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This jam-packed nine day tour takes you to the best of Western Canada. Discover the wonders of Banff and Jasper National Parks, not forgetting the equally stunning Wells Gray Provincial Park and beautiful Whistler. This is the perfect mix of picture postcard scenery and action-packed adventure in the great Canadian outdoors.

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  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Trekking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Wildlife
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 100%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: CNB/208545
  • Starts: Vancouver, Canada
  • Finishes: Calgary, Canada
You will Visit
  • Vancouver
  • Whistler
  • Jasper National Park
  • Icefields Parkway
  • Banff National Park
  • Lake Louise
  • Calgary

Itinerary

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Day 1-2: Vancouver - Whistler

Depart Vancouver and head to Whistler, Western Canada's mecca for thrill-seekers, where you can hit the trails, get on your bike or even zip line through the trees. This truly is a beautiful place to start your Canadian adventure. The main draw to Whistler is the epic mountains coated in the white stuff, but Whistler is so much more than just snow! There are so many hiking and biking trails around town, you won't know where to start!

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities:

  • Extreme zip lining course CA$119-199
  • Gondola ride CA$27

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Day 3-4: Wells Gray Provincial Park

Wells Gray has something to offer every lover of the outdoors, from lush alpine meadows to excellent bird and wildlife watching opportunities. If it's waterfalls you're after then you've come to the right place! Helmcken Falls, a 141 metre waterfall on the Murtle River, is just one of the 40 named falls around the park. We’ve also got your next adventure covered, with included canoeing on Clearwater Lake! For the ultimate Wells Gray experience, you'll be staying in a rustic bunkhouse at an authentic guest ranch within the park. 

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

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Day 5-6: Jasper National Park

Lose yourself in one of Canada's largest national parks, Jasper, where Grizzly Bears, wolves and caribou roam, making it the perfect place to be at one with nature. Savour the incredible views on an included trip on Canada’s longest and highest aerial tramway, the Jasper Skytram. This sprawling natural expanse offers hiking trails through some of the most spectacular scenery that the Canadian Rockies has to offer, and if you're looking for more adrenaline then opt for some mountain biking. For a true Canadian experience, take an optional canoe trip on Maligne Lake and soak up the beautiful scenery. Trust us, this place is STUNNING. 

Meals Included: All meals paid locally.

Optional Activities:

  • Mountain biking CA$15-$75
  • Miette hot springs CA$7

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Day 7-8: Icefields Parkway - Banff National Park

The epic widescreen scenery keeps on coming your way! The Icefields Parkway provides panoramic views of endless valleys, sheer ridges, glaciers and spruce forests - it truly is one of the world's ultimate drives and there are opportunities for glacier walking too. Arrive in Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and definitely up there with the best in the world. Whether you explore Banff by road or on the trails, you'll be left speechless by its endless beauty. With 1600km of trails, a town full of heritage and some incredible wildlife, you won't want to leave this mountain wonderland. Your leader will take you to Johnston Canyon, which is easily one of the national park's most popular day hikes. For more canyon action and stunning forest scenery, enjoy a leisurely hike to Stewart Canyon. Before you leave be sure to treat yourself to some time relaxing in the local hot springs; after hiking all those trails your weary feet will thank you!  

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities:

  • Guided glacier walk CA$90
  • Sulphur Mountain hot springs CA$9
  • Aerial gondola/tramway CA$62
  • Banff National Park - Horseback riding CA$65
  • Scenic glacier flight CA$195-$325

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Day 9: Lake Louise - Calgary

As soon as you lay eyes on Lake Louise you'll have no problem understanding why it was given its nickname as the ‘Gem of the Rockies’. The turquoise lake will have you pinching yourself in disbelief that somewhere could be this picture-perfect! Once you've stopped gawking at the incredible scenery that surrounds you, we suggest taking a hike out to the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House, or walking to the far end of the lake on the Lakeshore Trail. After exploring Lake Louise, make your way towards the city of Calgary where your Canadian adventure comes to an end upon arrival.This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

Inclusions:
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation
  • All accommodation
  • Accommodation: Budget Lodging, Budget Lodging: 8
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Tour Highlights:
  • Canoeing on beautiful Clearwater Lake and scenic waterfall hikes in Wells Gray Provincial Park
  • Amazing views from Canada's longest & highest aerial tramway in Jasper
  • Wildlife spotting opportunities - Grizzly Bear, wolves & caribou
  • Experience the beautiful Icefields Parkway scenic drive
  • Visit beautiful Lake Louise, the 'Gem of the Rockies'
  • Incredible hiking trails and picture postcard views
  • Admission to amazing national & provincial parks - Wells Gray, Jasper & Banff/Lake Louise


Reviews (1)
RAGNA Posted on: 

I booked this trip because a couple of months ago I had realized that I finally wanted to make my dream of seeing Canada become reality. And to go there on my own. To really leave the comfort zone. Problem was, I had never travelled alone before and was absolutely unsure on how to plan a voyage like this. A friend of mine had gone on a similar thing, as I remembered, and when I approached her, she told me about TREK AMERICA. I was fired up about it at once. I loved the fact that the group would consist of young people from all over the world, so I'd be able to speak English, which I had missed since my term abroad 2 years ago, and find new international friends. And I had dreamt of Canada since I'd first heard of it, I guess. The trek exceeded all of my expectations.

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