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Calgary, AB to Vancouver or Victoria, BC
The Trans Canada Highway is the most travelled route through the Canadian Rockies. Many people begin their trip in Calgary and head west to Vancouver, or vice versa. It's a journey of 975 Km (606 Miles) that takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.
To find lodging and adventure, click on any of the cities below. We've listed them in order from Calgary to Vancouver, and we've even given you the option to extended your journey all the way to Victoria, so you can experience Vancouver Island, too.
Along the way, you'll enjoy unparalleled opportunites for wildlife viewing and photography. Plus, you can book sightseeing tours, go river rafting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, biking, walking, skiing and much more. in the unique communities along the way, you can shop, dine and be entertained.
You can stay in world-class accommodations, deluxe hotels, economy motels, wilderness resorts or full service campgrounds. You could saddle up at a western guest ranch or rent a houseboat and explore over 1,000 kms of lakeshore. The possibilites are endless.
Here's a brief overview of what you can expect:
Calgary to Revelstoke:
The rolling cowboy country of the eastern foothills, followed by the towering peaks, ancient glaciers and roaring rivers of the Rockies. National and Provincial Parks with pristine wilderness and unlimited outdoor adventures and winter sports. World-class accommodations, dining & shopping. Arts & entertainment.
Sicamous to Salmon Arm:
BC's beautiful Shuswap region, is a fertile land of orchards and shimmering lakes. Miles of sandy beaches and warm sunny days make this the Houseboat Capital of Canada, and one of BC's most popular summer destinations. Lakeside resorts offer rental cabins and RV sites.
Kamloops to Cache Creek:
Visit the the bustling city of Kamloops and enjoy the high desert-like plateau of the Thompson River, where nutrient rich lakes teem with Kamloops Rainbow Trout, and wilderness fishing resorts offer angling adventures. Local ski hills provide incredible skiing and four season outdoor adventures.
Lytton to Yale:
The Thompson River flows into the mighty Fraser River at Lytton, and you enter the stunning Fraser River Canyon with it's spectacular scenery and historic sites of the first nations peoples and the 1800's gold rush miners. This is the Whitewater Rafting Capital of Canada, so take the time to book a rafting adventure!
Hope to Vancouver:
At the community of Hope, the canyon opens into the lush Fraser Valley. Bordered by majestic mountains, forests, waterfalls and rivers, there is a lot to offer outdoor enthusuasts. Just a short drive away, on Harrison Lake, the resort community of Harrison Hot Springs offers deluxe hotels with soothing hot pools, and sandy beaches. As you near the coast, farmland gives way to the cosmopolitan cities that make up Greater Vancouver. With so much to see and do, is it any wonder that Vancouver is one of the most popular destinations for travellers around the globe.
Victoria & Vancouver Island:
Just a scenic ferry ride away, BC's capital city is famous for it's Inner Harbour, museums, gardens, tours, attractions, dining and night life. Travelling north you'll discover the coastal communities and their unique West Coast lifestyle. Some of BC's best oceanfront resorts, salmon fishing lodges, and eco-adventure lodges are accessed from such communites as Tofino, Ucluelet, Campbell River and Port Hardy.