12 days,Vancouver to Calgary

Cruise scenic roads from the Pacific Coast to Rocky Mountain heights, explore the popular resort town of Whistler, search for grizzly and black bears on a float trip at Blue River, soak in natural hot springs, take an ice walk on an active glacier

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Stunning scenery and wildlife abound in Western Canada. This 12-day trip offers the Rocky Mountain highs of Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise, a scenic ferry crossing to Vancouver Island and a river safari through Grizzly Bear Valley. Do the region justice with comfort level accommodation and stunning drives—the Sea to Sky Highway and the Icefields Parkway. Whether you're enjoying an ice walk on a glacier or strolling through post-card perfect Whistler Village, you're going to want to bring your camera.

What's Included

  • All park fees in Jasper and Banff National Parks. Vancouver and Calgary orientation tours. Scenic ferry to Vancouver Island. Victoria, Whistler and Banff orientation walks. Stops at Joffre Lake and Marbel Canyon. River Safari tour through Grizzly Bear Valley. Visit Mount Robson visitor centre. Admission to Miette hot springs. Excursion to the Columbia Icefields and ice walk on the Athabasca Glacier. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 dinner. (Allow CAD300-400 for meals not included.)
  • Comfort hotel/lodges (11 nts).
  • Air-conditioned private touring van, hiking, walking, ferry, boat.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 10.
Day 1 Vancouver

Arrive at any time.

Days 2-3 Victoria (2B)

Discover the Vancouver highlights of Stanley Park and Gastown then board the scenic ferry to Victoria, where we take an orientation walk with our CEO. Day 3 is free for Optionals including a zodiac whale watching cruise, visit museums and Butchart gardens or have high tea at an historic hotel.

Day 4-5 Whistler (2B)

Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to the village of Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Day 4 is at your leisure, take a walk through the village with options to ride the gondola up the mountain, hike or go ziplining.

Days 6 Blue River (1B,1D)

Pass through Coastal Mountains into the Caribou Mountains, enjoy stops at the emerald coloured Joffre Lake and Marbel Canyon before arriving in the small town of Blue River. Enjoy a BBQ this evening at our wilderness lodge.

Days 7-8 Jasper National Park (2B)

Enjoy a river safari tour through Grizzly Bear Valley and the world’s only inland temperate rainforest. Search out wildlife which can include grizzly bears, moose and eagles. Head to Jasper National Park, crossing the Rockies and view the highest peak - Mount Robson - with a stop at the visitor centre. Day 8 is at leisure with the option to hike at Maligne Canyon, boat cruise or whitewater rafting. This evening we have an included visit to Miette hot springs.

Days 9 Icefields Parkway/ Lake Louise (1B)

Considered one of the most scenic drives in the world, we travel the Icefields Parkway to Peyto Lake with a stop at the Columbia Icefield. Embark on a glacier walk with an expert guide on the lower Athabasca Glacier to explore and understand the life of this active glacier. Continue to Lake Louise to view its emerald blue waters and Victoria Glacier.

Days 10 Banff National Park (1B)

Morning in Lake Louise with option to hike to the Tea House. Continue to Banff where we take an orientation walk in this historic mountain town.

Day 11 Calgary (1B)

Drive to Calgary for a short tour, opt to visit museums, cowboy bars and the Olympic Park.

Day 12 Calgary (1B)

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