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National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Eastbound
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Vancouvers North Coast Mountains are just the appetizer for this journey from the Pacific Coast to the Canadian Rockies. Beginning in beautiful Vancouver, travellers will hit the ocean in search of whales before heading east into the enveloping mountain wilderness of Banff and Jasper national parks, where sulphur springs, canoeing excursions, and glaciers older than time abound. And since we camp out most nights, youre guaranteed maximum natural contact at a minimal price. You might even find yourself face-to-face with a moose, deer, or maybe even a bear. The Great Outdoors now all yours.

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Duration: 15 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Average
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Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 127000
Starts: Vancouver, Canada Finishes: Calgary, Canada
You will Visit
  • Vancouver
  • Calgary

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Vancouver

This tour departs Vancouver early on Day 2. If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Vancouver/Victoria (1L)

Discover Vancouver on a brief orientation with the CEO. In the afternoon, ferry over to the island and hit the pubs in Victoria.

Included Activities:
Orientation Drive

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)
Ferry (2.00-2.50 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Victoria/Tofino (1B, 1D)

Move north up Vancouver Island. Take in the island scenery and make a stop at a local market. Arrive in time to watch the sunset in Tofino.

Included Activities:
The Old Country Market

Transport:
Travel time includes stops and lunch at Old Country Market in Coombs
Private Vehicle (325km)

04

Day 4: Tofino (1B, 1L, 1D)

Search for orca whales in the morning on a Zodiac tour. In the afternoon, enjoy free time and witness Tofino's unique blend of fisher-meets-surfer vibe.

Included Activities:
Whale Watching Zodiac Tour

05

Day 5: Tofino/Whistler (1B, 1D)

Stroll the trails beneath ancient Douglas firs in MacMillan Provincial Park en route to the ferry. Once back on the mainland, enjoy a stunning drive to Whistler.

Included Activities:
MacMillan Provincial Park Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.50-3.50 hours)
Ferry (2.00-2.50 hours)
Private Vehicle

06

Day 6: Whistler (1B, 1L)

Wake up in one of Canada's greatest natural playgrounds. Go for a hike in the morning, then enjoy a free afternoon to relax or explore more of Whistler and surroundings.

Additional Notes:
Today's hike can be opted out of if you'd prefer to spend the whole day exploring other parts of Whistler.

Included Activities:
Hiking

07

Day 7: Whistler/Wells Gray Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Drive from the coastal mountains through the Canadian desert and into the densely wooded forests of Wells Gray PP.

Included Activities:
Marble Canyon Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (8.00-10.00 hours)

08

Day 8: Wells Gray Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Head out for an exciting day of canoeing in the Canadian wilderness. Stop at some of the most fascinating waterfalls in the park, including the world famous Helmcken Falls.

Included Activities:
Canoeing in Wells Gray PP
Dawson Falls Visit
Helmcken Falls Visit

09

Day 9: Wells Gray Park/Jasper (1B, 1L, 1D)

Stop at Mount Robson, the tallest mountain in the Rockies, en route to Jasper.

Included Activities:
Mount Robson Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 380km)

10

Day 10: Jasper (1B, 1L, 1D)

Stroll through Maligne Canyon and explore the surrounding area of Jasper. In the afternoon, head back to check out the lively mountain town.

Included Activities:
Maligne Canyon Hike

11

Day 11: Jasper/Lake Louise (1B, 1L, 1D)

Make the stunning drive to Lake Louise via the Icefield Parkway, one the world's most spectacular drives. Visit beautiful Peyto Lake and stop at Columbia Icefield Centre before arriving in Lake Louise for the evening.

Included Activities:
Columbia Icefields Center Visit
Peyto Lake Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (8.00-10.00 hours)

12

Day 12: Lake Louise (1B, 1L, 1D)

Head into Yoho NP and visit the mighty Tekakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake. Opt to go whitewater rafting in the afternoon.

Included Activities:
Emerald Lake Hike
Takkakaw Falls Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)

13

Day 13: Lake Louise/Banff (1B, 1L)

Gaze at the beauty of Lake Louise, hike to the Agnes Lake Tea House, or along the Six Glaciers Trail. Make the short drive to Banff in the afternoon.

Included Activities:
Lake Agnes Tea House Hike

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours)

14

Day 14: Banff/Calgary (1B, 1L)

Spend the morning discovering the town of Banff. View wildlife, walk the streets, or hike up a mountain for spectacular views before continuing on to Calgary.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)

15

Day 15: Calgary

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance fees to all national and provincial parks with walking and hiking excursions
    • Columbia Icefield stop
    • Visit to hot springs in the Rocky Mountains
    • Half-day canoeing excursion in Wells Gray PP
    • Half-day Zodiac tour including whale watching
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (2 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (12 nts)
    • 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, ferry
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Enjoy the scenery of Western Canada
  • Create a postcard-perfect photo in Jasper
  • Sip lattes and people-watch in Vancouver
  • Be awed by the mighty Rockies
  • Road trip through two Canadian provinces.