Self-Drive Holidays

Self-Drive Holidays in Canada

Experience the freedom of the open roads! Our self-drive holidays are an independent way to see the magnificent scenery, fauna and flora Canada has to offer. The best thing of all is that it is at your own pace.

We plan your itinerary and book your hotels so you can rest easy knowing that everything will flow smoothly. We make sure the timing between each resort or city is realistic so there is never any time pressure.

We have complex itineraries from Calgary to Vancouver or in reverse, with everything in between, as well as relaxed paced itineraries. We can also include the Rocky Mountaineer train and cruises to Alaska as part of your self-drive holiday in Western Canada. Check out the Rocky Mountaineer Rail and Self-Drive Packages for 2015.

Hotels during the peak season (May to September) are usually booked up so pre-booking everything in advance is the stress-free and most cost-effective option.

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GyPSy Guide - Self-Guided Tour

The GyPSy Guide is a small GPS device (PDA) that rides along with you through Western Canada in your car or motorhome and plays commentary through the stereo. It uses satellites to know where you are and where you are going. As you drive through an area of interest, the GyPSy Guide AUTOMATICALLY plays an audio specific to that location. It is like having your very own local guide in your vehicle!

Like our guided group and private tours in Canada, you will hear an entertaining mix of interesting stories, facts and figures, history, geography, directions and Canadian facts, all recorded by professional tour guides.The GyPSy Guide makes the most of your Rocky Mountain self-drive holiday by making sure you don't miss a thing!

With most of our self-drive itineraries, you can collect your GyPSy Guide from Calgary, Vancouver or Edmonton airports and you are able to drop it off at many of the downtown locations. When you book your self-drive package through us with the GyPSy Guide included, you will not be charged a one-way drop-off fee for the GyPSy Guide.

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GyPSy Guide Coverage Map

All self-drive routes below are available in English and German. French is available in the Rocky Mountains through to Calgary.

GyPSy Guide Coverage Map

Erhältlich in Deutsch, Englisch und Französisch.

Disponible en anglais, en allemand et en français.

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GyPSy Guide Demo Video

The GyPSy Guide is your own tour guide that activates automatically as you drive. Use it in the Canadian Rockies and western Canada on popular drive-touring routes.

All our self-drive holiday packages include the GyPSy guide but if you would like to rent it on it's own, please contact us direct.

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GyPSy Guide Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

There are several convenient locations to pick-up and drop-off your GyPSy Guide rental and your unit must be pre-booked. Your pick-up and drop-off locations will be specified on your confirmation.


  • Airport - Tourism Calgary, Visitor Information Centre, Arrivals Level.
  • Downtown - Visitor Information Centre, at the Calgary Tower. 9th Ave SW at the corner of Centre St. At street level.


  • Discover Banff Tours, Sundance Mall, 215 Banff Ave.


  • SunDog Tours, 416 Connaught Drive.

Lake Louise

  • The Depot at Samson Mall. Mall is on the right at the 4 way stop sign as you enter Lake Louise.


  • Canalta Jurassic Hotel – Front Desk, 1103 Highway 9 South.


  • Tamarack Outfitters, 214 Mount View Rd.


  • Airport / South - Gateway Visitor Centre, Hwy2/Calgary Trail, 5 minutes north of Airport.
  • Downtown - Edmonton Tourism Visitor Information Centre, 9990 Jasper Ave at 100St.


  • Airport - BC Visitor Centre @ YVR, International Arrivals level.
  • Downtown - Vancouver Visitor Information Centre, 200 Burrard St, Plaza Level. Opposite the Cruise Ship Terminal.


  • Victoria Visitor Information Centre, 812 Wharf St.

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GyPSy Guide Rates

1 day

2 days

3 days

4 days

5 days

6 days

7 days


$39 $74 $109 $144 $169 $194 $219 $15/day

All rates are subject to taxes. *+7 rate applies as a daily rate after 7 days. Units are subject to availability.

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Banff to Jasper Video

This 8 minute video provides a summary of some of the things to see and do from Banff to Jasper in Alberta. The video also includes some of the spectacular Icefields Parkway en route to Jasper.

Everything featured in this video can be booked through us so please contact us direct to book.

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Rocky Mountain Self-Drive Holiday Quote

Obtaining a Rocky Mountain self-drive quote through Rocky Mountain Holidays is easy. Simply complete the Rocky Mountain Holiday Request Quote form and submit it to us.