The second largest country on the planet but ranking a mere 37th in population, Canada is a nation defined by its geography. Canada is all you imagine, and much you never expect. Here stretch old-growth forests studded with pristine lakes, endless prairies and the rugged arctic where animals outnumber humans; here one can hike or ski into glacial mountains that stretch to infinity and never meet a living soul. But behind the natural stereotype Canada is young, modern and sophisticated, with cities that have absorbed the best of the myriad cultures that make up one of the most vibrant multicultural societies on earth.
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 off the mist-shrouded shores of Vancouver Island. Loaded with diverse experiences—whale-watching, glacier hikes, hot springs and much, much more—and bookend nights in Calgary and Vancouver, you’ll stuff a lifetime’s worth of adventure into the space of a mere two weeks.
Highlights: Watching surfers in Tofino, creating a postcard-perfect photo in Jasper, sipping lattes with the pretty people in Vancouver, feeling humble while gazing up at the mighty Rockies, getting a bird's-eye view of Banff from a gondola, sharing lunch with the goats at Coombs market.
Vancouver’s 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 expeditions and glaciers older than time abound. And since we camp out most nights, you’re guaranteed maximum natural contact at a minimal price. The Great Outdoors—now all yours.
Highlights: Watching surfers in Tofino, creating a postcard-perfect photo in Jasper, sipping lattes and people watching in Vancouver, feeling humble while gazing up at the mighty Rockies, getting a bird's-eye view of Banff from a gondola, sharing lunch with the goats at Coombs market.
This grand tour of the eastern US and Canada is a sensory overload of everything that makes North America great—skyscrapers, monuments, Niagara Falls, ice cream, canoeing, poutine, subways, whales, sunshine, designer boutiques and nature hikes. On this adventure, we’ll ditch the big, clunky buses and pile small groups into private vans, clocking miles of smiles all over New York, Washington, Toronto, Montreal, Vermont and all points in between. Your friends are already jealous.
Highlights: Taking a bite out of the Big Apple, embracing the diversity of Toronto and Montreal, hiking through paradise in Algonquin Provincial Park, following the Freedom Trail in Boston and the path to independence in Philadelphia, getting wet on the Maid of the Mist.
National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Westbound (NCRU)
Highlights of the Eastern US & Canada (NUYH)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Westbound (NCRU)||15 days||Yolo||Camping||
From $1980 USDPromotions Available!
|National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Eastbound (NCUR)||15 days||Yolo||Camping|
|Highlights of the Eastern US & Canada (NUYH)||15 days||Yolo||Camping||
From $1899 USD