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National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Westbound

The Rockies are a great reason to explore the Canadian West, but why stop there? We asked that question, then answered it with this trip — a sprawling, nature-rich mini-epic that melds some of Canada’s best national parks with time on the mist-shrouded shores of Vancouver Island. Find yourself face-to-face with moose, deer, and maybe even a bear on this trip loaded with diverse experiences — whale-watching, glacier hikes, hot springs, and much, much more — you’ll stuff a lifetime’s worth of adventure into the space of a mere two weeks.

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings
Service Level: Camping
Physical Rating: 3 - Average
Trip Type: Small Group
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Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy the gorgeous scenery of western Canada
  • Create a postcard-perfect photo in Jasper National Park
  • Sip lattes and people-watch in Vancouver
  • Be awed by the mighty Rockies
  • Get up close and personal with Canadian wildlife.
Pricing Information

Total From €2,129
Nights  13



Flight prices are not included, prices are p.person.

Similar Holidays

Itinerary

Day 1 Calgary

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Calgary/Banff

Discover the beautiful town of Banff; view wildlife, take a gondola ride, or hike up a mountain for spectacular views.

Transport

Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)

Included Meals

1L

Day 3 Banff/Lake Louise

Gaze at the beauty of Lake Louise, and hike to the Agnes Lake Tea House or along the Six Glaciers Trail.

Included Activities
  • Lake Agnes Tea House Hike


Transport

Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 90km)

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 4 Lake Louise

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

Included Activities
  • Takkakaw Falls Visit
  • Emerald Lake Hike


Transport

Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 5 Lake Louise/Jasper

To travel the icefield parkway is to experience one of Canada's national treasures and most rewarding destinations. Stretching 230km (155 mi) between Lake Louise and the town of Jasper, the parkway offers easy access to one of the most spectacular mountain landscapes on Earth. This is a wonderful journey through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, a vast wilderness of magnificent peaks, pristine mountain lakes, and broad sweeping valleys. Stop at Columbia Icefield for an unforgettable experience. Continue on to Jasper. In the evening, set up your camp and enjoy a nice warm campfire.




Included Activities
  • Bow Lake Visit
  • Columbia Icefields Center Visit


Transport

Private Vehicle (9.00-10.00 hours)

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 6 Jasper

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


Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 7 Jasper/Wells Gray Park

Stop at Mount Robson, the tallest mountain in the Rockies, en route to Wells Gray PP.

Included Activities
  • Mount Robson Visit


Transport

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

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 8 Wells Gray Park

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

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


Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 9 Wells Gray Park/Whistler

Drive through dense woods into the Canadian desert and finally to the beautiful coastal mountains.

Included Activities
  • Marble Canyon Visit


Transport

Estimated Travel Time to Whistler: 10 hrs (including lunch stop in Marble Canyon Provincial Park)
Private Vehicle

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 10 Whistler

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 its surroundings.

Additional Notes

You can opt out of today's hike if you'd prefer to spend the whole day exploring other parts of Whistler.

Included Activities
  • Hiking


Included Meals

1B, 1L

Day 11 Whistler/Tofino

In the morning, drive a short distance to the ferry terminal. Taking a ferry to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island is an exciting part of the adventure of getting here. BC Ferries offers an outstanding service that travels through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. In the afternoon, continue to drive to Tofino, just in time for sunset.

Included Activities
  • The Old Country Market
  • MacMillan Provincial Park Visit


Transport

Private Vehicle
Ferry (1.75-2.00 hours)
Private Vehicle

Included Meals

1B, 1D

Day 12 Tofino

Search for orcas and other whales on a half-day whale watching tour by Zodiac. In the afternoon, enjoy free time and take in Tofino's unique blend of fisher-meets-surfer vibe.

Included Activities
  • Whale Watching Zodiac Tour


Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 13 Tofino/Victoria

Travel south down Vancouver Island to British Columbia's capital, Victoria. Take a stroll around the city and absorb the West Coast vibe.

Included Activities
  • The Old Country Market


Transport

Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 325km)

Included Meals

1B, 1L

Day 14 Victoria/Vancouver

Please note this trip ends on arrival to Vancouver. If you are interested in exploring Vancouver and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional post-trip accommodation nights.

Included Activities
  • Departure Day (Activities)


Transport

Private Vehicle (0.50-0.75 hours)
Ferry (2.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B

What's Included

  • Entrance fees to all national and provincial parks with walking and hiking excursions
  • Stop at Columbia Icefield
  • Half-day canoeing excursion in Wells Gray PP
  • Half-day whale watching tour by Zodiac
  • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Accommodation

Hotel (1 nt), participation camping (12 nts)

My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room/Tent" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room/tent for all nights, except for the below.
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