British Columbia & Alberta

Take in the classic Western Canada sights and so much more as you go off the beaten track and drive from the Wild West Coast to the heart of Canadian Rockies.

23-day family road trip | July 2023

Road trip from the Wild West Coast to the Canadian Rockies

We take a classic route and spice it up with coastal treats on Vancouver Island, ride the Inside Passage ferry north to pristine alpine landscapes around Smithers and end the trip amid world renowned scenery.
Natural splendour is the operative word. Yet, carefully chosen guided excursions and lesser-known destinations such as Cormorant Island, the N’sga lava fields, the migrating salmon in Hyder (Alaska) and the magnificence of Salmon Glacier add another dimension to this trip.

A relaxed family road trip with time to look for wildlife,  kayaking, a wonderful boat-lodge adventure, a chance to get acquainted with First Nation traditions and an eye-opening ferry ride up the Inside Passage.


23 days in July 2023
British Columbia & Alberta (and a sliver of Alaska….)
Family of 2 adults and 2 teenage daughters (14 and 16)
Midsize SUV
Driving distance
2750 km
Tent camping alternated with lodge accommodation


Per person / €1 = $Can 1.44$Can
Car rental (Minivan, Hertz, all in)$758 €526
Camping (11)$124 €86
Lodges (8)$650 €451
Equipment rental (tents, sleeping bags, mattresses)$210€145
BC Ferries (Inside Passage & Vancouver Island) $388€269
Miscellaneous (park permits, fuel etc.)$141 €98
Innchanter Boat Lodge (including transportation, meals 2 days)$225 €156
Kayaking trip (1 day, private guide)$203€141
Whale watching trip Johnstone Straits (4 hours)$170€118
Meals (11 self prepared / 10 going out)$835 €580
Total (international airfare not included)$3704€2570
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