that became world-renowned as one of the sites for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Expect to see wildlife like bears, moose and elk along with thousands of species of plants, birds and insects.
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
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 – Penticton
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 – Nelson
Make your way south along beautiful lakes, over rolling hills and enjoy the views. Follow the Crowsnest Highway via Christina Lake, the warmest lake in all of Canada, 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
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.
Revelstoke – Banff National Park
The Trans-Canada Highway leads you past the steep canyons of the Kicking Horse Pass and through Glacier National Park. Make a stop in Golden, with some of the best rafting in Canada, followed by the beautiful 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 – Jasper National Park
Drive one of the most scenic roads of the world: The Icefields Parkway. Stop at Johnston Canyon, Morant’s Curve, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. Go up onto the Athabasca Glacier, the Glacier Skywalk and marvel at the thundering Sunwapta and Athabasca Falls. Our extensive En Route Travel Book makes sure you won’t miss any of the beautiful spots along the way.
Jasper National Park
Lots to do 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
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 – Lillooet
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 – Fort Langley or Burnaby
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. Then take the impressive Sea-to-Sky Highway along the Pacific Ocean. Lots to see and do along this route, from waterfalls, a copper mine to beautiful vistas, gondola’s and suspension bridges.
Fort Langley or Burnaby – Vancouver
Today your tour comes to an 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.