The Indigenous history, beautiful natural landscapes, and lively cowboy culture of western Canada come together on this 19-day tour through British Columbia and Alberta. Spot wildlife on a ferry ride through glacial fjords and immerse yourself in First Nations culture on a day tour of Smithers. Experience the cowboy roots of Calgary and admire the emerald blue hue of Lake Louise. There are stunning vistas and photos ops along the way, as well as opportunities to bond with like-minded travelmates.
Day 1 — Vancouver
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 — Vancouver/Victoria
Catch a ferry to Vancouver island, and travel to the city of Victoria. Opt to visit a museum, Butchart Gardens, or explore the city.
Day 3 — Victoria/Port Hardy
Enjoy free time in Victoria this morning. In the afternoon, take in the scenery while travelling to Port Hardy at the northern tip of Vancouver Island.
Day 4 — Port Hardy/Prince Rupert
Embark on a ferry through the famous Inside Passage. The glacial fjords provide spectacular scenery along the route and a safe haven for all types of wildlife, including orcas and porpoises.
Day 5 — Prince Rupert/Smithers
Discover the First Nations cultures of Northern BC on a day tour around Smithers. Stay overnight in a remote lodge surrounded by nature.
Day 6 — Smithers
Enjoy a free day to explore the wilderness around Smithers. Opt to visit Babine Mountains Provincial Park, Moricetown Canyon, Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park, or hike one of many trails in the area.
Day 7 — Smithers/Prince George
Enjoy a free morning for activities around Smithers before travelling to Prince George, the largest city in Northern British Columbia.
Day 8 — Prince George/Jasper
Travel to Jasper National Park. En route, stop at the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson. Visit the Interpretation Centre, and go for a short hike to take in the views.
Day 9 — Jasper
Enjoy a free day to explore Jasper National Park. Opt to hike at Maligne Canyon, go for a boat cruise, or get the adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting. In the evening, visit the Miette Hot Springs.
Day 10 — Jasper/Canmore
Travel to Canmore via one of the most scenic drives in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Stop at the Columbia Icefield en route.
Day 11 — Canmore/Calgary
Travel to Calgary, a modern city that honours its cowboy roots. Opt to visit museums, the Olympic Park, or wet your whistle at a cowboy bar.
Day 12 — Calgary
Enjoy a free day to explore Calgary. This evening, opt to meet new members of the group at a welcome meeting.
Day 13 — Calgary/Banff
Discover the beautiful town of Banff; view wildlife, take a gondola ride, or hike up a mountain for spectacular views.
Day 14 — Lake Louise/Golden
Continue to Lake Louise, view the emerald blue waters of this alpine lake, and opt to hike to the Tea House.
Day 15 — Golden/Kelowna
Travel to Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley, stopping for a tasting at a local winery en route. Kelowna has become a foodie haven in recent years – opt to visit one of the many craft breweries in the city this evening.
Day 16 — Kelowna/Whistler
Drive through the beautiful coastal mountains to the village of Whistler, one of the locations of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Day 17 — Whistler
Enjoy a free day to explore Whistler. Opt to ride a gondola to the top of the mountain, hike, or zipline.
Day 18 — Whistler/Vancouver
Visit the G Adventures-supported Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Go on an interpretive walk through the forest before participating in a medicine bag making activity. Travel to Vancouver, and spend the afternoon in this beautiful, easy-going city.