Surf & Turffrom
En Route in BC and Alberta
Starting and completing in Vancouver, this tour explores the mountains, forests and waters that make the provinces of BC and Alberta a world-renowned place of wilderness beauty.
Itinerary reference: 11102
For more information and pictures see Overview, Itinerary, Add-ons and Map below, or contact us.
Discover the southern area of the Okanagan with its wineries, sandy beaches, orchards and Canada’s only true desert environment.
The Kootenays offer stunning mountain scenery, beautiful lakes and unique communities.
If you’re looking for snow-capped mountain peaks, glaciers and icefields, flowered alpine meadows, lots of wildlife and waterfalls you can spend days in any one of the many parks that are included in this itinerary, like Mt. Revelstoke National Park, Glacier National Park, Yoho National Park, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Pacific Rim National park, Manning Provincial Park, Mt. Robson Provincial Park and Wells Gray Provincial Park to name a few.
Drive the world-renowned Icefield Parkway and Sea-to-Sky Highway.
Visit unique towns such as Penticton, Nelson, Revelstoke, Golden, Banff, Jasper, Whistler and Tofino.
On Vancouver Island, go whale watching, enjoy the silence of the rain forest or the hustle and bustle of the provincial capital Victoria.
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 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 - Jasper National Park (290 km/180 mile)
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 (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 – 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 - Ucluelet (347 km/216 mile, ferry)
Drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway along the Pacific Ocean and take the ferry over to Vancouver Island. Check out Coombs, famous for its market with the goats grazing on the roof. Visit Cathedral Grove with the giant trees as old as 800 years. The beautiful Pacific Rim Highway takes you to Ucluelet, a small oceanside village.
Whale watching should be on your list. Walk the Wild Pacific Trail which offers some of the most scenic and rewarding walking on the Pacific Rim. Visit Tofino, a pretty fishing village and Long Beach.
Ucluelet - Victoria (355 km/221 mile)
Enjoy Canadian culture as you see the murals on the buildings in Chemainus and the totem poles in Duncan. Try the Nanaimo bar in Nanaimo. Drive the Malahat Drive, with panoramic views to distant Mount Baker, down to Victoria.
A full day to explore Victoria’s inner harbour with the Parliament Buildings and the Empress. Check out the stores or go visit the Butchart Gardens and marvel at the flowers and gardens.
Victoria – Vancouver (92 km/57 mile, ferry)
This morning a 1.5-hour ferry ride brings you across the Strait of Georgia back to Delta, where this tour comes to an end.
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.